A specialized special shell formula comprised of North American Hard Rock Maple and Gum wood creates a decidedly warmer tone that is perfect for higher tunings that Jazz demands, yet versatile enough for any recording or touring situation. The definitive drum sound of the 50's, 60's and 70's, made-to-order in any California Custom Shop finish.
The DW Custom Shell Shop in Oxnard, California, is a state-of-the-art shell-making facility. There, DW Jazz Drum shells were born. The idea was to design a shell that offered different tonal possibilities than DW's Collector's Series or Classics Series shells - something that was dark and warm, but still offered plenty of clarity and attack. Put simply, a shell that would sing. After much experimentation, a thin 7-ply shell with a gum wood core was born. It was no coincidence that this was the exact shell that had been so popular decades earlier.
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