Peter Erskine approached the DW design team with a novel question, “What if there was a travel kit that didn’t sound like a travel kit?” Seems obvious enough, but the minds at DW had never tackled the quandaryhead-on, as it wasn’t a simple task. So they went to work on a kit that was just small enough to be travel-friendly, but also substantial enough to sound like a ‘real’ drum set should. After, literally, years of R&D and discussion, the sizes were agreed upon: a 12x20” bass drum with low-mass spurs and lightweight ratchet bass drum mount, an 11x14” floor tom with aluminum legs, a traditional 8x12” rack tom with STM, and a matching 5x14” snare drum. The kit also comes standard with True-Pitch™ tension rods, MAG™ throw-off, True-Tone™ snare wires, and DW Heads by Remo®
The kit is offered in two finishes: a durable White Onyx FinishPly™ and a gloss lacquer Tobacco Burst. As is the case with all Design Series™ drums, the shells consist solely of North American maple with no reinforcement hoops. Lightweight 6000 Series hardware, including the new Ultralight™
cymbal stand, perfectly compliments the set and is sold separately.
- 12x20” bass drum
- 11x14” floor tom
- 8x12” rack tom
- 5x14” snare drum