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 quandary head-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 three finishes: a durable White Onyx FinishPly, a gloss lacquer Tobacco Burst, and Cherry Stain Lacquer. 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