DW is The Original Custom Drum Company in AmericaTM.
The California Custom Shop is unique among custom percussion shops worldwide. A variety of shell configurations are constructed to order using only carefully selected, sustainably harvested materials. Choose from "Pure" wood shells including North American Hard Rock Maple, Rotary-Cut Cherry, Heartwood Birch, and Red Oak, as well as Hybrid Shell Collector's Series® options including Maple & Mahogany and Cherry & Mahogany. There are also hybrid Poplar & Maple (DW ClassicsTM) and Maple & Gumwood (DW Jazz SeriesTM) available.
Add to that an unrivaled selection of custom diameters and depths, and you have the ultimate sonically-customizable kit.
The most popular wood for drum making, maple is a hardwood that produces maximum resonance, projection and attack. Combined with reinforcement hoops, it can produce a more focused sound and is well suited for live and studio applications.
- 8x10" Rack Tom Drum with Mount
- 8x12" Rack Tom Drum with Mount
- 12x14" Floor Tom Drum with Legs
- 14x16" Floor Tom Drum with Legs
- 16x22" Bass Drum (No Mount)
- 6.5x14" Snare Drum
The direction of the grain within a shell's composition contributes greatly to its sonic characteristics. This is the basis of DW’s patented grain orientation technology. Both long and short grain veneers have been proven to influence pitch and can be manipulated to create a wider pitch range within a set of drums and boost low-end response.
SSC - SPECIALIZED SHELL CONFIGURATION
SSC stands for Specialized Shell Configuration. It's the culmination of more than a decade of DW Custom Shop shell technology and represents the state-of-the-art in sonic customization. So what is SSC? Put simply, it's DW's recommended shell configuration that utilizes HVLT, VLT, X, and VLX shell technologies. Of course, drummers can custom order a custom DW kit anyway they want it, but we've simplified the process by optimizing a particular type of shell for each drum size.
To make a better instrument, sometimes you have to go back to the basics. We spent nearly a year-and-a-half designing and perfecting the most consistent counter hoop we’ve ever produced. It’s called the True Hoop® (U.S. Patents 8,563,841 and 9,390,692) and it’s a major advancement in the relationship between bearing edge, drum head and counter hoop. As drummers, we know how critical that relationship is to tuning and tone. The True Hoop® is just that, round and flat, and without the typical variations you often see around stamped holes. It even has an attractive new touch: a fully-rounded outer edge. They now come factory installed on all Custom Shop Drums and are available in all drum hardware color options.
True Hoops® are also gauged in graduated thicknesses to factory-match various drum sizes.
Drums 8" and 10" in diameter come with 1.6mm True Hoops®, while 12"-18" come with 2.3mm. All snare drums come with 3.0mm True Hoops®.
Pure Maple Shells with Re-Enforcement Rings
SSC Specialized Shell Construction
6pc Shell Pack (Tom Mounting Sold Separately)