Steel Triple Flange Hoops come in graduated weights (1.6mm for 8" & 10" toms and 2.3mm for 12-18" toms and snares). They come standard on Performance Series drums and are available in chrome only.
Our alloy Die-Cast Hoops are optional on all Custom Shop drums. Their stout construction and added weight naturally reduce resonance and provide an alternate tonal quality. Die-Cast Hoops are available in chrome only and in diameters 10-16 inches.
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™
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™.
STM™ - Suspension Tom Mount
DW’s patented STM™ (suspension tom mount) system allows drums to vibrate freely, allowing maximum resonance while securely holding the drum in place. Because there are no washers or grommets inhibiting the lug rod receiver, choking is reduced and tuning is as easy as ever. (U.S. Patent #5520083)
DW Drums are available in five distinct hardware color options; Chrome, Nickel, Gold, Satin Chrome, and Black Nickel. This includes lugs, hoops, STM™, and tom legs. Colors other than the standard Chrome will add a 10% cost. Keep in mind, our stands are available in Chrome and 24 Karat Gold.
DW Snare Throw-off Systems
DW offers 2 styles of snare throw-offs; Traditional Delta ball-bearing throw-off and all new MAG™ throw-off.
A purposefully simple design, the MAG™ (U.S. Patent No. 7,902,444) is a workhorse drop throw-off with horizontal
tension adjustment and smooth, easy-adjust action. It gets its name from a clever magnet
that's integrated into the body of the throw-off. When the handle is in the up position,
it won’t release without a slight tug. When it does release it throws the strainer completely off the head to avoid any strainer buzz.
The innovative new 3P, three-position butt plate, allows you to easily and accurately toggle between 3 different levels of strainer tension.
The combination of the MAG™ throw-off and the 3P Butt Plate is the most reliable and adjustable strainer system we've ever built and comes standard on all Custom Shop DW Snares.
Both throw-offs are available in all five Custom Shop drum hardware finishes.
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BDM - Bass Drum Mount
DW offers the Slide Track BDM and Vintage-Style Rail Mount. The Slide Track BDM is available in Single and Double tom configurations and in Chrome, Nickel, Gold, Satin Chrome, and Black Nickel finishes. The Rail Mount is available in Single tom configuration and Chrome. No need to lug around extra tom stands! These mounts have been engineered to have the least possible stress and sonic effect on your bass drum. No more huge holes in the top of your precious drum.
DW is happy to offer a variety of lengths and metals for floor tom legs to suit your artistic tastes.
Our standard Steel 21" and 25" legs as well as our light Aluminum 21" and 27" legs are available in the
same colors as our lugs (Chrome, Nickel, Gold, Satin Chrome, and Black Nickel). We also developed the
Fine Tune Floor Tom Leg as a convenient and easy way to adjust the resonance of any DW floor tom with leg brackets.
Simply adjust the knurled knob above the leg to have less resonance when touching the floor and more resonance when off the floor.
It's Chrome plated and made of Steel.
See our whole line of legs here: dwdrums.com/factoryaccessories/partsandaccessories.asp
True-Pitch® Tuning Rods
To give drummers even more control over their sound, DW created its patented True-Pitch® rod system. The rods feature 5mm threads rather than the 12/24 that’s standard on most other drums. To compare, there is 1 thread every 0.8mm on our True-Pitch® rods (about 20% more threads), versus 1 thread every 1.05mm on most other drums. The result is a more exacting tuning process. True-Pitch® rods are only available in chrome and gold.
See our whole line of tension rods here: dwdrums.com/factoryaccessories/partsandaccessories.asp