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Cool Tempered Shells


Once a shell has been baked under pressure, we take it right out of the oven and place it in a pressurized cooler to ensure that the glue instantly crystalizes and the shell hardens to a perfect cylinder. The proof is in the tuning!

Timbre Matched™


A shell’s fundamental pitch is where it wants to be tuned. No more fighting with heads to find the sweet spot. We’ve done it for you. Every set that is crafted at DW is done so as a family. Before the shell is sanded, bearing edges are added or even one hole is drilled, every drum is ear-matched to belong together for life. In a word, tuning made easy.

Bearing Edges


ESE™ or Enhanced Sound Edge is a revolutionary new concept in bearing edge technology. Over the years DW has lead the way in refining the way drums are constructed to optimize both overall tone and resonance. The ESE™ edge features a sharper backcut that is applied to the resonant head only and provides increased resonance on higher-pitched toms (recommended for 8-12" toms). This sharper resonant edge has proven to add increased attack and a longer fundamental tone. This feature is optional on all DW drums. (U.S. Patent #6,525,250)

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