Features 100% North American Maple shells, innovative hardware, and custom-style finishes for inspiring tone.
About the Performance Series™
The Performance Series is handcrafted in Oxnard, California from 100% North American Hard Rock Maple. These drums utilize DW’s groundbreaking shell construction and drum hardware to deliver you a complete instrument.
DW Performance Series
Performance Series™ Artist Press Conference
Performance Series™ Artist Press ConferenceShow video controls
Tony Royster Jr. - DW Performance Series™
Derek Roddy - DW Performance Series™
Thomas Pridgen - DW Performance Series™
DW Performance Series™ with Mike Clark
DW Performance Series HVX™ Shell Animation
North American Maple Shells
All Performance Series™ shells are built with DW’s patented HVX™ technique, which features 100% Maple plies with grains oriented in horizontal, vertical, and diagonal patterns for low, punchy fundamentals.
HVX™ shells are precision-cut with 45-degree (toms) and 60-degree (bass and snare) edges. These edges provide tonality and sustain from your toms, and depth and punch from your bass and snare.
FinishesFrom FinishPly™ to hand-sprayed lacquer or satin oil, all DW kits can be customized with finishes to make it yours.
The revolutionary wrap finish bonds to the shell and performs like a ply, while providing beauty with enhanced durability.
Shell SizesSizing helps players emphasize or control tonal qualities, while providing a visual aesthetic for musical genres.
Tom Tom Sizes
All sizes are listed as depth x diameter in inches.
DW drum hardware ensures shells stay tuned and true, but it also adds a unique aesthetic to your Performance Series setup.
Lugs / Colors
Performance Series™ lugs offer a quarter-sized version of the iconic turret design. All Performance Series™ hardware is available exclusively in Chrome.