Current products by DW include drum kitssnare drumshardware and bass pedals. Drum Workshop was founded in as a teaching studio by Don Lombardi. It originally offered private lessons and the occasional workshop. Lombardi, along with student and current Senior Executive Vice President John Good, began a small drum equipment sales operation to cover the facility's operation costs. This operation soon created the first-ever DW product: The height-adjustable trap seat, which was envisioned by Lombardi.
The demand became so great that, after accepting an offer to purchase all of Camco 's manufacturing equipment, the primary focus of the DW operation became drum hardware manufacturing. DW's Camco origins can be seen on their drums today. Following this, the next big product introduced by DW was the series nylon strap bass drum pedal. This pedal was soon joined by the double bass pedal, the rotating-base, and cable remote hi-hat stands.
DW expanded into larger facilities in OxnardCaliforniaand grew to oversee a new company, Pacific Drums and Percussion a company offering lower-priced drumsets. DW pioneered [ citation needed ] the timbre-matching technique of grouping a set of drumshells together by listening to the note each shell holds before it is sanded.
Each shell produced by the Oxnard DW factory is stamped with the note of that shell on the interior. For a brief period, DW opened a facility in Ensenada, Mexico, to manufacture its drums and at the same time DW entered the drumstick market with the "3" drumstick lineup.
The "3" drumstick lineup was unique; in that they included three drumsticks in their offering, unlike other manufacturers that sold pairs of two. When DW closed operation at Ensenada facility they ceased the drumstick line.
Mary J. Eagles drummers Don Henley main drummer and Scott Crago backup drummer are well known users of DW and are endorsed by the company.
DW offers a special line of drums that are very different from "standard" drums and are generally used in situations which call for a new sound. DW manufactures an assortment of snare drums. Available are made to order snares, which can be customized, or mass-produced snare drums. All DW snares come standard with True-Tone snare wires, 3. Introduced in was the DW "Mag Throw-off", which is a snare throw-off system that uses a three-way butt plate with three different settings: loose, medium, and tight.DW 5000 Series XF Features
In addition to making drums, DW has also makes drum hardware. Most of DW's hardware feature its patented "TechLock" on their cymbal stands, which uses a drum key to lock the cymbal tilters in place, preventing slippage. Also unique to DW is the development of the DogBone system, which minimizes the use of multiple cymbal stands.
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Combined with reinforcement hoops, it can produce a more focused sound and is well suited for live and studio applications. Heartwood Birch is cut from the center of the log, providing a more "exotic-looking", highly figured appearance.
Combined with 2-ply heads, it appeals to drummers that prefer a punchy, round timbre. It packs a full, round punch and is excellent for snare drums of all sizes. Available in all Custom Shop finishes and drum hardware colors. Some of the most recorded drums in history were made from more than one type of wood. Early American drum making saw the advent of mixing softer woods as the result of a less sophisticated manufacturing process.
Today, wood species are combined to create a wider selection of sonic possibilities. This versatile wood combo comprised of mostly maple, with a mahogany inner and outer ply, is excellent for a wide variety of musical applications. With an inner and outer ply of mahogany, these hybrids are sensitive and slightly less resonant. The direction of the grain within a shell's composition contributes greatly to its sonic characteristics.
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. 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? 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.
This creates less tension on the shell to provide an overall lower note. With more tension on the shell, it offers slightly more low-midrange frequencies.
The vertical grain places less tension on the shell, allowing it to vibrate more freely, resulting in the lowered fundamental pitch. In experimenting with alternate ways to cross laminate a shell, the tension on the shell could be greatly decreased if the majority of plies were run vertically, rather than horizontally. Drum makers have always known that shells must be cross-laminated to maintain a shell's structural integrity, so the idea of designing a completely vertical shell to achieve optimal low frequencies was never an option.
It was discovered that if veneers were cut at a degree angle and cross-laminated in an X pattern, both low frequency ranges and shell strength could be accomplished.
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Choose from a myriad of state-of-the art California Custom Shop shell configurations and a seemingly endless array of high-end finishes and drum hardware color options to create your very own dream set-up. See your local DW Drums dealer to learn how. All Rights Reserved.Ordering Information This online store uses Shopatron to manage their order fulfillment.
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We will not sell or trade your personal information to any other company. After more than thirty years of innovation and tireless dedication to improving the way drum products are made, DW drums, pedals and hardware are the standard by which all others are measured.
To get here, it takes more than a working knowledge of the instrument or a few good ideas; it takes a true passion for designing and manufacturing the very best. It all began in when Don, at age 26, opened a small teaching studio in Santa Monica, Calif.
He called the studio Drum Workshop, offering both private lessons and monthly workshops. The day I got my driver's license, I started driving to teach at a local music store where I had taken lessons.
Seeing an ad for Drum Workshop in the Yellow Pages, John Good, now DW's Vice President, signed up for lessons at age 17 to improve his drumming and reverse what he refers to as "bad drumming habits. I don't think you're going to be one of them'," John says laughing. Realizing that overhead was eating up his profits, Don brought in investors and additional teachers and began selling sticks, books and drums to help subsidize the expenses. Hiring John as a part-time sales manager, the two spent hours discussing different ways to improve the art of drumming through improving drum products.
Before we knew it, we were working together. Out of these brainstorms came the first DW product: Don's new design for a height-adjustable trap-case seat. Selling about a dozen seats a month, John quit his day job and went to work full-time for Don. I even bought a sewing machine to sew on the top of the seats, but John put his foot down and said, 'No sewing: I don't sew. Thirty years later, DW is now offering a new version of the trap-case adjustable seat, made out of a lighter weight material, called the Adjustable Trap-Case Seat.
We are firm believers in keeping your information your own. We will not sell or trade your personal information to any other company. How do I tune my drums? How should I store my drums? Do extreme temperatures affect my drums? DW Drumheads What's the difference between maple and birch? Add-on drums Refinishing Drum Warranty Info. How do I adjust my: Pedal Hi-Hat. How do I clean my hardware? Can I upgrade my single pedal to a double? Where can I find replacement parts?
How can I become an endorser? How can I become an authorized DW dealer? How can I submit an idea I have to DW? Does the DW factory offer tours? Caring for any of our Lacquer finishes could be compared to caring for your car. Since our lacquers are of the same caliber as those in the auto industry, we recommend a similar process. For a thorough cleaning, we suggest you remove all lugs and hardware from the shell.
Clean the drums with a solution of mild detergent dishwashing soap works well and water, then dry completely with a soft clean cloth. To add a great shine, procure a petroleum-based liquid wax from an auto parts store.
Follow the directions on the wax using small amounts on a soft clean cloth. Applied sparingly will yield the best results. You can order some for yourself at musicnomadcare. A light dusting will generally do in most cases for Satin Oil.
Question about ordering DW drums Thread starter tj Start date Dec 8, Ive been looking to treat myself to a nice american made kit, and ive had my eye on a DW kit. I was wondering, am i able to costum order two toms and a kick drum? Their website has a drumkit builder, but its not the same.
Would anyone have an idea of what a maple kit, consisting of a 12 x 8, 16 x 14 toms, and a 22x18 kick drum, with black chrome hardware, with an ebony satin stain would cost?
Am i suppose to get into direct contact with DW drums to place an order like this? Mikecore Silver Member. If you are in the States, then a kit like that will be in the 3 grand range, if you get a FinishPly. If you aren't too hung up on a custom finish, those sizes are available in the Performance series. They just added an 8x12 and 14x14 tom pack for their new bop sizes.
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