DW Design 'Frequent Flyer' 4pc Shell Pack - Tobacco Burst
8x12" - Rack
11x14" - Floor
12x20" - Bass
5x14" - Snare
What if there was a travel kit that didn't sound like a travel kit? What if that kit was just small enough to be travel-friendly, but also substantial enough to sound like a 'real' drum set should? After, literally, years of R&D and discussion, the sizes were agreed upon: a 12x20" bass drum with low-mass spurs and lightweight ratchet bass drum mount, an 11x14" floor tom, a traditional 8x12" rack tom with STM, and a matching 5x14" snare drum. The kit also comes standard with True-Pitch® tension rods, MAG® throw-off, True-Tone™ snare wires, and DW Heads by Remo®. As is the case with all Design Series® drums, the shells consist solely of North American maple with no reinforcement hoops. Lightweight 6000 Series hardware, including the new Ultralight™ cymbal stand, perfectly complements the set and is sold separately.
John Good and the DW Custom Shell Shop in California bring you HVLT™, the same technology that is standard on our latest Collector's Series® Cherry drums. HVLT grain orientation and slightly thicker 1/32" plies of North American maple are a potent combination that delivers a full tonal spectrum, attack, punch, and sonic versatility. Design Series® shells are tailored for just about every style of music.
Design Series® 8" toms feature a 7-ply HVLT construction, while the snares feature 10-ply HVX, and the 10"-18", along with all bass drums, feature 8-ply HVLT construction.
Graduated Counter Hoops ▼
Design Series® are available exclusively with Chrome Standard Triple Flange Hoops to give your drums a great versatile sound. Steel Triple Flange Hoops come in graduated weights (1.6mm for 8 & 10" toms, 2.3mm for 12-18" toms and snare).
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 MAG™ Snare Throw-off System ▼
Design Series® comes with the MAG™ throw-off finished in Chrome. 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.
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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
Floor Tom Legs ▼
Design Series® resonant floor tom legs are 1/2" in diameter, 21" in length and fabricated in chrome-plated steel.
Frequent Flyer™ Unique Features ▼
The Frequent Flyer™ has some unique features to the Design Series® to keep it lightweight and ideal for gigging; low-mass spurs and lightweight ratchet bass drum mount, an 11x14" floor tom with legs, a traditional 8x12" rack tom with STM, and a matching 5x14" snare drum. The kit also comes standard with True-Pitch™ tension rods, MAG™ throw-off, True-Tone™ snare wires, and DW Heads by Remo®.