Back when Diana Ross had enough of The Supremes and Simon fell out of love with Garfunkel, Drum Workshop started a teaching studio. To make a bit of extra cash in order to keep everything tickety boo, the company sold the odd piece of drum equipment which in turn stemmed into DW’s first ever product – a drum throne. Before too long, they made a whole heap of hardware, then moved onto shells, and soon became one of the biggest drum companies around.

DW drums currently have 7 different lines on the go with the DW Collector’s Series being their flagship. Famed for their myriad of custom shell options, vast array of top notch finishes and numerous hardware colours, the Collector’s Series really does cater for the seasoned player who knows what he or she is after.

“Dear Mr. Shopman, I’m in dire need of a unicorn embossed DW 29”, 53-ply mahogamaple bass drum with spinning axes coming out the rear.”

“No problem, little Timmy.”

Unlike many of other big brands, there isn’t really a cheap DW drum kit out there. In saying that, if you’re prepared to spend a few quid, but not quite as much as some of the higher end DW’s, then the DW Design Series if a great option.

Design Series 16"Bd Mini Pro Shell Pack - Black Satin Finish
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DW Design Series 16"Bd Mini Pro Shell Pack - Black Satin Finish - bellperc.com
Design Series 5pc LA Fusion Shell Pack - Cherry Stain
DW Design Series 5pc LA Fusion Shell Pack - Cherry Stain - bellperc.com
Performance Series 22"/12"/16" Shell Pack - Pewter Sparkle
DW Performance Series 22"/12"/16" Shell Pack - Pewter Sparkle - bellperc.com