Drum Workshop Inc., the award winning, California-based drum manufacturer is commemorating its 40th birthday with the launch of a limited edition Tamo Ash Exotic Collector’s Series drumset.
The Limited Edition 6-piece set features North American Hard Rock maple shells with exclusive SSC (Specialized Shell Configuration) drum shell technology. The Exotic Tamo Ash veneer selected for the set was handpicked by DW Executive Vice President and Drum Designer, John Good for the project. Good comments, “One of our first Exotic finishes was Tamo, and it was very popular. We had so many requests to bring it back, but I just couldn’t find a log worthy of our drums. When I found this one, I knew it was something special. The figuring and grain are absolutely stunning. I worked with our Lead Painter, Louie Garcia, to create a Metallic Pewter Burst lacquer that fades to the natural beauty of the wood. We even went with limited-‐run Vintage Pewter plating on the all of the drum hardware. We’re very proud of this set and it kicks of our 40th Anniversary in a big way.”
In addition to the unique finish, the timbre-‐matched 40th Anniversary Collector’s Series set also includes standard DW Custom Shop features such as graduated True Hoop counter hoops, STM (Suspension Tom Mounts) with newly-reengineered TB12 tom brackets, True Pitch tension rods, MAG throw-off system, DW Heads by Remo USA and a Monorail shock-mounted internal microphone system with custom silver Audix D6 bass drum microphone.
Only 100 40th Anniversary Collector’s Series Exotic drumsets will be produced worldwide and the set comes with an official certificate of authenticity signed by John Good and DW founder, Don Lombardi. The F.A.S.T (Fundamentally Accurate Sized Toms) come packaged as a kit in the following sizes: 8×10, 9×12, 12×14, 14×16 5.5×14 and 18×22” bass drum. Hardware and pedals are sold separately. Retail price is $11,814.00.
For further information visit Drum Workshop, Inc. online at: www.dwdrums.com or contact: 3450 Lunar Court, Oxnard, CA 93030, tel: 805-485-6999, fax: 805-485-1334.