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DW Performance Series 18" 3-Piece Shell Pack in Chrome Shadow

DW Performance Series 18" 3-Piece Shell Pack in Chrome Shadow



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The DW Performance Series 18” 3-Piece Shell Pack in Chrome Shadow combines all maple shells with innovative hardware to deliver rich tone and optimum functionality.

DW Performance Chrome Shadow

Part of the popular DW Drums Performance Series, this compact 3-piece shell pack features 100% maple shells, resonance aiding hardware and a stunning finish.

Utilising advanced shell construction techniques, this DW Performance kit delivers the optimum in tonal versatility.

The shell hardware has been painstakingly researched and developed to ensure easy adjustment, strong hold and reliable durability.

The striking Chrome Shadow finish offers a shimmering mirrored aesthetic to deliver stand out style that matches its stunning tone.

DW Performance Series 18” 3-Piece Shell Pack in Chrome Shadow Configuration:

  • 12” x 8” Rack Tom
  • 14” x 14” Floor Tom
  • 18” x 14” Bass Drum

Maple HVX Shells

Utilising a brand-new technology devised by DW executive vice president John Wood and the DW Custom Shell Shop in California, this DW Performance shell pack features DW’s proprietary HVX shells.

Combining grain orientation technology with hand selected North American hard rock maple, the DW HVX shells offer a low, punchy fundamental tone, ample resonance and great projection.

Perfectly suited to live applications, this DW drum kit offers the piercing cut needed to slice through the mix and the full depth of tone to ensure you have impact on stage.

The grain orientation process involves alternating the grain direction of each ply when it is placed into the shell mould in order to produce a shell with optimum strength and shape integrity.

Once the shell has been baked under pressure it is immediately placed in a pressurized cooler to ensure the glue instantly crystalized to harden the shell to a perfect cylinder.

All the shells in this 3-piece drum kit are constructed from 8 plies of maple utilising the HVX method to deliver rich resonant tone, even representation across the frequencies and a lusciously warm low-end response.

45 Degree Bearing Edges

Each of the shells are finished with DW 45 degree back-cut bearing edges to deliver rich resonance, modern tone and attacking projection.

Exclusively Chrome Hardware

The DW Performance series comes exclusively with chrome hardware to deliver a consistent aesthetic across the range.

This DW Chrome Shadow kit features DW Turret Lugs which are a scaled down version of the famous round DW lug and offer an instantly recognisable look.

The 12” rack tom and 14” floor tom are fitted with 2.3mm graduated counter hoops to offer versatile sound, strong even hold and consistent tuning.

The floor tom comes complete with DW’s standard chrome plated steel 21” legs and the bass drum is fitted with low mass die-cast claw hooks to provide strong, rattle free hold.

Suspension Tom Mount

The rack tom of this DW Performance kit is fitted with the patented Suspension Tom Mount (STM) to deliver strong support for the tom without restricting the natural resonance of the drum.

Allowing the drum to vibrate freely, the STM system attaches to the rack tom via 4 lug points to avoid direct contact with the drum shell.

The absence of washers and grommets within the STM helps to aid easier tuning and reduce tone chocking by preventing the inhibition of the lug rod receivers.

The result is a tom mount that provides robust support for precise and consistent tom positioning whilst helping to promote the natural sustain of the drum.

True-Pitch Tuning Rods

Another patented feature of the DW Performance range, the true-pitch tension rods have improved thread to provide stronger hold and more precise tuning.

Typically, standard tension rods have 1 thread every 1.05mm. In comparison, the true-pitch tuning rods have 1 thread every 0.8mm which works out to be 20% more than the standard.

What this means for you is a set of tension rods that offer more exact tuning for your drums across the whole kit.

Classy Chrome Shadow

Offering a shimmering flicker of mirrored blue colour, this DW Performance kit features a Chrome Shadow finish.

Part of the Ultra Durable FinishPly Finishes range, Chrome Shadow sits alongside Black Diamond, Gold Sparkle, Pewter Sparkle and White Marine.

The sophisticated deep navy-blue shade of the kit has a glossy chrome aesthetic to deliver a flashy appearance that will look stunning under stage lights.

Complemented perfectly by the all chrome hardware, the shining aesthetic of the two works brilliantly together to produce a consistent overall look that demands attention.

Remo Drumheads

As with all DW drum kits, this DW Performance series shell pack is fitted with DW Remo USA drumheads as standard.

The 18” bass drum has a coated / clear batter head with inlay ring and an Ebony resonant logo vented head, while both toms feature coated / clear batter heads and clear resonant heads

The DW Remo coated/clear heads are basically a clear head that incorporates a coated tone ring to deliver just the right amount of muffling with plenty of resonance.

Each of the heads has crimped flesh hoops to provide maximum vibration and durability.


Quintessentially DW, this Performance Chrome Shadow shell pack delivers the stunning sound and precise attention to detail we’ve come to expect from this high-end brand.

The maple HVX shells provide rich resonance, warm lows and punching projection to deliver a well-rounded range of tone ideal for all musical styles and settings.

The STM system delivers strong support for your rack tom whilst aiding sustain to ensure you achieve the optimal tom tone and the true-pitch tension rods accommodate easier tuning.

The classy Chrome Shadow finish offers a shimmer of deep blue tone that is perfectly complemented by the all chrome hardware to provide a striking stand out aesthetic.

For all maple tone, sound aiding support and striking style, buy the DW Performance Series 18” 3-Piece Shell Pack in Chrome Shadow now from PMT Online.

DW Performance Series 18” 3-Piece Shell Pack in Chrome Shadow Key Features:

  • 8 ply Maple
  • Superior Sounding HVX Shells
  • DW 45 Degree Back-Cut Bearing Edges
  • STM (Suspension Tom Mounts)
  • True-Pitch Tuning Rods
  • Quarter Turret Lugs
  • Low Mass Die-Cast Claw Hook
  • DW Heads by Remo USA
More Information
Manufacturer DW
SKU 302629
Shipping Weight (kg) 15.000000
MPN 809129
Series Performance Series
Hardware / Cymbals cymbals and hardware not included
Bass Drum Size 18" x 14"
Floor Tom Size 14" x 14"
Rack Tom Size 12" x 8"
Shell Count 3 piece kit
Shell Material maple
Snare Size Snare Not Included


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