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Drum Workshop Performance Series 4-Piece Shell Kit - Atomic Orange Glass


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The Performance Series sounds like what you'd expect from Drum Workshop. No detail has been overlooked, no corners have been cut. Its look and sound are decidedly DW.

This Performance Series 4-Piece Shell Kit is a Drum Workshop drum set in every way. No detail has been overlooked, no corners have been cut. Its look and sound are decidedly DW. Custom inspired, with Mini Turret lugs, low mass die-cast claw hooks, logo head, it's designed to get noticed and most importantly, Performance drums sound like what you’d expect from DW. Easy to tune, superior sounding ‘HVX’ shells, along with DW heads by Remo USA, STM™ (Suspension Tom Mounts), True Pitch Tuning and DW 45 degree back-cut bearing edges, all make these drums sing.

Configuration (Hardware & Cymbals not included):
  • 18"x22" Bass Drum
  • 8"x10" Rack Tom
  • 9"x12" Rack Tom
  • 14"x16" Floor Tom

The toms can be mounted easily onto any cymbal stand using 991 Single Tom Tom Clamps or through use of the 3000 Series Single Tom Stand or 9999 Single Tom/Cymbal Combo Stand (pictured), each sold separately.

8-ply HVX maple construction
Performance Series offers a shell technology devised by John Good and the DW Custom Shell Shop in California. Combining the latest grain orientation technology and hand-selected North American Hard Rock Maple, Performance Series' proprietary HVX shells deliver a low, punchy fundamental, with ample resonance and projection that's perfectly suited for live applications. Performance Series feature 8-ply HVX maple construction.

Performance Series Standard Heads
DW Performance Series drums come standard with a set of heads made specially for DW by Remo USA. Bass drums feature Coated/Clear batter heads (with inlay ring) and Ebony resonant Logo heads (vented).

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.

  • 8-ply Maple Shells
  • STM™ (Suspension Tom Mounts)
  • True Pitch Tuning and DW 45 degree back-cut bearing edges
  • Mini Turret lugs and low mass die-cast claw hooks
  • Performance Series Standard Heads

Get your Drum Workshop Performance Series 4-Piece Shell Kit in Atomic Orange Glass today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • 18"x22" Bass Drum
  • 8"x10" Tom
  • 9"x12" Tom
  • 14"x16" Floor Tom

Beautiful craftmanship, incredible sound


Beautiful kit, great responsiveness and tone. Awesome upgrade for any drummer looking to get into a DW Kit. This kit is great for live and studio applications. DW continues to blow away their competitors.


Cleveland Ohio


World Class drums


A beautiful eye-catching drum set from DW. DW has emerged as apopular kit for studio as well as stage and these drums are a fine example why. Melodic sound and great projection are what I notice first after this kit was tuned up. Highly recommended.

Dr J

Columbus OH


Awesome kit!


This is a really great sounding kit. I really like the wrap on the shells, the Atomic Orange really sticks out! The tone that you get from these shells is awesome! Get the snare too to complete the set!


Cincinnati, OH


I fantastsic drum kit!


This is a great drum set for the price. Superior quality and tone. And as an added bonus these look great too! I would recommend to a friend or my drummer.




DW Atomic Orange


A Sam Ash special in Atomic Orange which is gorgeous. Mini turret lugs, STM mounts and a great price point make this an incredible buy!!

Lee @ Sam Ash Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH




The beautiful tone and color, matches the outstanding price point. If you're looking for a steal, I recommend the Drum Workshop Performance Series Shell Kit.

Jammin Jim

Hoffman Estates


Quality set at an affordable price!


The DW performance series is the closest you can get to USA made custom drums without selling your house. Having owned one previously, I can without a doubt say they are the ultimate balance between quality and price. The shells are expertly constructed and allow for a variety of sound, catering to whatever genre suits you. For me, I like my drums to sound punchy, and the performance series can give you tons of punch. While I'm not a big Remo fan, I will admit that the stock heads on the kit fit well and are definitely a good start if you don't feel like swapping heads straight out of the box. The hardware is smooth with no issues in have to replace swivel nuts or tension rods. 10/10 would buy again.


Huntington Station, NY


Great American Made Drums at a reasonable price


Drum Workshop came into the drum marketplace in the 70's and has since become a staple. Known for their high end collectors series custom kits and great pedals/hardware they've become a company that others will be judged as they leave no detail unturned. For many people however, those great Collectors series kits are just a touch out of reach. Enter the Performance series, still great sounding, incredibly well crafted American Made drums but at a pricepoint that's a bit easier to swallow. They are a very well rounded drum featuring a North American Hard Rock maple shell using DW's HVT tevchnology (how they arrange the plies in the shell to optimize the tone by orienting the plies different directions). You could use these for live work as well as recording across a myriad of genres. The exclusive Atomic Orange Sparkle is a really cool and highly durable finish. Sparkles are always cool under stage lights need I say more? The sizes on this kit make it very versatile as well. The 10-12 rack toms can be tuned tight and snappy or a little lower and the 16 floor definitely can provide a solid foundation of thunder if needed, 22" kick is a great utilitarian for all styles. One reason the Performance series is cheaper than the Collectors is that while not compromising quality they simply limit the options available for sizes, colors, shell materials, etc. So this is your chance to get a great American made kit that still stands out from the crowd. A matching snare is available but I'd encourage you to check out any of the DW Collector's Series snare drums to find a great pairing I like the black nickel over brass or copper shell models best personally and find the MAG throw and 3P butt plate is one of the best strainer systems in the business. In short, check these drums out, if you're in the market for a high end kit at a reasonable price, but don't want to sacrifice quality the DW Performance Series should be on your short list.

Nate M

Cincinnati, OH




This is a stylish and great sounding drum kit! I use it for jamming and performances a like so it is very versatile. Another feature I enjoyed and found particularly satisfying was how easy this set was to tune and get the sounds that I wanted from it.




Performance Series 4-Piece Shell Kit - Atomic Orange Glass

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Shell Finish Atomic Orange Glass
Shell Finish Type Lacquer
Configuration Shell Pack
Kit Size 4-Piece
Shell Material Maple
Shell Construction 8-ply
Shell Hardware Finish Chrome Finish
Bass Drum Size (Depth x Diameter) 18" x 22"
Rack Tom Size (Depth x Diameter) 8" x 10" ,  9" x 12"
Floor Tom Size (Depth x Diameter) 14" x 16"
Hoop Type Triple Flange
Series Performance Series
Warranty Info:

Drum Workshop, Inc. warrants that Custom Shop DW Drum Shells and Finishes (Collector's Series®, Classics Series™, and Jazz Series™) are free of material and workmanship defects for a period of Two (2) years from the original date of purchase.

DW Performance Series™ Shells and Finishes are free of material and workmanship defects for a period of Two (2) years from the original date of purchase.

DW Design Series™ Shells and Finishes are free of material and workmanship defects for a period of One (1) year from the original date of purchase.

All drum hardware is covered for a period of one (1) year. Drum Workshop will repair or replace any defective components free of charge with comparable or functionally equivalent parts to the original purchaser upon delivery of the product to an authorized DW Drums dealer. Said defective component/s will become the property of Drum Workshop. Proof of purchase and status as the original purchaser are required for warranty coverage.

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