DW Drums | Pacific Drums
Drum Workshop, or DW for short, is the leading new American drum company and offers a large variety of snare drum shell materials made from steel and wood, a great selection of lacquered finishes, and various types of rims.
In 1980, DW patented the chain and sprocket bass drum pedal drive system, which is the industry standard today. The first chain and sprocket model was followed by the addition of a stabilizing footboard and an offset sprocket for quicker action.
This basic design spawned the first double bass drum pedal, which allowed drummers using a single bass drum to take advantage of the bass drum speed formerly reserved to drummers using two individual bass drums.
During the 1980s, Drum Workshop led the industry in manufacturing these double bass drum pedals. Later, the double bass pedal was soon joined by rotating-base and cable remote hi-hat stands.
Drum Workshop followed their accomplishment in pedal making with great success in drum manufacturing. Today, DW is famous for jaw- dropping exotic drum finishes.
In the year 2000, Drum Workshop set out to provide high quality drum equipment to those unable to afford the higher prestige and quality equipment of DW under the name, “Pacific Drums and Percussion.” Apart from crafting high quality drums at reasonable prices, Pacific Drums and Percussion also manufactures drum hardware and accessories.
Although Pacific Drums and Percussion is considered a budget brand, much like “Epiphone” is to guitars, Pacific Drums are in fact built very well, and many professional performing artists have endorsed this brand.
The Official DW Website
Some of the most notable drummers that play, or have played, DW:
Abe Laboriel Jr. – Paul McCartney
Atom Willard – Angels & Airwaves
Brooks Wackerman – Bad Religion
Carter Beauford – Dave Matthews Band
Daniel Adair – Martone
Derek Roddy – Serpents Rise
Dominic Howard – Muse
José Pasillas – Incubus
Max Weinberg – Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band
Neil Peart – Rush
Scott Phillips – Creed and Alter Bridge
Scott Travis – Judas Priest
Steve Jocz – Sum 41
Terry Bozzio – Missing Persons and Frank Zappa
Thomas Lang – Stork
Tony Royster Jr. – Imajin, Lazyeye, New Flava, and En Vogue
Will Berman – MGMT
Zak Starkey – Oasis
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