At the Winter NAMM 2012 Show, Drum Workshop (DW) relocated to one of the top floors of the Anaheim Convention Centre. A surprising move of the company that celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a special Tamo Ash Kit featuring a built-in May Monorail miking system. Amongst DW's new snare drums are the Collector's Series Black Ti and Maple Mahogany Top Edge snares. New from DW's subsidiary brand Pacific Drums and Percussion (PDP) is an all Bubinga shell snare among others. In two videos, DW's media and marketing specialist Mike Thomas gives you the inside-outs of all the new and cool on snares, drums, hardware and the inventive, incremental hi-hat clutch.
DW's highlight is the 40th Anniversary Tamo Ash Kit - an edition limited to 100 - with the May Monorail miking system. But you also get to see Terry Bozzio's 2007 live in Japan touring kit, the Performance 8"x14" Chrome Over Steel snare, the Black Nickel Over Brass snares, and the Maple Mahogany kit with the VLT technology shells. VLT, which stands for Vertical Low Timbre, describes a manufacturing process by which the outer and inner plies of a drum run vertically, giving it a lower fundamental tone.