A travel-friendly jazz kit!

Peter Erskine approached the DW design team with a novel question,”What if there was a travel kit that didn’t sound like a travel kit?” Seems obvious enough, but the minds at DW had never tackled the quandary head-on, as it wasn’t a simple task. So they went to work on a kit that was just small enough to be travel-friendly, but also substantial enough to sound like a ‘real’ drum set should.

After years of R&D and discussion, the sizes were established: a 20×12″ bass drum with low-mass spurs and lightweight ratchet bass drum mount, an 14×11″ floor tom with aluminum legs, a traditional 12×8″ rack tom with an STM mounting system, and a matching 14×5″ snare drum. The kit also comes standard with True-Pitch™ tension rods, MAG™ throw-off, True-Tone™ snare wires, and DW Heads by Remo®.

The kit is offered in two finishes: a durable White Onyx FinishPly™ and a gloss lacquer Tobacco Burst. As with all Design Series™ drums, the shells are 100% North American maple with no reinforcement hoops.

Cymbals and hardware sold separately.

DW Frequent Flyer 4 pc Design Series Kit





  • 100% North American maple shell
  • MAG™ throw-off
  • True-Pitch™ tension rods
  • True-Tone™ snare wires
  • Low-mass bass drum spurs
  • Lightweight ratchet bass drum mount
  • DW Heads by Remo®
  • Configuration:
  • 20 x 12″ kick drum
  • 12 x 8″ rack tom
  • 14 x 11″ floor tom
  • 14 x 5″ matching snare