From the DW Custom Shop- Maple 3/3/3 shell with Double Row tom lugs. Finish is nickel sparkle glass with nickel hardware. 7x14 shell.
Alterations in grain direction greatly influence sound. In a VLT™ shell, the outermost and innermost plies run vertically, rather than a traditionally horizontal configuration. The vertical grain places less tension on the shell, thus allowing it to vibrate more freely, resulting in a lower fundamental pitch. From VLT technology, 333 was born. This 9-ply VLT evolution also has no reinforcement hoops and produces a lower overall tone while still maintaining maximum resonance and attack, 333™ shells can be customized in any Collector's Series® Pure tone wood: Maple, Birch, Mahogany, Cherry and Purpleheart.