DW Eco-X Drum Line Now Available at Musician's Friend

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DW's Eco-X bamboo and birch drums incorporate ecologically sustainable practices and are available online at Musician's Friend.

Direct marketer of music gear, Musician's Friend, announces the much-anticipated arrival of Drum Workshop (DW) drums for sale online starting in January 2009. Musician's Friend is proud to offer the entire Eco-X drum line that incorporates DW's environmentally conscious approach to drum making. Drummers can preorder the Eco-X snare drum, tom drum, bass drum, and 5-piece drum shell pack that are expected to ship by mid-January.

After 30 years of high-end drum manufacturing, DW has begun distributing its drums to online retailers including Musician's Friend, a retailer that historically has only carried [DW drum hardware. Acclaimed by many of the world's top players, DW drums, pedals, and hardware are known for their professional features and appealing looks.

DW's newest line, the Eco-X, features drums constructed from birch and bamboo, a renewable resource now used as an alternative to tropical hardwoods. The drums deliver excellent sonic characteristics with increased high-end response along with deep, low-end presence from every drum in the DW Eco-X 5-Piece Drum Shell Pack. This shell pack includes the player's choice of 20" or 22" bass, 10" x 8" and 12" x 9" toms, 14" x 12" floor tom, and 5-1/2" x 14" snare.

Eco-X drums are built with DW's pro features including the True Pitch® system that has tension rods with a finer thread count for more accurate drum tuning, as well as proportional counter hoops and DW heads by Remo. Eco-X drums also feature suspension tom mounts on the shells for unimpeded resonance across the entire sonic spectrum. Three Eco-X drums are sold separately. These include the DW Eco-X Bass Drum, as well as the DW Eco-X Tom Drum and the DW Eco-X Snare Drum that all sing with the rich, lucid tone drummers have come to expect from DW.

Drummers who want to proclaim their loyalty to the DW brand will find a large selection of accessories bearing the company's logo at Musician's Friend. Products include DW T-shirts, stools, baseball caps, and more.

About Musician's Friend:
Musician's Friend, Inc. is the world's largest direct marketer of musical instruments. With more than 58,000 unique products for sale, the company covers a wide range of musical needs, including guitars, basses, amplifiers, keyboards, live sound, recording equipment, drums, percussion, woodwind, brasswind, and orchestral stringed instruments as well as related accessories that are marketed through its print catalogs and websites, including musiciansfriend.com.

The Musician's Friend website also offers informative musician's resources including in-depth buying guides, tech tips, hands-on gear reviews, articles from highly respected music industry professionals, interviews with well-known artists, and over 250,000 product reviews and ratings.

The company is headquartered in Medford, Oregon, with warehousing in Kansas City, Missouri, and a call center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Musician's Friend can be contacted at 1-800-776-5173, or by visiting Musician's Friend.

Musician's Friend is a wholly owned subsidiary of Guitar Center, the world's leading retailer of musical equipment.


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