DW Collector Series X Shells Lead 2009 Drummie Product Awards

The votes in the Industry and Media Categories for the 2009 Drummies are in, and the DW Collector Series X Shells are the big winner as Product Of The Year. John Good of DWDrums says, "We are thrilled to be recognized by the readers of DRUM! for our Collector's Series X Shells. The technology is the result of years of research in our California Custom Shop and we feel like it's our responsibility to keep pushing the sonic envelope. In recent years we've developed groundbreaking new shell manufacturing techniques involving grain orientation, curing and structural stability. Bottom line, we making the best sounding, strongest shells we've ever made. The best part is we can now offer drummers any sound they can hear in their heads, from our retro-sounding Classics and Jazz Series to our state-of-the-art Collector's kits, DW custom drums can be customized inside and out."

Winners were announced in a dozen categories today by Andy Doerschuk, DRUM! magazine editor. More than 5,000 drummers voted in this year's awards, selecting Neil Peart as drummer of the year, and Sheila E as percussionist of the year. Congratulations go out to all of the winners.

For a complete list of artist winners in all categories click here.

Industry Awards

Drum Set DW Collector Series X Shells

Runners Up: Pearl Limited Edition Reference Series, Yamaha PHX drum set, Tama Superstar Hyper-Drive

SSnare Drum Ludwig Black Magic

Runners Up: Tama Limited Edition Artwood Custom, Pearl Morgan Rose Signature, Gretsch Full Range Rosewood

Custom Drum Maker SJC

Runners-Up: Pork Pie, C&C, Precision Drum

Cymbals Sabian APX

Runners-Up: Zildjian A Custom Rezo Crashes, Meinl Byzance Series Traditional Finish 24” Medium Ride, Zildjian K Crash Ride Brilliant and Sabian Vault Crossover Ride (tie)

Hardware Tama Iron Cobra Pedals with Cobra Coil/Bonus Pack

Runners-Up: DW 7000 Series Hardware, Pearl BC 100S Convertible Flat Base Stands, Yamaha Hexrack

Percussion Product LP Drum Set Timbales

Runners Up: Toca Eric Velez Signature Congas, Bucket Drums, Meinl Foot Cabasa

Drum Stick Pro-Mark Jason Bonham Signature

Runners Up: Vic Firth Vinnie Paul Signature and Vic Firth Andrew Hurley Signature (tie), Regal Tip Keith Carlock Performer, Vater Derek Roddy Model

Drum Head Remo Vintage A

Runners Up: Remo Black Suede and Evans G-Plus (tie), Remo Black X, Aquarian Hi-Velocity

Electronic Percussion Roland TD-9 SX

Runners Up: Roland TDW-20 Expansion Board, Yamaha DTXTREMEIII, Alesis Surge Cymbals

Drumming Accessory: Aquarian Tru-Bounce Practice Pad

Runners Up: Blow-it Personal Cooling System, HQ Sound-Off Mutes, Kelly Shu Microphone System

Media

Drumming Book Commandments Of Early Rhythm & Blues Drumming by Zoro and Daniel Glass

Runners Up: Blink-182 Play-Along, On The Beaten Path: Progressive Rock by Rich Lackowski, Essential Drum Fills by Peter Erskine

Drumming DVD Drum Legacy by Steve Smith

Runners Up: The Master Series by Steve Gadd, Eastern Rim by Chad Smith, Methods And Mechanics by Todd Sucherman

Drumming Web Site Drummerworld

Runners Up: Drumchannel, Sabian, Vic Firth