The versatile 4/4 WTS Artistry Series features deeper rack toms and larger bass drum for ultimate stage presence.

 

CONFIGURATION:

  • ​10" x 8" Rack Tom*
  • 12" x 9" Rack Tom*
  • 14"x 12" Floor Tom
  • 16" x 14" Floor Tom
  • 22" x 14" Bass Drum
  • Snare Drum not included
  • Hardware and Cymbals not included

 

FEATURES:

  • 5-piece shell pack (10,12,14,16,22)
  • 8-ply 100% maple shells handcrafted in the USA
  • Welch Tuning System™​​ hardware
  • 12-coat premium lacquer finish
  • Hand-cut dual 45-degree bearing edges
  • 2.3mm triple-flanged hoops
  • Evans™ drum heads:
    • Evans G1 coated tom batter heads
    • Evans G1 clear tom resonant head
    • Evans EQ4 bass drum batter head
    • Evans UV1 bass drum resonant head

 

BENEFITS:

Unlock your musical potential through instant, effortless drum tuning!

  • Make tuning adjustments mid-performance: Drums with WTS are the most versatile drums on the market. Explore high tuning, low tuning, or even tuning to the key of the song… all in a matter of seconds, without a drum key.
  • Reach optimal sound and pitch every time: Have confidence in your instrument, and never worry about playing an out of tune drum again. Consistently and effortlessly achieve your desired tuning in any room, on any stage, every time you play your drums.
  • Tune your drums in seconds: Save time tuning, and spend more time playing. You will no longer need 20-30 minutes before every performance to tune your drums or be stuck with one tuning for an entire performance.

 

Learn more about the 4/4 WTS Artistry Series full-size drums here!

 

*NOTE: Rack toms do not come with mounting hardware. Recommended mounting options: basket-style stands or rim-mounted systems such as the Pearl I.S.S.

4/4 WTS Artistry Series™ | 5 PC Shell Pack

$5,795.00 Regular Price
$4,895.00Sale Price
Lacquer Finish
  • SHIPPING

    Free shipping within the contiguous United States via FedEx; Alaska and Hawaii not included. Physical address required (no P.O. Box).

     

    In case of damages or shortages in your shipment, contact the carrier. It is the responsibility of the customer to examine the shipment upon receipt. If damages or shortages have occurred, the customer must file all necessary forms with the appropriate carrier. No return authorization or credit will be issued for products damaged during shipment other than those shipments that have received approved claims from the carrier.

     

     

    LEAD TIMES

    All WTS Artistry Series drums are built to order and are expected to ship 1-3 months from order date while supplies last*.

     

    *Due to supply chain uncertainty with COVID-19, if we run out of stock of any WTS parts, the lead times will vary and may be longer than normal.

  • WTS PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT 10-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

    Read the full warranty policy here.

     

    RETURN POLICY

    No returns or exchanges are accepted. All sales are final.

Product Reviews

Game changer!

Reviewed:

Product(s):

4/4 WTS Artistry Series (3pc); WTS Artistry Series Snare

Welch Tuning Systems is an absolute game changer. WTS is what you get when you modernize vintage technology to maximize a full drum tone all the way around the kit. Tuning a kit in 30 seconds was completely unheard of in the music industry until now, and I'm proud to say the opportunity to work on the forefront with this family-oriented tight-knit company is staggering. Fantastic people to go with a fantastic product!

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Sevrin Brock

Drummer (independent artist)

Every drum sound you could ever want.

Reviewed:

Product(s):

4/4 WTS Artistry Series (3pc); WTS Artistry Series Snare

The Welch Tuning System is such an innovation for drumming. I'm always keyed into being able to create certain sounds for different approaches and with WTS I can quickly tune the drums on the fly to really wide ranges. I can go from a punchy, dry hip-hop kit to a loose swampy blues kit literally within seconds of tuning with the Welch system. Plus, the drums overall have a solid wooden tone, which is gorgeous. I had not bought a new drum in about 20 years because nothing really excited me. But I bought these last year because they absolutely blew me away.

~

Eric Ganci

Touring/Studio Drummer (Rock Out Karaoke)

The Welch Tuning Systems Drum is the Greatest Drum Ever

Reviewed:

Product(s):

4/4 WTS Artistry Series (5pc); WTS Artistry Series Snare

Welch has created a modern drum unlike anything else on the market...The tuning possibilities between snare, toms and bass drums are infinite and can be applied in seconds...The tonal quality of these drums, regardless of their pitch, is phenomenal; bell-clear, clean, with no unwanted variances from one part of the head to another...I simply can’t imagine a better set-up for studio operations... [READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE]

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Fred Taylor

Drummer + Producer (Fred Taylor Music, Red Fawn Recording)

Worth Every Penny

Reviewed:

Product(s):

4/4 WTS Artistry Series (4pc: 10,12,14,22); WTS Artistry Series Snare

It sounds great. It looks beautiful and the tuning system makes everything so much easier. I know a lot of drummers who told me “I love drums so much but I HATE tuning them” But this set is also crazy because you can in different ways now hit the drum while doing a beat on it while changing the tone of it simultaneously that’s revolutionary... 5 stars hands down! If there were more stars than that I would rank higher.

~

Vincent Damjanovic

Drummer

Extraordinary instruments!

Reviewed:

Product(s):

4/4 WTS Artistry Series (4pc: 12,14,16,22); WTS Artistry Series Snare

WTS drums are truly extraordinary instruments, they sound incredible with every turn! They exude a little bit of the old civil war drums while being something totally new! I’ve used them on many sessions and they deliver strong every time!

~

Steve Pruitt

Drummer + Educator (Jeff Lorber, Jimmy Haslip, Guthrie Govan, Snarky Puppy)

Professional Sound!

Reviewed:

Product(s):

3/4 WTS Artistry Series (3pc); WTS Artistry Series Snare

Just like any other drummer, it took me YEARS to figure out how the heck to tune my drums and drumming on a poorly tuned kit can be nothing short of aggravating. This [WTS] system not only gives you the ability to tune the whole drum on the spot but also gives you an evenly tuned top and bottom head for a professional sound.

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Taylor Friesth

Drummer + Author of "The Sly Hat"

A Perfect Solution!

Reviewed:

Product(s):

4/4 WTS Artistry Series (3pc); WTS Artistry Series Snare

I play so many different genres of music [it] is really important to be able to quickly tune my drums and for them to stay in tune throughout the set. Welch Tuning System Drums are a perfect solution. I can tune my toms up to a higher pitch for some songs, then tune the toms really low for other songs with just a few turns of the tuning knob… WTS is the most innovative drum set on the market and has taken away the dreaded long-tuning process for me.

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Tammy Mitchell-Woods

Touring Drummer + Founder of Drummer Girls United

Love at first sight

Reviewed:

Product(s):

4/4 WTS Artistry Series (5pc); WTS Artistry Series Snare

It was love at first sight, the concept of easily tuning, bending the tone, and playing the drums to the key signature...the [WTS Artistry Series] drums are musical, eye-catching, gorgeous, well-crafted...I can tell a lot of thought was put into creating this piece of art. Muah.

~

Bradley Patterson

Drummer (RailgunRVA, SoftRoar)

Unlike anything you’ve played

Reviewed:

Product(s):

4/4 WTS Artistry Series (3pc); WTS Artistry Series Snare

…these are the drums I’ve always wanted that I never thought could exist. A true 1-turn tuning system. Combine that functionality with a beautiful appearance and insane sound, and it’s unlike anything you’ve played.

~

John J. Jammal II

Touring Drummer (Copper Chief)

First choice for recording

Reviewed:

Product(s):

WTS Artistry Series Snare

As a producer, I’m blown away by the versatility and range of my WTS snare. It’s so easy to find the perfect tone and tuning for any song which makes it my first choice for recording.

~

Max Devincenzo

Drummer + Producer (Fox Tracks Music)

Elegantly Simple

Reviewed:

Product(s):

4/4 WTS Artistry Series (5pc); WTS Artistry Series Snare

Never could I have thought of such an elegantly simple, beautiful thing.

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Kevin Ritch

Composer

It really is sexy!

Reviewed:

Product(s):

4/4 WTS Artistry Series (5pc); WTS Artistry Series Snare

You can take out an overtone with a 1/16 of a turn…that’s amazing... It’s got such a nice, warm tone to it... [WTS is] so nice for any room you are in, just real quick, you can get the sound of the room... And it’s beautiful. It’s not invasive looking, a lot of times people try to change up hardware it gets really bulky and overtakes the drum kit, but this is streamlined…it really is sexy.

~

Morgan Coley

Drummer

So revolutionary!

Reviewed:

Product(s):

4/4 WTS Artistry Series (5pc); WTS Artistry Series Snare

You’ve never been able to get a kit sounding so good... I've seriously never seen anything that's so revolutionary... You can just in two cranks be like Neil Peart and then way back down to Bonham two songs later... It's so easy it's unbelievable. Take [the drums] out... and within minutes the whole [kit] is tuned up and sounds great and doesn't have any buzzes... You don't have to deal with finding that one thing that's screwing everything up...it solves all the headaches basically. Sign me up man, it's really really cool!

~

Chris Sheldon

Touring Drummer (DeadPhish Orchestra)