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Yamaha Recording Custom Rock Shell Pack, Solid Black

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Yamaha Recording Custom Rock Shell Pack overview by GAK

Yamaha takes one of the most recorded Shell packs in history, the RB Recording Custom, and utilize new design aspects to enhance their revered signature sound.

Ideal shells for all level of player, the iconic Yamaha RB Recording Custom gets an upgrade courtesy of the Yamaha research and development team and the legendary drummer Steve Gadd.

Praised as having an instant studio ready sound, the RB Recording Custom shells cut through the mix like cheese wire thanks to their exceptional bite and clarity

Expertly finished shells in 6ply 100% Birch incorporate Yamaha's Air Seal System to ensure evenly distributed air pressure. Combined with re-designed hi-tension lugs lining the 30-degree bearing edges that push up the lower frequencies. The result is a focused, punchy sound with plenty of attack and short decay, but also plenty of melody. These drums respond very well to tuning allowing you to make one drum sound many different ways.

"For me, they sound like they have mics on them BEFORE they have mics on them, it already sounds like I want it to sound" - Bob Knight 

For three years, legendary drummer Steve Gadd regularly visited Yamaha's research and development team in Japan to compare different ply's and test various shell prototypes until the perfect desired sound was accomplished, in Steve's own words "We found a 6ply shell had more bottom, it seemed to open the drums up", and thus the transition to 6ply was made.

In terms of heads, the toms are wrapped in Remo USA Coated Ambassador skins up top, with clear Ambassadors down below, the bass drum is dressed in a Remo USA Coated Powerstroke 3 on the batter with a smart looking Yamaha Stage Head covering the front.

The RB Recording Custom retains its warmth when played quietly yet delivers a solid punch when played at a higher velocity, making these shells versatile enough to suit any style of drumming, from Jazz through to Metal and beyond.

The included YES III Tom Mount offers you the best natural sustain and volume for the shells, thanks to a mounting system that reduces dampening significantly.

Finished in a smart looking glossy black with chrome hardware, the Yamaha RB Recording Custom Rock Shell Pack pairs style and quality, giving you a kit at home in the studio or on the stage.

Widely regarded as the most recorded drum range in history, the iconic Yamaha Recording Custom Series was instrumental in shaping the modern drum kit as we know it today. It became the only choice for many world-leading drummers due to its focused rich, warm and pronounced tone that was easy to use and tune.

Working with legendary drummer Steve Gadd, we've re-imagined the Recording Custom Series for today's artists. Designed to give a refined, focused sound with an enhanced rounded and deeper tone, the result is an easy-to-use and easy-to-tune drum kit that re-defines the classic signature sound. Recording Custom is suitable for any style of drumming in all situations.

  • 22” x 18” Kick Drum
  • 10" x 7" Tom
  • 12" x 8" Tom
  • 16" x 15" Floor Tom
  • Y.E.S.S Tom Holder
  • Lug Newly designed Weighted High-tention Lug (One-piece)
  • Shell 100% Birch 6ply (with inner Dark Brown paint)
  • Bearing Edge 30 degree / R1.5
  • TT/FT Hoop Triple Flange Hoop (Steel 1.6mm)
  • BD Hoop Wood Hoop
  • TT/FT Head Top: Remo US Coated Ambassador, Bottom: Remo US Clear Ambassador
  • BD Head Front :Remo Smooth White PS3 with Yamaha Logo , Batter: Remo PS3 Coated (only 18"BD Remo Coated Ambassador)
  • Tom Mount Y.E.S.S. System
  • FT Bracket Open type
  • BD Leg Convertible type



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