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2013 Stage Custom Birch Shell Pack with 20" Bass Drum

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Borrowing from Yamaha's legendary recording Custom drum sets, the world-famous Yamaha birch sound is now available in an affordable package. The focused, aggressive attack and low fundamental tone of ... Read More

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Overview

Borrowing from Yamaha's legendary recording Custom drum sets, the world-famous Yamaha birch sound is now available in an affordable package. The focused, aggressive attack and low fundamental tone of Yamaha's birch shells have been the top choice of drummers for over 30 years. The 100%, 6-ply birch shells of the Yamaha Stage Custom overwhelm anything in their class with surpeme sensitivity. A staggered diagonal seam allows Yamaha to build a thin shell that will start round and stay round.

The drum hardware features Yamaha's famed YESS (Yamaha Enhanced Sustain System) mounts that provide an increased resonance while enabling a greater dynamic range. Mounts are attached to the drums nodal point where shell vibration is least affected. A nylon bushing in the rod clamp increases the drum's stability. Additionally, a standard ball mount and clamp provide flexible and reliable tom placement to get your configuration "just right." The beautiful high-gloss lacquer finish and low-mass lugs lets the shell vibrate for superb tone and sustain.

Cymbals and hardware sold separately.

Features
  • 100% Birch shells
  • YESS mounting system
  • Legendary ball mount and clamp
Specifications
  • Kick drum: 20 × 17″
  • Rack toms: 10 × 8″ and 12 × 9″
  • Floor tom: 14 × 14″
  • Matching snare: 14 × 5-1/2″
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4.0

First impression - a lot of bang for the buck

By George Hammond

from Washington DC

I picked one of these up at the President's Day sale at one of the GC stores. There's very little downside to this kit. Finish is beautiful, and tom hardware is among the best out there (I've heard some people complain about the YESS mounting system chocking the drum - not my experience, and I wonder if they are inserting the rod too far in and letting it contact that drum?) The stock batter head are not good,so I put on some Evans G12s on the toms. The thick, single ply coating of the G12s make for a nice punch when the drum is laid into, but a really warm mellow town when struck lightly. The 20" bass batter was swapped for an Aquarian SuperKick II I had. I left the stock logo head on the front, and even with a port, the BD sounds phenomenal. The weak link to the kit is the snare. I'm not a big fan of wood SDs anyway, but this one is pretty dismal (hence the four stars instead of five). The strainer has so much tolerance in it that it gets stuck taking it on or off, and the snare bed is practically non-existent. If you lay into the drum hard it engages the snares, but if you touch it lightly it sounds like a dry timbale. If you just beat the snare and like a deep woody sound, this'll work, but if are an articulate player who uses ghost notes or intricate technique, you'll want another snare.

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