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The Yamaha Gigmaker 5-Piece Shell Pack is the perfect solution for beginning or intermediate drummers who want the quality of a Yamaha drum kit, without the hefty price tag. Includes a 20 x 16" kick d... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Yamaha Gigmaker 5-Piece Shell Pack is the perfect solution for beginning or intermediate drummers who want the quality of a Yamaha drum kit, without the hefty price tag. Includes a 20 x 16" kick drum, 10 x 8" and 12 x 9" mounted toms, a 14 x 14" floor tom, and 14 x 5-1/2" wood snare. The Gigmaker kick drum shell is 7 plies of basswood/poplar, and the floor toms, rack toms, and snare drum shells are 6 plies of basswood/poplar. Each drum is equipped with triple-flange, 1.6mm steel hoops and pro-quality lugs-eight on the kick and snare, six on the rack and floor toms. The springless design of these popular Yamaha drum lugs are structured to effectively eliminate unwanted noise.

Cymbals and hardware sold separately.

Features
  • Basswood/poplar shell construction (Kick is 7-ply, toms and snare are 6-ply)
  • 1.6mm Steel triple-flanged hoops
  • Includes tom holder
  • 8 lugs on kick drum and snare drum
  • 6 lugs on toms and floor tom
  • Configuration:
  • 20 x 16" kick drum
  • 10 x 8" and 12 x 9" mounted toms
  • 14 x 14" floor tom
  • 14 x 5-1/2" wood snare
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YamahaGigmaker 5-Piece Shell Pack w/20" Bass Drum
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (5)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Huge tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

Reviewed by 12 customers

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5.0

Excellent quality & sound for the price

By Pete

from L.A. CA.

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Comments about Yamaha Gigmaker 5-Piece Shell Pack w/20" Bass Drum:

Great quality & sound for the price.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Follow Up to Review Below

By Go Go Jo Jo

from Ann Arbor, MI

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Versatile

Cons

  • Poor construction

Best Uses

  • Jazz Clubs
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Yamaha Gigmaker 5-Piece Shell Pack w/20" Bass Drum:

In follow up to the review I posted below, I neglected to mention two things:

1. The bass drum claw hooks are TERRIBLE and are very cheaply made. They bend under even moderate tension, and if you are cranking the bass drum head even moderately tight (like when stretching out a new head), they will completely bend and not even grip the hoop anymore! These are the poorest quality claw hooks I have ever seen. Shame on you, Yamaha! Plan on throwing them away and getting new ones before you even mount the head.

2. After I replaced the awful claw hooks, I noticed that, again under moderate tension, the wrap on the hoop was starting to wrinkle and buckle in between where the claw hooks were located. Again, because of the low quality hoops (I referenced below) I think the hoops are contorted and bending more than a usual hoop, so the wrap is acting accordingly. Something to be mindful of.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Kit, but a Yamaha in name only

By Go Go Jo Jo

from Ann Arbor, MI

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Attractive Finish
  • Good Value

Cons

  • Not Really A Yamaha

Best Uses

  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Yamaha Gigmaker 5-Piece Shell Pack w/20" Bass Drum:

This is essentially a Yamaha Branded Sound Percussion or Sound Percussion Labs (SLP) kit. Other than their patented hex tom arms and brackets, and the name badges, there is nothing that distinguishes this kit from any other Sound Percussion or store-brand made kit (i.e. No Diagonal seam on the shell- A Yamaha Trademark, No Yamaha "Lightning Bolt" wing nuts etc.) That said, it is still a fine kit. I bought one used in the 10/12/14/20 configuration and I'll go through my observations about the kit.

The bass drum has 8 lugs and comes with wood hoops, a nice feature on a kit at this price. I also like the fact that the hoops are wrapped the full width, not just an inlay strip. A word of caution however: Even though these hoops are wood, they are not all that well built and seem pretty flimsy for wood hoops. Remember, I got mine used, but both of the wood hoops on my kit were cracked, one part of the way through and one all the way through. This is most likely due to the previous owner being careless, but I can also see where these hoops are prone to cracking if you are not careful. After gluing and repairing mine, I touched up the black paint and gave them a few coats of a gloss polyurethane. This made them look sleeker and more professional, and also added some rigidity to the hoops as well. This is something you should consider to better protect them. Even so, I am very careful when handling the bass drum. Don't let a guitar player (or drunk dancing girls) near it! The sound of the bass drum is fine, even with the included stock heads, which are self-muffled. After I swapped those out with Remo Coated Powerstroke 3's, it had a really nice deep and fat punch. The spurs work great and only have two positions-playing position and transporting position. I prefer this (there are notches that line up together for both positions) rather than having to guess on a dark stage. The tom holder works fine and is very secure. The two tom arms are also individually adjustable. The two individual tom arms are 7/8" in diameter (essentially unbranded Yamahas) but the single post tube that fits into the bass drum is 1". I was hoping to use an existing Yamaha triple holder in the bass drum to add a cymbal arm, but no dice, as all "real" Yamaha stuff is 7/8" and won't fit with the 1" receiver. Bummer.

The floor tom sounds fine and the legs are plenty long for adjustability. I'm not too keen on the leg brackets, as the wing bolts tighten directly against the legs (as opposed to using an eyebolt), but they work fine. They may strip out with extended use, though. The legs are actually thicker than most kits, they seem to be 10.5mm. Very durable. Like with a lot of floor toms, it lost major resonance when sitting on the floor (vs. holding it up slightly with one hand). This is common with any type of floor tom. I just take some 2" thick foam from a hobby store and cut it into small squares that fit under each leg. This helps tremendously, because the legs are resting on the foam rather than the floor.

Both rack toms tune and adjust fine. A suspension mount would be better, but at this price range that is a lot to ask, and it's an easy after market upgrade if you choose to do so.

My used kit did not include the snare drum, so I cannot comment about it.

Overall, the appearance of these kits look very nice. I happened to get the Blue Ice glitter, and it looks dazzling in any lighting. The shells are well made (wood hoops not withstanding) and the bearing edges were all very good on all the drums. Not flawless, but overall very good, and keep in mind my kit was used. There are some reviewers who are saying that the drums can be difficult to tune. I have played and tuned literally dozens and dozens of kits over the years, and I did not find these drums any harder or easier to tune than any others. The stock heads that come with any kit are always more difficult to tune than "real" heads. If you upgrade the heads, you should have no trouble getting them to sound good and tuning them evenly was relatively easy for me, again no different than any other drum. As with tuning any kind of drums, just be patient and experiment and let the drum tell you where it wants to be.

For this price point, you are getting an nice kit that sounds great and looks great. It's not a high end Yamaha (it's not even REALLY a Yamaha), but it fits the bill for what it is supposed to do.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome a

By dana 123

from Albert Lea

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Great Sound

Cons

  • Great For Your Mon

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment

Comments about Yamaha Gigmaker 5-Piece Shell Pack w/20" Bass Drum:

Nice color white grape

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice

By HT

from DE

Comments about Yamaha Gigmaker 5-Piece Shell Pack w/20" Bass Drum:

It turns out very good.

(22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best drum kits of this size that I have ever owned and used in this range.

By Daniel White-Odudua

from Sedona, Arizona

Comments about Yamaha Gigmaker 5-Piece Shell Pack w/20" Bass Drum:

I bought an earlier model of this Yamaha drum set perhaps 7 years ago as a practice/rehearsal unit for my home studio. It Exceeded my expectations, actually, to such an extent that I started using it on several gigs in lieu of my standard set. Never had a complaint from any of the world class players that I worked with. In fact, they were more often impressed with the sound and tuning of the kick drum and toms. I lost that drum set a few years back and wanted to find a replacement like it as I had come to prefer it over the standard 22" bass drums. I was so pleased to find this one while shopping and contemplating the purchase of a standard 5-pc Shell pack. The factory heads are adequate when properly tuned(yes, tuning makes all the difference). Apparently Yamaha put some serious thought into the performance quality of these units. I was more impressed with the 20" bass drum in this kit than the 18" ones that I have seen and used from other drum makers. I eventually replaced all of the top heads in my old kit with the ones that I preferred but "Gigmaker" is a suitable name for this drum set because it can and does hold it own on all the gigs that I have used it for (Reggae, calypso, jazz, Latin). You can take it from this seasoned professional percussion master with 30+ years in the industry on a menagerie of percussion and other music instruments. This is a good buy for beginner to pro. There is no shame in owning and using this drum set anywhere.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!

By Keystone

from Central PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha Gigmaker 5-Piece Shell Pack w/20" Bass Drum:

      This is a great drum set for the money!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great set Great price

      By DWebb76

      from Jackson, TN

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues

        Comments about Yamaha Gigmaker 5-Piece Shell Pack w/20" Bass Drum:

        I am a beginner and this is my second kit. I purchased white grape which looks way better than pictured in person. The shell sizes are listed wrong in the description so the kit is a little more compact than I thought but in a good way. The heads need to be replaced but all in all its a great set for the price.

        (8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Yamaha gigmaker 20" bass drum

        By Neil Christensen

        from South Dakota

        Comments about Yamaha Gigmaker 5-Piece Shell Pack w/20" Bass Drum:

        I have owned this pack for 4 months now. This is a good starter pack but I can't see it extending anywhere beyond a beginner set. The snare sounds great with the factory heads and is my favorite in the pack. The high and medium tom both sound really good. I was a bit dissatisfied with the floor tom, however. The bass drum is average and with some tuning it sounds pretty nice. Overall I would say that this is a set that is good for beginning and practicing, but don't bring it to your gigs.

        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Kit for the Price

        By Tiny 51

        from Richmond Va.

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great For Small Places
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • A Little Loud
        • Lots Of Muffling Needed

        Best Uses

        • Jazz Clubs
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Yamaha Gigmaker 5-Piece Shell Pack w/20" Bass Drum:

        Great kit for the price,a little labor intensive,Very loud must be muffled.

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