Beautifully grained oak hardwood creates the stunning Yamaha Oak Custom Bass Drum. Following in the footsteps of Yamaha's birch, maple, and beech drum series, oak shows great promise as a drum shell m... Read More
Beautifully grained oak hardwood creates the stunning Yamaha Oak Custom Bass Drum. Following in the footsteps of Yamaha's birch, maple, and beech drum series, oak shows great promise as a drum shell material.
Air Seal System for Superior Shells
The use of Yamaha's original Air Seal System is, in part, responsible for the superior quality found in Yamaha drum shells. Select woods are cut into plies, positioned with staggered diagonal seams, and sealed together with evenly distributed air pressure. The resulting shells are perfectly round and of uniform thickness delivering superior tone quality and exceptional durability.
All Oak Shell
Utilization of Yamaha's Air Seal system allows for the first time use of oak in a drum shell. As in the Maple and Birch series, this process delivers a shell that's perfectly round, with uniform thickness and excellent durability. Floor tom shells are 6-plies and deliver a solid fundamental and powerful sound.
Oak Shells are Universal Sizes
Oak Custom shell depths are sized in between Yamaha's "jazz" depth and "power" depth drums. The universal size allows for maximum projection while maintaining strong attack.
Sleek, Low-Mass Lugs
These small, oval-shaped lugs are easily attached to the shell with a single bolt. Small footprints offer minimum lug to shell contact allowing the shell to deliver maximum tone. A special nylon insert prevents tension rods from becoming loose during play.
Floating Bass Drum System
Height adjustment on the pedal side of the bass drum is possible with the pipe post stabilizer. Use of this system ensures that the beater makes contact at the center of the head. The stabilizer fits into a pipe clamp on the underside of the drum that allows quick and easy adjustment of the height. The post is equipped with a memory clamp that ensures subsequent settings will be quick and precise every time.
Bass Drum Spurs
A sturdy hexagonal design and fixed angle position allow the spurs to withstand the punishment of even the heaviest bass drum foot. For the Oak Custom the spurs are heavier and even stronger. Height adjustment and the releasing and retracting of the pointed spur are made easily with a drum key.