The all-oak drum shell delivers a powerful sound with a solid fundamental. Beautifully grained, this hardwood also has a stunning appearance. The use of oak is made possible due to the Air Seal System... Click To Read More About This Product
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The all-oak drum shell delivers a powerful sound with a solid fundamental. Beautifully grained, this hardwood also has a stunning appearance. The use of oak is made possible due to the Air Seal System, which delivers a shell that's perfectly round with uniform thickness and excellent durability. The shells also feature small, oval-shaped lugs for maximum tone, a floating, adjustable bass drum, and YESS mounts on the toms.
Air Seal System for superior shells
The use of the 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
Yamaha's Air Seal system allows the use of oak in a drum shell for the first time. The bass drum shell is 7-plies while the toms and floor tom shells are 6-plies. All shells throughout the entire range deliver a solid fundamental and powerful sound.
Following in the footsteps of birch, maple, and beech, oak shows great promise as a drum shell material. A solid fundamental delivers a powerful sound while its character allows for a unique shell size line up. Beautifully grained, this hardwood creates a drum with stunning looks.
New small 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 a 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
Heavier and stronger hexagonal spurs withstand more force for greater stability. Height adjustment and the releasing and retracting of the pointed spur are made easily with a drum key. Height adjustment and the releasing and retracting of the pointed spur is made easy with a drum key.
YESS mounts on toms
The original YESS (Yamaha Enhanced Sustain System) mounting system is used on all Oak Custom toms and floor toms. This rod clamp system allows attachment of the drum to the tom holder without the need of a hole in the drum shell for the rod to pass through. The YESS clamp is attached to the shell at the nodal point with 2 bolts so as to allow the shell to vibrate freely without degrading the shell's dynamic range and sustain. The nodal point is the location on a shell with the least amount of vibration, allowing for the mount to have minimal affect to the resonance of the shell.
Ball clamp and triple tom holder
The round ball clamp has long been a fundamental part of Yamaha's drums. Made of super-hard resin, the ball is held firmly in place with a steel plate and large wing bolt. While providing ease of operation, this system also delivers total freedom in setting and superior stability.
The triple tom holder accommodates 2 toms as well as a cymbal holder to provide a wide variety of set up possibilities. Cymbals not included.