Following in the footsteps of Yamaha's birch, maple, and beech drum series, oak shows great promise as a drum shell material. A solid fundamental delivers a powerful sound while its character allows f... Read More
Following in the footsteps of Yamaha's birch, maple, and beech drum series, 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.
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.
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.
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