Yamaha to launch new Recording Custom Drum Series Designed in partnership with Steve Gadd.

1/21/2016 [Drums]

Yamaha to launch new Recording Custom Drum Series Designed in partnership with Steve Gadd.

ANAHEIM, CA. (January 21, 2016) — Yamaha is pleased to announce that the famous Recording Custom Drum Series has been re-designed with Steve Gadd and will be released in 2016.

Originally launched in 1975, the Recording Custom series (or 9000 series as it was known then) has become industry standard drum set admired by world leading drummers, engineers, studio's and hire companies around the world.

Regarded as the most recorded drum set in history, the all birch design was instrumental in shaping the modern drum set as we know it today including shell construction, interchangeable hardware and high gloss lacquer finishing.

40 years on and Yamaha will release a totally new design, having worked on a detailed 3 year R&D program with legendary drummer Steve Gadd to enhance the character of the drum set and consider demands of drummers today.

Steve Gadd explained, 'For the past 3 years I have been meeting with the research and development guys at Yamaha with the aim of bringing the Recording Custom Series up to date. I told Yamaha what I thought throughout the process. The result is that everything is a step up, yet they still feel like the Recording Custom. I think we did a great job, the drums sound great and am excited to see them unveiled so people can see and importantly hear them.'

Further Information.

Full Information will be released on 21.1.16. Visit the Yamaha booth at the 2016 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, January 21-24, 2016.

About Yamaha Corporation

Since its founding in 1887, the Yamaha Group has developed business activities focusing on musical instruments, audio products, Yamaha music schools, as well as other products and services related to sound and music. Through these activities, Yamaha touches the lives of and brings joy to people around the world.

For more information, please visit: http://www.yamaha.com/about_yamaha/corporate/

Product and contact information included in this release is based on the information available at the time of the announcement. Please note that this information may have changed since the announcement.

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