Yamaha Upgrades Concert Bass Drums With New Shells and Bearing Edges

1/23/2014 [Percussion]

ANAHEIM (January 23, 2014) — Yamaha is featuring the 7000 and 9000 Series Concert Bass Drum product lines at the 2014 NAMM Show.

Perfect for stages and stadiums, the 7000 Series (models CB-7028/7032/7036) offers a simple, user-friendly option for middle school, high school or college concert bands and orchestras. The 9000 Series (model CB-9036) delivers solid bottom end for more advanced applications, including high school, university, collegiate, symphonic, orchestral, drum corps and other independent marching ensembles.

A new Darkwood stain finish provides a more refined but natural look while matching other concert drums in the Yamaha product line. Specially developed shell and bearing edges improve low fundamental tone projection without the need for complicated suspension stands. Improved, simple stand designs feature integrated foot rests, and securely mount the drum and reduce the overall stance for a more natural, comfortable playing position.

"These upgrades are all about look, sound and quality," said Troy Wollwage, marketing manager, Percussion Instruments, Yamaha Corporation of America. "Although the adjustments might seem minor, they represent major improvements in sound and function, and address the issues we've heard in the market."

Pricing and Availability
The Yamaha 7000 and 9000 series Concert Bass Drums (MSRP: $1,132 to $3,300) are shipping.

For more information about Concert Bass Drums, visit the Yamaha Booth at the 2014 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, running January 23-26, or visit http://4wrd.it/9000bassdrum and http://4wrd.it/7000bassdrum.

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