Colors / FinishesAbsolute WLN:Classic Walnut

  • Absolute WLN:Classic Walnut
  • Absolute VN:Vintage Natural
  • Absolute RAU:Red Autumn
  • Absolute SOB:Solid Black
  • Absolute PWH:Polar White
  • Absolute JGS:Jade Green Sparkle
  • Absolute ORS:Orange Sparkle
  • Absolute GCS:Gold Champagne Sparkle
  • Absolute PCS:Pink CHampagne Sparkle
  • Absolute SLS:Silver Sparkle

Absolute Hybrid Maple

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Created from the sound up.

When we set about designing the Absolute Hybrid Maple, we started with the most important aspect of a musical instrument, the sound. We wanted these new drums to perform at all dynamic levels. From a whisper to a thunder, a drum should respond to the drummer’s touch, allowing them to express their every emotion. We then considered other characteristics of a great drum. It should feel good to play, it should be a thing of beauty to the eye, and has to withstand the rigors of years of performance.

Over three years, we built prototypes that were put to the test, enlisting the help of our roster of artists in virtually every genre--some of the most critical ears in the industry. We think you will hear that we succeeded in creating an instrument that drummers can express their every thought, every feeling and creative idea that comes to them. An instrument that is a thing of beauty to the ears and the eyes and that will last for generations.

The colors and finishes shown may vary from those on the actual products.

  • Hybrid Maple Shell (center Wenge ply)
  • Hook Lug
  • YESS III Mount System
  • Vent Hole
  • Optimized Bearing Edge Shape
  • Inner Vintage Finish


Hybrid Maple Shell

The new Absolute Hybrid Series inherits the hybrid shell technology found on our flagship PHX Series. On Absolute Hybrid shells, the design consists of a core ply of wenge a very hard and heavy wood native to Africa, sandwiched between plies of maple, we...

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Absolute Hybrid Maple Info and Artist Testimonials

Yamaha artist Paul Leim, Teddy Campbell, Tom Brechtlein, Jimmy Branly, Mark Colenburg, Russ Kunkle and Shawn Drover, give there impressions of the new Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple drums.

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