All Maple Shell
Maple offers a warm sound with full sustain and outstanding projection. Our original Air Seal System shells feature select maple wood cut in plies, positioned with staggered diagonal seams, and sealed together with evenly distributed air pressure. This p...
All Maple Shell
Maple offers a warm sound with full sustain and outstanding projection. Our original Air Seal System shells feature select maple wood cut in plies, positioned with staggered diagonal seams, and sealed together with evenly distributed air pressure. This process ensures that every drum shell is in round and of uniform thickness. It also provides the shell with superior tone quality and durability. Floor tom and tom shells use a 7-ply design. Additional plies in the 10-ply bass drum shells help produce a low fundamental tone.
Maple Shells and the Vintage Finish
The Vintage Finish is a special synthetic resin finish that is applied by hand on high quality wind instruments. While enhancing the tone of the maple shell, the Vintage finish also provides a durable, waterproof finish that virtually eliminates the influence of weather and humidity on the drum. Over the course of time, the color of the shell with change to a deeper hue that you will surely love.
Yamaha's small gold lugs consist of a precision-machined lug nut inserted in a small springless casing. Attached to the drum shell at its nodal point by a single bolt, the shell is allowed to vibrate freely. A special nylon insert prevents tension rods from becoming loose during play.
Bass Drum Spurs
A sturdy hexagonal design and fixed angle position allow our spurs to withstand bass drum kicks. Height adjustment and the releasing and retracting of the pointed spur are made easily with a drum key.
Mounted Toms and Floor Toms Equipped with YESS Mounts
Long found on our high-end drum kits our original YESS (Yamaha Enhanced Sustain System) mounting system is on all Maple 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 two 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 & Triple Tom Holder
This round ball clamp has long been a fundamental part of Yamaha System 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 two toms as well as a cymbal holder to provide a wide variety of set up possibilities.