Maple, performance proven through the DCI championships, has been chosen for the shells. Original Yamaha high-pressure air bag shell forming technology* creates maple shells that exhibit sharp attack and wide dynamic range for complex, expressive sound.
* The high-pressure air bag shell forming process is an original Yamaha technology that employs evenly distributed air pressure to produce shells that are perfectly round with even thickness throughout. The result is superior tone with excellent attack and projection as well as high durability.
High Tension Tuning Supported
In addition to an aluminum insert ring inside the shell (on all except the 6” model), large washers are provided below the lugs to allow high-tension tuning. Shell deformation is prevented, and pitch remains stable.
2.3mm steel Ultra Hoop with unique inward profile helps to protect the bearing edge from mallet sweeps.
The shell is notably deeper than normal, for stunning power and projection.
Yamaha Remo Clear Pinstripe Crimplock Head
This head is an ideal choice for high tension tuning, bringing out the full resonance of the shell.
New Badge Design
A sophisticated badge design adds a touch of class to the new series.