Yamaha has enhanced the dynamic range of the new Live Custom kits by accentuating their attack and projection. The new 7 ply Oak/Phenolic sheet hybrid shell and the Bass Enhancement Weight delivers massive power and articulation especially for playing in live situations. Also the new finishing technique based on traditional Japanese "UZUKURI" process emphasizes the natural beauty of the Oak grain.
The Live Custom Hybrid Oak shell concept is borrowed from our flagship PHX and Absolute Hybrid Maple kits, which feature a dense phenolic sheet sandwiched between two sheets of Oak ply. Always a pioneer in the field of of Oak drums, Yamaha has enhanced the dynamic range of the new Live Custom kits by accentuating their attack and projection.
The traditional Japanese finishing technique known as "UZUKURI" has been modified for use on drum shells. In this procedure, the soft areas in the wood grain are sanded and then the whole shell is coated with a thin layer of black paint. The entire surface of the shell is then sanded again before the final coating is applied, in a process that emphasizes the natural beauty of the Oak grain.
Featuring a design styled around the Absolute Lug, the weights studded in the bass drum at the lug points attenuate low-mid frequencies, resulting in a tight, focused bass drum sound.
Dark Silver hardware delivers a dominating image further heightened with the black shell interiors
Shells feature Yamaha's exclusive Absolute Lugs. Their sophisticated design adds a touch of class to the drums.
Thicker steel hoops offer a tighter sound and sharper response, and toms and floor toms are equipped with clear Remo Emperor heads, which are known for their deep sound great durability.