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100% maple equals power and tone.
This Yamaha Tour Custom Tom Drum features a 6-ply maple shell with 60-degree bearing edges that provides clear fundamental tones, delivering warm resonant sustain and clear low-frequency impact, with a wide tuning range.
Air Seal System
All Yamaha wood drums have one thing in common. Yamaha's craftsmen create every drum shell using their exclusive staggered diagonal seam Air Seal System just as they have since 1967. Each two or three-ply master ply is cut to length to very precise tolerances with a diagonal cut on each end. The diagonal seam in the drum shell will not separate, eliminating the need to fill gaps in the bearing edge with filler putty. These plies have glue applied and are then put into the mold by hand, one master ply at a time. The craftsman then inserts an air bag into the mold and inflates it, clamping the shell with even pressure 360 degrees around. This process creates a shell that is strong, starts round, and stays round for many years.
60 Degree Bearing Edges
Tour Custom drums, including this tom, have 60-degree R2 bearing edges. This bearing edge has a rounder profile so that there is more shell to head contact. This gives the drums clarity in the low-end fundamental and added warmth.
YESS Tom Brackets
Tour Custom toms use the YESS (Yamaha Enhanced Sustain System). The toms have a mount attached to the shell at the nodal point by two bolts. This system allows the drum shell to vibrate freely for maximum sustain without restricting with where the placement of the drums.
- 100% 6-ply 6mm maple shell
- 60-degree bearing edges
- Triple-flange hoops
- Constructed with Yamaha's Air Seal System
With Yamaha maple drums you get lively powerful tone, with professional craftsmanship and features. Order today.