Yamaha 8300 Series Field-Corps Marching Sextet
(6, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13 in. Blue Forest)
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A favorite of competitive marching bands.
Yamaha's Field-Corps multi-toms deliver a pure, focused tone that is maximized by a deeper, more balanced set of multi-toms. These toms are equipped with a lug that utilizes an arch-shape design which allows the shell to vibrate freely thus delivering greater tone. The Field-Corps multi-toms are also equipped with a 2.3mm thick, steel Ultra Hoop rim that is specially designed by Yamaha. Its profile protects the bearing edge from mallet sweeps, which is especially important as the rim height lowers.
The multi-toms also utilize a high-strength aluminum reinforcement ring inserted just below the bearing edge to maintain shell integrity-especially when high-tension tuning is used.
Maple shells with its performance proven through the numerous DCI championships and High percussion awards won by Yamaha supported marching ensembles, 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.
All Yamaha marching multi-toms are made using Yamaha's patented Air-Seal System which ensures that the shells start round and stay round. Shell deformation is prevented, and pitch remains stable. The shell is notably deeper than normal, for stunning power and projection. A 45 bearing edge allows each drum to speak clearly creating precise articulation.
7-ply 6" and 8" drums and 6-ply 10" to 14" maple shells enhance mid-range tone. A high-strength, aluminum reinforcement ring inserted just below the bearing edge maintains shell integrity. This exclusive Yamaha design allows for extreme, high-tension tuning without the risk of warping. Additionally, since the wood bearing edge of the drum, not the reinforcement ring, contacts the drum head, a quality transfer of vibration energy occurs offering a pure and consistent sound.
The light, die-cast aluminum lugs are designed with a unique arch-shaped center. This Yamaha original straight-line design decreases surface to surface contact between the shell and lug permitting the shell to vibrate freely, which in turn results in greater tone production. Lug designs are 26% lighter and 60% stronger than previous models.
5.4mm steel tension rods provide easy, consistent tuning without adding unnecessary weight. Double steel washers allow for a smooth tuning adjustment at any tension level. The 2.3mm steel Ultra Hoops ensure true tuning and shape retention, even under extreme tension and heavy rim shots.
Field-Corps multi-toms are available in multiple configurations including small and large trios, quads, quints, and standard sextets as well as the new Yamaha SUMO toms. The SUMO configurations feature a flat-cut 8" tom that can be used to replace the 6" drum in both quints (MQT-80234) and sextets (MQT-680234). SUMO toms are available only with the RM-TVHBPT Biposto Tenor Carrier and RM-68 6/8 spacer set by May.
These drums are equipped with Remo Clear Pinstripe Crimplock heads. An ideal choice for high-tension tuning, these heads bring out the full resonance of the shell. A sophisticated badge design adds a touch of class to the new series.
- 100% Maple shells
- Air-Seal System shell construction
- 45-Degree bearing edges
- 6" 8" 10" 12" 13" 14" Shells
- Aluminum Die-Cast lug design
- 2.3mm Ultra Hoops
- Remo Clear Pinstripe Crimplock Heads
- Updated badge design
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