Oak /Phenolic Sheet Hybrid Shell (Patent Pending)
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 oak drums, Yamaha has enhanced the dynamic range of the new Live Custom by accentuating its 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 the entire shell is coated with a thin layer of black paint. The surface of the shell is sanded again before the final coating is applied in a process that emphasizes the natural beauty of the oak grain.
Bass Enhancement Weight (Patent Pending)
Designed with the Absolute lug in mind, 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
Dark Silver hardware delivers a dominating image further enhanced by black shell interiors.
Shells feature exclusive Yamaha Absolute lugs. Their sophisticated design adds a touch of class.
Die-Cast Bass Drum Hooks
Bass drums feature designed die-cast hooks, which provide noise-free function through the use of an insertion plate.
Floor Tom Bracket
The floor tom bracket includes wing bolts and is designed to clamp tightly on the leg without damaging it - to save time on stage and to deliver optimum decay control.
Y.E.S.S. III Mount
An evolutionary step up from our Y.E.S.S. II tom mount, the Y.E.S.S. III mount further reduces acoustic dampening, allowing the shell to vibrate more freely and it brings out more of the shell's natural sustain and volume.
DynaHoops & Emperor Head
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 and great durability.
- Finish: Uzu Natural
- Bass Drum: 22" x 18"
- Mounted Toms: 10" x 7" and 12" x 8" with TH945B
- Floor Tom: 16" x 15"
- Shell: Oak/Phenolic sheet hybrid: 7-ply, 7.3 mm (TT, FT), 7-ply, 8.8 mm (BD)
- TT/FT Hoop: 2.3 mm DynaHoop (Dark Silver finish)
- BD Hoop: Wood hoop
- Lug: Absolute lug (Dark Silver finish)
- Bearing Edge: 45-degree/R1.5
- TT/FT Head: Top: Remo Clear Emperor, Bottom: Remo Clear Ambassador
- BD Head: Front: Remo P3 Ebony, Batter: Remo P3 Clear (20" - 24" BD), Remo Coated Ambassador (18" BD)
- Tom Mount: Y.E.S.S. III system
*Cymbals, snare, and hardware sold separately.
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