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Kicking things off way back in 1967, Yamaha produced their first drum kits in the form of the Yamaha D20 and D30 models using their innovative Air Seal System Technique which is still used today.
1976 saw the introduction of the System Drum Concept which brought about a unification of drum mounting hardware, allowing all drums and hardware from any series to be mixed and combined to suit the needs of the drummer. It was during this year that Yamaha introduced the innovative hide-away boom stand; an industry first that is still a main feature of hardware lines of all brands today.
In 1977 Yamaha released the legendary YD9000 Recording Custom. Made from 100% birch this drum kit featured one-piece lugs and a gorgeous spray finish. The kit was made popular by the likes of Steve Gadd and Cozy Powell. It became the most recorded drum set in history.
Next followed the Yamaha Maple Custom in 1991. This kit saw the introduction of small lightweight lugs to prevent dampening of the shell and the YES mount (Yamaha Enhanced Sustain System) designed to offer organic shell resonance.
The brilliantly popular and incredible sounding Yamaha Stage Custom was released in 1996. Delivering superbly top-end tone at an extremely affordable price. Utilising the same birch used in the much more expensive recording custom series, one-piece lugs and beautiful spray finishes, this kit quickly became the go-to for new drummers and the budget conscious player.
The Yamaha Maple Absolute appeared in 1998 with a desire to achieve the richest possible shell resonance at the centre of its design. Then in 2002, the Yamaha Oak Custom released offering an impressive response and huge bass tone. The Yamaha PHX followed in 2008 featuring a hybrid shell construction.
Inspired by vintage kits, the Yamaha Club Custom was unveiled in 2011 and seamlessly combined the warm tone and controlled sustain of vintage kits with the advantages of modern manufacturing, for a kit with great consistency and better projection.
Building upon the Oak Custom series, Yamaha introduced the Live Custom series in 2013. Consisting of shells of 1.2mm Oak, the drums of this kit were 10% thicker than those used on the Oak Custom series. The result was a drum kit with greater strength and depth with a rich, expressive power ideal for live performance.
The Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple appeared in 2014, utilising the hybrid shell technology found on the Yamaha PHX range. Constructed using Wenge wood sandwiched between Maple, this kit delivered a superbly clear tone and a full dynamic range.
Revisiting and reinventing a past classic, Yamaha released the new Recording Custom in 2016. Working with the drumming legend Steve Gadd, the Yamaha Recording Custom features new design elements, a refined focused and an enhanced more rounded, deeper tone. The result is a drum kit that’s easy to use and easy to tune to provide an amazingly versatile sound, suitable for all styles and playing situations.