Yamaha Recording Custom Shell Pack, Solid Black
Designed with the legendary Steve Gadd, the iconic Yamaha Recording Custom has elevated the classic, signature sound to a new level.
- North American Birch 6 Ply shells
- Refined focused sound with rounded, deep tone
- Suitable for all situations, easy to tune
- Designed in collaboration with Steve Gadd
- Weighted high tension lugs
- Solid Black Finish
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The Yamaha Recording Custom has set the benchmark for recording studio drums for over 30 years. Working with the legendary Steve Gadd for the past 3 years, Yamaha have developed new design elements, bringing the Recording Custom up to date, refining the sound and playability of the series.
The revamped modern design retains the traditional essence of the Recording Custom, while maximising the natural attenuating properties of the birch wood. Newly designed weighted high tension lugs further enhance the expressive power of the shell while reducing undesirable overtones and noises without muting the drum. These new lugs ensure optimum sustain with a crisp, articulate tone.
Widely considered the ideal choice for recording environments, birch shells create less unwanted overtones and isolate well from adjacent drums to make the recording process much easier, clearly delineating each stroke.
To ensure the Recording Custom is as versatile as possible in the studio, 30 degree bearing edges have been cut into the shells. This delivers a fast response, but also maintains a wide tuning range and responds well to different choices of head.
The toms are fitted with YESS mounts to maximise dynamic range and sustain while ensuring the most flexible placement options.
'For the past 3 years I've been meeting with the Research and Development guys at Yamaha with the aim of bringing the Recording Custom Series up to date. I told Yamaha what I thought throughout the process, the result is that everything is a step up. They still feel like the Recording Custom, when you take them out of the box they don't feel new, they feel comfortable and I think that's good. The Bass Drum has a nice fat sound, the drum responds to different heads on it, and my goal was to have a simple Snare Drum design that could respond to a wide range of tuning. I think we did a great job, the new Recording Customs sound great and I think you'll like them.' - Steve Gadd
22 x 14 inch Bass Drum
16 x 15 inch Floor Tom
10 x 7.5 inch Rack Tom
12 x 8 inch Rack Tom