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Stage Custom Birch

Stage Custom BirchStage Custom Birch

As with the introduction of Stage Custom in 1995 YAMAHA once again sets the standards of value and sound. The new Stage Custom inherits 100% birch wood, with upgraded metal parts.

Stage Custom BirchOther colours available



Working with the legendary Artist Steve Gadd, Yamaha have elevated the iconic Recording Custom Series with new design elements, producing a refined focused sound with enhanced rounded and deeper tone. All North American Birch 6 Ply shells with 30 Degree ...

RECORDING CUSTOMOther colours available



At YAMAHA, prototype drums are the starting point of each drum's evolution. These prototypes are created in the Drum Laboratory where YAMAHA continually pursues the essence of musical perfection. Under a completely new concept, the PHX (pronounced "phoen...

PHXOther colours available



Live Custom series is designed with a greater focus on playing in live situations using 1.2mm oak plies that are 10% thicker than those used on our Oak Custom drums. Bass drum shells are comprised of eight-ply designs while tom, floor tom, and snare shel...

LIVE CUSTOMOther colours available



Gigmaker drum sets are available in two basic configurations and a range of colorful sparkle finishes that you can choose to match your musical and visual style. These high-value sets come with a matching snare drum and Yamaha double-braced hardware, as ...

GIGMAKEROther colours available

Absolute Hybrid Maple

Absolute Hybrid MapleAbsolute Hybrid Maple

The answer to the question is drums that give you the sound you need, whenever you need it. Tonal requirements vary among drummers, differ with dynamics, and change, from band to band, song to song, moment to moment. With the Absolute Hybrid Series drum...

Absolute Hybrid MapleOther colours available

News & Events


1/8/2016 [Artists]
Recording Custom Snare Drum comparison video featuring Steve White.

For the first time in its history, Yamaha Recording Custom Series snare drums are available in a variety of Brass, Stainless Steel & Aluminium with sizes that compliment all performance styles. After repeated evaluations of our design by Steve Gadd, we have created a ground breaking new range of snare drums that is now available now at your Yamaha Drums Dealer.
In the following video Yamaha Artist Steve White sits down in the studio to compare the individual sound characteristics of each snare drum...

16/5/2016 [Artists]
Yamaha Drums Artist David Garibaldi of Tower of Power interview and performance video

David Garibaldi has pioneered funk drumming together with “Tower of Power. In our interview and performance video you can find out how and why...

12/1/2016 [Musical Instruments]
Yamaha to launch new Recording Custom Drum Series, designed in partnership with Steve Gadd.

Yamaha Drums are pleased to announce that the famous Recording Custom Series has been re-designed with Steve Gadd and will be released in 2016. Originally launched in 1975 the Recording Custom series (or 9000 series as it was known then) has become and Industry Standard drum set......

8/1/2016 [Artists]
On the Spot: Yamaha Live Session with Mark Colenburg & Casey Benjamin

On the Spot: Grammy Award winning Artists Mark Colenburg & Casey Benjamin best known for their work with Robert Glasper came together one afternoon in Berlin and created this music idea on the spot and had a lot of fun jamming out this track for us. It’s an unprompted recording showing the spontaneous interaction between two musicians which have spent many hours creating music together. We recommend to sit back, put on your headphones for best sound & enjoy the music...

8/10/2015 [Artists]
Message from Dave Weckl

We caught up with Dave Weckl on his current tour in Japan with the Dave Weckl Acoustic Band to get a little update on his gear and caught exciting news on upcoming projects...

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