Yamaha Recording Custom 1980's Re-Issue, Limited Edition No.21 of 25.
As a tribute to the drums that changed the industry Yamaha produced a limited-edition reissue of the classic 1980s version of the original Recording Custom in 2011. Only 25 kits were made for the European Market across 3 colours - Mellow Yellow / Hot Red and Stage White. Like the original sets these kits came Pre-YESS.
For anyone who's never heard a Recording Custom, the kit combines an exquisite, powerful, distinctive crisp sound quality with a range of groundbreaking innovations.
Recording custom is one of the most consistently and meticulously built drum kits in the world, you are guaranteed a great drum sound every time.
The music business is known for fast moving trends and preferences but the iconic Recording Custom, with its Japanese Hokkaido birch shells, constructed using Yamaha's innovative Air Seal System and Diagonal Seams, delivered a sound solution for the studio that has passed the test of time.
The Birch shells produce a low fundamental tone with crisp sound quality and short attack decay making them optimal for recording situations. Drummers such as Steve Gadd, Dave Weckl & Vinnie Colaiuta are just a select few of the names who have recorded ground breaking records with iconic drum sounds produced from this very same kit.
Yamaha's Air Seal System shells feature select birch wood cut in plies, positioned with staggered diagonal seams, and sealed together with evenly distributed air pressure. This process ensures that every drum shell is in round and of uniform thickness while providing superior tone quality and durability.
The Recording Custom is instantly recognised due to its trademark high-tension lugs and 60-degree bearing edges. Precision-machined lug nuts provide noise-free control, due to their springless casing design.
Manufactured as genuine one-piece units, Yamaha's high-tension lugs established one of the principal trends in modern design during the 1980's, an era that the Recording Custom dominated.
These drum kits are still in high demand and these later run 80's re-issues are extremely rare. The Bass Drum Badge is coded with the kits unique run number, this one is 21/25 and a certificate of Authenticity is included from Yamaha. The shells are finished inside with Yamaha's trade mark Cherry Red finish. This kit has been kept by a collector, the shells and fittings present like new.
10 x 7.5 & 12 x 8 Toms (Pre-YESS)
14 x 14 & 16 x 16 Floor Toms
22 x 16 Bass Drum (drilled)
Limited Edition Re-Issue Made In Japan
Finished in Mellow Yellow Lacquer (only around 8 kits produced in this colour from the Limited Edition run of 25)
Yamaha Hi-Tension Lugs
2.3mm Triple Flanged Hoops
100% Hokkaido Birch Shell
60 degree bearing edges
Shells internally finished in Cherry Red
Special Numbered Serial Badge on the Bass Drum No.21 of 25
Includes Certificate of Authenticity from Yamaha
'That unmistakable Yamaha 9000 studio sound'
Includes one double tom holder post & 6 x Floor Tom Legs
All factory Yamaha by Remo Heads still fitted
9.5/10 condition: Apart from played heads the kit presents like new!