Here we have not only one of the most recorded drum kits of all time, it's also a very rare 20th Anniversary model. There are only around 100 of these kits worldwide! This kit was brought out in 1996 to commemorate 20 years of the Recording Custom Series which some of us better know as the 9000 series that was originally launched by Yamaha in 1976. Over the years Yamaha have brought out many kits to celebrate the anniversary of the drum factory itself such as the 40th and 50th year models but this kit celebrates the Recording Custom series itself.
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, 60-degree bearing edges and YESS mounts. 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 very rarely come up from this era, this drum set is in very good condition, it has the original Anniversary display head still fitted too. The shells are finished inside with Yamaha's trade mark Cherry Red finish. All of this kit is from 1996 with the exception of the 10" tom which was specially ordered and added in 1997.
10 x 9, 12 x 10, 13 x 11 & 16 x 14 Toms
22 x 16 Bass Drum (drilled)
Made In Japan in 1996 for the 20th Anniversary
Finished in Limited Edition Blue Fade Burst Lacquer (only around 100 kits ever produced)
Yamaha Hi-Tension Lugs
2.3mm Triple Flanged Hoops
100% Hokkaido Birch Shell
60 degree bearing edges
Shells internally finished in Cherry Red
Y.E.S.S. original mounting systems
Limited Edition Display Head
Limited Edition Gold 20th Anniversary Badges
'That unmistakable Yamaha 9000 studio sound'
Includes 4 single tom holders & one double tom holder post
Kit fitted with new Evans G2 tom batter heads throughout and an Evans EMAD bass drum batter.
8/10 condition: a couple of small lacquer chips and typical scuffs on the bass drum hoop underneath claws and where the pedal attaches. There s also one more noticeable mark in front of the double tom holder on the bass drum (please see picture) Otherwise the chrome work is in excellent condition and all the bearing edges and shells are perfect.
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