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Here we have not only one of the most recorded drum kits of all time, it's also a very rare 40th Anniversary model. This kit was brought out in 2007 to commemorate 40 years of Yamaha Drums.
For anyone who has 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 extremely good condition, has all its original factory heads on the bass drum and new Remo heads on the toms, all original parts are present. The shells are finished inside with Yamaha's trade mark Black finish and the kit even has the original limited edition display head which is in immaculate condition.
13 x 10 Tom
16 x 16 Floor Tom
24 x 18 Bass Drum (un-drilled)
Matching 14 x 7 Snare Drum
Made In Japan in 2007 for the 40th Anniversary
Finished in Limited Edition Temple Silver (very small number of kits produced)
Yamaha Hi-Tension Lugs
2.3mm Triple Flanged Hoops
100% Hokkaido Birch Shell
60 degree bearing edges
Shells internally finished in Black
Y.E.S.S. original mounting systems
Limited Edition Display Head
Limited Edition Black and Silver 40th Anniversary Badges
'That unmistakable Yamaha 9000 studio sound'
Includes double tom holder and Floor Tom Legs
8.5/10 condition: a couple of very small lacquer chips on the bass drum hoop, 1 small lacquer dent on the bass drum shell.
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