Yamaha Stage Custom Birch Drum Set Gets a Makeover
By HC News |
ANAHEIM (January 23, 2014)—Yamaha today introduced the redesigned Stage Custom Birch drum set at the 2014 NAMM Show. Already considered to be pound-for-pound among the best drum sets in its class, the new generation Stage Custom Birch has received several significant upgrades.
Many of the changes are subtle, yet substantial. Yamaha upgraded the shells with the same thicker ply concept used on Live Custom and rounded the bearing edges for more head to shell contact, which provides a fatter sound. The Absolute style lug, which attaches to the shell using a single screw, requires fewer holes in the shell and less metal inside the drum, allowing the drums to resonate more fully. Die-cast claws and new spurs now adorn the bass drum and the snare drum now includes ten lugs for more precise tuning.
Stage Custom Birch kits also come in new sizes. Tom and floor tom sizes are now available at traditional depths and diameters, offering wider tuning and dynamic ranges. The floor toms, trimmed down to be under square, provide a better tone to attack balance. The drum sets also offer excellent finishes, high-end specs and superior hardware at a great value.
“The Stage Custom Birch has been a very successful drum set due to its incredible value,” said Dave Jewell, marketing manager, Yamaha Drums, Yamaha Corporation of America. “We listened to dealers and consumers and improved our number one selling drum set in many ways. From pro finishes to the new Absolute lug casing, the Stage Custom Birch drum kit will continue to set the standard for the industry.”
Yamaha Stage Custom Birch drum sets will ship in March 2014.
For more information, visit the Yamaha Booth at the 2014 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, running January 23-26, or visit http://4wrd.it/yamahadrums.