Another debutante at Summer Namm today will be Yamaha’s Tour Custom drum sets, now finished in five new Satin ‘Candy’ finishes.
The Tour Custom Drum sets are constructed with 100 per cent Maple 6-ply shells using the company’s proprietary staggered diagonal seam shell construction, building a thin drum shell that will start round and stay round, Yamaha says. Other features include 2.3mm vintage inverted Dyna-Hoops that help focus the sound and keep the drums in tune longer, solid and durable hardware including one-point lug attachments on all shells to enhance the drum’s sustain, and Remo US heads.
The series features five new ‘Candy Inspired’ Satin finishes: Butterscotch, Caramel, Candy Apple Red, Chocolate and Black Liquorice.
Designed with close consultation by Yamaha’s world-wide users, the Tour Custom features a reduced inner ply-thicknesses of 0.8mm each to bring the total shell thickness to 5.6mm, the thinnest maple drum kit shell Yamaha has ever produced whilst said to still retain the strength and durability Yamaha are known for.
‘The Tour Custom is back, this time with a distinctly new flavour.’ says Gavin Thomas. Yamaha Drums UK Marketing Manager. ‘We have listened to what Drummers would like to see and hear with a true understanding of who, where and how our drums are being played. This is a classic Yamaha design which Yamaha fans will be accustomed to, with a few unique twists, all of which is packed into a great value for money offering. This is a superb addition to the award winning Yamaha line up and they sound sweet.’
UK prices are yet to be confirmed and the new kits will arrive in Europe in October.