These are Yamaha's first Live Custom kits and they feature 100 percent oak shells and are the first set to come out of a new state-of- the-art Yamaha owned and operated factory. Built in conjunction with artists and consumers, the Live Custom shell is slightly thicker than the current Oak Custom kit and gives the drums more depth, projection and clarity. And the black nickel-plated hardware and gorgeous lacquer finishes are strikingly beautiful—an immediate “looker” on stage.
Pictured is a big kit in their Black Shadow Sunburst finish. The snare drum includes a redesigned throw-off and butt plate with stronger, smoother action while the floor tom leg bracket features a stronger vertical bolt.
Live Custom drum sets sell from $1,399.99 to $1,799.99. For more information, visit http://4wrd.it/yamaha drums.
By Barry Rudolph
miniBIO: Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.com