Yamaha Stage Custom Birch Drum Kit

By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | July 26, 2017

Yamaha Stage Custom Birch Drum Kit

Are you looking for a drum kit with heaps of history? Then the Yamaha Stage Customer Birch kit is your perfect solution.

In 1995 Yamaha first introduced the Yamaha Stage Custom kit. For years this kit was the kit that set the standard for value and sound. The new Stage Custom inherits the 100% Birch shells that the original used, but with upgraded hardware.



The Stage Custom tone has been described as a low rumble which is caused as a direct result of the 100% Birch that the shells are made from. If you know much about high-end drum kits, then you will recognise that Birch is one of the most sought after woods.


No, that isn’t a typo. YESS stands for Yamaha Enhanced Sustain System.

YESS provides minimum contact between the hardware and the shell. Instead of traditional mounting systems, it connects hardware at the nodal point* of the drum. (The nodal point is the point at which it will not interfere with shell vibration.)

Furthermore, the nylon bushings on rod clamps afford maximum stability. Additionally, the YESS system permits toms to be placed close together and does not interfere with quick head changes.

On floor toms, the YESS system offers wide open sustain while keeping toms stable under the heaviest strokes.

* Nodal point mounting is patented by the Noble & Cooley Drum Company.

Ball Mount and Clamp

A tribute to Yamaha design technology, the original ball mount and clamp has gone through very few modifications over the years.

A large, ultra-hard resin ball sits in an attractive chromed housing, held in place with a titanium ergonomic wing bolt. It is the ultimate drummer-friendly mount, offering non-slip positioning virtually anywhere the drummer can imagine. Additionally, it permits tuning of the bottom head by simply rotating the drum.

For more details on the Yamaha Stage Custom, [click here].


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