Yamaha Stage Custom Birch 5pc Drum Shell Pack – 20” Kick

Yamaha instruments are known for their precision craftsmanship and high sound quality. This set of birch shells is constructed using the company’s patented Air-Seal System to ensure a uniform shape and thickness across all their models. The result is a durable set of drums with a sound to give pricier professional kits a run for […]

Last updateJuly 18, 2018
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Yamaha Stage Custom Birch 5pc Drum Shell Pack – 20” Kick

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Yamaha instruments are known for their precision craftsmanship and high sound quality. This set of birch shells is constructed using the company’s patented Air-Seal System to ensure a uniform shape and thickness across all their models. The result is a durable set of drums with a sound to give pricier professional kits a run for their money.

The quality level of these Yamaha Custom shells really shines through in the details. They use a staggered diagonal seam, for example, which lets them make the shell thinner without losing its shape. Combined with the low-mass lugs, this lets the drums resonate more freely, improving the tone and sustain.

They're not quite 100% perfect though.

The only place the quality dips is in the included heads. They’re functional but don’t do the shells justice.

Yamaha gives you two options for buying this kit: just the shells, or the shells with stands and pedals. This makes the Custom an affordable shell upgrade option for intermediate players who already have the hardware. For the straight beginner, though, the extra cost for the stands may put it out of your price range.

Specs at a glance:

  • Shell material: 6-ply 6mm birch
  • Kick drum: 20” X 17”
  • Snare: 14” X 5½”
  • Toms: 14” X 13” floor tom; 10” X 7” and 12” X 8” mounted toms
  • Whole kit weight: 70 pounds
  • Color options: Natural wood, cranberry red, raven black, honey amber, pure white

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