|Yamaha Air Seal System
All Yamaha wood drums have one thing in common. Our craftsmen create
every drum shell using our exclusive staggered diagonal seam,
Air Seal System just as they have since 1967. Each two or three-ply
master ply is cut to length to very precise tolerance with a
diagonal cut on each end. The diagonal seam in the drum shell
will not separate, eliminating the need to fill gaps in the bearing
edge with filler putty. These plies have glue applied and are
then put into the mould by hand, one master play at a time. The
craftsman then inserts an air bag into the mold and inflates
it, clamping the shell with even pressure 360 degrees around.
This process creates a shell that is strong, starts round, and
Ball Clamp and Triple Tom Holder
Tour Custom drum sets includes the TH-945 triple tom holder
with our tom ball clamp that gives you 360-degree rotation.
The ball, made of a super-hard resin, is held in place by
a single bolt making angle adjustments on the toms quick
and easy. The toms lock firmly in place at virtually any
angle you want. This versatile tom holder lets you mount
any combination of up to three toms and/or cymbals by using
either the standard or the long version of our tom ball clamp
and CH model cymbal booms.
YESS Tom and Floor Tom Brackets
All Tour Custom toms and floor toms use the YESS (Yamaha Enhanced
Sustain System). The toms have a mount attached to the shell
at the nodal point by two bolts. This system allows the drum
shell to vibrate freely for maximum sustain without restricting
with where the placement of the drums. The floor tom brackets
are small, minimal contact mounts that are located at the
nodal point. They hold the legs securely in place without
restricting the vibration of the shell.
Bass Drum Spurs
Sturdy, yet simple in design, the bass drum spurs hold the
bass drum firmly in place even under heavy playing. They
are height adjustable using a drum key and contain steel
spikes that can be exposed when extra hold is needed. They
fold compactly for transport and are marked with angle indicators
ensuring set-up is the same every time.
60 Degree Bearing Edges
All Tour Custom drums have 60-degree R2 bearing edges. This
is something new for Yamaha on a maple shell drum set. This
bearing edge has a rounder profile so that there is more
shell to head contact. This gives the drums clarity in the
low-end fundamental and added warmth.
Universal Size Drums
Tour Custom drums are available in Yamaha's universal sizes.
This ratio of diameter to depth makes these drums versatile
enough for any musical situation. The bass drums have low-end
punch but are responsive, the toms have lots of power, yet
great sustain. The 14x6 matching wood snare drum has a very
wide tuning range and great sensitivity so it is right at
home on the road playing large venues or around town on a
Four Beautiful Lacquer Finishes
Tour Custom drums are all finished in high-gloss lacquer, three
translucent and one solid finish. The Brown Sunburst (BSB),
Ocean Blue (OCB), and Sakura White (SAW) allow the beauty
of the maple grain show through. The Black Onyx (BKO) is
a deep, rich, solid black finish.