Regarded as the most recorded drum range in history, the iconic Yamaha Recording Custom Series was instrumental in shaping the modern drum kit as we know it today. It became the only choice for many world-leading drummers due to its focused rich, warm and pronounced tone that was easy to use and tune.
Working with legendary drummer Steve Gadd, we've re-imagined the Recording Custom Series for today's artists. Designed to give a refined, focused sound with an enhanced rounded and deeper tone, the result is an easy-to-use and easy-to-tune drum kit that re-defines the classic signature sound. Recording Custom is suitable for any style of drumming in all situations.
This shell set includes:
- 20” x 16” Kick Drum
- 10" x 7" Tom
- 12" x 8" Tom
- 14" x 13" Floor Tom
- Y.E.S.S Tom Holder
New Weighted High Tension Lugs
The revamped modern design retains the traditional essence of the Recording Custom. In order to maximum the attenuating properties of the birch wood, we’ve increased the weight of the lug, further enhancing the artist’s expressive power and reducing undesirable noise from the shell without using a mute. This ensures optimum sustain for the core sound, producing a crisp, articulate tone.
All Birch Shell
In addition to their punchy power, birch shells are known to reduce unwanted noise and prevent interference when drums are set up side-by-side. The unique sonic characteristics of birch wood ensure that each stroke is clearly delineated, making it widely considered to be the ideal choice for recording environments.
Lifted Style Bass Drum
Steve prefers a 20 inch lifted bass drum, so we adopted this specification.
We reduced interference from the floor to maximize the resonance of the shell, and increased the length of the pedal beater rod, centering it precisely to ensure absolute accuracy during performances.
This lifted bass drum produces a more punchy sound and accentuates the sound produced in the core of the shell.
R1.5/30 degree bearing edge
While testing many combinations of shells Steve Gadd opted for 30 degree bearing edges, to deliver a sharp response. The shells have a wide tuning range, respond well to different head choices and are easy to tune.