As a tribute to the drums that changed the industry Yamaha announces a limited-edition reissue of the classic 1980s version of the original Recording Custom.
For over 30 years, the Recording Custom has set a benchmark for excellence. It might be the most recorded drum in history and it has enjoyed an unparalleled history of success and innovation. Although trends come and go, the Recording Custom, with its birch shells and pristine interior and exterior finish, delivers a sound that some consider to be somehow “pre-EQ-ed”, perfect for studio or multi-miking in any situation.Each new Recording Custom Limited Edition set will come with a Certificate of Authenticity stating product number in it’s series and it’s color and there will be only 15 of each color to be produced in this reissue.

  • 100% hand crafted in Japan using Hokkaido Birch shells
  • Classic, high tension lugs
  • Original 60° R3 bearing edges
  • 7-ply, 7mm bass drums
  • 6-ply, 6mm toms, floor toms, and snare drums
  • Original Pre- YESS mounting system
  • 1.6mm steel triple flange hoops
  • 15 of each color will be made
  • Includes signed certificate
  • Three classic colors: Hot Red, Mellow Yellow, Stage White
All Birch Shell

According to Yamaha, birch shells produce a lower fundamental tone than maple. Their crisp sound quality with short attack decay makes them optimal for recording situations. Their Air Seal System shells feature select birch wood cut in plies, positioned with staggered diagonal seams, and sealed together with evenly distributed air pressure. This process ensures that every drum shell is in round and of uniform thickness while providing superior tone quality and durability.

Hi-Tension Lugs

Precision-machined lug nuts provide noise-free control, due to their springless casing design. Manufactured as genuine one-piece units, Yamaha’s high-tension lugs have established one of the principal trends in modern design.

Bass Drum Spurs

A sturdy hexagonal design and fixed angle position allow spurs to withstand bass drum kicks. Height adjustment and the releasing and retracting of the pointed spur are made easily with a drum key.

Ball Clamp & Triple Tom Holder

The round ball clamp has long been a fundamental part of Yamaha System Drums. Made of extremely-hard resin, the ball is held firmly in place with a steel plate and large wing bolt. While providing ease of operation, this system also delivers total freedom in setting and superior stability. The triple tom holder accommodates two toms as well as a cymbal holder to provide a wide variety of set up possibilities.


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