Yamaha Stage Custom Birch 5-Piece Standard Drum Set


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MSRP: $1,100.00 $649.99 Save : $450.01 (41%)

MSRP: $1,100.00 $649.99 Save : $450.01 (41%)
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When the Yamaha Stage Custom was first introduced in 1995 it set the standard for what was to be expected of an intermediate kit. These new Stage Customs also feature 100% birch shells as well as upgraded metal parts.

Yamaha has a knack for creating killer birch drums. Whether it is the Recording Custom, Absolute Birch, or Stage Custom- Yamaha birch drums have this uncanny ability to make drummers week in the knees. The %100 birch shell gives these drums a unique sound that is sharp and punchy while still having the ability to rumble and resonate. The sizes of the drums are

  • 7"x10" Tom
  • 8"x12" Tom
  • 15"x16" Floor Tom
  • 17"x22"Bass Drum
  • 5.5"x14" Snare Drum

As if this wasn't enough, these drums are then fitted with Yamaha's signature lugs, triple-flange hoops, YESS mounting system, and more. The YESS system provides rock solid stability while allowing you to position your drums any way you'd like. In addition they YESS system makes minimum contact with the shell itself. This allows the shells to resonate freely, creating a truer tone. The YESS system also allows you to place your toms closer together, and does not interfere with quick head changes. As far as the bass drum goes, the Stage Custom features die-cast claw hooks with rubber insertion plates to reduce noise and help improve resonance. In addition, the rubber inserts help preserve the finish of your hoops. The bass drum also features telescoping legs which feature rubber stoppers to make setting easier.

Get your Yamaha Stage Custom Birch 5-Piece Standard Drum Set today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

    7"x10" Tom
    8"x12" Tom
    15"x16" Floor Tom
    17"x22"Bass Drum
    5.5"x14" Snare Drum
    TH945B Tom Mount
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Excellent mid-level Yamaha drum kit


from Atlanta

Staff Reviewer


  • Good Value
  • Solid Construction
  • Variety of Finishes


    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Live
    • Studio

    Comments about Yamaha Stage Custom Birch 5-Piece Standard Drum Set:

    The Stage Custom has been one of Yamaha's best selling drum kits for many years. They are always well made, reasonably priced and sound great in different settings. The new 2014 models have some hardware and shell refinements and continue the legacy. I would recommend this kit to drummers of all levels.

    I am a sales associate @ Sam Ash Atlanta

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    Yamaha continues to create great drums


    from Indianapolis, IN

    Staff Reviewer


    • Affordable
    • Durable
    • Pro Quality


      Best Uses

      • Churches
      • Local Gigs
      • Schools
      • Touring

      Comments about Yamaha Stage Custom Birch 5-Piece Standard Drum Set:

      An incredible value, the legendary tone of an all-birch Yamaha drumset is now available in the Stage Custom series. The low fundamental and warm tone of Yamaha's birch drums have been the top choice of drummers for over 30 years.Throughout the 90's Yamaha maintained an active, aggressive approach to product development. The Stage Custom model introduced in 1996 was one result. This series offered the same type of birch shell that was being used in the popular RC series, with the same one-piece lugs and a beautiful sprayed finish, at a surprisingly affordable price. The Stage Custom Birch series is great for the beginner or the working professional. The staggered diagonal seam allows us to build a thin shell that will start round and stay round. The beautiful high-gloss lacquer finish and low-mass lugs lets the shell vibrate for superb tone and sustain.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


      A Triumph for Yamaha!


      from Bakersfield, CA


      • Amazing sound
      • Amazing Tone
      • Excellent Build Quality
      • Feature rich
      • Great value for money


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      Best Uses

      • Gigging
      • Studio

      Comments about Yamaha Stage Custom Birch 5-Piece Standard Drum Set:

      I was excited when Yamaha announced at 2014 Winter NAMM they were going to redesign their Stage Custom drum kit. I waited several weeks for the new Stage Customs to be stocked by retailers. My wait was not in vain! I'm amazed that Yamaha can offer such an excellent drum kit at this price point. The build quality of these drums is excellent. I particularly love the new tom sizes, the new bass drum spurs and bass drum claws and the new 10 lug snare. The Absolute lugs on the drums is also a fantastic upgrade.

      I swapped out the stock drum heads and put my heads of choice on all the drums. The drums are phenomenally easy to tune and sound amazing! The toms have a very warm, round and focused sound and the snare has a great crack. Yamaha is appreciated by many drummers for the quality of their hardware. The hardware on this kit is superb.

      All in all, I am very pleased with my purchase. The kit sounds great, looks great and I know it will hold up for many years to come. You won't regret buying these drums!

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      The manufacturer's warranty covers drums and hardware for three years from date of purchase, and the lacquer or covered finish for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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