Inspired by the award winning Maple Custom Absolute and Absolute Hybrid Maple, Yamaha Drums fuses decades of being the most in demand touring and studio drums in the world by introducing Tour Custom to the market this September 2017.
Designed with close consultation by Yamaha?s world-wide artist family, maximum projection through the wide dynamic range is achieved with 5.6mm thin maple shells equipped with heavy 2.3mm inverse Dyna Hoops and now with U.S. Maple grain under 6 luxurious clear satin finishes. Professional options for better drummers on a budget. Yamaha Drums and Hardware raising the bar of value. World Touring is our Jam!
We went out to test the new kit with Dafnis Prieto in Cuba. Dafnis Prieto?s revolutionary drumming techniques and compositions had a powerful impact on the Latin and Jazz music scene, nationally and internationally. Various awards include ?2011 MacArthur Fellowship Award?, a Grammy Award Nomination for ?Absolute Quintet? as Best Latin Jazz Album and a Latin Grammy Nomination for ?Best New Artist? in 2007. Also a gifted educator Dafnis was a faculty member of Jazz studies at NYU from 2005 to 2014, and in 2015 became a faculty member of Frost School of Music at UM (University of Miami). Knowing professional touring, recording and teaching, check out what Dafnis had to say after testing the new kit on stage in our video & interview.