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Yamaha 3pc Absolute Hybrid Maple Drum Set-Natural  From Yamaha

An excellent condition 3pc Yamaha Absolye Hybrid ste. Drum sizes : 8x12, 15x16, 14x22. The Absolute Hybrid series inherited the hybrid shell technology found on their flagship PHX series using Wenge and Maple to create absolute expression without compromise.


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What We Think

Absolute Hybrid Maple takes a leap forward with a hybrid shell design that follows the flagship Phoenix PHX series. The Hybrid Maple shells consist of seven thin plies: two maple plies inside and out, and an inner ply of wenge to create a depth of rounded tone. To further optimize the tone of these shells, they cut 45-degree bearing edges on the toms and 30-degree edges on bass drums. A newer version of Yamaha's Hook lug, mounted slightly beyond the nodal points of the shell, offers a viable alternative solution for head changes as well increasing tone.

Manufacturer's Description from Yamaha

The Absolute Hybrid series inherited the hybrid shell technology found on our flagship PHX series. Absolute Hybrid shells consist of a core ply of wenge, a very hard and heavy wood native to Africa, wedged between plies of maple, known for its clear tone. This hybrid design delivers a rich, clear tone across a full dynamic range, from pianissimo to fortissimo.

The bearing edge angle on the bass drum differs from the angle on tom and snare shells. A 45-degree /R1.5 edge is used on the snare and toms to achieve a balanced tone, while the 30-degree/R1.5 edge on the bass drum creates a low-end tone, for a deeper, more powerful sound.

Through an exhaustive series of prototypes, Yamaha has discovered the optimal number and vent hole position depending on the air capacity of each shell. Particularly, vent holes contribute to the enhancement of tone colors in midrange to low-frequency sounds, as well as the control of sustain.


About Manufacturer

Since 1887, when it began producing reed organs, the Yamaha Corporation in Japan (then Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd.) has grown to become the world's largest manufacturer of a full line of musical instruments, and a leading producer of audio/visual products, semiconductors and other computer related products, sporting goods, home appliances and furniture, specialty metals, machine tools, and industrial robots.

Yamaha has endeavored to produce products and services that satisfy the diverse needs and desires of people worldwide. Its products and services are recognized the world over for superior quality in acoustics, design, technology, craftsmanship, and customer oriented services. These products and services under the brand name of Yamaha are highly regarded by a large number of professionals, institutions, business people within the related industries, and consumers.


 Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple Drum Set Features:

  • Hybrid maple shell (center wenge ply)
  • Hook lug
  • Y.E.S.S. III mount system
  • Vent hole
  • Optimized bearing edge shape
  • Inner vintage finish
  • Drum Sizes: 8x12, 15x16, 14x22