This kit is brand new but it has a small chip on the bass drum hoop....barely noticeable...see last photo.
- 12x8 tom
- 16x15 floor tom
- 22x14 kick drum
- CL945LB tom arm/mount
Created from the sound up.
When Yamaha set about designing the Absolute Hybrid Maple, they started with the most important aspect of a musical instrument, the sound. They wanted these new drums to perform at all dynamic levels. From a whisper to a thunder, a drum should respond to the drummers touch, allowing them to express their every emotion. Then Yamaha considered other characteristics of a great drum. It should feel good to play, it should be a thing of beauty to the eye, and has to withstand the rigors of years of performance.Over three years, they built prototypes that were put to the test, enlisting the help of our roster of artists in virtually every genre--some of the most critical ears in the industry. We think you will hear that they succeeded in creating an instrument that drummers can express their every thought, every feeling and creative idea that comes to them. An instrument that is a thing of beauty to the ears and the eyes and that will last for generations.
Hybrid Maple Shell
The new Absolute Hybrid Series inherits the hybrid shell technology found on our flagship PHX Series. On Absolute Hybrid shells, the design consists of a core ply of wenge a very hard and heavy wood native to Africa, sandwiched between plies of maple, well known for its clear tone. This hybrid design delivers a drum tone that plays rich and clear across the full dynamic range, from pianissimo to fortissimo.