Absolute Hybrid Maple
The answer to the question is drums that give you the sound you need, whenever you need it.Tonal requirements vary among drummers, differ with dynamics, and change, from band to band, song to song, moment to moment. With the Absolute Hybrid Series drums, Yamaha has succeeded in addressing this, with a drum set that possesses an extraordinary degree of expressive power, allowing drummers to pursue a level of expression that perhaps they've not experience before in their other drums. These drums offer a wide dynamic range that allows them to respond accurately to each and every stroke, and follow changes in dynamics, nuance, and touch, letting you play what you want to play.Other Colors Available
Working with the legendary Artist Steve Gadd, Yamaha have elevated the iconic Recording Custom Series with new design elements, producing a refined focused sound with enhanced rounded and deeper tone. All North American Birch 6 Ply shells with 30 Degree Bearing Edges are complimented by the re-designed Hi Tension Lug that is weighted to enhance lower frequencies. The result is an easy-to-use and easy-to-tune drum set that re-defines the classic signature sound. Suitable for any style of drumming in all situations.Other Colors Available
Live Custom series is designed with a greater focus on playing in live situations using 1.2mm oak plies that are 10% thicker than those used on our Oak Custom drums. Bass drum shells are comprised of eight-ply designs while tom, floor tom, and snare shells are constructed with six. The Live Custom delivers a sound with greater strength and depth, provides rich expressive power that exceeds your imagination, and features hardware designed with some new, innovative ideas that delivers incredible stability and reliability even in the demanding environment of the stage. Oak's sound is clear and well defined with a powerful low-end that shakes your soul. On stage, and in the studio as well, Live Custom delivers a fat, rich tone with awe-inspiring presence.Other Colors Available
At Yamaha, prototype drums are the starting point of each drum's evolution. These prototypes are created in the Drum Laboratory where Yamaha continually pursues the essence of musical perfection. Under a completely new concept, the PHX (pronounced "phoenix") Series is the pinnacle of excellence in this prototyping process. Handcrafted by our expert technicians, it's based on over 40 years of history, tradition and experience and technology. The newly developed PHX Series reveals Yamaha's all-out pursuit of the ultimate in drum craftmanship and sound.Other Colors Available
The world’s largest touring and music festival supply companies state that Yamaha drums and hardware are the most requested and reliable available, which inspired our design team in Japan to create the TOUR CUSTOM MAPLE Traditional Satin series. Continuing the design legacy of our original Absolute Series, these new drums combines the projection and expressive capability of all-maple shells with the beautiful grain of US maple inside and out, and are available at an economical price.Other Colors Available
Stage Custom Birch
As with the introduction of Stage Custom in 1995 Yamaha once again sets the standards of value and sound. The new Stage Custom inherits 100% birch wood, with upgraded metal parts.Other Colors Available
Compact Drum Sets
DTX Video Gallery
Welcome to the DTX Video Gallery. More than 50 videos are available for viewing, including demonstrations from DTX artists. Check it out!
Perfection makes practice... easy
Yamaha designed DTX drums to make practicing more fun, focusing on giving the DTX-PAD a feel that would let drummers simply enjoy playing.
The DRUM SCORES for the preset songs of the DTX drum trigger modules are available for download. They are valuable practice aids for drummers and teachers who play the DTX electronic drums.
Pad/Module Compatibility Table
Take a closer look at the compatibility of various Yamaha drum pads with the inputs on your drum module.