Shell-pack and stands. Only drums and stands, no cymbals
The evolution of the concept of a “low-height junior kit that drummers can use for real performance,” the Junior Kit is a flexible drum kit adjustable to a wide range of heights, allowing anyone from small children to adults the world over to enjoy playing quality drums. On the advice of Yamaha artist Manu Katché, the number of toms has been increased from one to two, in a two-up one-down configuration. This was motivated by a desire to enable drummers to correctly play scores that use two toms as standard. Intended for use in educational settings, where other small diameter kits cannot be used satisfactorily, the Junior Kit will meet the needs of any performance situation.
Developed in collaboration with Manu Katché, the Junior Kit offers superior performance in a small diameter configuration that can be adjusted to a wide range of heights.
Bop style configuration
18”Bass Drum,14"Floor Tom, 12" Hanging Tom
The tom and floor tom are factory-fitted with coated heads.
The shell is a key factor in a drum's ability to "rumble," or resonate. Accordingly, the Stage Custom employs 100% birch - a classic in the realm of high-class drum kits. Moreover, with its six-ply structure the Stage Custom accurately conveys the vibrations produced at the impact surface, achieving performance that overwhelms anything in its class.
"Air Seal System" Technology
At Yamaha, the process of manufacturing drum shells begins with selection of the materials. Select woods are cut into sheets with precision cut diagonal ends. The plies are fit into a form and hammered into place by a highly skilled craftman. The angled ends allow the craftman to finlely adjust the ply length, thus maintaining proper tension. Ply joints are staggered by 120-degrees and hammered into place in the same manner. An air bag placed inside of the shell and inflated at high-pressure puts even pressure on the shell's inner surface creating a perfectly round shell with uniform thickness and excellent durability. This is the Air Seal System, a process that has been in use at Yamaha for over 40 years.
A pipe post stabilizer on the pedal side of the bass drum provides height adjustment and positions the beater so that it strikes the center of the bass drum batter head. A memory clamp on the pipe slides into a special receiver on the bottom of the bass drum, allowing for quick set up and exact height retention.
Die-cast claw hook
New Stage Custom adopts Die-cast claw hooks with rubber insertion plates to reduce noises.
BD leg with stopper
Bass drum legs of Stage Cutsom have the stoppers to make setting easier.