LIVE CUSTOM Live Custom opens up a whole new world in drum tone that pumps up audiences to new levels of excitement

Live Custom Oak Introduction Movie

A leading artists demonstrate Live Custom Oak drums in video interview.

Thicker oak ply produce deeper sound

10% thicker than the plies used in the Oak Custom, the oak plies found in these shells deliver sound with greater power on the live stage.

Black appearance

Dark silver hardware delivers dominating image further heightened with the all black shell interiors.


YESS mounts are designed to minimize contact between the shell and the mount to deliver a wider dynamic range and longer sustain.

Absolute Lugs

Sells feature Yamaha's exclusive Absolute Lugs. Their sophisticated design adds a touch of class to the drums.

Die-cast Bass Drum Hooks

Bass drums feature newly designed die-cast hooks, which provide noise free function through the use of an insertion plate.

Open Type Floor Tom Bracket

Open type Floor Tom bracket includes wing bolts. It's designed to clamp tightly on the leg without damaging it, to save time on stage, and to deliver optimum decay control.

Emperor Head

Toms and floor toms are equipped with clear Remo Emperor heads, which are known for their deep sound and great durability.

2.3mm Dyna Hoops

Thicker steel hoops offer a tighter sound and sharper response.