NAMM 2019 YAMAHA Live Custom Hybrid Oak

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What are the metal weights for
Phenolic is plastic isn't it
Looks like they're feeling the domestic heat from Canopus
 

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What are the metal weights for
Phenolic is plastic isn't it
Looks like they're feeling the domestic heat from Canopus
Metal weights are enhancing low end. See that graph above ??

And yes, as I understand it.. It's basically an Oak/Fiberglass hybrid shell. Like the older Rock Tour series that also had that phenolic resin ply's in the shell.
 

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G.A.S. was in remission.

Damn. That UZU Natural is hot.

If I sell my mint Live Custom . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
 

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I remember when Yamaha used to have a really wide selection of woods based on the most current configuration of the "Custom" line; oak, maple, beech, birch, and maybe even walnut. That was the last really comprehensive program they had IMO.
 

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They never had walnut (wouldn’t mind to see that though)

The Absolute line was great indeed but I can see why it was unsustainable. Especially the finish options.

I love that they reintroduce a 90’s feature back to modern day.

I loved the Rock tour Custom and the Oak myself, so I’m curious as to how the combination sound.
 

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Very interesting. Not normally a fan of Oak's grain, but taken to an extreme like that... that's pretty cool.

I used to have an all-phenolic Pearl President that was, to this day, one of the best drumsets I've ever played. It's currently owned by a studio in Brooklyn, and I play it there now and then. Still sounds as good, not just nostalgia.
 


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