PHX – from YAHAMA Drum Laboratory
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.
Prototype drums, which are the core of the evolution in YAMAHA drums, are created in the Drum Laboratory where YAMAHA pursues the essence of drums. Under a completely new concept, the PHX (a.k.a. phoenix) Series is the pinnacle of excellence in this prototyping process. Handcrafted by our expert technicians, it’s based on 40 years of history and experience.The newly developed PHX Series proclaims YAMAHA’s all-out pursuit of the ultimate in drum potential for the next 40 years.
The newly developed PHX Series reveals YAMAHA’s all-out pursuit of the ultimate in drum craftmanship and sound.
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.
- Hybrid Maple Shell (center Wenge ply)
- Hook Lug
- YESS III Mount System
- Vent Hole
- Optimized Bearing Edge Shape
- Inner Vintage Finish
Opens up a whole new world in drum tone that pumps up audiences to new levels of excitement
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.
- All Oak Shell
- Dark Silver Finished Hardware
- E.S.S. Mount System