The Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute is a full drum kit that is designed for use both in the studio and on the stage. I recently had the absolute pleasure of doing a recording session where the drummer brought in this kit as one of his kits. In the end we ended up mixing and matching with this kit and another to get the sounds we were after, but in itself the Birch Custom Absolute is a top notch kit. I'm an audio engineer, not a primarily a drummer, as I wasn't playing on the session. However, I've played and recorded with a number of different Yamaha kits, including the Maple Custom Absolute and both Studio and Stage Customs, all of which I believe are stellar drum kits. The Birch Custom Absolute in particular has it's own sound and a beautiful wood finish. I don't know for how long they've been making these kits, but it's up there with the best Yamaha and other kits I've recorded with to date. I really like the crisp and full bodied sounds of these drums all around, although I think the tom toms and the kick is where this makes the most of it's damage. The toms have that perfect slap to them when tuned properly and are great for rock and pop alike. The kick is nice and tight, cutting through a mix extremely well when recorded properly. For the session I did recently with this, we only ended up using the tom toms from this kit, but only because a really specific sound was sought after for each drum. If you were to record with the Birch Custom Absolute kit as a whole you'd no doubt get an incredible sound. If you're an experienced drummer looking for a nice new drum kit, most of the high end Yamaha will do great for you but definitely make it a point to look into the Birch Custom Absolute as it's unique to the others and is really an incredible drum set.
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scorpions's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I use this drumkit for 3 years, I have waited a long time to post a review, to have had the time to try it.
- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
What I really like is that I can switch from metal to jazz without any worries. I also like to be able to do what I want following the rglages, of course as with any drumkit, it must choose its skin. The sound balance between the different elements is perfect, the kick does not give the print be "cot besides, toms not, in short, all is well.
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
I played on a lot of other batteries, I even played on Maple, but very poorly rgle has made absolutely nothing. Like what every drummer will sound diffrent its drumkit.
- How do you report qualitprix?
It's a drumkit that I had new, it is worth the money, of course it's high-end, you must leave the euro, but the quality is the hardware is very robust, also the kneecaps, the system leaves home YESS reason well the job properly.
- With the exprience, you do again this choice ...?
I would not change anything, I just took in "Standard" to be able to do what I wanted, and I did well. It is also the modern version of the Recording Custom, which remember, is the + drumkit saves the world.
<p class="bbcode-offtopic"> Off topic: <span>FYI, my config: 22 "8" 10 "12" 14 "16" I put Remo Powerstroke 3 skins for toms and GC.</span>
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mpcvore's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Snare 14 by 5.5, then birch, 10 lugs, stamped with circles. Mine is blue, the paint reveals the wood grain, the finish is very nice ...... This is my main snare, then the system of stamp is very simple, even simplistic, I prfr a system with dual voltage, each side of ft as the snare of the series "recording". Like all the snares, we can make it sound DIFFERENT Manir according to the skins and rglage, that being said, it fits very easily and there are appropriate sound very quickly. The projection is good without being exceptional, is a versatile crate any fact, both well-snapping, but with some thickness own birch, nothing to do with the hollow ct and a little foil boxes steel. It is therefore all styles, except perhaps the music very very "heavy" that ncessitent a very high volume. In rsum an excellent instrument, a system that would MRIT stamp a little more volumes to really refine the rglage.