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NEW Yamaha Gigmaker Acoustic Drum Kits

Published: Thu October 25, 2012  News Feed

The New Yamaha Gigmaker Acoustic Drum Kits

Play your Next Gig in Style

Gigmaker drum sets from Yamaha are probably one of the most popular kit ranges in the world.

Featuring all of the things that make a drum kit a pleasure to both hear and to play.


Yamaha 2012 Gigmakers

The new Gigmaker models are available with either a 22” or 20” bass drum. The 22” drum having a larger diameter gives it the ability to produce a slightly more bottom-end-heavy sound. Both models are available in a selection of 5 glitter finishes, Burgundy, Blue Ice, White Grape, Sliver and Black.

One of the most noticeable features of the new Gigmakers is the exciting range of “pro-style” finishes. The Gigmaker drums' glitter colour finishes are just like those on Yamaha's high-end sets. Many other sparkle finish drum kits feature a thin decorative outer wrap of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) on the drum shell, Yamaha actually believe that this can often result in “excessive shell damping and comprised resonance.” So, Yamaha manufacture their sparkle finishes using generous quantities of aluminium flakes, delivering an even more attractive sparkle which, unlike PVC coatings, helps to maintain optimum tone.



Each of these Yamaha Gigmaker Drum Kits comes fully equipped with all shells, stands, cymbals and stool. Featuring a 20"/22" Bass Drum and 'Gigmaker' branded Paiste 101 Cymbals - Hi Hats x2, Crash x1, Ride x1.

All Gigmaker hardware has cleared Yamaha’s severe quality and durability tests. As the Gigmaker is often seen as Yamaha's “entry-level” kit, stability and durability are extremely important in the production of these models. Double-braced construction ensures maximum strength, minimizing the possibility of potentially damaging or hazardous falls.

Although drums may seem like fairly simple instruments - shells, hoops, heads and hardware - Yamaha say that the reality is much deeper and more complex.

“The superior sound and playability of Yamaha drums, as well as flexible positioning and solid reliability, depend on a surprising array of technical innovations. All of these innovations, no matter how much they individually contribute, are indispensable to the sublime tonality that is Yamaha Drums.” - Yamaha


See the full selection of new Yamaha Gigmaker Drum Kits here


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