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Yamaha CL-945 YESS Tom Ball Clamp
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The CL-945 tom clamp incorporates Yamaha's YESS (Yamaha Enhanced Sustain System). Ball-and-socket design....Click To Read More About This Product
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Built for maximum sustain and resonance.
The CL-945 tom clamp incorporates Yamaha's YESS (Yamaha Enhanced Sustain System). Ball-and-socket design.
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I wouldn't call it garbage. i try to keep mine set in the same place and not overtighten from the get-go, but moving around in my gig bag can sometimes looses it...i've had my kit now for almost 4 years, and have had to replace all of them once already, and am obviously back here ordering more, as there are no yamaha dealers w/o a real long drive. i used a tap and die kit once to fix one a few hours before getting paid to play, and it worked, but it's a tedious fix, as there are a couple of loose parts between the ball and the wing nut which tightens down on the ball, and once they slip out of place, david blaine couldn't even get them back right, so you're forced to buy a new one...but for the two years or so that they work, they're great in terms of setting the drum's angle "just exactly perfect."
Yamaha deffinately hit the nail on the head with this one. I have had my stage custom for three years and they have held up great, they stay right where you put them. Occasionally you have to tighten the nuts on the inside of the actual tom to keep them in place because i'm a hard hitter. I am really impressed with this product.
Ball wears out, if you aren't careful with it, it will strip out.
It's a very functional mount, however if you overtighten the ball (big screw on top), the alan bolts underneath that hold the whole thing together can strip out their mounts over time. If the ball keeps slipping on you or you can see a gap in between the two metal pieces that hold it together then you've probably stripped one or more of the bolt holes on the bottom. Not the bolt, the bolt hole and that means total replacement of the mount.
I've never had more versatility on tom placement before I started to play Yamaha sets. What a great idea! And sturdy too at first I was thinking these things aren't gonna hold up for long but they do, rock solid. I can place my toms at ANY angle. I even have one for my floating floor tom and that's great too.