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Yamaha Tom Drum Ball Clamp   

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The Yamaha CL-945B Tom Arm features a ball and socket design, which allows superior adjustment of your drum's position. Designed to fit Yamaha's YESS...Read More

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The Yamaha CL-945B Tom Arm features a ball and socket design, which allows superior adjustment of your drum's position. Designed to fit Yamaha's YESS (Yamaha Enhanced Sustain System) mounting system.


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YamahaTom Drum Ball Clamp
 
3.9

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Functional (5)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Yamaha

These do the job, but DON'T overtighten them. They will strip. They now have 3 bolts that hold the top half of the mount to the bottom half and if overtightened, the will...Read complete review

These do the job, but DON'T overtighten them. They will strip. They now have 3 bolts that hold the top half of the mount to the bottom half and if overtightened, the will strip rendering the mount useless. This can be a show-dampener. A friend rents backline gear every summer to a large festival and uses these and said that every year he has to buy several replacements. Not the norm from the company that has always made flawless hardware. I've played Yamaha for over 20 years and this is one of the few disappointments I've had in them. I much prefer the older version, BEFORE the 3-bolt era.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bummed

I've been a drummer for over 23 years and have played several kits during that time. My Yamaha Beech Custom Absolute kit has by far been my favorite and most versatile kit of all...Read complete review

I've been a drummer for over 23 years and have played several kits during that time. My Yamaha Beech Custom Absolute kit has by far been my favorite and most versatile kit of all of them. The drums sound absolutely amazing. My only complaint is the cheapness of these YESS tom mount clamps. In the 10 years I've had this kit I've had to replace every single one of these mounts more than once. The threading on the allen screws and clamp is just substandard and it becomes stripped very easily, rendering the clamp useless. I wish Yamaha would get serious about updating this part with some higher quality components. Oh yeah, they always seem to fail when I'm about to play a big venue too.

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5.0

I have gotten 3 of them, fits well

By Mickey

from Chester, Va

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Yamaha Tom Drum Ball Clamp:

    Have used in the past

     
    5.0

    Professional level service

    By Terry the drummer

    from Paradise, Ca.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • professional level service and shipping.

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Yamaha Tom Drum Ball Clamp:

        I wish Yamaha would use a better quality metal for their YESS tom mounts.

         
        4.0

        These mounts wear out whereas my Rodgers swivomatics haven't

        By Terry the drummer

        from Paradise, Ca.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yamaha Tom Drum Ball Clamp:

            I'm replacing my 3rd one on a kit that uses 3 of these, although after 12 years of steady gigs and sessions they've paid for themselves. - Still, the ball & socket swivomatics on my 60's Rodgers kit that these were patterned after have Never failed but they were machined from American steel and these are made from ???????.

             
            5.0

            So cool

            By JJ

            from Washington

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Yamaha Tom Drum Ball Clamp:

              Perfect

               
              5.0

              Great Product.

              By Vinny

              from Hudson, Fl

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Yamaha Tom Drum Ball Clamp:

                I've used these mounts for several years and have never had any issues. I sold them when I upgraded to a rack set up. I've since downsized due to a move so I repurchased these mounts. So far they seem just as good as they were 10 years ago.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Good while it lasts

                By schlagzeuger

                from Los Angeles

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Holds The Toms Up

                Cons

                • Poor Quality

                Best Uses

                • Backup

                Comments about Yamaha Tom Drum Ball Clamp:

                The screws that hold the top part of the ball joint on always strip out and the whole unit must be replaced. I have had to replace these several times for the same reason. Odd that Yamaha hasn't redesigned this to correct this very obvious design flaw.

                 
                5.0

                Great!!!!

                By Reinaldo

                from Chile

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Yamaha Tom Drum Ball Clamp:

                    It has been a great experience buying from Chile.

                    Greetings.

                     
                    5.0

                    Thank you

                    By Royal Thunder Cowgirl

                    from Caliente, Ca

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Functional

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts

                      Comments about Yamaha Tom Drum Ball Clamp:

                      Thank you for your expeditious shipping and accuracy in the products I ordered.....
                      Sincerely,
                      Lindy (Not Linda) G. Lamb...

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Bummed

                      By FlimFlamMan

                      from San Diego, CA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Ask me a question

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast
                      • Functional
                      • Improves Sound
                      • Repeatable Tom Placement

                      Cons

                      • Poor Components
                      • Poor Quality
                      • Wears Out Too Soon

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Yamaha Tom Drum Ball Clamp:

                        I've been a drummer for over 23 years and have played several kits during that time. My Yamaha Beech Custom Absolute kit has by far been my favorite and most versatile kit of all of them. The drums sound absolutely amazing. My only complaint is the cheapness of these YESS tom mount clamps. In the 10 years I've had this kit I've had to replace every single one of these mounts more than once. The threading on the allen screws and clamp is just substandard and it becomes stripped very easily, rendering the clamp useless. I wish Yamaha would get serious about updating this part with some higher quality components. Oh yeah, they always seem to fail when I'm about to play a big venue too.

                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Bad design for a Clamp

                        By Kernal

                        from Morgan City, LA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Poor Quality

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Yamaha Tom Drum Ball Clamp:

                          I have had to replace these because someone over tightened them. I thought about using a larger screws and re-threading the stripped out metal on the bottom piece, but just bought a new pair instead. Today I am ordering a back up pair so the show can go on if the new ones fail. I have a stage custom absolute set and wondered if they use the same type of clamp on the more expesive sets? Maybe someone can make a better quality replacement and sell it online.

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