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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.


Made in Yamaha's motorcycle factory for flawless performance.

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YamahaTom Drum Ball Clamp
 
3.4

(based on 9 reviews)

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    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.

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    5.0

    Great!!!!

    By Reinaldo

    from Chile

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    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.

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        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...

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Bummed

          By FlimFlamMan

          from San Diego, CA

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Poor Components
          • Poor Quality
          • Wears Out Too Soon

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            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.

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            (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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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Bad Design

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Yamaha Tom Drum Ball Clamp:

              I use these tom mounts at highschool and i gotta say they suck pretty bad. The bolts in the bottom of the clamp strip out way to easily. They need to make this item cheaper so people can replace them easier or redeisgn it. So i would go with Pearl.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              does the job

              By Jeff-Sq3o6

              from B.C.

              Comments about Yamaha Tom Drum Ball Clamp:

              I currently own a Yamaha drumkit and have replaced these clamps quite a few times in the past. As said in another review, "do not over tighten." These clamps will strip in time either way. Kinda hard to go easy on something you need the act as a clamp. C'mon Yamaha! Other than this item flaw...no complaints.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              You can do better

              By Projectplayer22

              from Granby, Ma

              Comments about Yamaha Tom Drum Ball Clamp:

              Two of these came with my Rydeen Yamaha kit. the ball stay locked in place but the whole rod shakes when your toms or whatever your mounting get struck. I hate that because if you have your toms close to your bass drum like I do it hits the bass drum and puts scratches and dents in the paint finish. There are nicer, more expensive pieces of hardware you can get. Best advice, keep looking.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Yamaha

              By Chris-OLsfA

              from Kansas City, MO

              Comments about Yamaha Tom Drum Ball Clamp:

              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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