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Full, well-balanced tone, plus the stability and freedom needed for marching use.
This Yamaha Field Corps Quad marching drum kit includes an 8", 10", 12", and 13" multi-tom set, and a comfortable Contour Hinge Biposto Carrier. Yamaha multi-toms deliver a pure, focused tone that is maximized by the deeper, more balanced drum set. The included Contour Hinge Biposto Carrier gives you greater drum stability plus complete freedom and the essential maneuverability for contemporary marching band performances.
Yamaha Field-Corps Quad Set
These Yamaha toms are equipped with an arch-shaped lug for freer shell vibration and greater tone. Field-Corps multi-toms are also equipped with a Yamaha-designed 2.3mm thick, steel UltraHoop rim. Its profile protects the bearing edge from mallet sweeps, which is especially important the lower the rim height.
Yamaha multi-toms also have a high-strength aluminum reinforcement ring inserted just below the bearing edge that maintains shell integrity—especially withen high-tension tuning.
All Yamaha marching multi-toms are made using Yamaha's patented Air-Seal System which ensures that the shells start round and stay round: an in-round shell tunes clearer and provides a pure fundamental tone.
The 45-degree bearing edge allows each drum to speak clearly creating precise articulation.
6-ply birch shells enhance mid-range tone. A high-strength, aluminum reinforcement ring inserted just below the bearing edge maintains shell integrity. This exclusive Yamaha design allows for extreme, high-tension tuning without the risk of warping.
Additionally, since the wood bearing edge of the drum, not the reinforcement ring, contacts the drumhead, a quality transfer of vibration energy occurs offering a pure and consistent sound.
Enhanced Maximum Tonal Projection (MTP) cut offers an articulate sound and a focused fundamental—perfect for precise projection of tone in competitive marching situations. Extensive research into the cut has resulted in a design that delivers maximum performance from the shell while providing optimum balance between each of the toms. The Enhanced MTP multi-toms are 1" to 1.5" deeper than previous Yamaha models.
The 5.4mm steel tension rods provide easy, consistent tuning without adding unnecessary weight. Double steel washers allow for a smooth tuning adjustment at any tension level.
The 2.3mm steel UltraHoops with unique inward profile help protect the bearing edge from mallet sweeps. The rims also ensure true tuning and shape retention, even under extreme tension and heavy rim shots.
Contour Hinge Biposto Carrier
The key to superior comfort is better fit, and better fit depends on adjustability. Contour Hinge Carriers offer the best sizing, flexibility and ergonomic design. By using hinge technology, these carriers become one with the player and remain secure and durable enough to be used through the daily rigors of marching field drills.
This Carrier incorporates freedom of movement, allowing elaborate maneuvers that are essential to contemporary band performances. In addition, with its mounting posts and drop and lock features, consistent with Stadium Hardware, it provides stability and easy adjustment on the fly. They also deliver a limitless range of playing positions for all drummers, regardless of their height or drum size.
Adjustable Back Bar with Comfort Air System
The adjustable and inflatable back bar can be tailored to ensure a tight fit between the front and the back of the shoulders. This gives the carrier unparalleled control of the drum.
The black powder-coated magnesium shoulder and back bar supports are padded, which provides lightweight, long-lasting comfort.
May Contour Hinge
Two pivot points are specifically designed to outline both the upper and lower body of the player.
May Tubular Technology
Flexible and lightweight structure retains the unrivaled strength that all May Tubular Technology is known for.
Polycarbonate Abdomen Plate
This ultra-light material provides unsurpassed strength-to-weight ratio. The May Abdomen Plate is virtually free floating; it bears no torque weight from the drum.
Transfers the sheer and torque load only to the tubes, away from the abdomen plate, improving rigidity and stability to the instrument—creating a more reliable playing environment. By using new hinge technology, this carrier becomes one with the player and remains secure and durable enough to be used through the daily rigors of contemporary marching movement.
It can be folded to about half their original size for easy transport and protection.
Swivel Arm Adapters
This fixture allows the 10/12/13/14 drum array to retrofit to your existing Biposto tenor rail. The Variable Distance Positioning System encourages further flexibility with distance ranging to and away from the player.
6/8 Tenor Attachment
This feature allows for the 6/8 sextet configuration providing a wider range in options for the player. Another unique distinction allows the 6/8 drums to be raised or lowered independently from their encompassing drums.