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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
 
3.7

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

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

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

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    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.

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      (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.

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      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.

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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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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Bummed

            By FlimFlamMan

            from San Diego, CA

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            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.

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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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                (4 of 4 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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                (4 of 5 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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