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Field-Corps toms offer a balance of tone, projection, weight and durability.
Air-Seal System Shells
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.
45-Degree Bearing Edge
The 45 bearing edge allows each drum to speak clearly creating precise articulation.
8" 10" 12" 13" 14" Shells
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 drum head, 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 8-ply birch shell on the 6" multi-tom (MQ-8206) maintains shell integrity without a reinforcement ring and clearly projects upper register tuning.
Aluminum Die-Cast Lug Design
The light, die-cast aluminum lugs are designed with a unique arch-shaped center. This Yamaha original design decreases surface to surface contact between the shell and lug permitting the shell to vibrate freely. This in turn results in greater tone production. The 8200 lug designs are 50% lighter and 12% stronger than the 8100 lug design. The arched lug design allows the shell to breathe while reducing weight.
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.
- 6-ply lightweight birch shells
- Air-Seal Systems shells with 45-degree bearing edge
- Die-cast lugs
- MTP (Maximum Tonal Projection) technology for a focused, fundamental sound
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