Yamaha Drums @ 2013 Winter NAMM

As usual, Yamaha’s various music divisions commanded a sprawling ballroom at the Hilton Hotel adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center during the Winter NAMM Show. While perusing the drum sector we got a chance to check out the company’s new Live Custom Series of drum kits featuring 100-percent oak shells, lots of cool appointments like black chrome hardware, and a choice of classy finishes that allow the gorgeous wood figuring to show through.