The Yamaha Recording Custom has set the benchmark for excellence for over 30 years. Possibly the most recorded drum in history it has enjoyed an unparalleled history of success and innovation. The Recording Custom with its birch shells and pristine interior and exterior finish delivers a sound the seems pre-EQ-ed perfect for studio or multi-miking in any situation. Unmiked it will hold its own with power and tone to spare. The Yamaha Recording Custom Kit features 100 percent Birch 6ply shells Remo heads and a Y.E.S.S system tom mount.