Yamaha Impact Drums Combine Deep, Punchy Tones, Excellent Projection and a Flexible Mounting System

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Extended leg mounting solution allows for perfect horizontal or vertical positioning without sacrificing sound quality

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“These Impact Drums provide a powerful solution for adding exceptional overall sound at a competitive price point for stage and marching bands,” said Troy C. Wollwage, marketing manager, percussion, Yamaha.

Yamaha today introduced the 9000 Series Impact Drums, which provide punchy, deep tones and excellent projection, as well as a simple, yet versatile mounting solution for a wide range of set-ups and marching applications.

Available in four sizes-the 18" FB-9018, 20" FB-9020, 22" FB-9022 and 24" FB-9024-these Impact Drums are equally well-suited to the concert hall or the marching band.

At times, high schools and universities will use chairs to mount a bass drum horizontally. Unfortunately, this is an improvised arrangement that offers less-than-ideal results, both acoustically and aesthetically. The Impact Drum's new, extended leg mounting system solves this problem, enabling these percussion instruments to be positioned perfectly, while their birch shell construction allows for a sharper attack, yielding a more focused tone.

"These Impact Drums provide a powerful solution for adding exceptional overall sound at a competitive price point for stage and marching bands," said Troy C. Wollwage, marketing manager, percussion, Yamaha Corporation of America. "With their solid sound and versatility, we expect these new instruments to be immensely popular among high school, college and university music programs, as well as with marching ensembles."

Pricing and Availability
Yamaha Impact Drums-FB-9018 (MSRP: $1,198.00), FB-9020 (MSRP: $1,276.00) FB-9022 (MSRP: $1,354.00) and FB-9024 (MSRP: $1,432.00)-will ship April 2018.

For more information, visit the Yamaha Booth at the 2018 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, January 25-28, 2018, or http://4wrd.it/ImpactDrums

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About Yamaha
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.

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