The latest addition to Yamaha’s acoustic drum catalog pays homage to the popular Tour Custom series that was released in the mid-’80s. But instead of featuring punchy, dark-sounding birch/mahogany shells, the new version is built from more popular and all-purpose maple. (Birch shells are still used for the high-end Recording Custom line and the competitively priced Stage Custom series.) The new Tour Custom kits are targeted towards drummers who need reliable, great-sounding drums that can be used for a variety of genres but aren’t priced beyond the average budget. We received the TMP2F4 four-piece shell pack to review, which included 7x10 and 8x12 toms, a 15x16 floor tom, and a 16x22 bass drum. Let’s check it out.

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