Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute Noveau


Does anybody know how many plies are in these drums? I'm considering buying one after playing on one in a shop but I need to know how thick the shell is

scorch whammin

Gold Member
Bass Drum is 7 ply, 7 mm thick, toms and snare are 6 ply, 6 mm thick..:)...one of my a- kits is a BCA...great kit! and sounds!


Silver Member
Hey Drew,
If you buy that kit you won't regret it. They tune up really nice and are a pleasure to play. I think you'll be very happy with these drums.


Senior Member
Remember when making comparisons that the number of plies doesn't necessarily indicate shell thickness, since different manufacturers use different thicknesses of ply material. A 6-ply by one company may be the same thickness as a 10-ply by another company (Pearl and Keller, respectively, as an example). True, more plies = more glue, but that won't make nearly as much difference as the overall shell thickness will.