Jamming Out: Yamaha's 360-Degree Spherical Drum Kit

April 7, 2015


This is Raijin, a spherical drum kit designed by Yamaha's motorcycle division. I know, I was expecting a drum kit on wheels too. Still, I would get in there and go nuts like I was playing Dance Dance Revolution. Have I ever told you I saw a guy have a heart attack playing Dance Dance Revolution at the arcade? Well that guy was me, and I haven't been the same since. My doctor said it's a miracle I'm still alive. I told him my penis is a miracle. He didn't get it, even though he's seen it before.

Keep going for a couple closeups and a video of the kit being played.




Thanks to Jax, who wants a spherical version of whatever that blue elephant guy from Star Wars plays. Listen -- his name is Max Rebo, and it's called a red ball organ.

  • Very disappointing demo video. They could have done something much more impressive, using the real potentiel of a 360° kit. Something crazy.

  • Jenness

    Underwhelming can't even describe this video.

    They must have spent all the money on building the thing and putting crazy clothes, hair and makeup on the dude & lighted sticks only to have the director say "Bring in the drummer."

    Assistant whispers "I thought you said to find a model and dress them up like a drummer."

    But the budget was blown and now we have this.

    I want to see someone going nuts in this thing jumping up and down on the bass pedals, arms flailing, sweating in sprays looking like a contortionist on crack cocaine.

    Then I'll buy it.

    Well I'll think about buying it.

  • KingCraigers


  • Bling Nye


  • AtomicMountain

    Just 'cause you can, doesn't mean you should, Yamaha.

    A spherical motorcycle might be interesting, though.

  • the antagonist

    Why is he dressed like a goth Tinker Bell?

  • Guest

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  • Jason Christopher

    Well then...that video was disappointing.

  • Jason Rogers

    That was it? Really? All those drums and he does some basic rudiments and swing kicks a cymbal? lame

  • Clampity

    Was I nuts for thinking there'd be a longer video?

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