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What is the value of this 1975 Yamaha 9000 series made in Japan drum kit?
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Depends on your timeline. $1100 and you'll have cash in a week. Double that (like most seem to attempt) and you may be waiting for quite a while.

Dependent on condition, location and willingness to ship of course.
 

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From the extensive research I’ve done the 9000 series was first produced in 1975 with the single ling lug. These drums were from November 1975. According to the serial numbers and research I’ve done.
 

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Depends on your timeline. $1100 and you'll have cash in a week. Double that (like most seem to attempt) and you may be waiting for quite a while.

Dependent on condition, location and willingness to ship of course.
Thank you for your reply.
From the extensive research I’ve done the 9000 series was first produced in 1975 with the single ling lug. These drums were from November 1975. According to the serial numbers and research I’ve done.
 

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Here is an article that I found.
 

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My take those are Nov 1985 Recording Customs. I may be wrong need to verify but pre 1980, the serial number was just a date code, the later had date code with actual serial number.
My guess $2,500 - $2,600 in very good shape.
 
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There's lots of great info in this thread. Also this dating guide.

It's confusing because serial #'s starting with an L could be 1975 or 1985 but I agree with everyone above that given the power depths and the finish yours are from 1985. There are others here that know tons about these drums though so maybe they'll chime in and double/triple/quadruple confirm.
 

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Based on the serial number, the hardware type (both the lugs and the tom mounts) those drums are from November 1985. I own the exact same configuration in the same color from 1986.
 

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Rose colored badges didn't show up until 1981/82 if that's the (rounded corners) badge you have.
The 1970-'s MIJ drums would have a silver badge and the shield shape with a point at each upper edge. So not a 1975 kit.

RF (recording force) drums didn't appear until 1982. And it's not a 1995 kit because there would be a dash between the letters and numbers....ie LY-abdc. By 1993 the RC's had the YESS mounts so all of them
have the Y in the model number. No Y means pre-1993.

I no longer give appraisals to new arrivals only looking for pricing. It's out there if you look. A 1985 RC kit is pretty "generic" and you can find a dozen or more of comparable kits to price against.
on Reverb current and sold listings.
 
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Rose colored badges didn't show up until 1981 if that's the (rounded corners) badge you have.
The 1970-'s MIJ drums would have a silver badge and the shield shape with a point at each upper edge. So not a 1975 kit.

RF (recording force) drums didn't appear until 1982. And it's not a 1995 kit because there would be a dash between the letters and numbers....ie LY-abdc. By 1993 the RC's had the YESS mounts so all of them
have the Y in the model number. No Y means pre-1993.

I no longer give appraisals to new arrivals only looking for pricing. It's out there if you look. A 1985 RC kit is pretty "generic" and you can find a dozen or more of comparable kits to price against.
on Reverb current and sold listings.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge of Yamaha drums. Would you have an idea of the wood that was used for these drums? I posted a picture of a bearing edge and it appears to be different size plys.
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Thank you for sharing your knowledge of Yamaha drums. Would you have an idea of the wood that was used for these drums? I posted a picture of a bearing edge and it appears to be different size plys.
These drums are made of birch plies and are definitely not from the 1970s
 

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These drums are made of birch plies and are definitely not from the 70’s.
Based on the serial number, the hardware type (both the lugs and the tom mounts) those drums are from November 1985. I own the exact same configuration in the same color from 1986.
Do you know if these drums are all birch or are they a combination of birch and mahogany?
 


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