Anyone play a Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple drum set? I am just wondering what your thoughts are on the drums? Do you also play other Yamaha kits? If so, how do they compare? How is the bass drum? Thank you, in advance.
I really love the finish on your new kit...that's my favorite currently being offered...I believe it's called gold champaign sparkle? That one does it for me! Thank you for taking the time to post. How is the bass drum? That is always the drum that makes up my mind on any kit. If the bass drum doesn't thump with some OOMPH...I don't want it!Picked up a 4pc Yamaha AHM gently used from Allan @ Rufus Drums in Vancouver BC in late 2017. Love the sound and projection of this kit and the bass drum is killer. Construction quality is really great as well. View attachment 393562
Kind of funny timing wise on your question Treviso as I was comparing the used kits I have side by side : Yamaha RC MIJ and a recently acquired Oak Custom MIJ against the AHM on which sound overall is the best -can’t decide as they are each so unique in their own right (IMHO). View attachment 393561
Do you have any pictures of your drums that you can share?I have both the AHM and the new RC's, and for sure the AHM have more projection.
With 2 ply heads they can do very well from low to med-high tension, and if you want something that sings a little clearer I recently put UV1s on and I think this is it for me, that is my ideal drum.
My go-to snare is the AHM I bought used afterwards in a different finish, with a brass snare close by just in case.
With pleasure (ipad morning pictures, be gentle) !Do you have any pictures of your drums that you can share?
Very cool! Thank you!With pleasure (ipad morning pictures, be gentle) !
I started working on both side to side last week to see which one I was going to use for a recording.
I am a 1up / 1-or-2down player at heart, but the guy I am working with at the moment loves high pitched tom fills so I am trying to adjust. Seems to me offset toms might be my best option.
That ahm bass drum needs to be tamed, it really puts my dynamic control to the test. I get a little too excited and it has the capacity overpower everything else.
I would compare RC To a 2l 4 cylinder turbocompressed engine : all I will ever really need, and it will max out at some point and stay there which is not a bad thing.
Tthe ahm is a german V8 4.0 twin turbo monster : step on the pedal, and I'll choke before it ever will.
Both great sets.
I have owned many, many Yamaha drums over the years. A couple years ago I went to the Yamaha showroom to compare the new Recording Custom, the Absolute Hybrid Maple, the Live Custom and the Phoenix. I brought my Gretsch 12" tom for comparison.Anyone play a Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple drum set? I am just wondering what your thoughts are on the drums? Do you also play other Yamaha kits? If so, how do they compare? How is the bass drum? Thank you, in advance.