First brand new drumset in 40 years!!!!

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Also, is there a trick to moving the rubber tips on the legs and spurs? They both have spikes on the end, and I probably don't need them.
The rubber feet may have threaded inserts to raise or lower them. You want to keep them to control the protrusion of the spiked ends, or for when you don’t have a rug.
 

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Unboxing, step 1.
 

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I love the excitement! And I’ve become a big fan of the Yamaha Stage Customs since we got a used kit as my daughter’s gigging set.
 

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Congratulations!! Great choice! Stage Customs punch wayyyyy above their weight class.
 

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Congrats man! Glad your mom let you get them
Actually, my wife let me get them, but my mom was also involved. If she hadn't passed away last year I may not have won the Summit snare giveaway. And then my wife wouldn't have said "hey, why don't you get those shiny black drum we saw in Columbus Percussion, they'd go better with your new snare"!

Ironically, the new kit I bought 40 years ago was a Gretsch 5-piece in Walnut finish, which cost $750 - almost the same as the Stage Customs. And the only reason I could buy those was that my aunt passed away and left me some insurance proceeds.

Thanks for all the kind words everyone!! There is nothing like the feeling of new drums.

My current set it a PDP FS Birch in Black-to-Cherry fade, and is a matte finish. The sound great to me with Emperors, which I why I bought new ones for the Yammies. I bought the PDP's used over 10 years ago, and sold off the snare and the 10". I cannot find singles anywhere, so now if I decided to get a 16" FT or some other toms they are just a click away!

idrum4fun - thanks for the info on the UT's! I had no idea.

EvEnStEvEn - thanks for the tip on the tips!! It took some effort this first time, but at least now I know how to change them. I'm always on carpet, and my kit never moves, so once I'm set up I'll be good.

DanRH - I will probably not get ISO feet for the FT's, as the less sustain (and volume) i have in church the better. :)

JDA - this will probably be my last kit. If after I retire (in about 10 years) I start gigging again we'll see what happens. For now, I really appreciate not having to haul a kit around.

Most importantly - i have to make sure that Yamaha logo is perfectly level on the BD. :)
 

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Nice kit and congratulations!! I’m in the process of restoring an older Stage Custom kit right now. I bought a newer Stage Custom 14” 10 lug snare shipped for less than a Benjamin, it really kills!! I love birch drums anyways. I bet those sound even better!!! Post a sample or two and enjoy them!
 

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Nice! A friend of mine got the same kit in those same sizes and I thought that it sounded (and looked really nice). I like the fact that you can order those things in a 20" bass drum config. I think that they may be about the very best drums in their price range.
 
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"Most importantly - i have to make sure that Yamaha logo is perfectly level on the BD"

Now we're talkin' - the essentials.
 

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Here she is, all set up at church, including my new Yamaha 680 hardware pack!
 

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