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Up for sale is a ‘88 Yamaha Tour Custom kit with birch/mahogany shells w white lacquer. Dimensions are 24x18, 16x16 and 13x? (Gotta double check that one). It’s a great kit but I don’t need 6 kits and gotta make room for a Jenkins Martin I’m picking up next week. It’s a player’s kit. Bass drum has a couple scrapes and dings as does the bass drum badge - tried to capture in pics but nothing too wild. Previous owner applied what looks like whiteout to a couple spots? Rack Tom mount included, as well as floor Tom legs - feet upgraded (see pics). All hardware and hoops appear to be original. Some pedal rash on kick hoop. Edges look great. Asking $750 more pics coming

Tama Artstar II maple kit, amber finish (not Birdseye maple, but doesn’t look so different from a distance) in 22/16/12/10. I upgraded the 12” to have die cast hoops with a star cast mount, but happy to swap to the original triple flange if you’d prefer. Upgraded Tom feet as well. No Tom mount post included. Shells are in excellent condition. Some minor scratches, but nothing significant. Kick legs present and original. Worth noting - the kick hoops were cracked when I received it. I bought some superstar hoops (pretty sure - it has been a while) and refinished them with clear lacquer. They are a bit lighter than the shell, but I thought it looked just fine. Pics to follow. Asking $800
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Forgot to mention: located in Philly. Not looking to ship these but open to discussing.

Happy to meet folks within a few hours if you get gas and tolls. Also, about to drive out to Ohio next week, and could deliver if you aren’t too out of the way
 

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Pics of “fixes” of the finish on the bass drum and other details - badges, floor Tom legs, and some dings I just noticed on the floor Tom.

Chrome is pretty clean. Minor putting in some spots but looking pretty okay generally. Hardware inside floor Tom has some rust. Will get some pics of the worst of it.
 

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1988 was the era of the power and turbo toms so it's likely that the 13" started life as one of those. Tom badges of that era were centered on the drum. Looks like the mod was well done.
 

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1988 was the era of the power and turbo toms so it's likely that the 13" started life as one of those. Tom badges of that era were centered on the drum. Looks like the mod was well done.
yup...given that, though, i'd love to see a pic of the edges...it looks great cosmetically :)
 

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Yes! Cut down power Tom. I honestly hadn’t realized!! I bought this just before my daughter was born in November and barely touched it!

Edges look good! Hadn’t realized though I did think the badge position was odd! Mount was moved as well.
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Noticed a couple dings on the floor Tom. Also didn’t realize how poor some of those pics came through. I’ll add more shortly. Also noticed the one badge on the rack looks to just be glued on and instead of drilling a new vent hole, the previous owner just filled in the hole with a marker or something?

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Edges look good! Hadn’t realized though I did think the badge position was odd! Mount was moved as well.
yup...edges dont look bad at all...'whoever' did you dirty, though, on the mount relocation...usually there's a backing plate to protect the shell from the lock washers...and just plain dumb not to do a proper vent hole ;P
either way they are still incredibly intriguing drums!! i'm actually researching/searching for an 8x12 so these can be mine!
ANDY NEWMARK INDEED, but he used a 12.
 

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Noticed a couple dings on the floor Tom. Also didn’t realize how poor some of those pics came through. I’ll add more shortly. Also noticed the one badge on the rack looks to just be glued on and instead of drilling a new vent hole, the previous owner just filled in the hole with a marker or something?

Yamaha rack toms of the era had 2 badges so one would face the audience. One was mounted at the vent hole (and contained the Model and Serial number) and the other was just glued on (blank badge) - just like your tom. But someone did color in the center hole.
 

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Those tour customs are amazing sounding. I had a large shell pack in red wood finish that I loved - cut down the rack toms as well. These drums record great! My 16x22 bass drum sounded huge. I can't even imagine what a 24 sounds like!
 

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I do like them and would love to keep them, but I have 4 24” kicks right now and I really prefer 22”

Besides, I have a Jenkins Martin and a Sonor Lite (and a Granstar custom) this has to compete with, if a band coming in wants a 24.

Just hoping to get back what I paid for them is all and make room for the full JM kit I’m picking up Wednesday!
 


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