Official Yamaha Drums Thread

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Ok you'll think I'm crazy... but.... scored this unbelievably beautiful MINT 15x13 floor tom. Never thought I would find it but a friend online found it for me and sent me a link. The owner is from England and he was willing to ship it over seas.

My kit is 8,10,12,13,14,15,16 toms - 22x18,22x16,18x14 kicks - 14x6.5,14x5.5,14x4,12x3 snares
 

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Does anyone have a black Yamaha issued 22in reso head like this they would part with? I know I can always make one but I would prefer an official Yamaha head. If you have one sitting around going unused please DM me your price.

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This was my giging kit from 06 to 2011.
It's been in cases since, until 2 days ago. To my surprise, the kit is in excellent condition. A bit of pedal rash, but that's about it.
I was playing out 3-4 times a week during that period. I wouldn't normally bring more than the bass, 12, 14, unless the gig called for it.
Yamaha's "Tri mount" system was really well designed. The 12, ride, and splash, all on one mount. If the gig called for more drums, there were almost endless ways to configure.
As my back began to deteriorate, I wasn't using it as much. That bass was heavy, and was a pain to get it in, and out of soft cases.
As I continue to heal, I hope to begin to use it again, but will probably get an oversized case.
 

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Has anyone swapped hoops on their Stage Custom kit? Just wondering what people have tried vs the stock 1.6mm hoops.
I put 2.3mm 'S' hoops on one of the Stage Custom kits I had. Resulted in a minor difference in sound - more controlled,
but they looked a lot better and rims shots are pretty much effortless with them.
 

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I put 2.3mm 'S' hoops on one of the Stage Custom kits I had. Resulted in a minor difference in sound - more controlled,
but they looked a lot better and rims shots are pretty much effortless with them.
Are Yamaha still MIJ? I have an older Maple Custom Absolute, black sparkle. That kit sounded great. I haven't played that since 2010. I think it's time to pull that sucker out. I did take a look at em the other day, and surprisingly, they were excellent condition. A touch of pedal rash. Thoes drums are heavy, well made, and for me, it's a toss up between Tama, and Yamaha for the best hardware design.
Great sounding kit.
 

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Not enough space for photos of all my kits, so here's just the list...
Yamaha Stage Custom Birch dark blue 12, 14, 18
Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute vintage 13, 14, 16, 22
Yamaha Beech Custom blueberry 12, 14, 20
Yamaha Oak Custom matte black 13, 16, 24
Yamaha Maple Custom vintage black 12, 13, 14, 22
Yamaha Club Custom blue swirl 12, 14, 22
Yamaha Recording Custom marina green 12, 14, 22
Yamaha Oak Custom silver 7x14
Yamaha Recording Custom black 8x14
Yamaha Brass 5x14
Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute dark blue 5.5x14
Yamaha Beech Custom Absolute white marine pearl 7x14
 

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Not enough space for photos of all my kits, so here's just the list...
Yamaha Stage Custom Birch dark blue 12, 14, 18
Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute vintage 13, 14, 16, 22
Yamaha Beech Custom blueberry 12, 14, 20
Yamaha Oak Custom matte black 13, 16, 24
Yamaha Maple Custom vintage black 12, 13, 14, 22
Yamaha Club Custom blue swirl 12, 14, 22
Yamaha Recording Custom marina green 12, 14, 22
Yamaha Oak Custom silver 7x14
Yamaha Recording Custom black 8x14
Yamaha Brass 5x14
Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute dark blue 5.5x14
Yamaha Beech Custom Absolute white marine pearl 7x14
The internet has *plenty* of space for your drum pictures. Server farms and Yamaha fans are standing by.
 

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The internet has *plenty* of space for your drum pictures. Server farms and Yamaha fans are standing by.
Haha! Yes, I'll get around to photographing all of them someday. Most are in cases, stacked up in storage. Also, my "main" kit switches periodically, depending on gig and inspiration.

I'm playing a gig tomorrow with the Stage Custom Birch bops (because I'll literally be playing in a bop jazz combo), which, if anyone here has not played a Stage Custom Birch before, you owe it to yourself to get behind the wheel at least once. I bought these when they first came out in 2010 (silver badge; Yamaha didn't even have a pre-set bop configuration yet, so I had to buy them all as separates). Here I am, almost a decade later, and I still find them to be extraordinary in every way, made even more remarkable for the price I paid ($500-ish?).

As for my rock gigs, the Recording Customs (mid-'90s) are taking the stage these days, with the Club Customs following closely behind. That may change in a few months!
 

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I don't have pictures of everything. Here goes:
1986 Power Recording Customs 8/10/12/13/14/15/16/16FT 2x 16x24 Piano Black
2000's MCA 16x22 kick, also black(I swap this out with the 24s above)
1990's Peter Erskine 4x14 Birch Piccolo Snare
2000's Bamboo Snare 5.5x14
2010 Oak Customs in Red Sparkle 10/12/13/16/18/22. Bought right after the MD Festival show. Here's Shannon Forrest playing them a few months before I got them:


Dan
 

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These are the photos I could find of some of my kits by themselves... in order from top to bottom: Club Custom (22, 14, 12) with SD-495 snare, Beech Custom (20, 14, 12) with LB400B snare (you can see the Beech Custom snare in the left side corner of the studio on the floor), Stage Custom Birch (18, 14, 12) with Beech Custom Absolute snare, Maple Custom Absolute (pictued is a 22 MC—don't have this anymore, switched it with a matching MCA, 13, 14) with Ludwig Classic Maple snare.
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