I put 2.3mm 'S' hoops on one of the Stage Custom kits I had. Resulted in a minor difference in sound - more controlled,Has anyone swapped hoops on their Stage Custom kit? Just wondering what people have tried vs the stock 1.6mm hoops.
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.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.
The internet has *plenty* of space for your drum pictures. Server farms and Yamaha fans are standing by.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
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.The internet has *plenty* of space for your drum pictures. Server farms and Yamaha fans are standing by.