Official Yamaha Drums Thread

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I have a 493 Picolo. Would love to add a 495 to keep it company
You should, it's fantastic. I'm looking for a decent 496 to add to the collection. Or even another 495 as a backup snare. I'm thinking about selling many of my other snares, just because the 495 has been such a perfect all-purpose snare.
 

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I have a hard time getting a tuning I like other than cranking the bottom and top head with the SC snare. It doesn't have the wide tuning range my Supra has. At times it can sound like a piccolo snare.

I mainly use it as a back up during a live gig, but it doesn't satisfy me like the Supra does.
 

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Since I only bought a 3 piece shell pack I can't speak to the snare drum.
 

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I haven’t owned Stage Customs since I was a teenager, but I know replacing the steel snare mine came with (along with new heads) was a priority as soon as I got my kit. I’ve never been a fan of steel. Eventually lucked into a good deal on an Akira Jimbo model, which I still own.
Yeah, I owned a first gen SC kit (bought it new in 1996-7?) and the SC steel snare went away the day I brought it home. I just knew it wouldn't fit my gig.
 

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Hmmm . . . I've always gotten very nice response from the steel Stage Custom snares I've owned. Especially the 6.5 inch. Last year I picked up a practically new steel SC snare from GC for less than $100 and it was a beauty. I gave that one to our church's young drummer who was in need of a snare. He likes it, too.

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"I'm not sure if my SD-495 was from the Recording Custom series, or if it was a standalone Yamaha brass snare model. I'm sure someone here can chime on this. If you can try one at a store, that's your best bet to see if it'll work for you. If not, check out some of the videos online with Yamaha brass snares, to see if it's a good fit for your needs."

Hey dog, SD-495 is listed simply as "Brass" series by Yamaha; it would take someone more learned than I to comment on differences between this and a Recording Custom brass (look remarkably similar to me). I recently acquired one, trying to decide on keeping or selling...
 

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Hmmm . . . I've always gotten very nice response from the steel Stage Custom snares I've owned. Especially the 6.5 inch. Last year I picked up a practically new steel SC snare from GC for less than $100 and it was a beauty. I gave that one to our church's young drummer who was in need of a snare. He likes it, too.
That's cool. Yeah, I haven't played a SC Steel since about 1997 or so. I'm hoping they're better and more gig-worthy; they've had 22+ years to improve!
 

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Hey dog, SD-495 is listed simply as "Brass" series by Yamaha; it would take someone more learned than I to comment on differences between this and a Recording Custom brass (look remarkably similar to me). I recently acquired one, trying to decide on keeping or selling...
Ah, interesting. Thanks for the tip.
 

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Older thread, so I'll post about my "new to me" older drums... ;)

I've always been a big fan of Yamaha drums and MIJ quality, but hard to justify on my budget as a new-ish drummer.

Then I found an old Yamaha Power V Special set, all black- 10,12,13, and a 22 bass. Also in the deal was a black 16x14 MIJ Yamaha Beech Custom mounted floor tom, with stand. All are in very good shape, although the wrap on the bass has some minor issues, but, it's black so they're mostly hard to see. :D
The price was right for my budget, too.


So far, I am very pleased. :)
 

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Hello from Sweden. Here is my Yamaha RTC kit with paiste pst7 and 2002 cymbals.
Was Sorum playing RTCs back in the GNR days? For some reason, I’m picturing him with another brand in that era. Pearl? DW?
 

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Feels good to be back.

Unplanned, but when I got this for basically €625,- from
The UK, I couldn’t pass them on.

The sizes are 12x8, 14x14, 18x14 (the sub lows of this kick are insanely good).

The condition is a surpsingly 9,5 out of 10.

Sold the cast bronze and got them straight away.

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I got this Russ Miller Cascara Wedge from Germany a few weeks before that as new old stock, like it was ment to be.
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A few days later I found this rare gem in Italy, the discontinued DSM-100 mesh drum throne. In NOS condition too.
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I use this one now in the studio behind my desk, as I prefer my Roc N Soc Vinyl Nitro more.
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Since I was in hardware mode, I bought the new Crosstown hardware from Thomann and I am so happy I did, really lighten the load x 100.
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As a closer, I finally got two titanium shafts for my beater collection.

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Tbh, I always kept some Yamaha hardware in use.

You just can’t beat it.
 
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Looks like people are making the right decisions around here! Congratulations to you all. I hope you new kits bring you lots of joy for years to come.
 

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From when I was alive. Besides how nice it sounds, Yamaha allows for so many configurations.
Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute.
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So, is this in addition, or did you sell that glorious older RC set?
Mark, the old 9000GA is the lifetimer set. Won’t ever get rid of that one. These sunburst drums are just for some razzle dazzle and because I don’t spend money on anything else.

My Club Customs and Tour Customs are up at Bentley’s on consignment, so I am rotating things out for things I bring in. 15 drums out, 7 drums in, with the old GA set remaining constant.
 

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I think there should be a separate thread for each big brand of drums from the past and today.
 


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