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.
The price was right for my budget, too.
So far, I am very pleased.
Looks like they might have been used to hang the hoops for whatever finishing they apply to them. A few could've potentially made it through QC without filling them and with the assembled drum, they'd be out of sight out of mind.Hi Yamaha aficionados,
Sakae Snake Bites. They're a thing.
I've got these Maple Custom bass drum hoops, and there's a pair of holes drilled into the back of them. I can't remember ever seeing them on my Oak Custom hoops, but I have definitely seen them (plugged) on the face of a Sakae Trilogy bass drum hoop:
sakae_snake_bite by The 017, on Flickr
Does anyone know exactly what their purpose is? They line up perfectly with the diagonal seams, so all I can think of is they're for indexing. But indexing for what?
Thanks for that tip, I've been struggling with my 12 as well to make it sound as good as the 10 & 14 I've got. I'll give it a try!I see many photos of the toms set really low and I’m surprised people do this. I find the toms resonate so much more when the Tom holder is raised up more.
When I originally bought my YSC set I could never get the 12” to sound good. Changed heads, messed with tunings and all it took was for me to raise the Tom holder higher and tilt the tom. Night and day difference, now it sounds great and resonates beautifully.
I had a quick look at my Oak Custom hoops, and they only have one hole that lines up with the seam.Looks like they might have been used to hang the hoops for whatever finishing they apply to them. A few could've potentially made it through QC without filling them and with the assembled drum, they'd be out of sight out of mind.