They are also the drums that Andy Newmark, Manu Katche, and many others were using. Weckl used them when he was playing "jazz" back then (in Blue) too... Anyway, you have great taste in drums, but unfortunately, I don't foresee me ever selling any of these, E V E R ! If I ever get another "higher" choice in drums, these will stay as my road kit (as they have been for years.)Hemant* said:I also have a Tour Custom Cobalt Blue standard sized kit as well - 22/12/13/16. That was the same line and finish that Anton Fig originally had on The Letterman show, and Omar Hakim was playing in "Bring On The Night" with Sting. I always liked the Tour Custom birch mahogany hybrid shell much better than the all birch RCs. I always thought the Tour Customs were fatter and punchier.
If you ever decide you want to thin out some singles from that Cobalt Blue Tour Custom inventory - drop me a PM
It's just really nice to have a choice of drums for all the different gigs I do. And still only one (actually two, one home, one packed at all times) set of hardware to deal with. I tell people all the time, when you find a set of drums that you REALLY like (or love) buy all of the sizes (if you can.) You never know what you'll want to use on a certain gig. That's what I did with these, and my Black Gretsch's.
Back to the subject at hand.
And speaking of Yamaha drums, does anyone know what the shell layup difference is between the PHX drums as compared to the OLDER Tour Customs? I know both combine birch and mahogany, and I know the PHX have an outer ply that is very nice looking. But aside from that, does anyone know the difference? Because when I played a set of PHX's they sounded VERY close to my Tours (maybe "wishful hearing," but I swear that's what I heard.)