Roy Haynes Yamaha Copper Snare Value?

texasshawn16

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I may have a line on a roy haynes yamaha snare to purchase. It looks to be in near mint condition. I know they have been discontinued and from the videos I see online sound amazing. But, as of right now there are none on the market to establish a fair value for them. Can anyone ballpark a figure?
 

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Was there such a thing as a Brass Roy Haynes signature snare...I thought they were copper?

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Yup, only copper versions as far so know.

They are quite wanted drums and sounds great. I had one (seamed version) and I sold it for about 500 Euros a year or 2 ago. It sold really fast too.
 

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The original Roy Haynes Seamless Copper Hammered snare drum is a GREAT drum. They are pretty rare and hard to come by these days. I think that if you can find a nice one for under a grand, you are doing pretty good. You just don't see them coming up for sale these days.
I great way to spot a seamless drum if you are having trouble and don't have a new of the inside of the drum is that if the Serial # has an "A" in it, it is NOT a Seamless Shell. I have had one in my arsenal since new and it sounds amazing. All of the seamless copper Yamaha drums are pretty great drums...this Roy Haynes is extra special. The shell on these drums seems a little thicker too.
 

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Sorry it is copper...i don't know why I typed brass in the thread title...yesterday was a long day...lol
 

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I had the seamless first gen model. Had the muffler and everything. Fantastic drum. Of course I sold it...idiot.
 
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This is the seamless first generation model.

The concert model is also very nice and a bit more sensative.
I have the concert model, and I agree with you, it's more sensitive (due to the strainer, and I am probably in the minority about that strainer, I love it!) I did a side by side of the two drums, and I like the concert model (although it does have a seam) more than Roy's drum.

I just don't see the need to hammer a copper drum, copper is already warm and dark enough, it doesn't need any "help." I think Roy did it because he used the Ludwig Hammered Bronze for so long, liked the way it looked, and wanted the Yamaha to be similar. It's a very good sounding drum though!

Just my 2 cents,
MSG
 

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I see one on goodwill site right now at $641 with just over 2 hours left in the auction. There is also a Craviotto in the same sale at $551

 

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