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Yamaha double tom stand with cymbal arm used from GC for only $135 delivered. I think this is the 900 series? Maybe a little older since marked as "Made in Indonesia"? It is in great shape. I have a new 800 series similar to this on back order.

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Summit solid shell Birdseye Maple hot off the presses! 14x6 gorgeous figuring, stick saver hoops, INDe throw, Gretsch adjustable butt plate, tapered lugs. Absolutely a work of art and the SOUND!!! Just a killer crack backbeat snare. Gary has gone off the chain with this series!

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Summit solid shell Birdseye Maple hot off the presses! 14x6 gorgeous figuring, stick saver hoops, INDe throw, Gretsch adjustable butt plate, tapered lugs. Absolutely a work of art and the SOUND!!! Just a killer crack backbeat snare. Gary has gone off the chain with this series!

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Wow! Yup, Gary makes excellent drums, very nice!

And….I’m also kinda drooling over those beautiful Star Walnuts in that red chestnut finish, looks amazing. Worth the cash? I’m still thinking about eventually getting a set.
 

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Wow! Yup, Gary makes excellent drums, very nice!

And….I’m also kinda drooling over those beautiful Star Walnuts in that red chestnut finish, looks amazing. Worth the cash? I’m still thinking about eventually getting a set.
Probably depends on what kind music you play. My take? I've owned 29 kits and Star Walnuts are my favorite. Are they worth the cash?.... I bought mine just before the price increase earlier this year. They've gone up $1200 since then. That said, I still think they represent very good value in the high end. Everything else has gone up too. Value wise I'd equate them to a new 4 pc Birch SQ2 kit (22-10-12-16) in a high gloss lacquer sparkle or RAL finish. Keep your eye out for pre-owned set maybe?

Just an FYI: TAMA has discontinued the Cinnamon Japanese Chestnut finish that you see in the photos. The indigo chestnut is gorgeous too!

 

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Here we go, this afternoon I met up with a very classy gentleman from NY who had some Rogers for sale and wanted to make a vacation roadtrip to Montreal. So we mixed business with pleasure: I met him at his hotel downtown, made the transaction and now the drums are already set up in my room. Thank you Steve aka glaze148 !!!

The edges on the floor need a little TLC. Tuned high, the drums are plenty resonant but wrinkles will appear pretty fast once you start going down. But I've got a friend with a table router who has done a bunch of work on drums before, so we might even take liberties and get "creative" (Ludwig style baseball bat edges? Gretsch reverse round-over?)

The drums aren't born together (toms Fullerton and kick Dayton) so nothing is sacrilegious at this point... And I've got another mint Holiday set. So this one might be an opportunity to go a bit crazy...

Videos/soundclips pending...
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Havent bought anything since took it back up cple years ago,(except the little e-kit to get going again), but splurged alittle this last month or so.
 

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Supraphonic 2010 chrome over brass special edition. I was really taken by the gibraltar maple hoops when I saw this on reverb. And though I played a gig with them and loved the combination, have since moved to die-cast. They are now married. What a great sounding classic re-issue! With the new die-cast hoops came in just under $700. The gibraltar maple hoops now on my Mapex (piano black) Black Panther 5x14.
 

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Came across a big brother 26" to accompany the existing 22" for my blue 70s Vistalite kit...just swapped the reso for a non-ported head. When you're single, you can put up a drumset in your dining room. :)

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Okay, I had to add a photo...somehow I managed to Jenga the Vistalite kit into my drum room along with my main Yamaha Live Custom kit...awesome!
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Call me crazy, but I sold my hammered black beauty so I could use the funds for a new K Con and another snare. As a result, I just took delivery of a minty 5 line Dyna-Sonic. It's actually the first snare I learned on at 11, but my feeble teenage mind couldn't understand the snare mechanism, and my lack of technique made it impossible to appreciate what I had right under my sticks.

30 years later, I've got the mechanism dialled in, and am floored by the sensitivity and articulation across the entire drum head. What once seemed obtuse and pointless makes perfect sense to me, and I love the ability to really fine tune both the snare tension and proximity to the bottom head. Also really loving the overall sound, being cutting but not too bright or separate from the rest of the kit. The rimshots have a real bark to them as well, and it's easy to see why this drum has been used by heavy backbeat rock players for years. It just blows my mind how those qualities are paired with so much sensitivity and responsiveness. This is a drum that makes you want to play it; especially rolls, rudiments and ghost notes as they feel more effortless than ever.

My only complaint at this point is that I'm still getting some snare sound even with the snares turned off, a pretty common issue from what I've read about this legendary drum. I could probably work this out by playing around with the string lengths holding the rail (it doesn't fall away far enough when disengaged), but I never play with the snares off in my band, and am a bit afraid to mess with what's otherwise a perfect sounding snare. In a way, it's also an interesting sound that could be usable in the right context.

Anyhow, I've now got a Ludwig, a Gretsch and a Rogers snare, and really love how different they are from each other. Happy to join the legions of Rogers devotees, I'm sold!

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It’s been along time coming.. Finally after decades of searching , my first bass drum 1967 Prestige light blue Pearl came home to papa. Someone on FB found it in the trash and scooped it. Found right in Rochester where I got mine!
Dude was very gracious and only charged me shipping of course how could I not throw him a bone ! He hooked me up big time I’m extremely stoked and grateful to go back in time 55 yrs and revisit my first love. Rehab and tlc are underway.
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