Yamaha Definitive

wayne

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Would you consider these shells a well built high end kit, or more of a nice upgrade to a mid level?..Seems they were not around long.
 

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They were made from Chinese Maple had a 30 degree bearing edge . I saw Steve Jordan use a kit with wood hoops at a clinic and they sounded good . Then again he can make sjist about anything sound good . The definitive series were also available with wrap finishes previously a no no with Yamaha .
I think I would classify them as upper mid price drums .
 

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I don’t believe these were ever available for sale in the US. I’ve only seen one kit, it was stacked up, so I couldn’t hear/play it. They had an interesting wrap look. Kind of marbled?
 

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It seemed to me like the shells were the same as the early maple Tour Customs, but the price was quite a bit higher, maybe because of better hardware? Some odd finishes, I remember seeing some in Germany in 2004.
 

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Being Canadian I liked the maple leaf in the badge. I thought they were Canadian maple?
There is another DrumForum thread about these drums from last year


I was working in a drum shop then and I distinctly remember one wrap we called “clown puke”.
We also had a silvery-gray wrapped kit I quite liked which I sold. I’d be happy to own a kit.
 

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Being Canadian I liked the maple leaf in the badge. I thought they were Canadian maple?
There is another DrumForum thread about these drums from last year


I was working in a drum shop then and I distinctly remember one wrap we called “clown puke”.
We also had a silvery-gray wrapped kit I quite liked which I sold. I’d be happy to own a kit.
Definitely Chinese maple shells - I think they may have had a veneer if Canadian Maple but definitely Chinese Maple shells .
 

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