Yamaha recording custom early 80's.

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Gottem set up. I understand the fondness for the early 80s Recording Custom drums now.
 

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Nice looking kit. I'm sure it sounds great. For once GC came through. Even though the snare is a few years newer, it's still from the same era. And those 8" snares are killer. Used to have one with my Cherry RC kit, but could never get a stand to go low enough to make the snare feel totally comfortable on the kit.
 

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Dude, great kit! Those are very desirable sizes too!
 

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Glad it worked out well. In your photos the 8" deep rack tom sizing is very obvious as is the 14x14. When stacked they often look different.

That's one of the coolest and rarest YRC kits I've seen. And being out of the early period (1982/1983) makes it very hard to duplicate something like that again. Not many were ordered. I'd be interested in knowing how neat and correct the rack tom mounting on the floor tom looks. it's possibly the factory could have done that on special order....or the music shop did it on day 2.

Very nice. Bass drum reso head looks to be original. Every drum in that kit is a winner.
 
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Been playing them all weekend and yesterday. I cannot get the feel for the sizes. Is that unusual? I typically play 22 or 24 kicks but thought these would kind of like being in the on deck circle swinging two bats then getting up to the plate feeling like you can hit a homer. I keep missing the middle of the 14 and the batter height just feels odd. Anyway, I may sell these after all. Or . . . patience my pet.
 

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That was my dream kit back in the day. Almost picked one up used from a local music store, but one of the employees decided he wanted it instead. Never did find one.

I'm sure you'll get used to it. Just remember to set up the 14 a little further from you and you'll be able to find the middle.
 

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