Yamaha's New Portable Drum Kit: Stage Custom Hip

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I would just want the bass drum to use with a 12 and 14.
I really wish they'd just make the 20" drum and a 16" bass available in the Stage Custom line. I'd buy both and pretty happily use my standard sized toms.

I really don't get Yamaha's resistance to proper 16" bass drums-- I think they'd sell a pile of them in all their product lines.
 
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I really wish they'd just make the 20" drum and a 16" bass available in the Stage Custom line. I'd buy both and pretty happily use my standard sized toms.

I really don't get Yamaha's resistance to proper 16" bass drums-- I think they'd sell a pile of them in all their product lines.
Right, you can't buy the blue toms for the bd, you gotta use a gd 10"? Ugggggh. I mean, it's just so shortsighted. It can't be that difficult right ? They don't even make this line and it must cost them about $16.50 or less to make each drum.
 
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Right, you can't buy the blue toms for the bd, you gotta use a gd 10"? Ugggggh. I mean, it's just so shortsighted. It can't be that difficult right ? They don't even make this line and it must cost them about $16.50 or less to make each drum.
Yeah. I already have a "shell bank" Stage Customs in Natural, so I welcome this kit-- it's a pretty cheap way to add one really useful drum (the BD) and a couple other drums that I'll use sometimes. But I have a feeling that despite my best intentions I'll almost always gig them as a 12/14/20 kit and I'll repurpose those 13" drums as specialty snares and the 10" as, well, something. Maybe I'll put a jingle head on it or something.

I mean, how cool and smart would it be to create an a la carte menu of all sorts of add-ons in, say, 3-4 finishes? They're fantastic gig pig drums at a great price.
 
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That's way too easy and makes way too much sense.
It was the same when I was shopping for a Hybrid Maple kit. The only thing they had in my sizes in the US was black. No green sparkle or white. I mean... WTF, are you kidding ? You only make freaking 6 colors. How hard is it ? ( rhetorical I know )
 

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I checked these out over the weekend. I dig'em, and see where they would really come in handy. I think the part I liked best is that the Floor Tom is also a 2nd snare. Not sure where I would get much use out of that, having to sacrifice having that extra tom for a song, or at least parts of a song, but having the option is cool.
 

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I had a similar kit for some years but recently sold it. It was the Taye Go-Kit 5 piece as seen below minus the 8" tom. Everyone who played with me remarked on how "big" these sounded and as they all fitted into two bags it was a very convenient, portable and space saving kit. Only drawback on mine was the shallow 13" snare which I never used and never liked. .....so I used other snares.
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If someone has the surf green model shipped to my place (Sweetwater is already offering a bit of a discount + free shipping, I’m sure), I will gladly send you my 10-12-14-16-20 Purecussion Headset kit (with cymbal stands) to you in return. Just need shipping covered for the Purecussion kit.
 

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If someone has the surf green model shipped to my place (Sweetwater is already offering a bit of a discount + free shipping, I’m sure), I will gladly send you my 10-12-14-16-20 Purecussion Headset kit (with cymbal stands) to you in return. Just need shipping covered for the Purecussion kit.
Have you found a way to replace the heads on those old things? I've got a 10-12-14-20, but they're just about dead.
 

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Have you found a way to replace the heads on those old things? I've got a 10-12-14-20, but they're just about dead.
Mine are the last-gen tunable drums. I’ve not changed heads as the heads were new when I got them.
 

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I really think that if they offered these kits with a super cool, 1 piece, nice carrying case, they could sell twice as many at double the price.
It's still 4 drum bags. The point could be taken more seriously if they just showed you why it's easier to have smaller drums.
I don't think they accomplish what they're going for. I would rather just take full size drums.
... Now if I could buy a set that came with a nice 1 piece case for all the drums that came on wheels, that even included a spot for hardware?
I'd be into it.
It's actually easier.
It's not the size of the drums, it's the number of trips back to the car.
 

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I really think that if they offered these kits with a super cool, 1 piece, nice carrying case, they could sell twice as many at double the price.
It's still 4 drum bags. The point could be taken more seriously if they just showed you why it's easier to have smaller drums.
I don't think they accomplish what they're going for. I would rather just take full size drums.
... Now if I could buy a set that came with a nice 1 piece case for all the drums that came on wheels, that even included a spot for hardware?
I'd be into it.
It's actually easier.
It's not the size of the drums, it's the number of trips back to the car.
Sounds like you need a Rock N Roller! :D
 

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