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Forum: Drums 09-06-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By RobertM
Re: Tama Starclassic MIJ Back!

Yes, that's what I thought too, but when, out of curiosity, I tested this theory at Dale's Drum Shop back in May (a big Tama dealer), they said the MIJs were not available--all SCs were made in...
Forum: Drums 09-06-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,250
Posted By RobertM
Re: New Gretsch 3 ply Broadkaster line

So, it's basically a mega thin Brooklyn kit. I thought the previous Broadkasters had Jasper shells? Not sure how good these kits will sound; the Brooklyn kits really lose their definition in the mix...
Forum: Drums 09-05-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By RobertM
Tama Starclassic MIJ Back!

I don't know if this news has been announced already, but I just noticed that Drum Center New Hampshire is now offering Tama Starclassic Maple kits made in Japan. According to Shane's note on the...
Forum: Drums 08-19-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By RobertM
Re: Which is/was heavier - Sonor Designer or Yamaha RC?

Better weight comparison would be between Yamaha Maple Customs and Sonor Designers. Both of those kits were quite heavy. The MC floor toms and bass drums were monstrously heavy.
Forum: Drums 07-18-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,944
Posted By RobertM
Re: Pearl Crystal Beat Drums

Still, not a bad price for seamless acrylic shells and Pearl's rep for QC.

DW is supposed to be debuting an acrylic kit, too, right?
Forum: Drums 07-18-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,944
Posted By RobertM
Re: Pearl Crystal Beat Drums

According to the Pearl July 2014 Price List, the 3pc (20/14/12) Crystal Beat will go for $1499, so probably $999 street price. The 4pc (22/16/10/12) runs $1799, so figure $1199 street (that's with...
Forum: Drums 07-06-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,808
Posted By RobertM
Re: The best kits we've ever made - Honest Capture videos!

Very nice work, Andy. The Origin kits sound fantastic. The In-tense walnut was a beast! I watched the drum battle video with Yolanda, and the middle kit--the In-tense set--was burly deep beyond...
Forum: Drums 06-19-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 924
Posted By RobertM
Re: Little Jazz Drumset

Tama Silverstar jazz setup (birch shells) is a great option, or you could get a Mapex Mydentity maple kit 18/14/12 for probably $700-ish. You could even get a 14x16 floor with the Mapex Mydentity,...
Forum: Drums 06-19-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 580
Posted By RobertM
Re: Tama Silverstar Maple Limited Edition

I would cast some healthy doubt on the notion that Silverstar maple shells are the same as Starclassic shells. SC Maple shells used to be North American (Canadian) maple and perhaps still are; the...
Forum: Drums 06-18-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By RobertM
Re: Pork Pie Little Squealer Mahogany/Birch

If you want full, authentic 411, send a PM to pork pie here--it is the account of Pork Pie founder/owner Bill Detamore. He's a real nice guy and will respond; or you can contact him via Pork Pie's...
Forum: Drums 06-18-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 978
Posted By RobertM
Re: Allegra Big Baby...

So, would the tone have more richness if the shell is thicker?

I've talked to a professional gigging drummer in the Boston area who plays Eames Drums, and he uses 9-ply/9mm tom shells and feels...
Forum: Drums 06-18-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By RobertM
Re: Cleaning drums

I just read an interview with Todd Sucherman's drum tech via the Web yesterday (I'm not sure of the interview date), and he said he uses a solution that's two parts Windex and one part ammonia, I...
Forum: Drums 06-04-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,497
Posted By RobertM
Re: Need help choosing drum kit/shell pack

Virgil: Larry's given you very sound advice. For drums, having a 2014 Yamaha Stage Custom set would be more than awesome for a first drum set. Very strong quality at affordable prices. I think these...
Forum: Drums 06-02-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By RobertM
Re: Trick Aluminum Lugs for Toms?

Thanks for all the feedback, folks.

Andy: Given your design and testing work with Guru, would it be best to go with a standard solid brass tube lug, then, of 1" or 1.5" length? One the shells...
Forum: Drums 06-01-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By RobertM
Trick Aluminum Lugs for Toms?

Are Trick's solid, machined aluminum lugs a good option for tom and floor tom use? I'm doing some drum repair and getting rid of cheap, cast pot metal lugs.
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Forum: Drums 06-01-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 937
Posted By RobertM
New Custom Drums & Hardware: Angel Drums from Hungary

Just learned about these drums via Steve Maxwell's shop: Angel Drums out of Hungary:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=TZQEeTNSCxU

Hand-crafted segmented/stave shells, with...
Forum: Drums 05-18-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By RobertM
Re: Live Custom 18 Bass

Thanks for the response, Neal! So glad to hear that Yamaha went back to basic on this and didn't add the bass drum lift.

Do you play any bebop/jazz acoustic stuff with the Live Customs? Just...
Forum: Drums 05-18-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By RobertM
Live Custom 18 Bass

Has anyone seen or does anyone own a 14x18 Yamaha Live Custom bass drum? I want to know if the bass drum has a virgin bottom, or if Yamaha has added that awful pre-installed bass drum lift.
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Forum: Drums 05-18-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By RobertM
Yamaha Chinese YESS Mount

This may be an OCD drum gear issue (obsessive compulsive), but I'm wondering if the current YESS system on the Yamaha Live Customs and new Stage Customs are not as "resonant friendly" as the...
Forum: Drums 05-17-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
Posted By RobertM
Re: Quality of new Chinese Yamahas?

Thanks, Les: I've heard this NAMM gig and they sound fine; I was just hoping to hear them more open with the Remo Ambs.

It seems like Yamaha has their shit together in China, unlike Tama: I've...
Forum: Drums 05-17-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
Posted By RobertM
Re: Quality of new Chinese Yamahas?

Thanks for the reply, Eric! Alas--I'd love to hear the SCs in bebop sound with Weckl.
Forum: Drums 05-17-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,127
Posted By RobertM
Re: Quality of new Chinese Yamahas?

Is there any video of Weckl playing the bebop new Stage Customs? I'd love to hear those drums in that setup.
Forum: Drums 05-11-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By RobertM
Re: 2014 STAGE CUSTOM, better than ever?

I hope the Absolute lugs fix the tuning problems of previous SCs. The only complaint I've ever heard about the old SCs was frequent detuning of toms and snare.

If I had a bit of extra dough, I...
Forum: Drums 05-09-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 837
Posted By RobertM
Re: 2014 STAGE CUSTOM, better than ever?

I agree about concern over the tom mounts. It is still the YESS system design, but if you look closely at the two top screws anchoring the YESS device to the shell, there is a difference between the...
Forum: Drums 05-09-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By RobertM
Re: Tama Starclassic (MIJ) or Pearl Ref Pure

The Ref Pure quote I received was for a 3 pc jazz setup (14x18/14/12 or 14x20/14/12). Usually, 4 pc Ref Pures go for well over $2500, so I thought this offer was pretty darn good.

You can PM, if...
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