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Forum: Drums 02-06-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,286
Posted By pognoot
Re: Yamaha Live Custom Series 2013

I saw them at NAMM and they're really nice drums. I love the fit and finish of the stained shell interiors. I'm sure they sound great.

But for me and the type of gigs that I play, I would have...
Forum: General Discussion 02-05-2013, 11:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,452
Posted By pognoot
Re: To those who attended NAMM this year.

Without question, I thought Yamaha had the best drum setup at NAMM 2013. Seeing Carter Beauford's monster Recording Custom kit and Tommy Aldridge's untra rare Carbon Custom's was a sight to behold. ...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,744
Posted By pognoot
Re: Why aren't Recording Customs popular today?

Well gang, I will concede to defeat!!

"Hey pognoot, thanks for the email. RC is actually as popular as it ever has been...more and more people are getting turned on to it. You may have seen more...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,744
Posted By pognoot
Re: Why aren't Recording Customs popular today?

Nope, I've got no sales figures. Just reasoning. It takes marketing to sell a product. It's takes retail floor space. When very few retail outlets will display your product, and very little...
Forum: General Discussion 10-20-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,744
Posted By pognoot
Re: Why aren't Recording Customs popular today?

My entire point: They COULD be as popular today if Yamaha got behind them with a powerful advertising campaign marketed to today's crop of upcomming drummers. Make them cool and hip again and sales...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,744
Posted By pognoot
Re: Why aren't Recording Customs popular today?

As the OP, I'm still here. I've enjoyed reading the various posts.

In essence, I agree. The reason RCs aren't as popular is not the technology behind the drum, or the sound, or the finish.
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Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2012, 06:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,744
Posted By pognoot
Re: Why aren't Recording Customs popular today?

So.. general consensus. Yamaha RCs are suburb sounding, legendary drums that nobody buys anymore because:

1. Yamaha does a lousy job marketing and promoting them.

2. Very few retailers will...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,744
Posted By pognoot
Re: Why aren't Recording Customs popular today?

This doesn't make sense to me. What makes a drum a "stage drum" versus not? A drum is a drum, right? Perhaps, due to their cost, drummers decided not to take them out gigging, but that doesn't...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,744
Posted By pognoot
Why aren't Recording Customs popular today?

Yamaha does very little marketing for them. I see very few drummers playing them anymore. Practically nobody stocks them in their retail stores. And yet, everyone says they are the "most recorded...
Forum: Drums 08-02-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,316
Posted By pognoot
Re: Yamaha Recording Custom

I've performed with both a 16x22 Maple Custom kick, and a 16x22 Recording Custom kick. When mic'ed and running through our PA consisting of Yorkville TX8 tops and 6 double 18" subwoofer enclosures, I...
Forum: Drums 07-12-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,768
Views: 462,511
Posted By pognoot
Re: Yamaha Drums

Nothing "sells itself". If that were the case, Pepsi Cola and Coke would never run another ad again. Time-tested and true: professional endoresments sell gear.
Yamaha needs to step up. Their...
Forum: Drums 07-09-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,768
Views: 462,511
Posted By pognoot
Re: Yamaha Drums

That's nice. Name one professional, touring drummer besides Carter Beauford who, in 2012, plays Recording Customs. Gadd, Coliauta, Weckle...they all moved on years ago. You certainly don't see any...
Forum: Drums 07-09-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,768
Views: 462,511
Posted By pognoot
Re: Yamaha Drums

Looks that way.

From what I've seen, Carter is one of the last modern-day drummers playing RCs, at least from a signed, major act. Sadly, they're just not as popular anymore, which is really too...
Forum: Drums 07-09-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 1,768
Views: 462,511
Posted By pognoot
Re: Yamaha Drums

Looks to me like Carter switched back to his Recording Custom drums for the recording of the new DMB album.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTprA7qSpjY

I certainly like the look better than...
Forum: Drums 05-21-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,628
Posted By pognoot
Re: New Yamaha Drum Lineup?

I've been disappointed in Yamaha for their lackluster support for the Recording Custom series of drums for years. To this day, they are some of the finest drums ever made, yet virtually no one...
Forum: Drums 03-28-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 1,768
Views: 462,511
Posted By pognoot
Re: Yamaha Drums

That is exactly the combination I use. Remo Ebony Ambassadors on the botom and Evans G2s on the top. It's the perfect combination for a focused, punchy sound with minimal overtones. Also the G2s are...
Forum: Drums 03-20-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,768
Views: 462,511
Posted By pognoot
Re: Yamaha Drums

I don't know. I haven't tried the stock clear ambassadors but I imagine they must sound fairly similar as the ebony resonant heads are single ply. I just like the look of the black heads underneath....
Forum: Drums 03-20-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1,768
Views: 462,511
Posted By pognoot
Re: Yamaha Drums

Here's my current Yamaha setup. After playing on Maple Customs since 1992, I finally made the switch over to Recording Customs. The birch sound isn't quite as loud or resonant as the maple shells,...
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