Originally Posted by JesusMySavior
Those Oak Customs are surely nice drums. A Guitar Center employee tried to talk me into buying some a few years back but I wouldn't listen to him and bought some old ratty 7000 series drums instead (advertised as RC's). Got hosed on that deal but ultimately came out okay in the end. Paid $699, sold them for $450 to a guy who was looking for 'em. They didn't SOUND bad, but for $100 more at that time those Oaks would have smoked the 7000s.
And no, don't sell the Reference set. Those Pearls are sweet.
I don't have alot of experience with the Oak Customs, so i'm not 100% sure how much these new Live Customs sound like them. I assume they do, but I dunno.
The Reference and Live Custom kits really don't have much in common tonally. The Pearl's are very warm and round, while these Yamahas are very punchy and aggressive. Pretty nice coverage between the two kits!
PS - I'm a gear whore. Like really, really bad. So who knows when I'll change my mind and sell something out of the blue. I have no plans to do that, but I'm a bit impulsive. ha ha