My new Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute in vintage natural finish **VIDEO**
I picked up my first quality kit yesterday and I couldn't be happyer. I still can't believe it! I've been playing my Yamaha DP series since I started playing, so this is quite the upgrade.
I fell in love with these the minute I saw them on eBay. I was looking for a maple kit with big sizes and have heard/read nothing but good things about Yamaha so it was a no-brainer. The vintage natural finish really topped things off nicely, too. Can't wait to see them once the shells settle to their golden-brown color. I wish it would've came with a white resonant head but it's not that big of a deal. I'm going to change it to a white one this weekend.
I bought them from The Drum Shop in Portland, ME and had the pleasure of dealing with the owner himself (incredibly nice guy). I was kind of worried about the cost of customs but it wasn't all that bad. Definitely worth it considering that I would've paid about double or triple for these where I live.
- '65 Ludwig LM400
- Gretsch 14x6.5 Full Range with wood/metal hoops
Cymbals: All Sabian
- 14" Vault Artisan hats
- 18" AAXplosion Fast Crash
- 20" HHX Evolution ride
- 19" AAX Dark crash
DW9000 double kick and 2-leg hi-hat stand
Yamaha single-braced stands
Next purchases will be a LM402 or a matching MCA 14x7 snare to go along with the kit. I'm going to get matching DW9000 cymbal stands and possibly a snare stand for the rack tom. I've also decided that I'm going to sell my double kick and get a single 9000 instead. I don't use the left slave pedal at all anymore... I'm looking at buying a 21" HHX Groove ride too.
I took the pictures with my Blackberry so they're not the best. I played around with the lighting a bit but it didn't help all that much.
Anyways, without further adieu:
Yamaha drums | Sabian/Paiste cymbals | Yamaha/DW hardware | Remo heads | Pro-Mark sticks
Last edited by JClutchD; 12-24-2011 at 03:05 PM.