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Old 07-01-2012, 11:47 PM
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Default YAMAHA Recording Custom and Magstar Snare

Just picked up an awesome sounding kit in great condition.
All shells are wrapped in faux fur.

Base from the previous owner (which I believe is the second owner of the kit) it might be related to one of the CCR members. Kit was used for six months then was stored for over three years, maybe longer.

Snare is initialed and dated 1993 by Rob Kampa of Magstar.

Toms and Kick are badged - Yamaha RC; confirmed at Yamaha website, all serials checked out. Shells are dated between 80'-87' RC. Inside of the shells are stained.

Obviously, Yamaha RCs did not come in leopard print faux fur. I assume the entire kit was built by Rob K.

Craftmanship is excellent. Wrap is tight, no air pockets, and seam is unnoticeable (I'm yet to locate it).

Any insights will be appreciated.

Not sure if links are permitted, but here they are.


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Old 07-02-2012, 12:29 AM
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Default Re: YAMAHA Recording Custom and Magstar Snare

No joke. That kit is awesome. I've actually wanted to find a used drum kit and do something like that ala ZZ Top. Good times.
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:02 AM
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Default Re: YAMAHA Recording Custom and Magstar Snare

How do they sound?I would think that fir would really deaden the sound,of a kit like those RC's,who are ordinarily very resonant.

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Old 07-02-2012, 02:03 AM
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The snare sounds fantastic as of the rest of the kit.
I was surprised when I played it.

I thought for sure that the wrap will affect the resonance.

I'm yet to replace the heads and record on them.

Right now, I'm just happy on the find.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:03 PM
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Default Re: YAMAHA Recording Custom and Magstar Snare

Love that kit,great kitsch.

I have played a few of Rob's snares and I am sure yours sounds great,Rob does really good work,he does/did a lot of resto/repair work so it would not surprise me if he did the recover.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:42 PM
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Sizes? I'm guessing 12 / 16 / 18 / 22?

Kit is cool of course but I'm also really digging those green chairs in the background.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:50 PM
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Sizes are 14 / 13 / 16 / 16 / 22

Both floor toms are 16x16. I'm thinking of racking the kit.
Are current suspension mounts work for this size? The floor toms are quite heavy and I've never racked one before.



Chairs are 50s Kroehler. HA
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