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Old 08-01-2013, 04:42 AM
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Default Just got my new Yamaha kit!

Found a place selling Yamaha Rock Tour kits brand new for super cheap, and my birthday is on Sunday, so I couldn't pass up the deal. $500 got me this kit in textured green sunburst, which apparently wasn't made readily available in the US.

The ash exterior looks amazing, and the mahogany shells sound just as good. They didn't come with the heads I would use, so once I get some G2s over G1s and a Kickport installed, I'm sure the sound they produce will blow me away.

Anyhow, here are a few pictures I snapped.





These pictures don't come close to doing this gorgeous finish justice, but they're the best I could get for now.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:46 AM
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That's a killer finish. I'm assuming since it's described as "textured" that it's more of a matte than a gloss?

Congrats on the new kit.
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:22 AM
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That's a killer finish. I'm assuming since it's described as "textured" that it's more of a matte than a gloss?

Congrats on the new kit.
No, they had separate matte finishes. The 'textured' finish gets the name because you can see and feel the wood grain. The picture doesn't show it well, but it has killer wood grain, and it's not all sanded flush, so there's a texture left behind
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:26 AM
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No, they had separate matte finishes. The 'textured' finish gets the name because you can see and feel the wood grain. The picture doesn't show it well, but it has killer wood grain, and it's not all sanded flush, so there's a texture left behind
Ah, ok. Looking at the bass drum in the second picture, I can see what you're talking about.

Beautiful.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:17 AM
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Happy for you. Nice kit. Those heads look like pinstripes. Wouldn't they be about the same as G2's? What's that clamp looking thing just above the legs on the hi-hat stand?
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:05 PM
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Happy for you. Nice kit. Those heads look like pinstripes. Wouldn't they be about the same as G2's? What's that clamp looking thing just above the legs on the hi-hat stand?
Yeah, G2s would be a similar sound, but they sound more open to me than pinstripes. That clamp is there because the wingnut on my hat stand is stripped out. The clamp is holding the legs in place until I replace it with a memory lock
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:51 PM
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Lovely kit. Big Yamaha fan here.

The Pinstripes are similar to the Emperors (Remo equivalent to the G2s) except that in the outer ring of the head, the two plies are glued together. The Emperors are entirely separate plys.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:01 PM
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Bitchin' Drums man ! beautiful finish and good head choice going with the G1's and G2's ! I'm rollin with clear ambassadors and emperors and I like them as well
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:14 PM
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Lovely kit. Big Yamaha fan here.

The Pinstripes are similar to the Emperors (Remo equivalent to the G2s) except that in the outer ring of the head, the two plies are glued together. The Emperors are entirely separate plys.
I was never big on Yamaha, mainly because I never owned or played any Yamaha kits. I think they've just gotten a new repeat customer, though. If they have this kind of quality on their mid-level kits, I can't imagine what playing a Phoenix would be like!

I also don't really like the idea of gluing plies together, but these actually sound pretty good for what they are. I was pleasantly surprised

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Bitchin' Drums man ! beautiful finish and good head choice going with the G1's and G2's ! I'm rollin with clear ambassadors and emperors and I like them as well
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:20 PM
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The funny thing is, I've played low-end Yamahas from thirty years ago and they were made very well despite the price point. Not a glamorous name necessarily but an absolute workhorse and brilliantly put together.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:36 PM
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I've been on and off the fence about picking up one of these shell packs since they went on deep discount earlier in the year. They look great, I hope you get lots of good use out of them.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:33 AM
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congrats on your new kit! have fun with it

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Old 08-02-2013, 02:12 AM
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congrats on your new kit! have fun with it

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I've been on and off the fence about picking up one of these shell packs since they went on deep discount earlier in the year. They look great, I hope you get lots of good use out of them.
I don't think you'd regret it. This kit is absolutely amazing for the price, given that the hardware holds up.
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Old 08-02-2013, 03:29 AM
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Now there is a green drum kit in ash wood that I can like. The fade finish makes the green look real nice with the bold grain of the ash.
Nice choice!
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:12 AM
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Beautiful kit! I really like the green finish.
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Old 08-08-2013, 06:21 AM
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Now there is a green drum kit in ash wood that I can like. The fade finish makes the green look real nice with the bold grain of the ash.
Nice choice!
Right? I'm not usually impressed by fades and sunbursts, but they did it absolutely right. Can't beat the finish on this thing.

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Beautiful kit! I really like the green finish.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:44 AM
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Default Re: Just got my new Yamaha kit!

I used a Rock Tour for a very long time and loved every second I played on it. Yours is beautiful, I'm sure you'll have a blast with it as well! Beautiful finish. And I like your hats, too!
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:59 PM
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I used a Rock Tour for a very long time and loved every second I played on it. Yours is beautiful, I'm sure you'll have a blast with it as well! Beautiful finish. And I like your hats, too!
It really is great

I LOVE these hats! They're easily my favorite piece of equipment
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:07 AM
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Gorgeous kit! Love the simple set up as well. Bet those are fun to play!
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:13 AM
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Great finish, man. Loving it.
What's the specs on that bass drum?
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:17 PM
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Gorgeous kit! Love the simple set up as well. Bet those are fun to play!
Very fun!

That's just the more 'bare' setup. I usually have another crash, a splash, and a timbale setup with it.

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Great finish, man. Loving it.
What's the specs on that bass drum?
18 x 22, virgin, 6 plies big leaf mahogany, 2 plies ash. Installed a kickport, and it sounds great
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