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Old 02-05-2007, 07:13 PM
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Default My Yamaha Maple Custom Absolutes

Here they are:

Yamaha Maple Custom Absolutes, Mahogany Y2K Custom Finish

10x10
12x12
14x14
16x16
22x18

Snares:
DW Craviotto Snare 14 x 6.5
DW Edge 14x5
Ludwig 402 Supraphonic 1970's 14x 5.5

Cymbals:

Paiste:

17" Reflector Signature Full Crash
18" Reflector Signature Full Crash
24" 2002 Ride
10" Signature Splash
14" Reflector Dark Crisp Hi-Hats
10" Signature splash

Zildjian:

16" A Thin Crash
18" A Crash

Sabian: 10" HHX Splash (great trashy little splash)

Wuhan: 12" China

Heads: Evans EC2 and EMAD Bass Drum Heads

Pedals: DW 9000 Double Bass pedals

Bass Drum Artwork: Courtesy DrumArt (Jim Feck does great work-- www.drumart.com )

Cowbell & Tambourine--Latin Percussion

Tama Rythm Watch metronome

My dream kit--long time coming. They sound beautiful--can't say enough about the Yamahas, and the Paiste cymbals.
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:17 PM
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Default Re: My Yamaha Maple Custom Absolutes

The Ludwig is actually a 400, not 402. The 402 is the 6 1/2" x 14". Just thought I'd let you know.
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Old 02-06-2007, 12:29 PM
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Default Re: My Yamaha Maple Custom Absolutes

That looks really cool. I like your cymbals (those hats must sound great) and the nebula bass reso is really nice too.
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Old 02-06-2007, 06:45 PM
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That looks really cool. I like your cymbals (those hats must sound great) and the nebula bass reso is really nice too.
HORSEHEAD Nebula!! :)
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Old 02-06-2007, 07:15 PM
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Default Re: My Yamaha Maple Custom Absolutes

No--here's the Horsehead nebula:

http://heritage.stsci.edu/2001/12/supplemental.html

D.C Drummer--those hi-hats are absolutely beautiful--can't say enough about them.

Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2007, 03:25 PM
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Default A Small New Addition

Well, I tried to have Yamaha make me an 8-inch tom in the Y2K finish, but as that was a limited edition finish, it can't be done. I really like the configuration of 8-10-12 inch rack toms, as I like the different tonal qualities one can achieve by using the higher pitched toms.

So, unable to get that done, I stumbled across a very nice set of Premier concert toms in 8 and 10 inch sizes, birch, with a stand on E-bay. They arrived the other day, so here's the updated kit (and I'll have to get a head done with the Horsehead nebula, lol):
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Old 02-10-2007, 06:26 PM
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Default Re: My Yamaha Maple Custom Absolutes

Your dream kit looks great! Plenty of quality and beautiful stuff. Love your snare selections.

That rythym watch, do you like it? Can you get a close up photo of the thing and the way you have it connected to the stand? If too much problem to get that done, forget it, I just am in the market for a metronome. Will you provide us with some of your impressions of it, do you like it?

Also, what are you doing regarding tom tuning with the four? Are you using intervals? specific notes? Are you satisfied with the sound you are getting? Again, great set. Joey
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Old 02-10-2007, 06:31 PM
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we use the same sticks! Awsome!
And nice kit also!!
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Old 02-10-2007, 06:34 PM
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Cool set. You must be really happy with those snares.
btw, your bass drum head is freakin sweet.
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Old 02-10-2007, 06:54 PM
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Very nice kit! I see all your toms are square sizes. Did you order them that way?

I love the thunder of square size drums and I have 8, 10, 12 14 14 toms and an 18 bass drum, all square, on my kit at http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=18719

www.terrasonus.com
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Your dream kit looks great! Plenty of quality and beautiful stuff. Love your snare selections.

That rythym watch, do you like it? Can you get a close up photo of the thing and the way you have it connected to the stand? If too much problem to get that done, forget it, I just am in the market for a metronome. Will you provide us with some of your impressions of it, do you like it?

Also, what are you doing regarding tom tuning with the four? Are you using intervals? specific notes? Are you satisfied with the sound you are getting? Again, great set. Joey

Tama makes a clamp and arm specifically for the rhythm watch that works just like connecting a cow bell or block. I have one for my rhythm watch, but hardly use it anymore. The metronome itself is reliable and easy to use, and their are many pros who use it in their set up. I recommend it. If you get one and you need a clamp... let me know.. I can give you a deal!
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:19 PM
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Default Re: My Yamaha Maple Custom Absolutes

Thanks for the nice comments--to respond to questions:

Joeybeats--here's a picture of the Rythm watch setup--I really like having it mounted right on the set--plug in the headphones, and all set to go. Nice metronome--no complaints. You can learn more here: http://www.tama.com/drums/tama_link....105/index.html

As far as the tuning on the toms, I put G2 clear heads on the concert toms to open them up a bit--EC2 on the others. They're all tuned moderately high (want the stick rebound) and I just let them sing in their own voice at that tuning. Very happy with the sound---the Premiers are birch, and contrast nicely at the higher pitches with the Yamaha maples.

Deathmetal--thanks very much for the compliment--I think your kit is one of the nicest I've ever seen. Yes, I strongly prefer the square tom sizes--I like to hear the shell, and I think they give a little more bottom that the shorter toms--though you get more flexibility in the setup with the shorter toms.

Thanks for the comments on the bass drum head--my own design (with help from my more computer literate son) and getting it done through Drumart.com was a snap.

Now if I can get my double bass parts working better, my singles a bit faster, my doubles more crisp, pocket smoother, greater independence, work on weaker limbs, etc etc etc. Seems that you can never learn enough on this instrument, can you? I remarked to a friend last night that it's like a martial art--there's always something to learn and some way to get better. I think that's what makes it interesting over the long term--it you want to work at it, there's never a way to get bored.

Thanks all.
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Old 02-17-2007, 05:22 PM
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Nice nebula! I have a snare to match. heheh
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