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Old 10-09-2007, 05:58 AM
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Default New Yamaha Absolute Maple Customs







Drums:
-14" x 5.5" snare
-22" x 16" bass drum
-10” x 8”, 12" x 9", 14" x 12", 16" x 14" toms
(I'm getting legs put on my two floor toms one at a time so the 14"x12" isn't pictured)

Cymbals:
Sabian AA
-14" Regular Hats
-16" Thin Crash
-21" Raw Bell Dry Ride
-18" Bright Crash

Gotta work out how I want to set up the stands and everything (I'm probably gonna get a some more boom stands soon to make it easier). The drums sound killer though.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:02 AM
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Default Re: New Yamaha Absolute Maple Customs

Welcome to YAMCs! Isnt it a relief to know that there is nothing better out there, than what you got!!!

Enjoy them.

I've seen yours n you can see mine, on my kit:
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:10 AM
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Nice kit! I use to have a silver sparkle Absolute birch, next to my Ludwigs that was my favorite kit, I love Yamaha.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:11 AM
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Default Re: New Yamaha Absolute Maple Customs

Oh man that looks great.

What kinds of sticks are those in your bag all the way to the right?

Love the sparkle.
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:43 AM
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Default Re: New Yamaha Absolute Maple Customs

i have onlyu one world, though i dont like sparkle finishes - wonderfull
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:07 AM
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Default Re: New Yamaha Absolute Maple Customs

Tested a Birch Custom Absoloute in a store yesterday, tuned it a bit...and I`m highly impressed by the quality and sound of those drums.
Nice kit!

Those are on the list of dream kits for sure. ;-)

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Old 10-09-2007, 01:28 PM
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Default Re: New Yamaha Absolute Maple Customs

Beautiful finish, those drums look killer. I can't wait to see them set up with the two floor toms.

Also, nice cymbal selections-- I love Sabian.

While I'm at it- I like your drumsticks, too.

Basically everything is good lookin'.

P.S. Get a white bass reso head!
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:57 PM
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Welcome to the Drummerworld sparkle drums club.

Looks, and I'm sure sounds, just beautiful.
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Old 10-09-2007, 06:32 PM
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Congrats on the beautiful Yammies!
I have the Beech Absolute Nouveau kit, and I have a question regarding the Nouveau lugs.
They are easy for head changes, but I find getting a starting point for tuning is difficult.
Because I cannot get that equal "finger tight" feeling, I find there's not an accurate refernce to start tuning with. Do you find the same problem?
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:06 PM
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Nice kit, nice little selection you got in the bag too, I wanna pick up some rutes and nice brushes here soon.
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:39 AM
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Congrats on the beautiful Yammies!
I have the Beech Absolute Nouveau kit, and I have a question regarding the Nouveau lugs.
They are easy for head changes, but I find getting a starting point for tuning is difficult.
Because I cannot get that equal "finger tight" feeling, I find there's not an accurate refernce to start tuning with. Do you find the same problem?
Cheers
Phil
I agree and wrote a similar comment on another post. I can't quite fit my fingers in between the lug casing and the rim to grab the tension rod, so I have to take the tension rod down to where it just starts to grab the head as a starting point. Once you get all the tension rods down to where they start to grab the head, if you go around to each one and loosen the tension rod and then tighten it to where it grabs again, it seems to work well. I get a pretty even starting point and then just tweak them up from there, evening them out as I go around. My MCA's tune up beautifully and sing out loud and strong.
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:57 PM
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Default Re: New Yamaha Absolute Maple Customs

hey guys thanks for the kind words. to answer the couple questions.. the sticks in the bag to the right are vic firth 5a's, and in regards to nouveau lugs, these drums aren't actually the nouveau version of the absolutes, so i don't have any experience with those.

and haha yes i actually am going to be getting a white reso head for the bass drum soon
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:32 AM
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Default Re: New Yamaha Absolute Maple Customs

Speaking of a white resonant head for the kick...how can I get one "Yamaha"on it? I seem to remember Remo making them but I'm not sure. And I'm talking an actual coated head, not a white glossy head.

Man, it would look sick with my blue sparkle absolutes...
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Old 10-16-2007, 11:42 PM
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Speaking of a white resonant head for the kick...how can I get one "Yamaha"on it? I seem to remember Remo making them but I'm not sure. And I'm talking an actual coated head, not a white glossy head.

Man, it would look sick with my blue sparkle absolutes...
What you can do is look in your Yellow Pages for a local sign company.
I've done this, and what i did was e-mail a jpeg of the Yamaha logo.
They then scaled it to fit a 22" head, and made me a terrific logo. The way they do it now, is it comes on a backing sheet that you line-up (tacking it with masking tape), and once it's lined up, you peel of the sheet, leaving just the seperate letters, perfectly spaced and lined-up. This way, there's no "surounding" backing, just the individual letters.
Best of all, it cost me $10!
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