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Old 11-09-2007, 11:47 PM
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Default New Tama Birch/Bubinga!!!

Well about a year ago I bought a yamaha maple custom kit. I ordered it from yamaha in a color they had yet to release and lucked up and got a beautiful great sounding kit that had consecutive serial numbers starting in 0002 ( I am assuming 0001 was the snare in the catalog where i first saw the color). I fell in love with it so much I have been scared to gig with it and keep it in my home studio. I knew I would have to eventually find a new kit to gig with so when I found out Tama was releasing a Birch Bubinga kit I had to order one. let me tell you this kit is everything I thought it would be. Big bubinga sound with the control and attack of birch, great for recording too. Well here are some pics.....the last one is the yamaha in case anyone forgot what she looked like.







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Old 11-09-2007, 11:53 PM
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Wow, very nice. I've never actually played a Tama kit. I'd be interested in hearing what one of these Bubinga/Birch kits sound like.
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Old 11-10-2007, 01:09 AM
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Hey, nice Tama kit! I remember when you got those Yammies! Love that finish!
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Old 11-10-2007, 01:40 AM
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And a beautiful Seagull Acoustic too. How I envy you! I have a thing for those Seagulls.
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Old 11-10-2007, 04:01 AM
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woah very nice my friend. That finish is superb! Do i see a 22x20 kick drum?
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Old 11-10-2007, 04:29 AM
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That looks great! I'd really like to hear what it sounds like, I have a Tama starclassic performer which is all birch, if I knew they had a b/b kit I would have taken a look at it.

How does it sound compared to your maple kit?
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Old 11-10-2007, 05:10 AM
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that finish is amazing! and those sizes are awesome
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Old 11-10-2007, 05:47 AM
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woah very nice my friend. That finish is superb! Do i see a 22x20 kick drum?
Thanks!! I really fell in love with the finish as well...looks vintage which I like. The bass drum is actually 18x20....the rest are 7x12, 12x14, and 14x16
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Old 11-10-2007, 05:50 AM
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That looks great! I'd really like to hear what it sounds like, I have a Tama starclassic performer which is all birch, if I knew they had a b/b kit I would have taken a look at it.

How does it sound compared to your maple kit?
It has a totally different sound than the maple, best description is tighter with more sustain, I have been really happy because it is so different than the maples it gets new things out of me. Which i guess is the purpose of a more versatile kit. The maple always forces me in to jazz mode, i guess due to its sizes and tuning.
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Old 11-10-2007, 05:53 AM
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And a beautiful Seagull Acoustic too. How I envy you! I have a thing for those Seagulls.
No envy necessary I have all this fancy equipment to make up for a lack of talent. Hey I just noticed you are from Kent I have some family there.
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Gorgeous kit man... I'm a starclassic performer owner, but have never played the b/b ones (yet). Great finish and sizes too. Any idea where I can get a white bass reso head like that? I've done searches, but I can't come up with anything aside from ebay.
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Old 11-10-2007, 11:41 AM
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yes, great kit, bud, but I'm looking over its shoulder, at that Yammie maple nouveau!....yummmm!

( Im another one of those yammie maple- at- home- n -tamas- at gigs kind of guy, if you havent guessed already )
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:26 PM
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No envy necessary I have all this fancy equipment to make up for a lack of talent. Hey I just noticed you are from Kent I have some family there.
Believe me, I have the same problem; just without the fancy equipment.

Which part of Kent, incidentally?
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Old 11-10-2007, 01:17 PM
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I have the same problem; just without the fancy equipment.
Covering up your lack of skills with bad-sounding instruments -- now that's ingenious!
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Old 11-10-2007, 01:21 PM
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Nice looking gear...and you said your address was? That aqua sparkle is gorgeous. Nice find.
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Old 11-10-2007, 03:05 PM
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Gorgeous kit man... I'm a starclassic performer owner, but have never played the b/b ones (yet). Great finish and sizes too. Any idea where I can get a white bass reso head like that? I've done searches, but I can't come up with anything aside from ebay.
The bass drum reso head is actually a cream color and only comes on the limited edition birch/bubinga kits, there were supposedly only 150 of this config in shattered turquoise and smoked nickel hardware kits made. I believe that only because from the lowest serial number to the greatest is only 119, so if they built one after another of the 12's, then 14's and so on, that would be about right. I have called tama directly and they said the same thing that these heads only come with these kits.......thats why I have yet to port it.
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Old 11-10-2007, 06:42 PM
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Covering up your lack of skills with bad-sounding instruments -- now that's ingenious!
Master of ingenuity sitting right here, guilty as charged.
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:42 PM
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Default Re: New Tama Birch/Bubinga!!!

which kit do you like the sound of better in general, the yamaha or tama?
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Old 11-10-2007, 09:50 PM
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I love that vintage style wrap. Always a great color. Way to conserve hardware with those boom arms!
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Old 11-10-2007, 11:11 PM
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which kit do you like the sound of better in general, the yamaha or tama?
They have a competely different sound, so its kind of based on the mood I am in. I would have to say overall the yamaha is the best though. Almost all the drummers that have played the yamaha have tried to buy it on the spot, so that has to say something. I actually have a friend with 2 custom yamaha kits that is trying to pry the bass drum away from me for a weekend so he can record it.

Its my baby and for that my opinion is probably biased. I am not down playing the tama at all though because it deserves all of the hype it has recently been receiving in the mags. it really works well for me when trying to achieve a big sound because of my tendency to play with a soft hand.
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Old 11-11-2007, 10:45 AM
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I love the sound of those new Performers. And in general it`s just amazing that there are so many sizes available!
Your kit looks beautiful. Is that a turqoise sparkle?

Now you own two beautiful sounding sparkle kits. ;-)

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They have a competely different sound, so its kind of based on the mood I am in. I would have to say overall the yamaha is the best though. Almost all the drummers that have played the yamaha have tried to buy it on the spot, so that has to say something. I actually have a friend with 2 custom yamaha kits that is trying to pry the bass drum away from me for a weekend so he can record it.

Its my baby and for that my opinion is probably biased. I am not down playing the tama at all though because it deserves all of the hype it has recently been receiving in the mags. it really works well for me when trying to achieve a big sound because of my tendency to play with a soft hand.
Beautiful on both counts!
I actually have the Yamaha Beech Nouveau's in that same colour.
It's Gold Fade sparkle I believe.
My kick drum (22x16) is without a doubt the biggest and deepest sounding kick I've ever played.
Congrats on both kits.....fabulous
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:15 AM
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Im not a fan of Tama at all, mainly there sound, but they do amazing finishes. That colour is very wierd, spun me out but its cool you should take pics of it and get the dark wood on the inside of the shell with it, would look amazing. As for a Yamaha i love them thats a amazing kit to.

Nice kits Mr Moneybags :P
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Old 11-12-2007, 02:19 PM
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Covering up your lack of skills with bad-sounding instruments -- now that's ingenious!
...works for me.

By the way, nice kit Sam.

errrr... two nice kits Sam.

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