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Old 11-06-2012, 09:27 PM
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I'm looking at buying a new Yamaha Oak Custom kit (musashi black) from a private seller. Its still in the boxes/plastic and never been assembled. It comes with 22x17 kick, 10x8, and 12x9 mounted toms; and 14x14, 16x16 floor toms (no snare). What sounds like a fair price?
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:31 PM
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I got him down to $1000....seems like a pretty good price for a kit that hasn't been played.. I'm playing a Beech Custom 7pc right now and love them. I think I might pick the oaks up for a 2nd kit.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:38 PM
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If you can get that kit for a $1000, i'd jump on that deal...that's a very good price...
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:42 PM
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If you can get that kit for a $1000, i'd jump on that deal...that's a very good price...

I'm headed there to look at them after work. Ive played a few Oaks and really liked them. Ive never seen one in musashi black but I hear they look really good. Even if I don't end up keeping them I can definitely get my money back if I decide to sell them.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:50 PM
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I got him down to $1000....seems like a pretty good price for a kit that hasn't been played.. I'm playing a Beech Custom 7pc right now and love them. I think I might pick the oaks up for a 2nd kit.
I was gonna say $1,200. But if you can get him that cheap maybe you can get him lower...try $900... if not, swipe it at $1,000.

Those will be some loud beauties!
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:07 PM
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I was gonna say $1,200. But if you can get him that cheap maybe you can get him lower...try $900... if not, swipe it at $1,000.

Those will be some loud beauties!
I think this is as low as he will go. That seems a damn good price either way. If I bought that kit from the store it would cost $2k+. I really wasn't interested in a snare so it doesn't bother me that it doesn't come with one. If I get them Ill post some pics.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:14 PM
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Probably the best price you'll see on a set of Oaks.

I spotted mine (22, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18) for $1800, and within an hour of them going up for sale, they were being boxed up to be shipped across the States.

I also have Beech Customs, and although I think Yamaha discontinuing them is a travesty, I honestly think the Oaks are far superior.
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I think this is as low as he will go. That seems a damn good price either way. If I bought that kit from the store it would cost $2k+. I really wasn't interested in a snare so it doesn't bother me that it doesn't come with one. If I get them Ill post some pics.
Most kits of that caliber never come with a Snare to begin with, unless it's custom ordered that way. Get a 6.5x13" Musashi Oak and you'll be set, my friend!
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:22 PM
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Probably the best price you'll see on a set of Oaks.

I spotted mine (22, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18) for $1800, and within an hour of them going up for sale, they were being boxed up to be shipped across the States.

I also have Beech Customs, and although I think Yamaha discontinuing them is a travesty, I honestly think the Oaks are far superior.
I love the sound of my Beech customs. I have 22,8,10,12,12x14,14x14,16x16. I bought them used from a church along with a DTXtreme 2 e kit. They were in perfect shape. I don't even remember how much I paid for them but it was worth every penny.

I'm playing with a rock band now and I think the Oaks will cut thru a little better.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:24 PM
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Most kits of that caliber never come with a Snare to begin with, unless it's custom ordered that way. Get a 6.5x13" Musashi Oak and you'll be set, my friend!

I already have plenty of snare drums..lol. I would like to add an 8in tom if I end up getting them.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:15 AM
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I love the sound of my Beech customs. I have 22,8,10,12,12x14,14x14,16x16. I bought them used from a church along with a DTXtreme 2 e kit. They were in perfect shape. I don't even remember how much I paid for them but it was worth every penny.

I'm playing with a rock band now and I think the Oaks will cut thru a little better.
The Oaks will do for rock. I have played a few genre's with the Oaks and they have never let me down. The Beech are great for recording as the sound is very clean and dry, so you can do a lot with it. (I love the sound of Beech, I played Sonor Phonics and Sig Heavies for 20+ years)

But, unfortunately for some but fortunately for me, the Oaks are my current weapons of choice for live work.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:28 AM
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$1000 for brand new 5pc oak custom? GRAB THEM....
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:52 AM
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Got them for $1000. He opened the 10in to let me see it. All of the other drums were still in the original packaging. I couldnt pass it up. Here are a couple bad cell phone pics. Ill get better pics tomorrow when I set it up.



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Old 11-07-2012, 05:29 AM
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Good job, congratulations! Looking forward to more pics...
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:23 AM
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Wow those are awesome looking drums. Love the finish, and I bet they'll sound great. Congrats, a steal at $1000 where I live. Nothing like a great drum find.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:03 PM
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I picked up a Yamaha Oak Custom 5 piece shell pack in 2010 for $1210.00 ...and thought I had gotten a heck of a bargain but $1000 sure is a bargain; The Oak Customs are just simply the best sounding drums Ive ran into...Birch and Maple sound good, for different reasons and situation but the Oak Customs blow em away...volume is greater *if you stroke em to get the volume - they have more than birch or maple or mahogony or beech. I put Aquarian Focus-X coated heads on my toms and the tone of the Oaks is just spectacular.
I play traditional country, big band and western swing, 50s rock, 60s rock and classic rock and a bit of soft jazz and the Oak Customs sound marvelous on all genre's. They tune high - medium and low easily and hold their tuning exceptionally well.
A finer looking and sounding drum you wont find;. Mine are in the Red Oak finish~
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:13 PM
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Grab them. I play Oak Customs and I can tell you they match up with any high end kit. You can use them for any style of music. I had an absolute kit and sold it because I always went with the Oak Customs. I would act fast because $1000.00 is a steal.
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:38 PM
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On my second run of Oaks already. First Red Oak, now Musashi black in 18x15, 8x7, 10x8, 12x9 (will short this down to 12x8) 14x14 and a rare 15x14.

Im so in love with them, they can handle everything from jazz to metal.
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Great deal. I got my 3 piece shell pack for $1300, and thought that was a good deal.

Love that black finish.
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Great deal !!! Where are the pics with them set up???
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Great deal !!! Where are the pics with them set up???
I haven't set them up yet. I'm still playing my Beech Customs at the moment. I need to get the mounting hardware or possibly a new rack for the Oaks. Ill post pics as soon as I get them set up.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:27 PM
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Id like to add an 8in tom...where would be a good place to order one to match my kit?
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Try Cascio Interstate music.
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Try Cascio Interstate music.
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Try contacting Yamaha, I was able to buy a matching 16x14 red sedona floor tom for my Oak Customs. They may ha ve what your looking for sitting around collecting dust?
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