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Old 01-01-2007, 04:00 PM
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Default Yamaha Hardware - Memory Locks

I just purchased a Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute set. I gig often and do like to make use of memory locks to a get a repeatable setup in minimal time. If I am not mistaken, Yamaha has dropped the ball on providing memory locks for key hardware locations. My dealer can't seem to help. I love everything else about the set but just can't believe they didn't think of this.

Here's where I want the memory locks -

Yamaha does not provide any 3/4" memory locks on the stands I purchased nor do they seem to have them available as a separate item for sale. I am looking to place them on my CH740 and CH745 cymbal stands where the top tube slides into the lower tube. My solution for now has been to purchase some Gibralter 3/4" memory locks.

I also want to place memory locks on my WS775 tom stands where the top tube goes into the base. These would be 7/8". I do have some Yamaha 7/8" memory locks but they all have the teeth on them and the stand base does not "receive" the teeth. My solution for now will be to use the Yamaha 7/8" memory locks that i have but I will probably grind the teeth on one side so that they sit flush with the stand base.

I would like to hear what other Yamaha users are doing regarding this issue.
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Old 01-01-2007, 05:18 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha Hardware - Memory Locks

This the first time I read this complaint in regards of the Yamaha gear. I gig often but I have never needed to have memory locks in the places you refer too. Personally, I see no use for that, I think I might even find it bothering to have memory locks there, but that's me.

The only thing I can think off is to do it the D.I.Y. way if such memory lock placement is your need.


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Old 01-01-2007, 05:24 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha Hardware - Memory Locks

This is still pretty rediculous not offering memory locks. If someone doesn't want them they can just take them off, but if they do, in this case, there's not much that can be done.
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Old 01-01-2007, 09:52 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha Hardware - Memory Locks

Old school memory lock. A hose clamp. They weigh next to nothing and are cheap.
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Old 01-03-2007, 01:08 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha Hardware - Memory Locks

Ratomlinson, nice kit. Congratulations. I own three of the cymbal holders you reference. Mine were purchasd new and have memory locks on only the base pipe and cymbal arm. Maybe try using Google and do a search. I searched a couple of drum part web sites, but could not find the memory lock that you want. Don't forget to post pictures of your kit.

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Old 01-03-2007, 01:21 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha Hardware - Memory Locks

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Old school memory lock. A hose clamp. They weigh next to nothing and are cheap.
That's a great idea I'll have to look into that.

My Yamaha hardware for the rack toms have memory locks on the tom arms, and the bas recieves that teeth you were talking about. So maybe if you found the base from an earlier model than it would recieve the teeth?
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Old 01-04-2007, 10:17 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha Hardware - Memory Locks

Thanks for everyone's comments/replies.

My solution has been to purchase a couple of packs Gilbralter 3/4" memory locks. I will also use the Yamaha 7/8" memory locks on the WS775 tom stands after grinding off the teeth on one side.

Just a side note regarding Yamaha:

This was my first Yamaha kit. I wish I had one sooner. Besides the memory locks I mentioned, I am 100% pleased with everything about this kit. The workmanship is impecable. The design is smart and functional. The hardware/chrome is the best that I have seen. The sound (of course) is fabulous. I will post pictures soon.
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Old 01-05-2007, 03:47 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha Hardware - Memory Locks

I got a new Pearl stand and it had no memory locks,
Sharpies come in handy.
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:43 PM
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Sharpies come in handy.
ha ha....my new Yamaha stands didn't come with memory locks and i'm kinda glad, so i can just fold them all down in one piece and stick them in my bag.

and yeah...i just did the "sharpie" trick with them.
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Old 01-07-2007, 09:07 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha Hardware - Memory Locks

Or you could take a pen, paper and measuring tape and write down the heights, just as easy as a memory lock imo, but this may be too time consuming when setting up.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:25 AM
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Default Re: Yamaha Hardware - Memory Locks

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I got a new Pearl stand and it had no memory locks,
Sharpies come in handy.
I have done this before and unlike the hose clamp method, this method doesn't slice your fingers! But as they say, if you don't have at least one hose clamp on your drum kit the you aren't a pro!

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Old 01-11-2007, 07:38 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha Hardware - Memory Locks

huh? Never seen a memory lock on a cymbal stand...only on a tom holder.

I have used the Sharpie trick, many times.
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Old 01-11-2007, 08:27 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha Hardware - Memory Locks

I use the Sharpie trick on my floor tom legs. Definitely as easy or easier than a memory lock.
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