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Old 10-21-2014, 01:02 PM
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Hi all! This is my first post but I've been a fan of drummerworld and seeking advice from its forums for a long time! So thank you all first of all.

A month ago, I lost my drumkit in a fire that started in a jam space I rent in Montreal. (I was playing a Canwood kit, I'm sure you heard of the Canadian brand.)

After some research, and a budget of no more than $2000, I've set my eyes on a really nice Yamaha Original Maple Custom!

Can you please give me your opinion? Is it worth buying it? The person is letting is go for $1750. Keep in mind I will be driving 5 hours away to pick it up (10 hour round trip) if it's a good/great deal!

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Yamaha original Maple Custom kit – Natural with brass lugs
- Tom 1 – 8 * 8
- Tom 2 – 10 * 8
- Tom 3 – 12 * 8
- Tom 4 – 14 * 10 Floor Tom
- Bass Drum – 22 * 14
- Tom 5 – Keller Shell 16 * 12 Floor Tom (Custom made to match original kit)
- All Maple Shells
- Gorgeous Natural Lacquer - MINT
- Includes double floor tom stand, bass drum tom holder and 4 tom-clamps

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Old 10-21-2014, 01:49 PM
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Beautiful looking kit I would love to own myself. If it's in your budget and will make you happy and you don't mind the 10 hours I say go for it.

I bought six, yes six kits off ebay without seeing them in person first and I have always been happy with my decision.

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Old 10-21-2014, 04:59 PM
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Hi and thanks for the reply! I'm excited about this! I think I'll try and pick it up asap.

One more thing. I was also checking out this other Yamaha Maple Custom that seems really interesting as well.. I also would like to ad this to the thread, as a comparison to the first one (natural finish)..

Which one would you go for? This one is $1450 and includes a snare (Black Panther).

Same deal for the driving (it's even further... 14 hours drive round trip)

Thank you for your interest :-)
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Old 10-21-2014, 05:05 PM
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Beautiful kit !

80% of the sound from a drum kit comes from the heads you use, the tuning of those heads and how you play the kit.

If this kit has the size drums you want and the configuration you like, Buy it !

The only thing I don't like about it is the double floor tom stand. I just can't imagine that it would be stable enough for me to pound out my rock and roll on those toms. I would mount them on their own legs.

I love the sound of maple and the looks of this kit is wonderful ! I say buy it !

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Old 10-21-2014, 05:13 PM
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Touché! You're right about the double floor toms stand. I will indeed have to change that!

About the other black finish kit, here are the specs:

"Professionally owned and played, Yamaha Maple Custom in black laquer with gold lugs (the real ones). 22 kick, 10 and 12 toms, 15 floor tom. A few small scratches etc but in very good shape. Comes with tom mount hardware only. Pre YESS tom mount system. One year old Mapex Black Panther snare drum included (with case).
14 x 5 also in black laquer with black chrome hardware. A totally pro outfit which has been in my home studio and has not seen 'the road', so not much wear at all. $1450"
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:39 PM
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Hi all! This is my first post but I've been a fan of drummerworld and seeking advice from its forums for a long time! So thank you all first of all.


Awesome first post!!
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Awesome first post!!
Thank you! Which set would you choose for yourself by the way? :)
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I really like the 8 and 16" toms...but I also really like the black. If only you could have both, right?

And the two toms on a stand don't look like a problem.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:32 PM
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If only you could have both, right?

And the two toms on a stand don't look like a problem.
I know... Ah! Choice which is luxury is torture in this case! XD
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Old 10-21-2014, 11:03 PM
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You can't go wrong with either kit.
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Old 10-21-2014, 11:18 PM
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I have a beech custom with 14 and 16 hanging on a stand and it isn't a problem. Only issue with it for me is more stuff to carry around. I much prefer floor toms with 3 legs.
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Toss up for me. Can you get the seller to meet you half way?
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Old 10-21-2014, 11:46 PM
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... (I was playing a Canwood kit, I'm sure you heard of the Canadian brand.)...

What were your Canwood drums like? Number of pieces, sizes, and so on.
No - I hadn't heard of them, so I went to the site.
No prices listed, and I don't see them for sale at any of the usual places.
Are they expensive?

Is it for positive sure between those two Yamaha kits?
Which one are you going to get?
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FWIW, I'd pick the natural wood set. It's a happier looking set.
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Old 10-22-2014, 12:15 AM
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Go for the natural wood ones. Then when you get tired of them you can sell them to me.

Besides, there are too many black drum sets in the world.

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Old 10-22-2014, 03:04 AM
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What were your Canwood drums like? Number of pieces, sizes, and so on.
No - I hadn't heard of them, so I went to the site.
No prices listed, and I don't see them for sale at any of the usual places.
Are they expensive?

Canwood are pretty rare indeed. I read up on them in drummerworld actually. They're handmade shells in Canada. All maple! They're pretty expensive. You'd have to check Ebay or Canwood's site.


I had a 3 piece: 22" kick, 12" tom and 15" floor tom (a weird size!)... They were. I bought them used. They had been painted by hand (in a amateursih / childish way) that made them look pretty psychedelic!

Anyway, I play in psych prog rock band.. That's why I'm happy to go back to A LOT of toms :)

Is it for positive sure between those two Yamaha kits?
Which one are you going to get?
To tell you the truth at first I liked the new Tama Silverstar... but then I thought, "with such a budget, why not go a little bit further and get the top of the line you know? Something classy that really sounds good.. a classic"..

At first I kind of wished to find amazing Ludwig Maple Classics.. But I didn't find any, and I also always really like Yamaha's.. (Steve Gadd!) :)
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Old 10-22-2014, 03:06 AM
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FWIW, I'd pick the natural wood set. It's a happier looking set.
I'm starting to think that Larry :)

Do the golden logs bother you by the way?... :O
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Go for the natural wood ones. Then when you get tired of them you can sell them to me.

Besides, there are too many black drum sets in the world.

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haha! You got it... True, quite a lot of black kits. Though you can really see the wood even if it's black in this one!
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Toubet, welcome to the forum. Both of those Yammies are nice kits, but I'm another vote for the first kit in natural finish. Btw, I know you were asking Larry, but I'll jump in - no, the gold lugs don't bother me.

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I'd go with the natural finish myself. Awesome looking kit and for me I like the sizes better, not sure about a 15" floor tom that the black one has.
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Old 10-22-2014, 04:15 AM
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Oh, and I forgot to answer the original question - yes, I think it's a good deal for that kit with the natural finish.
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If you settled on a 4-piece kit, you could score a new Ludwig Classic Maple for under $2000. My shell pack of a new Ludwig (14x24, 9x13, and 16x16) only cost me $1800. OK - so you're going a little over for a Supraphonic, but it's in your ballpark;)
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Toss up for me. Can you get the seller to meet you half way?
Great idea! I will ask him. Thanks
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Toubet, welcome to the forum. Both of those Yammies are nice kits, but I'm another vote for the first kit in natural finish. Btw, I know you were asking Larry, but I'll jump in - no, the gold lugs don't bother me.
Thanks! Good to know :)
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Definitely a happy looking set of "toms" indeed.
Tom Fest indeed ! 16 years of pocket... I wanted to ad just a bit more articulate fills. ;)
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If you settled on a 4-piece kit, you could score a new Ludwig Classic Maple for under $2000. My shell pack of a new Ludwig (14x24, 9x13, and 16x16) only cost me $1800. OK - so you're going a little over for a Supraphonic, but it's in your ballpark;)
Bo,

You're absolutely right... I heard so many good things about the classic Ludwig sound, especially the vintage kits. But I also wanted to expand on the whole tom thing.

I didn't really mention this at the start of the thread, but I play in a psych prog rock band (kind of a Sabbath meets Pink Floyd on the way to King Crimson's for some fish n' chips...).

We always felt it would've been great to have more melodic tom fills. With the fire, and having to replace the kit, I thought I'd just go for it you know?

:)

Thanks all for the great feedback. I've written back to the seller. 'hope the kit isn't gone. I'll let you know what happens.

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Old 10-23-2014, 02:28 AM
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...Anyway, I play in psych prog rock band.. That's why I'm happy to go back to A LOT of toms :) ...
If you want to do a lot of tom work, and you're pretty narrowed down to those two kits, go for the natural finish set.
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The natural finish gets my vote!

Update the results!!
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Does the first kit have the Yess mounts,as i cant tell.To Me the Yess mounts are necessary,they really make the drums sing .Dont think i would buy any Yamaha kit without Yess mounts,they make all the difference IMHP. and floor tom legs,I Got to have them 2....I Bought a Birch custom Absolute kit sight unseen off ebay ,with no regrets.......
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Get it off your chest and go for the natural wood kit...

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The natural maple kits has YESS mounts, the toms will be more resonant. The natural gloss maple finish were quite rare on the original Maple Customs. You see many more of the Vintage finish maple kits than the Natural a maple gloss lacquer. The Black lacquer were quite common, much more common than the natural maple lacquer finish.

The original Maple Customs were very underrated drums IMHO. They project very well while still retaining that nice maple tone. The bass drums are especially nice.mthry have lots of attack and a decent tuning range which I am sure you will find a pleasing sound from. I have played quite a few of these kits and found single ply coated Remo ambassadors worked really well on the toms. A clear or coated Remo PS3 and an Evans EQ Pillow would work great in the bass drum.

Yamaha/Sakae were making excellent drums in this time period. Very consistent, great bearing edges, gorgeous lacquer finishes. Japanese made Yamaha drums will become collectible in the future, much like pre-CBS Rogers IMHO.
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The natural finish gets my vote!

Update the results!!
So far 10 people voted the natural finish vs 3 people who are neutral!

I've organized to pick up the natural finish kit this Saturday :) 'Getting a mini-van to make sure it fits.... I'm super stoked!

I'm thinking of getting some soft cases to make sure the journey with this kit begins well!
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I don't know about you but I see extreme irony in that picture and regarding "natural" drums. ;) ;)
What do you mean?? :O
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The natural maple kits has YESS mounts, the toms will be more resonant. The natural gloss maple finish were quite rare on the original Maple Customs. You see many more of the Vintage finish maple kits than the Natural a maple gloss lacquer. The Black lacquer were quite common, much more common than the natural maple lacquer finish.

The original Maple Customs were very underrated drums IMHO. They project very well while still retaining that nice maple tone. The bass drums are especially nice.mthry have lots of attack and a decent tuning range which I am sure you will find a pleasing sound from. I have played quite a few of these kits and found single ply coated Remo ambassadors worked really well on the toms. A clear or coated Remo PS3 and an Evans EQ Pillow would work great in the bass drum.

Yamaha/Sakae were making excellent drums in this time period. Very consistent, great bearing edges, gorgeous lacquer finishes. Japanese made Yamaha drums will become collectible in the future, much like pre-CBS Rogers IMHO.
Thanks for the tips! I always liked Remo Emperor drum heads for toms and Ambassador for the snare! But I haven't tried anything else to be honest.
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Good choice going with the natural finish, that finish is more rare than black maple. The natural finish wasn't available on MC kits after 95' ish, 93-95/6






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The original Maple Customs were very underrated drums IMHO. They project very well while still retaining that nice maple tone. The bass drums are especially nice.mthry have lots of attack and a decent tuning range which I am sure you will find a pleasing sound from. I have played quite a few of these kits and found single ply coated Remo ambassadors worked really well on the toms. A clear or coated Remo PS3 and an Evans EQ Pillow would work great in the bass drum.

Don't believe they were ever 'underrated', top of the line for many years. I'll have to disagree about the BD's being nice tho, way to thick/heavy IMO. I have owned 2-20's and a 22", I still have a 20 10 12 14 natural finish kit that I don't play any more. BD is the worst part of these kits IMO, lacks bottom compared to way too many other BD's out there and its one reason my MC kit remains in hibernation. I've tried countless head combos too, its just not a great sounding BD.
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Well, while the finish of those drums may be natural, the picture of the badge and objects within are definitely not natural. Or in other words "enhanced" lol.
Gotcha ;) ...............................
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Good choice, I've had mine about 25 years now and wouldn't be without them. The shells have improved more with age I'm sure, it's hard to tell when you live with something but I'm sure they sound less pingy, more tonal and easier to tune. Mines the version without yess on the toms but tone and note length sound great to me.
I use evans emad on the kick with a small pillow tuned low and get some great sub frequencies. Emperor on the toms or ambassador sound good too, slightly more airy, maybe for jazz though.
The only thing I'm not that fond of is the floor tom stand which is a bit heavy but at least you can hang a cymbal off it as well as two toms.
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Good choice, I've had mine about 25 years now and wouldn't be without them. The shells have improved more with age I'm sure, it's hard to tell when you live with something but I'm sure they sound less pingy, more tonal and easier to tune. Mines the version without yess on the toms but tone and note length sound great to me.
I use evans emad on the kick with a small pillow tuned low and get some great sub frequencies. Emperor on the toms or ambassador sound good too, slightly more airy, maybe for jazz though.
The only thing I'm not that fond of is the floor tom stand which is a bit heavy but at least you can hang a cymbal off it as well as two toms.
Beautiful kit there! :) I love Yammies... I started out with a Stage Custom (marina green) which is back home . Excellent hardware and beautiful kits. Great idea about an additional cymbal hanging on the floor toms' stand! I'll keep it in mind.
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One of the best kits I ever had the chance to play was a set of Yamaha Maple Customs. If you like hanging toms for floor toms, you will not be disappointed with an MC kit. Many of the kits being sold are with 14" and/or 16" hanging toms and trends come and trends go, and that was definitely a trend.


Sound-wise, however, there is no equal. Not even MCAs and those are great drums, too.
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Old 10-26-2014, 02:51 PM
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Default Re: Yamaha original Maple Custom kit - Is it worth it??

I saw the ad for the natural kit also. It's a steal considering the condition and number of drums included. I was tempted to get it myself but alas, funds were an issue. And the seller is only 1 hour away!

Congrats and enjoy. Be sure to post pictures when you get them home.
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