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Old 08-02-2007, 11:29 AM
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Here's my highly anticipated YAMAHA absolute maple nouveau in an embossed silver finish. Would have preferred a more natural finish, but just couldn't wait. I can live with this.

No, the pics arent backwards, I am. A lefty.


Also,just set it up, so please excuse the brand tags still hanging from the drums. All the cymbals aren't up either.

The dimensions are: 22", 16",14",12",10",8" , PEARL chad Smith sig. snare, very dry n crisp, just the way I like it.

PEARL eliminators chain drive double pedals ( also use DW 5000s as backups )

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13" A-CUSTOM hats, 20" K special dry ride, 16" A-CUSTOM fast crash, 14" A-CUSTOM fast crash, 17" PAISTE 2002 crash ride, 16" ZILDJIAN crash, 8" and 6" ZILDIJIAN splashes, 16" ZILDJIAN China Boy

Closing the show is the other love of my life, Leo!

Let me know what you all think

whatcha think,Clint?

Will update with all the cymbals soon
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Old 08-02-2007, 01:49 PM
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Old 08-02-2007, 04:54 PM
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Glad to see you got your long awaited prize!

And verrry nice. I've been in love with maple customs since I heard them being played by the funk masters. Unique finish as well, enjoy.
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Old 08-02-2007, 04:59 PM
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Nice dog.

And the kit is even better.

Looks really comfy - even though Im a righty.
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:07 PM
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Beautiful kit! How do you like the Nouveau lugs? I don't know a lot about them, is the idea that you can remove/replace heads w/o having to take the rods out?

I tried that special dry ride at a local shop the other day...great tone but it had a little too much wash for my tastes - it's a beautiful cymbal, regardless.

Your mutt is great, too!
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:32 PM
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Glad to see you got your long awaited prize!

And verrry nice. I've been in love with maple customs since I heard them being played by the funk masters. Unique finish as well, enjoy.
thanks much. I play a lot of funk myself and the kit sounds good. a lot of tone, separation,.. the 8 sings, and the kick is the meatiest i 've heard n that includes a few DWs
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Old 08-02-2007, 05:39 PM
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Beautiful kit! How do you like the Nouveau lugs? I don't know a lot about them, is the idea that you can remove/replace heads w/o having to take the rods out?

I tried that special dry ride at a local shop the other day...great tone but it had a little too much wash for my tastes - it's a beautiful cymbal, regardless.

Your mutt is great, too!
You know, i'm not sure about the lugs. They come on & off faster than you can say Dave weckl and are extremely responsive from a tuning stand point, and thats whats great about them. On the bass drum, they are a pain because they all hang on to the hoop once you've undone them, n fall all over the place. Got to be careful not to lose one during a bass head change
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:17 PM
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Awesome. welcome to the Yam Custom world. The Nouveau lugs are nice but be advised, get a few extra and the plastic grommets too. One of the grommets broke on my snare and the lug was rendered useless. Thank god I had a spare. Oh the grommet is a plastic spacer on the interior side of the nouveau lug, it just pops out with a screwdriver and can be replaced easily.

Enjoy, be well.

I wanted to suggest the head combo of E2 coated batter and clear Remo ambassador for the resonant.
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Old 08-02-2007, 06:20 PM
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Dude that looks really cool. I love the finish, its really interesting.

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Old 08-02-2007, 06:26 PM
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Awesome. welcome to the Yam Custom world. The Nouveau lugs are nice but be advised, get a few extra and the plastic grommets too. One of the grommets broke on my snare and the lug was rendered useless. Thank god I had a spare. Oh the grommet is a plastic spacer on the interior side of the nouveau lug, it just pops out with a screwdriver and can be replaced easily.

Enjoy, be well.

I wanted to suggest the head combo of E2 coated batter and clear Remo ambassador for the resonant.
hey, thanks, will make a note of that. wanted to ask...by e2 , you mean the evans ec2 ? also i've got the Evans g2s on the 14 and 16. Does you head combo work on small &large sized drums?
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:48 PM
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man, that is one KILLER finish you got there! It really blows me away, I have never seen anything like it. Great man, have a great time playing those drums :)
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Old 08-03-2007, 07:18 AM
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dude i dig the finish. the kit looks like a beast. im sure it would sound like one as well. congrats
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:55 AM
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Dirty lefty! haha, nice drums dude. that finish is nuts. Another pearl pedal player. they are pretty nuts as well. What cams are you using?
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Old 08-03-2007, 09:20 AM
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Dirty lefty! haha, nice drums dude. that finish is nuts. Another pearl pedal player. they are pretty nuts as well. What cams are you using?
Could'nt REALLY tell the difference except with the reds, which were too fast. the original blacks felt good, but am using the larger white cam because i feel it has a faster rebound of the head. real cool pedals, tho. Was playing the DW 5000s and was pretty happy with them,...... till i tried these
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Old 08-04-2007, 01:21 AM
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Sweet kit, aydee. That finish is really cool. Yamaha makes such a well-crafted kit. You chose wisely. I play MCA's with g2 coated over g1 clear in case you were wondering. Again, beautiful set of drums. Congratulations.
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:41 AM
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Sweet kit, aydee. That finish is really cool. Yamaha makes such a well-crafted kit. You chose wisely. I play MCA's with g2 coated over g1 clear in case you were wondering. Again, beautiful set of drums. Congratulations.
Thanks! And saw yours...NOW THATS A FINISH! thats more like what i was hoping for , but i was getting a good deal on the embossed silver. I'm growing to like it , and they sound great so i'm happy. Love the way you've set up your drums. the toms are nice and low and at good angles. The cymbals are awesome too! Bet the g2s over g1s work real well. I tried the Ec2 over g1s for the 8,10, and 12, which seems to work a little nicer for me.

Enjoy your awesome kit!

whats that snare?

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Old 08-04-2007, 09:29 AM
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Congrats on the new kit- im sure it was worth the wait... love the K ride too-
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Old 08-04-2007, 07:55 PM
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thanks, and congratulations to you on your pro gig! Wish you many more
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Old 08-05-2007, 02:11 AM
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Thanks! And saw yours...NOW THATS A FINISH! thats more like what i was hoping for , but i was getting a good deal on the embossed silver. I'm growing to like it , and they sound great so i'm happy. Love the way you've set up your drums. the toms are nice and low and at good angles. The cymbals are awesome too! Bet the g2s over g1s work real well. I tried the Ec2 over g1s for the 8,10, and 12, which seems to work a little nicer for me.

Enjoy your awesome kit!

whats that snare?

off topic- whats your handicap?
Aydee, thank you very much for the compliments on my kit -- and my finish (it's brown fade). You know, I used to play 1 up and 2 down and was very satisfied with my fills and tempo. But, since I added that second rack tom, I must admit, my left hand is more involved now and my fills are more musical (if that makes any sense ..). The snare is a 5.5x14 maple custom (by Yamaha) in natural finish. The thing has incredible crack and tone. Honestly, your finish is beautiful and unique. It looks great and is classy.
I'm a 8 to 9 handicap ..... Thanks, again, for the kind words.
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:59 AM
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[QUOTE he snare is a 5.5x14 maple custom (by Yamaha)

Thats next on my shopping list. I tried it at Mannys in NYC, but had already bought the Pearl Chad Smith the week before...
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Old 08-05-2007, 05:57 PM
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[QUOTE he snare is a 5.5x14 maple custom (by Yamaha)

Thats next on my shopping list. I tried it at Mannys in NYC, but had already bought the Pearl Chad Smith the week before...
Cool. Spend the extra $ for the maple custom ..... it's worth it.
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Old 08-05-2007, 06:42 PM
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Cool. Spend the extra $ for the maple custom ..... it's worth it.
Any thoughts on 1 of these 2. I tried the jordan6.5x13 which was nice n fat.

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Any thoughts on 1 of these 2. I tried the jordan6.5x13 which was nice n fat.

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The Jordan will give you a "fatter" sound. Yamaha's 6.5" snares are really good. I think the Jordan has reinforcement hoops? I like that. The absolute will have more ring to it. The maple custom (not absolute) is 10-ply maple. I'm not sure that Yamaha is making the custom snare anymore. The absolute maple may be all they offer. My snare is this:
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i don't like the finish, but the drums itself are great. and your cymbals... mmm...
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Those are some of the most beautiful drums I've seen in a while. You must be very proud. I almost want to jump into the comp and play it.
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Old 08-10-2007, 06:17 AM
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Those are some of the most beautiful drums I've seen in a while. You must be very proud. I almost want to jump into the comp and play it.
thanks, DCD, I really enjoy them, after playing a tama imperial star for 15 years! Love your stuff too. great sizes, great funky set-up, great cymbals, and that snare look like it could kill! awesome!
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I love your finish.. Its so unique. Its almost industrial.. The pics look like they should be an advertisement. Awesome kit Bro!
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Oh yeah.... Love the dog too.. I had a female boxer without the croped ears.. I loved her to death.. We had to put her down recently. =( I still tear up when i think about her.
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Old 08-16-2007, 05:20 AM
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Oh yeah.... Love the dog too.. I had a female boxer without the croped ears.. I loved her to death.. We had to put her down recently. =( I still tear up when i think about her.
Thanks PdoubleE, Leo's my 3rd Boxer. Went thru putting down my other two some years ago. Its never easy and you never forget them. Ya, the kit is cool looking, tho these pics I took at night with a flash, so they look a little too intense. They look nicer in natural light or warmer stagelights.

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Dude, I LOVE your colour choice, OH MAN! If I could trade you for my Red Sparkles I would :)
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Dude, I LOVE your colour choice, OH MAN! If I could trade you for my Red Sparkles I would :)
yup, its pretty unusual, havent seen to many like this! Red sparkles...ummmm, might take you up on that ; 0
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Hey, A, that is a great looking finish.I think it's the first time I've seen it. I love the kit and you have quite the cymbals. The dog is a beauty too. What do the A Custom HH's sound like? How do they sound with the Dry Ride. Would you change or are you satisfied with the HH's.Again, all great. Joey
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Hey, A, that is a great looking finish.I think it's the first time I've seen it. I love the kit and you have quite the cymbals. The dog is a beauty too. What do the A Custom HH's sound like? How do they sound with the Dry Ride. Would you change or are you satisfied with the HH's.Again, all great. Joey
Thanks Joey, glad you like it. Its pretty unusual and looks a little better if not seen via flash photography at night.. will try taking better pics during the day or at a gig ( tho using my old Imperial Stars for gigs..)

The hat are 13" and awesome.No thoughts of changing at all. Though I was very tempted by the Paiste Signature power hi hats . The ACustoms 13"s are very balanced and they cut through beautifully. I prefer them over my New Beat 14s".More " CHIIICK"

I also have a 14" set of Orions ( Brazilian ) dimpled, which are pretty good, and i sometimes use on a x-hat.

The Dry Ride is very nice. Very clear stick definition, tho I wish it had a little more sustain than it does. I also use a 22" Zildijian mini-cup. Prefer the dry over the mini.

The AC16" fast crash is awesome. Not thrilled with the 14" fast, but am still trying to configure my cymbals and make an 'overall selection'.

Leo's great.Wont think of changing him, either ; ) He's loves snoozing between the pedals, when I practice...

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Thanks, man, the more of you that like this finish, the better I'm liking it., too : ).. I'm glad I posted them up here!
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Absolutely gorgeous finish,,and those have to be the longest floor tom legs I have ever seen.
You could play them standing up.
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Old 09-07-2007, 06:31 AM
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Absolutely gorgeous finish,,and those have to be the longest floor tom legs I have ever seen.
You could play them standing up.
Thanks GD, No the legs are'nt up that high. must be an optical illusion... or maybe its the outside legs, which are taller so that the drums tilt towards me..

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lefty? sweet..!!!!!!!
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Old 09-21-2007, 11:51 AM
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Stunning kit dude, unusual finish, but I like it a lot, one of the nicest kits on here I think.
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