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Old 11-26-2007, 12:34 AM
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Default My new drum kit - Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau

Hi All,
Below are pictures of my new drum kit. I ordered it November 2006 and it came in mid-April 2007. I’ve been busy playing it, etc. They sound really good, although I have not taken them out on any performances or any recordings. (I’ve used my Gretsch kit for that.)

I’ll make some records of them once I have time and post em’.

It’s a Yamaha an Absolute Birch Nouveau. The color is called “Sea Blue”.

The sizes are: (width x depth)
22 X 16 bass drum
16 X 16 floor tom
14 X 14 floor tom
12 X 9 tom
10 X 8 tom
8 X 7 tom
14 X 5.5 snare.

The photos were a little hard to take because the room that they are in is so small, but you get the idea.

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Old 11-26-2007, 12:57 AM
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Default Re: My new drum kit - Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau

I love it, kind_man. The finish is beautiful. Gotta love that virgin kick (that's rare for a Yamaha). I have the same floor tom sizes in the maple. Great craftmanship. You will get compliments on your kit everywhere you play. Congratulations.
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:31 AM
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Love the blue..very nice looking.
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:46 AM
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WOW, thats a gorgeous kit. Love the set up too. I am envious.
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:48 AM
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Default Re: My new drum kit - Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau

You, sir, are now the proud owner of the best drums and cymbals known to mankind...... give or take a few Istanbuls

welcome to Yammyland, where everything is beautiful.( straighten that reso head a tad, just kidding! : )

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Old 11-26-2007, 02:50 AM
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Default Re: My new drum kit - Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau

very nice kit my friend. love the finish
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:27 AM
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Default Re: My new drum kit - Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau

your cymbal collection is awesome, bet those hats sound sweet.
that finish is pretty darn nice also
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:16 PM
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Default Re: My new drum kit - Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau

Wow, that's a nice kit. I bet it sounds pretty fantastic, too. Looks like you went for all the high-end gear, except get new heads!
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:23 PM
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Default Re: My new drum kit - Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau

Was the virgin kick a special order?

Your drums look great. Nice sizes and beautiful finish.
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:31 PM
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Default Re: My new drum kit - Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau

Nice my friend, nice.

I have been looking at these myself for my next kit, do they play well? What about tuning range?

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Old 11-26-2007, 05:15 PM
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Default Re: My new drum kit - Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau

Very cool!!
Just tested one at a music store a few weeks ago...and it sounded beautiful. Even the snare drum had a nice poppy crack with enough tone and body.

Have special-ordered the sizes? Could you do that?

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Old 12-05-2007, 04:36 AM
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Default Re: My new drum kit - Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau

Hi All,
Below are the answers to the questions that were asked.
1) Yes it was a special order kit. It took about 6 months to arrive.
2) The drums sound very nice. I’m planning on recoding them sometime in January. Once done recording, I’ll post some of the recordings onto the “Your Playing” forum.

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Old 06-03-2008, 08:31 PM
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Default Re: My new drum kit - Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau

Nice Kit! I have a similar kit, Mine is also a birch custom absolute nouveau, but mine is in blue sparkle and minus the 8 inch tom, other than that, all the sizes are the same, and I got the matching snare too.
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Old 06-03-2008, 10:27 PM
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Default Re: My new drum kit - Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau

Beautiful kit there, got a Yamaha and think they are all lovely. Notice you both DW9000 base and hi-hat pedals, what is the hi-hat like? Have the base pedal and do like it but how heavy is the hi-hat stand to carry around?
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Old 06-04-2008, 04:38 AM
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Default Re: My new drum kit - Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau

Gorgeous kit. I love blue finishes that show the wood grain. I bet it sounds as good as it looks.
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Old 06-04-2008, 06:32 AM
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Default Re: My new drum kit - Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau

Man oh Man,

What an absolute - ly (pun intended) beautiful kit. Love the color, sizes and set up.

Yamaha make wonderful drums. Someday I am sure that I will own a Yami kit!

Congrats and take good care of her.
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Old 06-04-2008, 07:02 AM
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Default Re: My new drum kit - Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau

Wow man, great kit. I'm sure the pictures aren't doing that finish much justice..? That's the first time (that I can remember off the top of my head) that I've seen a virgin kick from Yamaha. My cousin used to work at Yamaha Guitars in Cali, and he said it's really rare for them to not put a tom mount in the bass from the factory. You've got something special there man, take care of her.
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:39 PM
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Default Re: My new drum kit - Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau

that kit is off the chain. love the finish too..but you have to change them stock heads outta there. come on man. you can't spend all the money on the chicken and not have any seasoning on top..lol..but great looking set though..
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:04 AM
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Default Re: My new drum kit - Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau

Oh brother, that blue with the grain coming through... a beautiful kit, Yammies are just incredible - enjoy!
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:19 AM
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Default Re: My new drum kit - Yamaha Absolute Birch Nouveau

DRUM PORN IN BLUE, that kit is the BOMB I love the blue, I love the sizes, I want to take it home...send it my way will ya?
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Old 10-08-2008, 02:31 AM
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Rock that birch, brotha. It's gorgeous.
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