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Old 03-20-2015, 09:58 PM
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Default My "new" Yamaha Recording Custom

Hello,

thanks for all the interesting posts in this forum! I´m following this site for a couple of months now and this is my first post here!
I stopped playing for a couple of years and I wanted to start with some kind of a vintageset back into the topic of drumming.

I found on a local-marketplace an ugly picture of drumshells, inclueding the “it-has-to-be-mine” factor. Several phonecalls for clarifications. Payment. Done.
Two weeks later I got it per post-delivery. After checking each drum, it was more than worth to keep the set. No marks on bearing edges, perfect round shells and just a few tiny scratches on the shells. I was very impressed about the high quality of the drums. I decided to clean the shells- took every part from each other, cleaned the wood, polished the chrome and re-assembled the kit with new heads.

Yamaha 9000 Recording Custom (real wood finish, round bearing edges)

Sizes are: 12”x8”, 13”x9”, 16”x16”, 22”x16”
Heads TT: Emperor batter, Ambassador reso
BD: PS3 clear batter, PS3 Fiberskyn reso (3” hole)
All serial-numbers start with XL or XM, so from my point of view it should be a set from 1990.

I found a matching recording custom steel snare in 14”x5,5” with die cast hoops. Fits perfect.
The set sounds absolutly amazing!!! Very resonant with a lot of projection and phatness! The bassdrum is a dream and the toms are punchy and very lifely…

For me a perfect drumset!

Hopefully you´ll like it!
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:29 PM
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Comparatively speaking to the Macho Man Randy Savage, you are like a single grain of sand in the Sahara deset.

AND I AM THE ENTIRE DESERT.
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:31 AM
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Wow that's a beautiful kit. Love the finish. Nice find.
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Old 03-21-2015, 01:58 AM
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Comparatively speaking to the Macho Man Randy Savage, you are like a single grain of sand in the Sahara deset.

AND I AM THE ENTIRE DESERT.
Hahahaha. What the fuck?
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Old 03-21-2015, 03:02 AM
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Default Re: My "new" Yamaha Recording Custom

Congrats on coming back and welcome to the forum. Those are beautiful drums. You can't go wrong with Yamaha Recording Customs from any era, and those look to be from that 1981-84 era before the Power Tom debacle took hold.

Are you getting Yamaha hardware too? That stuff is the best on the planet. I have 6- and 7-series stuff I've been using for years and it still works!
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Old 03-21-2015, 03:11 AM
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Good job. Nice kit.

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Old 03-21-2015, 05:25 AM
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I've had 3 Yamaha RC kits, over the years. Excellent drums.
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:52 AM
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Nice kit. I've got some PTC's from 1988 and they have the same badge.Welcome back to drumming and the forum. You picked a great kit for a come back.
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Old 03-21-2015, 09:04 AM
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You cleaned them up real nice. From the pics they look all but brand new.
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:22 PM
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those look to be from that 1981-84 era before the Power Tom debacle took hold.
At the time, you could still buy normal size Yamaha Recording drums.

I bought my Recording set around 1987. There's a picture here
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:19 PM
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Awesome kit - I had a friend back in Dublin in the '80's who had a non power tom era Recording Custom and to this day it still rates in my mind as one of the best sounding kits I've ever come across, I coveted that thing!
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:06 PM
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SICK FIND. will sound amazing live and studio [!!!]. you may want to consider the newer YESS, pearl mounts or rims one day.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:07 PM
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Default Re: My "new" Yamaha Recording Custom

Hello all, thanks for your very positiv feedback. Yes indeed i m buying some hardware from yamaha. Just bought a 9500 FP which i really like. I ve got some couple of pearl hardware stuff left, so i m mixing a little bit. But the next thing will definitivly be a new hihat... Attached you'll find a picture from the steel snare which i also got....on the weekend i' ll post some pix of the whole set...And again, thanks for nice Feedback...
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:14 PM
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Default Re: My "new" Yamaha Recording Custom

..ah Yeah, i thought about using some Kind of suspension System like optimount or rims, but currently i like in that the tom attachment is so easy like it is. The tone is resonating a lot when the screws are not screwed tight. But maybe in the near future.. What would be a good choice? Rims? Looking forward for your reply... Greetings
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