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Old 07-29-2008, 06:32 AM
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Default New Yamaha 14 x 7 Brass Nouveau

Hello all,

My newest toy just arrived. Man, it is HEAVY.

What a solid piece. Very, very well constructed. I love the lugs. Only took me 2 minutes to change the batter head.

I had a near new Genera Dry head, and it sounds much better than the Aquarian New Orleans head that came with it.

I put a 42 snare wire on it, and it sounds great. I have tried numerous tunings (although I am far from done experimenting) and each has sounded very good. I just tuned it a bit higher than I usually tune my snares and it sounds great.

Here are pics. The drum was autographed by Shannon Larken back in 2004,

Drum is in fantastic condition. I still can't believe I got it for $180 delivered. Lucky me!!
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:00 PM
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NICE!!!! I love the look of that snare man. You must have to wear hearing protection in the house next door when you lay into that baby. Awesome.
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Old 07-29-2008, 03:27 PM
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Lucky you! =)
Very nice snare drum you`ve got there. Must have a good cut with a fat snare sound...

And you really didn`t have any problems with this nouveau lug system?

Looks fine!!

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Old 07-29-2008, 04:44 PM
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Lucky you! =)
Very nice snare drum you`ve got there. Must have a good cut with a fat snare sound...

And you really didn`t have any problems with this nouveau lug system?

Looks fine!!

Karl
Hey Karl,

I have had the drum for only one day. I have played on it for only about 2 hours.

What I can tell you is that so far, the lugs have been great and changing a head now takes just a couple of minutes. It is so great not having to take the tension rod all the way out. That was a real bummer.

The lugs seem to be very heavy duty. If they do hold up, they are a blessing. I might have to purchase a Yamaha Nouveau kit in the future just because of the ease of changing the heads!!!

But, perhaps a week from now, I will have problems with the lugs. I certainly hope not! Will keep you posted.

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Old 07-29-2008, 05:01 PM
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I've had my Maple Absolute Nouveau for over a month now with no problems. I've cranked it super high to stretch the head and nothing happened. If anything does happen I've heard Yamaha will send you lugs for free.
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:07 PM
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You really got a steal on that one. Great snare. Wish I had one myself.
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:17 PM
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You really got a steal on that one. Great snare. Wish I had one myself.
I know. It was a steal.

While on Vacation, I stopped by the Vegas GC and they had one of these and I just loved it. It was $500 so there was no way I was going to get it. So, I just kind of started watching on eBay.

I almost felt bad buying it! I didn't really need it as I have a Unix snare on order. But, the guy was selling it for $300 or make offer on eBay. It didn't sell the first time he listed it, so I offered $200 including shipping. I was shocked that he accepted the offer. Then, I had a 10% off coupon for eBay, so it was $180.

I will probably put a different snare batter on it. Next time I am at GC, I will probably buy an emperor or G2.

So far, it is similar to my old Supra in that I cannot make it sound bad. LOL Any tuning so far has been great.

It is loud, but if I just keep myself calm, it isn't too bad. I play mostly rock, so the volume isn't a problem.
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:48 PM
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Freaking sweeeet snare Mike!

Better than that 13? haha!

What a steal too.


Good going!!!
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Old 07-29-2008, 06:38 PM
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Cool drum Mike!

I have a 6.5 X 13 and like it a lot. I wouldn't worry about the lugs, The plastic ones seem to be the ones that break. The metal ones hold up fine. Considering the tuning range you seem to like you shouldn't have any issues.

The quick disconnect on the snare (wire) is also a plus when you're changing reso heads.

The MCAN kits are great. I'd be real hard pressed to chose between my Yamaha kit and my DW kit. They are both great.
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Old 07-29-2008, 07:15 PM
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Freaking sweeeet snare Mike!

Better than that 13? haha!

What a steal too.


Good going!!!
WAY Friggin Better.

I love it so far. I will play with it more this evening!!!
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Old 07-30-2008, 03:52 PM
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man that is a sick snare, so lucky that u got it for so cheap man
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:12 AM
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WAY Friggin Better.

I love it so far. I will play with it more this evening!!!
Nice snare Mike! So, do you like the writing on it? If you're not a big Shannon fan, I would clean that off, it's obviously up to you though. Speaking of your old Craviotto, is this it on ebay?http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=024
I actually just sold my Black Beauty knock-off drum to this seller and I noticed he flips drums very often. Did he buy your Craviotto?
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Old 08-01-2008, 06:35 AM
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hahaha

That is my craviotto! Well, it was. I sold it to that guy. He must have thought he could sell it for more than he bought it for. I will have to see just how much he gets for it!!!

I don't mind the writing on it so far, but I don't know what I would used to get the ink off.

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Old 08-02-2008, 04:38 AM
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Wow, finally someone else with the same snare as me. Not that it's rare, I just haven't run into anyone yet. I thought I got a deal on mine for $240, but wow! To be fair, mine was new, at GC. I love this snare too, but I have what seems like a worse-than-average problem with sympathetic buzz when I hit the toms. I've tried all sorts of different tunings, and it wont go away. Have you run into this yet? I've been contemplating getting new snares for it, but I have no idea if that would really do anything.

Way to go on that deal man!
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:55 AM
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Lucky you! It's looks outrageously fun and playable.

I think that snare wire might take away from the natural ring from that drum. Promise me you'll buy a thinner one if that 42 strand happens to break.

EDIT: $180 delivered, wtf!!
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Old 08-02-2008, 07:24 AM
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Lucky you! It's looks outrageously fun and playable.

I think that snare wire might take away from the natural ring from that drum. Promise me you'll buy a thinner one if that 42 strand happens to break.

EDIT: $180 delivered, wtf!!
No way!!! 42 wire snares are the only way to go. I do not like a very ringy snare at all. Just a slight ring!!!!

That said, it came with the Yamaha 12 wire and it did sound good.

The snare is FANTASTIC either way.

As for snare buzz. Yes, I do get it a bit. More than with my maple 14 x 5.5 inch spaun snare. Perhaps it has something to do with the depth of the snare. I noticed that my old Vinnie Paul snare 14 x 8 seemed to get it more than the others I have had.
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