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Old 11-17-2008, 05:14 AM
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Here are some pics of my two Yamaha kits.

The White kit (white mica) is the Absolute series.
22x16 Maple bass drum
10x8 Birch tom
13x9 Beech tom
16x14 Birch tom w/legs
Currently using Remo coated Ambassadors on top of toms (clears on bottom) Evans EMAD on the bass batter with the Evans muffling pad inside the Bass drum

My newer kit is the Yamaha Oak Customs
22x17, 10x8, 12x9, 14x11, 16x14
Clear Emperors on top, clear Ambassadors on bottom, Evans EMAD setup on the Bass drum.

I use a Yamaha Copper 5.5x14" snare with the nouveau lugs. Coated Ambassador on top. I also use a Ludwig 6.5x14" Supraphonic snare as well.
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:39 AM
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The only thing better than a nice Yamaha kit is TWO nice Yamaha kits. Aydee will be in love.
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:52 AM
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The only thing better than a nice Yamaha kit is TWO nice Yamaha kits.
no kidding!!! great kits 2bsticks, the oaks look great - if i could only win that damn lottery ; ) and i love the set up for the 'white mica' kit - but did i read that right, maple birch and beech?! and could you post a couple more pics of the rack toms offset left like that, curious to see how it looks/works in the real world!
those yammies are just excellent, you must be proud!
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:55 AM
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Harry reads me like a book.

You've got all that good about drums wrapped up in those two kits..

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Which kit do you like better? If you could keep just one, which one?
Can you describe the difference between the two?
The difference better the two sets of heads you're using? ( coated/clears)
Why Maple Bass drum & Birch/Beech toms? Whats your theory?

P.S - May I recommend the Brass SD series snares for you Oak Customs.. they re made gfor each other.
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:05 AM
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Sweet looking Yammie's have you seen the kick plates I'm making?




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Old 11-17-2008, 07:26 AM
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socalmike, could you make one of those for my pdp fs birch?
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:14 AM
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...the kick plates I'm making?
Those are perhaps going to make you a fair amount of cash, should you choose to start selling. That is what every Yamaha kick drum needs, instead of an unused flange sticking out the top.
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:59 PM
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Hey Aydee,

Which kit do you like better? If you could keep just one, which one?
I would keep the Oaks because of the sizes, finish and great sound

Can you describe the difference between the two?
When both kits have the same heads I can pretty much achieve the same sound on both kits. I tune to pitch so I am looking for a certain note. The only difference is the 13" tom will be pitched different than the 12" naturally.

The difference better the two sets of heads you're using? ( coated/clears)
Currently on the Absolute kit I am using the coated Ambassadors. I have them setup at home right now but will bring them out to gigs when I feel like a change. They sound great with the Ambassadors (same tuning)

Why Maple Bass drum & Birch/Beech toms? Whats your theory?
No theory to me, I bought the kit off eBay like that. The guy I bought them from had a theory in the description. Maple warmth, birch attack and beech best of both worlds. But I find I get this with the Oaks.
I am in the process of having my 1970 Slingerland kit re-furbished so when there ready the White kit may go up for grabs if anyone is looking for a good deal.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:01 PM
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SoCalMike, How much for the plates?
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:09 PM
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That Oak kit is sweet... audio please? And exactly what is that structure behind the kits? Is that a prop or what? Looks like a lighthouse lol? Just curious. Cool lookin either way.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:23 PM
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Sorry no audio at this time.

You are correct that is a Lighthouse. It's a club we play with a great sound stage and lighting so I take my pictures there.

I tried playing a couple of gigs with the toms off set so I could get the ride cymbal closer to me but it forced the hi-hat further left so I went back to tow toms straight up. I need to tear it all down at home and start to rebuild from scratch again and see what I come up with but who has the time for that these days?
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:33 PM
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Hey Aydee,I would keep the Oaks because of the sizes, finish and great sound
Thanks for the answers. I'm not surprised to hear yo say this because it confirms my suspicions. Like I said earlier, the sweetest kit I ever heard, was Keith Carlock's, and man, does he gush about his Oaks!
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:47 PM
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Hi Aydee,

Once I struck an Oak drum I just thought it sounded so sweet. Not to mention their price tag as opposed to the Absolute, Recording Customs, Maple Custom price tags. I won't go down the Phoenix path. That's nuts. I want to hit a drum, not marry one :-)
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:07 PM
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Hi Aydee,

Once I struck an Oak drum I just thought it sounded so sweet. Not to mention their price tag as opposed to the Absolute, Recording Customs, Maple Custom price tags. I won't go down the Phoenix path. That's nuts. I want to hit a drum, not marry one :-)
LMAO! I hear you ...I must print that phrase and paste it in my practice room every time I squirm at the thought of taking my MCANs to a studio.

When I bought my drums I sat on the fence for as long as I could and eventually went for the Absolutes after being almost as thrilled by the Oaks & even the Gretsch Renowns,..

No regrets though... except that I heard Carlock back stage warming up on his Oakies.... wow!

I wish I had'nt.

Oh yes, the Phoenix series-the Fischer Island of the drum sets..resist it as long as you can ; )
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nice kits
Looking good
Do you like the gibraltar rack?
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:37 PM
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SoCalMike, How much for the plates?
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:51 PM
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I like the Gibraltar rack very much. No issues at all. The Yamaha Hex rack is a great looking rack but too much $$$

PM received SoCal. Maybe after the holidays. Thanks
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Old 11-17-2008, 11:02 PM
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Sweet looking Yammie's have you seen the kick plates I'm making?




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