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Old 01-02-2009, 03:32 AM
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Default Like a virgin, Yamaha bass drum plate.

With all the talk about virgin kicks lately, I thought this may be of some interest.

Drummerworld member, So Cal Mike, makes plates that replace the factory tom holder. They are great looking, and super easy to install.

You'll need a phillips head screw driver, and a small wrench. Simply remove the tom mount from the bass drum and install the plate using the existing nuts and bolts.

I decided to fly my toms off of cymbal stands. I needed to purchase two clamps and use the existing L arms that were part of the factory double tom mount.

The advantage is a cleaner looking kit, better adjustability, and more tone and resonance.

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Old 01-02-2009, 03:43 AM
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oh, that is awesome. I may have to see if he can make me one. your kit looks great with the virgin kick.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:45 AM
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Looks great! Nice job. I've always preferred the non drilled look and this looks totally professional.
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Old 01-02-2009, 03:50 AM
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An untapped market, Thats great, about time somebody did it!
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:10 AM
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Default Re: Like a virgin, Yamaha bass drum plate.

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An untapped market, Thats great, about time somebody did it!
You bet! A really great product. The plates come in different colors. A solid backing plate would be a great idea also. The backing plate in the picture is a factory part.

The plates were shown on the Yamaha Drums thread, but I thought a great product like this should get a little more attention. Other DW members also use these plates.

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Feel free to add you plate photos to this thread.

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Old 01-02-2009, 04:25 AM
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Wow looks good Fred!!!
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:40 AM
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The plates were shown on the Yamaha Drums thread, but I thought a great product like this should get a little more attention. Other DW members also use these plates.

Gents,

Feel free to add you plate photos to this thread.

Ludwig? Tama?

Thanks for the kind words Fred and Yes I will post the other color plates that I have.
I have a New look coming very soon As far as doing other brands it's very possible.
Here is my kit with the Red Anodize plate



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Old 01-02-2009, 08:12 AM
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That looks great Fred. Nice work there Mike.
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Old 01-02-2009, 06:21 PM
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wow, now i want one. sorry, but is it possible for me to get one in embossed green and how much?
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:08 PM
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Sorta OT, sorry: The plate says "100% handcrafted" is that true of all Yamaha models? (particularly the Stage Customs?)
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Old 01-02-2009, 07:13 PM
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Default Re: Like a virgin, Yamaha bass drum plate.

Looks great! It could use an even lower profile though. Maybe the plate could be thinner and use *much* smaller bolts (smaller bolt-heads, that is)? Those bolts are huge and stand out quite a bit.
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Default Re: Like a virgin, Yamaha bass drum plate.

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Looks great! It could use an even lower profile though. Maybe the plate could be thinner and use *much* smaller bolts (smaller bolt-heads, that is)? Those bolts are huge and stand out quite a bit.
Hey Vin,

I might pick up some cap bolts for a little lower profile. The bolts that hold the mount to the drum are counter sunk. The plate comes with four washers that compensate for the counter sunk bolts.

The plate is actually very thin.

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Old 01-03-2009, 01:16 AM
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Default Re: Like a virgin, Yamaha bass drum plate.

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Hey Vin,

I might pick up some cap bolts for a little lower profile. The bolts that hold the mount to the drum are counter sunk. The plate comes with four washers that compensate for the counter sunk bolts.

The plate is actually very thin.

Take care
Thanks Fred you sound like the "West Coast Sales Rep" lol............
The bolt is a 6mm and 20mm long I first used a black bolt that looks good but I thought it would be better to use the stock bolt for the chrome look???
The bolts that I'm using on my kick are chrome plated and cost $$$ but look good

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Old 01-03-2009, 01:17 AM
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Looks great! It could use an even lower profile though. Maybe the plate could be thinner and use *much* smaller bolts (smaller bolt-heads, that is)? Those bolts are huge and stand out quite a bit.
Thanks for the input zam!
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:31 AM
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not really an untapped market. I'm pretty sure Pearl makes those things too... I saw them somewhere... can't remember where though.
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:34 AM
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Here was the first Custom plate done for Wes I will let him post the finished picture







This one was done for a PDF Member to match his kit


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Old 01-03-2009, 01:40 AM
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Wow, do you ship to the UK?
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Pearl makes them for Pearl.

What about TAMA, Mapex, YAMAHA, DDrums .............. ;-)
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:05 PM
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Sorta OT, sorry: The plate says "100% handcrafted" is that true of all Yamaha models? (particularly the Stage Customs?)
That is a fair point, can the text be changed?
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:00 PM
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That is a fair point, can the text be changed?
To a point Yes............. I will have a New look on Monday It's very Classy
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:01 PM
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Pearl makes them for Pearl.

What about TAMA, Mapex, YAMAHA, DDrums .............. ;-)
Working on the Mapex as I type this lol...........
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Old 01-03-2009, 06:52 PM
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That is a fair point, can the text be changed?
Yeah, like a big "MADE IN CHINA" just like the Stage Custom badges :D / :(
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:35 PM
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Only need black screws like the original badge and I think that a chrome version is a lil' nicer (... Mike... :P:P)
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:14 PM
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Default Re: Like a virgin, Yamaha bass drum plate.

Here is a few pic's on the New look of the plates and a few different bolt options.
Let me know what you Guys think about the new look or any input Freddy had a idea of making a matching back plate?
Thanks Mike








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Old 01-05-2009, 10:41 PM
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I really like the new design but i think the black blots are the best.
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:30 AM
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These are really cool, do you have a laser cutter?

I think i prefer the second set of bolts in the pictures of the new design.
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:36 AM
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I think there's some really cool work being done with these plates. I like the black bolts. Freddy has already come up with a great slogan to market them on. You could get Madonna for a promotional shoot... is somebody writing this down? This is a money-making product here.
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hey..those are looking really good..

i was wondering though..couldnt Yamaha get you for a copyright law or something?

or are you part of Yamaha?

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Old 01-06-2009, 01:25 AM
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Here is mine (compliments of Mike):
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Just ordered mine and when it gets here (aiming around 2 weeks or so with international postage) will post some pictures and review it.
Excited now, should be good.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:56 PM
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Hi guys,

Ordered mine on the 6th of this month and arrive on the 13th - pretty fast from US to UK. No problems and lovely plate.
Came in a box and then within a plastic bag, all good packaging:



Pretty easy process of removing the base drum resonance head:



And underdoing the four screws - no problem so far. Quick clean up for build-up dust and a little marking:





Easy tool list of: drum key, cross screwdriver and spanner. Removed all the stuff in under 5 mins:



Very pleased with the results. Allows me to lower my ride (im a 1 up & 1 down man) plus looks very professional. Clean and improves resonance. 10/10 for product, very pleased and highly recommend. Cheap and well worth it:



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Old 01-17-2009, 12:11 AM
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I'd like a black plate with chrome block lettering of YAMAHA. The original style.

How much and to what PayPal addy.

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i'm very interested in having one of these made for me. SoCalMIke check your private Message box.
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I got my plate this past week - thanks Mike! I installed it facing outward.
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Great idea and extremely high-quality craftsmanship from what I can tell.

Are there copyright issues you had to work out with drum companies?
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Default Re: Like a virgin, Yamaha bass drum plate.

They actually do look great...
great idea too!

The only thing for me is, it still doesn't fee like a "virgin bass" as...it does have the holes and what not hah. Nice job/idea though!
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not really an untapped market. I'm pretty sure Pearl makes those things too... I saw them somewhere... can't remember where though.


yr they do

http://wembleydrumcentre.com/?fuseac...Id=14826&cId=1

so i wont be needing 1 im a pearl men but great job on them
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:16 AM
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Wow that looks Sweet Monica.....................
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