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Old 07-17-2015, 06:46 PM
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Default [SNARE TEST] YAMAHA Maple Custom Absolute 14x7 Japan

Hi,

Let me introduce my new snare. This a Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute nouveau made in Japan.(by Sakae).
This snare is a standard and everybody knows about its quality.

I got a 14x7 in France like new ! This a 7 Ply @7mm US Maple. I not sure about the manufacturing date, but should be 2006.
The snare is mounted with Yamaha Hooks Lugs and die Cast Aluminium hoops. Love those lugs by the way !
I added a Puresound Pro wire on it and full Evans G1 360 heads.

Can you help about the serial number to check the right manufacturing date ? :

SN : ASD0547 / QMX5923

Spec :

7 Ply Selected Maple Shell (7mm)
Natural Satin Finish
Alu Die Cast Hoops
Yamaha cast Strainer
Hook Lugs
Puresound Pro Wire
Full Evans 360 heads


How it sounds :

I found the snare very versatile, nice "crack" and "pop" sound too. Since it's a 14*7, the snare has a great low ends and a wide range of tunning.

Video with the classical lugs :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-bPZYlaN80


Some pictures :










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Old 07-18-2015, 05:05 AM
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Default Re: [SNARE TEST] YAMAHA Maple Custom Absolute 14x7 Japan

Nice drum. I didn't get the snare that came with my 2009 BCAN kit. Which I regret now. At the time I thought I'd always use my old Rogers snare. I bet you'll get along just fine with that one. Congrats.
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:50 AM
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Nice drum. I didn't get the snare that came with my 2009 BCAN kit. Which I regret now. At the time I thought I'd always use my old Rogers snare. I bet you'll get along just fine with that one. Congrats.
Do you have any idea of the manufacturing date of mine snare ? I am not sure about 2006 ?
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Old 07-19-2015, 05:05 AM
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Well I think you can figure it out from the serial #. I'll look at their web site and get back with you.
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Old 07-19-2015, 05:22 AM
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Here's what I found. I guess I was wrong about mine. Looks like most of them are 2007, one of my kicks is 2005. I think I bought them in 2009 I forget stuff like that.


When Were My Yamaha Drums Made?
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Last Update: 02/01/2011

When were my Yamaha Drums made?
On every Yamaha Drum logo badge there are 2 sets of number/letter sequences. The model number of the drum is on the LEFT (IE: TT-912Y). The serial number will always be to the RIGHT of the model number. Please use the information below to determine the production date.
NOTE: This will date drums from 1980 on only. If the drum or drum kit is believed to be older, please send Yamaha Customer Support a note and we will be happy to assist you further.
1980-1989: Drums are coded with two-letter prefix on the serial numbers. The first letter in the serial number indicates the year of manufacture; the second letter is the month.
Example: OL = 1988/May, OM= 1988/June.
H I J K L M N O P Q S X Y Z
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 * 10 11 12



*Indicates prototype of first run in production.

1990-Present: Drums are coded with three-letter prefix on the serial numbers. The first two letters indicate year, the third letter indicates the month (1=Jan, 2=February, etc.).
Example: PPI=February 1999(PP=99 I=Feb.)
H I J K L M N O P Q X Y Z
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 10 11 12
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Old 07-19-2015, 12:43 PM
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Here's what I found. I guess I was wrong about mine. Looks like most of them are 2007, one of my kicks is 2005. I think I bought them in 2009 I forget stuff like that.


When Were My Yamaha Drums Made?
Back to the list
Go to Product Information

Last Update: 02/01/2011

When were my Yamaha Drums made?
On every Yamaha Drum logo badge there are 2 sets of number/letter sequences. The model number of the drum is on the LEFT (IE: TT-912Y). The serial number will always be to the RIGHT of the model number. Please use the information below to determine the production date.
NOTE: This will date drums from 1980 on only. If the drum or drum kit is believed to be older, please send Yamaha Customer Support a note and we will be happy to assist you further.
1980-1989: Drums are coded with two-letter prefix on the serial numbers. The first letter in the serial number indicates the year of manufacture; the second letter is the month.
Example: OL = 1988/May, OM= 1988/June.
H I J K L M N O P Q S X Y Z
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 * 10 11 12



*Indicates prototype of first run in production.

1990-Present: Drums are coded with three-letter prefix on the serial numbers. The first two letters indicate year, the third letter indicates the month (1=Jan, 2=February, etc.).
Example: PPI=February 1999(PP=99 I=Feb.)
H I J K L M N O P Q X Y Z
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 10 11 12
Should be : QMX5923 = 06 / 10 = October 2006 so
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:27 PM
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Default Re: [SNARE TEST] YAMAHA Maple Custom Absolute 14x7 Japan

Great looking snare!.....just an FYI ...your lugs are nouveau, not hook lugs...the hook lugs weren't released until 2008...
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Old 07-19-2015, 10:32 PM
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Default Re: [SNARE TEST] YAMAHA Maple Custom Absolute 14x7 Japan

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Great looking snare!.....just an FYI ...your lugs are nouveau, not hook lugs...the hook lugs weren't released until 2008...
Thanks I'll change :) I meant same concept :)
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