Think twice before getting the 800-series hardware: it’ll be heavy. I’ve just changed over to the Yamaha crosstown lightweight hardware and, as a sometimes gigging drummer, couldn’t be happier. Weight is overrated.
Hoping someone can help identifying this for me. It seems a regular A Zildjian splash, but it has no stamp and measures almost 6.5”. It doesn’t look cut down, sounds good and weighs 120 grams. What do you think?
The second track we did last week as we were experimenting with recording. Great song but not at all easy to play.. A few hiccups here and there, but nevertheless we were happy with results. Speeds up a bit towards the end, but not too much - the song gets a different dynamic when the sax comes...
Recently we started experimenting with some recording gear we have and last week recorded this song. It's not very polished (we've only played it a few times before), and especially towards the end it sort of falls apart a bit when the guitarist tries to loop, but I like the song and overall...
I'm looking at buying a Yamaha Hipgig that is on offer locally, but am puzzled by the model... It is not the Rick Marotta signature model, but I can't find any documentation on this version. The bassdrum model ID is BD16HG, and the snare is SD12HG. Pictures below; can anyone help?
I recently acquired this 17" K Dark Crash. It's a bit unusual in that it does not have "medium", "thin" or otherwise in its description, just "Dark Crash", which I haven't come across much. The embossed details are faded and hard to read, can anyone here tell me from which decade this cymbal is...
Listening to the start of the first song in this tribute concert I noticed what I thought was a sharp decline in tempo.. I suppose they mustn't be playing to a click. Listen from 3:30.
This happens in my band a lot, good to see we're not alone...
Went for a practice today but forgot my mp3-player, so nothing to play along to. I find that not easy.
Recorded this; excuse the BPM variation as I settled in..
Constructive criticism welcome.
Does anyone here have a complete list of the signature snare drums that Yamaha marketed over the years? I know there have been quite a few, also some rather obscure, local market-driven ones, but a comprehensive list I've never seen.
I have this old Yamaha SD-295 snare drum. Great drum, but the hoops are flaking terribly (possibly because they're chromed aluminium, and those two don't go together very well?). Anyway, haven't had any luck finding replacement hoops locally, so any ideas how I can improve the appearance of the...