I've recorded several times with Yamaha Stage Customs, and I defy your categorical statement that they're crap drums. As a matter of fact, you've got a set now. Sit down with them, change out the batter heads, learn to tune them, and prepare to fall in love.
Young man,what exactly is the purpose of this thread?Your obsession borders on OCD.As has been stated in your first post about your stage customs,they're well made good sounding intermediate drums,made by a reputable manufacturer.What else do you need to know?
What's the deal??????If you really have nothing to say.....don't say it.
In a recording studio any drum can be made to sound great.
A cardboard box can be made to sound great!
Because of this fact I don't get the point of your thread.
If you have been in a recording studio or recorded at home you would know that the price of the drum doesn't mean squat.
Man, poor guy really bought the bridge on this one. This is his 2nd thread on the matter after the initial thread that Bill just referenced. Buyer's remorse is an ugly thing. OP is the kind of guy that would try to return a Craigslist purchase.
For the record, I too have recorded and gigged quite a but with a set of Stage Customs.