Surprisingly good backline

Jasta 11

Well-known member
I was told the venue last night had a drum kit, even so that makes me worried. This is a Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute. I've never played a birch kit but i will say this thing was killer! Nice cymbals too Quick Beats and a killer ride, Ludwig Atlas hardware and a DW5000 pedal. I did bring my own throne and pedal but used their pedal ( same as mine). The only thing was i couldn't get a good snare sound. Both heads were cranked and the snares were cranked but it was a dead thud with no snare wound. I messed with it for a while but it never really sounded good. I regret not bringing my snare, next time!
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yammyfan

Senior Member
What a pleasant surprise!

I often miss my BCAN set. Fantastic drums. I might grab another set some day if built using regular Absolute lugs.
 
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Jasta 11

Well-known member
The drums sounded so good, i always thought birch being a "brighter" sounding shell wouldn't have a warm tone like these did. I wanted this kit in a big way after playing it!!!!!! Anther plus for the venue, they found a good use for Zildjian ZBT's...there were 9 of these as wall lights.20210908_181837.jpg
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PorkPieGuy

Platinum Member
Very nice! I competed at a music festival about 4 years ago, and they had either Yamaha Oak Absolutes or Oak Customs. Either way, it was a perfectly fine kit.
 

NouveauCliche

Senior Member
I was told the venue last night had a drum kit, even so that makes me worried. This is a Yamaha Birch Custom Absolute. I've never played a birch kit but i will say this thing was killer! Nice cymbals too Quick Beats and a killer ride, Ludwig Atlas hardware and a DW5000 pedal. I did bring my own throne and pedal but used their pedal ( same as mine). The only thing was i couldn't get a good snare sound. Both heads were cranked and the snares were cranked but it was a dead thud with no snare wound. I messed with it for a while but it never really sounded good. I regret not bringing my snare, next time!
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Very brave of you to trust backline cymbals haha.

Killer kit
 

opentune

Platinum Member
Great looking kit and cymbals.
Only thing it needs is a white reso head....more contrast on that awesome black sparkle.:)
 

s1212z

Well-known member
I played a MIJ Birch Absolute today, cool kit. I liked the aluminum die-cast hoops, not too heavy at all and felt great. There was tape on mine too, I ripped it all off to make it sing again.
 

justadrummer

Junior Member
I'd be willing to bet the owner of that club is a drummer. That would explain the great backline kit and him knowing the ONLY proper way to use ZBT cymbals :)

That was exactly my thought as well.


The best backline kit provided by a venue that I'd ever come across was an older Ludwig Classic Maple. It was well maintained, and it turned out that the bar owner was a drummer. He stumbled upon the Ludwig kit for a good price and knew that it would be a hit. (Pun intended.)
 
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