Naw, i think this will be my lifetime set... at the end of the day... i have recording customs Which is pretty much my dream (unless SQ2's fall into my lap)If you decide not to keep them, let me know. I'm VERY interested.
It's supposed to have extended wires. That's the point of that strainer system. It's very similar to the Tama Mastercraft roller strainer system.
yup, got it.. just never saw a setup like this... still easier than my rogers I really need to sell that drum.. since getting a greb snare i don't see me using anything else again..Those screws adjust and retain the rollers. The holes in the bracket are slotted so that the rollers can move up and down.
Pitting, luckily small but you can feel it after polish.. no big thing, gonna just clean it and be happy..Another vote here to keep and enjoy the color as-is... I think it looks great.
Also, is the chrome rusted, or pitted? If it's got rust, a coke bath can help- pitting, not so much ime.
I've been wanting to do this myself. I've been playing pinstripes for decades and have read good things about the Aquarians. Let me know how they work out if you decide to go that route.
Thanks and please lemme know how the performance 2 is.. i LOVE the repsonse 2's, i think the performance are a bit more open.. i use texture coated on my snares...Good to know. I have always hand picked my Remos because I find duds too often. I think I'll order a Performance 2 for one of my toms to see how they'll do.
Good luck with that beautiful Yamaha kit!
well according to AQ the performance is made for lower tuning and the response can just do it all..Oh. I was under the impression that the response 2s were more open and the performance 2s were more dampened, but I have zero experience with Aquarian heads, despite having heard great things about them over the past couple of years. I may have to order one of each.
Don't touch the finish. I think the "yellowing" looks way better than the original color under the lugs! It's now an amber finish that looks like it was intentional from the beginning. I love it!got the 10 inch done.. took bout 5 hours in total.. used a rubbing wheel to clean up the finish and then some wax and polished all the chrome as well as i could.. The 100th anv badges are a pain.. the wheel didn't take off any writing, but did make the gold a little less gold, i will be removing them for now on and hand polishing
I brought the snare into work today to start one, the wires are in good shape other than corrosion, nothing bad but a thin layer which will deaden them, was curious if anyone has ideas for cleaning them? soak in something?
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I love how good the bearing edges are.. they make my DW's look like a kid did them with a butterknife..
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Thanks and please lemme know how the performance 2 is.. i LOVE the repsonse 2's, i think the performance are a bit more open.. i use texture coated on my snares...
P.S. the AQ coating is amazing it pretty much lasts forever..
Performance 2s are Aquarian's Pinstripe and are glued between the plies around the edges. Very dark, thuddy, short sustain, quite a bit more controlled than Response 2s, which are even a little dark and short for my taste.
That kit is really coming together! Looks great so far!
I think that group is dead.. I did join one with 22k members though.. cant post in it yetVery cool!!!!
Make sure you share them on the Yamaha groups on FB too.
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