Correct, the heads are installed on the toms. The crack is right where one of the leg brackets are. The leg bracket was probably touching right against the cardboard wall and then something contacted the box right there (or the box fell and landed right on it) resulting in the cracked shell. What's interesting is that the outside of the drum shows no damage at all. I only noticed because I took off the head to swap it out. Good thing I did that.Anyway - DSOP - that really sucks. I think they ship the floor toms with the heads and hoops installed , right? So that must have been a very nasty drop or something, to be cracked where it is. Right through a few plies. Ugh. Makes me sick.
Ahhh, excellent, congrats and welcome back You got the kit that was in Montreal?My new to me 18/12/14 Yamaha Club Custom kit in beautiful swirl orange arrived today.So happy to have a Club Custom kit again. These are in fabulous shape.
Anyone want to buy a Yamaha Oak Custom Bop kit 18/12/14 in Amber Burst ?
Ahhh, excellent, congrats and welcome back You got the kit that was in Montreal?
I have orange swirl kits in 12/14/20 and also 12/14/16/22. I was trying to sell the 12/14/22 setup and keep the 16 with the smaller kick....but now, I think I'm keeping both sets for a while. They are just excellent drums, I can't decide which kit has to go.
I think I saw your Oak Custom kit on Kijiji - nice set there too. I would buy them if I had the room, and if I didn't already have Oaks in a bop kit.
To me, the Club Customs are kind of like a modern take on Ludwigs' vintage 3 ply shells. Better made/more consistent than the 3ply, sound great at lower tunings, controlled yet resonant voice...I have found they sound their absolute best with coated Ambassadors.Yes,
I picked the CC up from a forum member from Quebec. This is the third CC kit I have owned. The Oak kit I have for sale was a Yamaha Endorsers kit. It is in really nice shape and sounds great. I was going to keep it but I am running out of room and something has to go.....
I saw you had the Swirl Orange 22/12/14 up for sale. Don't sell your PHX kit, you will regret it !
I missed this while I was away : are you thinking about selling the phx kit ? Any particular reason why ? I read diagonally the last two pages and didnt see anything relating to that.To me, the Club Customs are kind of like a modern take on Ludwigs' vintage 3 ply shells. Better made/more consistent than the 3ply, sound great at lower tunings, controlled yet resonant voice...I have found they sound their absolute best with coated Ambassadors.
I may just keep the PHX for a while after all. But that then means I have to sell my Craviotto Center Stage kit. Not sure what to do here - one has to go. I dig the sizes of the Craviotto more (12x7,14x12,20x12) but they don't do lower tunings very well...kind of a drag. I am in the process of trying some Evans UV1, and it might be a bit early in the testing but it seems like UV1's can go a little lower than Ambassadors on the Craviotto kit at least....maybe enough to sway me in that direction.
OMFG. Ups really, really blows sometimes.The saga continues. UPS is denying the damage claim, and the shipper is disputing their denial. Incredible.