Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute - Good Deal (I know, I know, sorry)

?uesto

Silver Member
Hey guys, I wanted your input as this almost seems too good a deal, based on my limited knowledge of Yamaha products and my inability to see these drums in person.

He's asking $1,400.

What we have though is a four piece Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute kit in the following sizes:

8x10
8x12
14x14
16x20

The kit comes with a cymbal stand, snare stand, bags for the drums, a throne, extra brand new bass drum head, and an extra hoop, tom holder, and floor tom legs. Here's a picture of the kit. (I can include more if you'd like)

 

Doug Masters

Silver Member
Good deal. I was gonna sell my same kit a few months ago and was asking $1600 so its probably about right. Offer $1300 and see what happens. Great kit.
 

?uesto

Silver Member
Are those in CT?

I looked at a similar set a couple months ago but the pics werent as good.
Sorry, but I cannot reveal the location of these in fear of a sniper sniping my potential future kit.

I will say that they are not from CT though. =]
 

MusiQmaN

Platinum Member
I think these dsys a pricing around 1100-1200 would be more realicstic. The tom sizes are great. The kick misses the power of an 18" but if this is the kit you want buy it and dont wait.
 

BacteriumFendYoke

Platinum Member
It's a good deal. Not spectacular but a good deal nonetheless. They are very high-quality drums as you know and should last you as long as you want them to. In those sizes, I would buy them at that price if I were looking.
 

larryz

Platinum Member
I'd go for it, offering $200-300 less to start if there was a matching snare included. Looks lost without it. Nice though.
 

potsky

Junior Member
I think these dsys a pricing around 1100-1200 would be more realicstic. The tom sizes are great. The kick misses the power of an 18" but if this is the kit you want buy it and dont wait.
Please exaggerate about the power of an 18". I need to know your opinion as I have this exact kit sizes but the older Maple Custom. Not Absolute.
 

potsky

Junior Member
This ad is still lingering around on CL and it's been a few months now. Unless you're going for the Maple Custom, Get It Fast!
 

wildbill

Platinum Member
Please exaggerate about the power of an 18". I need to know your opinion as I have this exact kit sizes but the older Maple Custom. Not Absolute.
The 18" kick will flat out knock you to the floor if you're not careful. If playing near windows, make sure they're covered so the air blast doesn't break them. Make sure to just barely touch the pedal lightly, with just the tip of your shoe, until you learn to control the awesomely massive power of the beastly 18" kick drum.

Ha ha - is that exaggerated enough for you?
 
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audiotech

Guest
There is nothing wrong with Nouveau lugs in the right application (ie: anything but snare).
Please tell me the difficulties that are associated with the Nouveau lugs on the Yamaha Maple custom Absolute snare drums. I've only had mine for about three and a half years, but don't have the time to sit and stare at it for anticipation of something to run amuck, lol.

I really haven't heard or experienced any problems.



Dennis
 

Milt Hathaway

Senior Member
Please tell me the difficulties that are associated with the Nouveau lugs on the Yamaha Maple custom Absolute snare drums. I've only had mine for about three and a half years, but don't have the time to sit and stare at it for anticipation of something to run amuck, lol.

I really haven't heard or experienced any problems.
I've heard the occasional anecdotal evidence that lugs occasionally break on snare drums due to the much higher tensions they are subjected to in that use.

My primary rental kit is a YMCAN kit (minus the snare), and I've had no broken lugs at all.

Being able to rapidly change heads on a rental kit is a wonderful advantage, since it happens way more often than it normally would on a privately owned kit.
 

wloeb

Senior Member
I have two Yamaha Maple snares with Nouveau lugs. Have had them for six years. Not a single issue with either of them.
Same here, I've had a kit and 2 snares with nouveau lugs for over 2 years. I think that the lugs are great and have had no issues.
 

Roozeh60

Junior Member
Before my starclassic set I had a yamaha stage custom advantage Nouveau, and after 9 years I only got 1 broken lug on the bass drum! As long as you find a replacement lug, you will be fine because breaking lugs do no damage to the shells..
 
Remember, there are the metal Nouveau lugs, and the nylon. I have heard of issues with the black nylon, but not the metal ones. They feel pretty solid, but I can speak from a longevity stand point.
 
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