The only real custom order are Larry's and Oscar's kit. Luckily there are so much options to choose.
Congratulations! Please post some pictures of those bad boys when you get a chance!I just took delivery of a new PHX kit in solid black and they are awesome. I've never seen a deeper black on a drum set.
I can't speak to Mullen Jr's kit, but all the other colours below are available for order. Remember these drums are not "stocked" and only made to order.
Yea I've been eyeing that one....as soon as I convince the boss (my wife), I will have a PHX....Found the Solid Black (SOB) PHX
Ray Brinker's set:
Thank you for saying that !Hey guys...could one of you that actually owns a Phoenix kit please start a new thread here on Drummerworld about these fine kits. It is really depressing that if you do a Google search for "Yamaha PHX" - this negatively titled thread is one of the first things that comes up in the search results.
To the original poster of this thread (who by the way, hasn't logged in a couple years) :
Yes, you are most definitely missing something - the whole thing, in fact.
I have heard the drums very briefly in person, but what I heard was very good. OP: I'm just not buying the idea that you couldn't get the drums to sound good. That would be the first Yamaha kit in history, at almost any price, to do so.
So PHX dudes, start a new thread with at least a more neutral title and please share your experiences with us! And pictures!
Yes, agreed.Agreed!... No comparison.....a more equal comparison would be the maple customs or absolutes ...
I've played one which a Yamaha artist made himself out of a tom. He told me Yamaha didn't bring the snare out as they weren't happy with the sound. They do a lot of analysis of sound and I imagine the frequency response didn't show what they wanted.There's probably a very good reason not to bring out a PHX snare. I know Russ Miller had (a) prototype(s)
Now that I can relate to. We turn down many requests for drums that we know will not perform to our expectations. It's difficult (especially for a company of our size) to turn away business & keep to the results of your testing, but if you really care about the instruments you put out, having the balls to do that is critical IMHO.I remember asking for an 18x16 bass drum to be told they wouldn't do it as it hadn't been "tested"
Yeah I agree. I love Yamaha drums and wanted a matching 18 x 16 maple hook lug so it was disappointing but I more than respect their decision and reasoning.Now that I can relate to. We turn down many requests for drums that we know will not perform to our expectations. It's difficult (especially for a company of our size) to turn away business & keep to the results of your testing, but if you really care about the instruments you put out, having the balls to do that is critical IMHO.
Well done Yamaha! That's refreshing to hear, & so unlike many companies that will simply produce a deeper/shallower version of an existing design without fully testing it, & on the basis it's fashionable.