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secondXheartbeat 03-14-2007 04:42 AM

Updated Yamaha Power V
 
Got some new goodies for my birthday

DRUMS: Yamaha Power V Special
10x9, 12x9, and 14x12 toms
14x5 1/2 Snare
22x16 Kick

CYMBALS:
14" Sabian Pro Hats
16" Sabian Crash (model unknown, it has a nice bright sound)
18" Sabian Vault Crash
20" Sbain HHX Legacy Ride

Aquarian Performance 2 heads, Remo Powerstroke 3 on kick, double pedal is a Yamaha Flying Dragon Direct Drive

Enjoy!

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...set3-07001.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...set3-07002.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...set3-07003.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...set3-07004.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...set3-07005.jpg
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...set3-07006.jpg

wnameth 03-14-2007 04:59 AM

Re: UPDATED YAMAHA POWER V
 
sweet, how much were the yamaha pedals, did u have to buy the beaters after market?

-wes

Deathmetalconga 03-14-2007 05:15 AM

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Nice kit. I like how the lugs go down the side of the drums. It seems to imply power!

But it's not a double bass kit - it's double pedal.

secondXheartbeat 03-14-2007 07:42 AM

Re: UPDATED YAMAHA POWER V
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wnameth (Post 287057)
sweet, how much were the yamaha pedals, did u have to buy the beaters after market?

-wes

I scored them for $250 on Musician's Friend.

And yes, those are actually Iron Cobra beaters

secondXheartbeat 03-14-2007 07:43 AM

Re: UPDATED YAMAHA POWER V
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga (Post 287062)
But it's not a double bass kit - it's double pedal.

I'm sorry I'm failing to see your point, did something I say make you think it was double bass?

Drummer Karl 03-14-2007 03:24 PM

Re: UPDATED YAMAHA POWER V
 
As for the Legacy Ride: I`m jealous. ;-)
That is an incredible Ride, at the moment one of maybe just a few Sabian Rides I really like.

oh, and in music school we have got a Power V, but with normal lugs, not with full length lugs...nice sound.

Karl

kung_f00 03-14-2007 05:43 PM

Re: UPDATED YAMAHA POWER V
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by secondXheartbeat (Post 287096)
I scored them for $250 on Musician's Friend.

And yes, those are actually Iron Cobra beaters

Are those the rubber beaters? I have the felt ones and they're not giving me as much "punch" as I like. I figure that the rubber ones have to be the best of Tama's beaters, because the felt are too 'standard' and I've heard many complaints about the wood beaters falling apart.

Deathmetalconga 03-14-2007 09:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by secondXheartbeat (Post 287097)
I'm sorry I'm failing to see your point, did something I say make you think it was double bass?

My dumb. I thought this thread was titled" Pics of my double bass kit" because that thread was next to this one. I guess I need to keep my tabs straight in Explorer.

drumminjohn 03-14-2007 10:39 PM

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Awesome kit, I bet that ride is amazing, what kind of music do you play?


Quote:

Originally Posted by Deathmetalconga (Post 287316)
My dumb. I thought this thread was titled" Pics of my double bass kit" because that thread was next to this one. I guess I need to keep my tabs straight in Explorer.

Haha, I do that all the time

secondXheartbeat 03-15-2007 01:23 AM

Re: UPDATED YAMAHA POWER V
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kung_f00 (Post 287235)
Are those the rubber beaters? I have the felt ones and they're not giving me as much "punch" as I like. I figure that the rubber ones have to be the best of Tama's beaters, because the felt are too 'standard' and I've heard many complaints about the wood beaters falling apart.

Yeah they're the rubber ones, they are very punchy and seem durable (I've had them about a year with no problems.)

Quote:

Originally Posted by drumminjohn (Post 287342)
Awesome kit, I bet that ride is amazing, what kind of music do you play?

I play what ever I'm currently listening to, which right now is mostly post-hardcore and metalcore type stuff. (The Bled, KsE, Alexisonfire, Protest the Hero, Every Time I Die, ect.) I was in a post-hardcore band but we broke up because our bass player moved. That was disapointing because at my school there's barely any kids who like that kind of music. All the "metal" kids where I live listen to Slipknot and Korn.

I also play alternative rock like Modest Mouse, Wilco, 311, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine and System of a Down.

The ride is one of the seven wonders of the world as far as I'm concerned, it has great stick definition and a powerful dark tone when crashed.

Spencer_159 08-27-2007 04:03 AM

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nice setup , nice drums man

stickers 08-27-2007 05:41 AM

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Yeah, that legacy ride is great looking. I hope it sounds good too!

Ironcobra 08-27-2007 05:49 AM

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Power V? To be honest, I've never seen this series before. If it didn't say YAMAHA accross the bass drum, I would have bet money that it's a Tama Superstar. I mean, look at the lugs. Identical, almost. But either way it's a very nice kit. Great pedals, Great cymbals.

punkdrummer1 08-28-2007 03:59 AM

Re: Updated Yamaha Power V
 
nice looking kit you have there. Love the finish :D

bp3rry 09-08-2007 10:51 PM

Re: Updated Yamaha Power V
 
Happy (belated) birthday! Nice kit! I just got a Power V Special for my birthday as well. It is an awesome kit. I am thinking of getting Aquarians all around for it. This thing was hardly played and still has the original heads on it I think.

http://www.brianperry.org/files/yamaha.jpg

http://www.brianperry.org/files/yamaha2.jpg

Cheers!

Madwatch 09-08-2007 11:24 PM

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Looks Great! I especially like the setup... the way the toms are off to the left. Very easy to play. Also love the pedals.

fijjibo 09-09-2007 11:02 AM

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I like the setup alot.

And the Red is lovely.

I have also heard lots of good things about the Yammie Pedals, how are they treatin ya?

Alex_McKenzie_2005 02-19-2008 10:59 AM

Re: Updated Yamaha Power V
 
very nice kit, awesome ride and crash!

i was wondering what those pro hi hats were like, i was considering getting some!

dusted_drummer 02-19-2008 11:54 AM

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Hey Man,

Tis good to see another very happy Yamaha player. And i'm a big fan of the Sabian Vault series. Great Sound on them!!

Couple of questions in regards to the Yammie double pedals??

Is it just a personal preference to use the iron cobra beaters or didn't the supplied yamaha's live up to your expectations.

I just recently bought a new yamaha kit and stuck with my DW5000 pedals but was seriously contemplating the yamaha's (you know, "try" & keep the kit within 1 brand)

Have you played a few different brands of pedals and if so, how do the yamaha's rate in comparison??

Cheers

driver 02-19-2008 05:34 PM

Re: Updated Yamaha Power V
 
Looks great I used to hate those kind of long lugs but I really like them now its a great look on the right kit. How do you like those heads?

Also your unknown crash has very similar look to my AAX stage crash as far as lathing goes, close tight lathe lines.

Macvot 03-11-2008 04:41 PM

Re: Updated Yamaha Power V
 
hey,

nice kit!
Im from Germany and I have a Yamaha Power V Kit, too.

http://web719.webbox443.server-home....e/DSC00136.JPG

My question to you:
Why did you buy an seperate tom rack for your two toms?

Im playing in a Metalcore Band and i start up my kit atm.

greetings from germany

secondXheartbeat 03-12-2008 04:30 AM

Re: Updated Yamaha Power V
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dusted_drummer (Post 411320)

Have you played a few different brands of pedals and if so, how do the yamaha's rate in comparison??

I tried Iron Cobras, Eliminators, DW 5000, and DW 9000 as well as the Yamaha's when I was shopping around. My favorite were the 9000s but they were out of my price range, and the Yamaha's came close in smoothness and control.

I would try first though, some people hate direct-drive. And I wouldn't blow cash just for the brand if you are happy with the 5000s.

secondXheartbeat 03-12-2008 04:32 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by driver (Post 411385)
Looks great I used to hate those kind of long lugs but I really like them now its a great look on the right kit. How do you like those heads?

Also your unknown crash has very similar look to my AAX stage crash as far as lathing goes, close tight lathe lines.

The heads are awesome. A breeze to tune and they don't lose their tuning easily. The texture of the snare head flaked off pretty fast though, since then Ive replaced the snare head.

I hate long lugs too, except on my kit :)

secondXheartbeat 03-12-2008 04:38 AM

Re: Updated Yamaha Power V
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Macvot (Post 418333)
hey,

nice kit!
Im from Germany and I have a Yamaha Power V Kit, too.

http://web719.webbox443.server-home....e/DSC00136.JPG

My question to you:
Why did you buy an seperate tom rack for your two toms?

Im playing in a Metalcore Band and i start up my kit atm.

greetings from germany

Good question! I tried mounting the 12" tom off of the bass drum and clamping the 10" to a cymbal stand, but I found it difficult to get the toms at a comfortable height and angle. The stand allowed better options for both the toms and the 16" crash.

That's awesome that you're in a metalcore band...keep it up!

Macvot 03-12-2008 10:55 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by secondXheartbeat (Post 418509)
Good question! I tried mounting the 12" tom off of the bass drum and clamping the 10" to a cymbal stand, but I found it difficult to get the toms at a comfortable height and angle. The stand allowed better options for both the toms and the 16" crash.

That's awesome that you're in a metalcore band...keep it up!

Yeah, thats right... it is really difficult to place the toms at the right place.
I superior to buy a seperate tom rack, too.

Do you think this one is ok?
http://www.thomann.de/de/yamaha_ws86...omstaender.htm

secondXheartbeat 03-15-2008 06:13 AM

Re: Updated Yamaha Power V
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Macvot (Post 418566)
Yeah, thats right... it is really difficult to place the toms at the right place.
I superior to buy a seperate tom rack, too.

Do you think this one is ok?
http://www.thomann.de/de/yamaha_ws86...omstaender.htm

Looks great to me...I think that's the one I originally looked at but it was out of stock so I went with the Gibraltar.

cottonwolf 08-20-2008 07:25 PM

Re: Updated Yamaha Power V
 
what kind of wood is used in the power v

secondXheartbeat 01-21-2010 06:35 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by cottonwolf (Post 471686)
what kind of wood is used in the power v

I'm not sure, there's practically no information online about the Power V. I read somewhere that it was most likely Phillipine mahogany.

PureRockFury 01-21-2010 08:08 PM

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I would assume its Phillipine Mahogany or whatever else the early Stage Customs have used.

The Yamaha Power V and V Special were Made in England by Yamaha, when they trying to help get Premier off the ground again in the late 80's to the early 90's. Power V and V Special were the Stage Customs of that time. They changed a few things on the drums and in the line up, THEN came the name Stage Custom. They sent production back overseas again.

My school had 2 black and 1 red that had black painted interiors, which was stock on some Power V or V Special drums. Not a bad sound, but not the greatest either.

We ran Coated Emperors over Clear Ambassadors, Powerstroke 3 over stock and Coated Emperors on the steel snares that came stock with the kits.

The red one got stolen, but I ended up finding it for my school at a later date on a popular Canadian retailer website. I'm not too sure if they recovered it or not.


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