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Forum: Drums Today, 04:23 AM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Yamaha Drums

The one difference between the hook and the nouveau lug is the hook has a self aligning feature (based on the hook shape), which IMO makes it an overall better design .. Both are nice though...
Forum: Drums 09-26-2014, 10:13 PM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Yamaha Drums

Great looking kit you got there shaker!...welcome to DWF...
Forum: Drums 09-26-2014, 02:20 PM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Yamaha Drums

Raw material cost in the higher tier lines is definitely higher...the wood is just a higher quality material...also, higher cost used to be attributed to "made in Japan" (I.e., labor cost)... Not...
Forum: Drums 09-23-2014, 02:57 PM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Yamaha Drums

They came out in 2003-2008...hook lugs replaced the nouveau lugs in 2008....how do you like the nouveau lugs? ... I really like them on my MCAN ...makes changing heads a breeze... Do like the look of...
Forum: Drums 09-23-2014, 02:23 PM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Yamaha Drums

Yes, $1650 for a 4 piece MCA is a great price...I purchased three of my BCA toms (10",12",14") at 40% off back in 2001; even with that discount they still cost me almost $1200, so that price he...
Forum: Drums 09-21-2014, 09:29 PM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Anyone prefer standard depth?

I have to agree... Aluminum snares to my ears sounds better/fuller in 6.5" depth than they do in shallower depths...
Forum: Drums 09-17-2014, 08:51 PM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Yamaha Drums

Beautiful kit WB!...I really like the vintage finish.. So much so that I have 5 yamaha snares in that finish....congrats!
Forum: Drums 09-14-2014, 06:48 PM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Yamaha Drums

Hmmm... Then I question the accuracy of the picture in the earlier post.... Also 1st gen. BCA interior at least on cherrywood ext. finished drums is cherrywood on the inside also (matte), so not too...
Forum: Drums 09-08-2014, 08:40 PM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Yamaha Drum Vault Help

Agreed! .... Post pics...also 3rd gen. had Yess II...the dates for each gen. are approx. mid-90's-2003--> gen.1; 2003-2008--> gen. 2; 2008-2013--> gen.3 ....
Forum: Drums 08-31-2014, 12:05 AM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Yamaha Drums

Great looking PHX kit!... My favorite color in that line as well....
Forum: Drums 08-26-2014, 08:01 PM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Yamaha Drums

Yep those are the nouveau lugged newer series (2nd.gen.) BCA's, so they will have alum. D/C hoops, non-stained interiors (original BCA had matching cherrywood int.), D/C bass drum claws, screw-on...
Forum: Drums 08-26-2014, 12:38 AM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Yamaha Drums

If you like the live sound of brass snares, I think you would really like the yamaha brass....the only yamaha metal snare I might like better would be the seamless copper...(emphasis on might)......
Forum: Drums 08-24-2014, 03:08 PM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Yamaha Drums

Yea..that's the last seamless brass snare line that yamaha produced ... I've got one in 6.5X14...great snare...I believe they were produced from mid 90's until 2003...based on the strainer design...
Forum: Drums 08-18-2014, 11:56 AM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Yamaha Drums

To be fair, the line has only been readily available for only about 4-5 months...I did just read a very good review of them in the latest "modern drummer" issue...it was a very favorable review of...
Forum: Drums 07-29-2014, 02:00 AM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Yamaha Phoenix (PHX) Drums

That's my favorite PHX finish....I may have to sell my BCA to get it, but hopefully one day I'll own a PHX kit in that finish....
Forum: Drums 07-27-2014, 01:58 PM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Yamaha Phoenix (PHX) Drums

Do you just want to see PHX kit with wood hoops?...if not, I've got a BCA with wood hoops .....
Forum: Drums 07-23-2014, 01:03 AM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Yamaha Drums

Yep...Agree!...Yamaha's high end spurs are the best in the business!...wouldn't trade them for any other ones that come to mind...
Forum: Drums 07-13-2014, 03:58 AM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Yamaha Drums

They're also at a much lower price point...I find the new stage customs to be quite the bang for the buck....really puzzled by some comments stating that they're not absolutes...or course they're...
Forum: Drums 07-01-2014, 01:18 AM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: YAMAHA QC fail! ☹

Yep absolutely agree!!... Jim and the other staff at yamaha are top notch...my 1st 8" apple sparkle MCA Tom didn't quite match the rest of kit..all it took was one phone call to Greg C. at yamaha...
Forum: Drums 06-20-2014, 02:00 PM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Yamaha Drums

Congrats on the new kit!...that's a great looking kit...
Forum: Drums 05-22-2014, 01:47 PM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Hanging Toms vs. Floor Toms - Yamaha Hexrack

All valid points and would agree with you on them..if you're mostly a static setup and have room, racks are nice to have, otherwise stands and floor toms are the way to go...



Yep..absolutely,...
Forum: Drums 05-19-2014, 02:50 AM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Switching brands

On my MCA's I've used G2, Gplus, G14 (all coated), EC2 SST (both coated & clear) on toms, GMAD on kick ... For the toms I like EC2's best with the Gplus a close second ....
Forum: Drums 05-18-2014, 03:41 AM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Yamaha Chinese YESS Mount

Pretty certain they're the same as original Yess mounts on MIJ MCA's, BCA's.....I've never had any issues with my Yess mounts, and I have the large 14" & 16" mounted toms, as well as 8", 10" & 12"...
Forum: Drums 05-17-2014, 03:45 AM
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Quality of new Chinese Yamahas?

Agree with others here....I own MIJ yamaha MCA & BCA and regularly play the new MIC live customs...the Chinese made Yamaha's are top notch ....and the stage customs have either been made in Indonesia...
Forum: Drums 05-15-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 64
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Posted By scorch whammin
Re: Hanging Toms vs. Floor Toms - Yamaha Hexrack

Like them both...but if I had to choose, I'd prolly suspend them...for me they (suspended) always end up where I want them (i.e., everything's preset & locked on rack)... Where with floor toms I'm...
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