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Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By wildbill
Re: Dillemma...what to let go of, what to keep

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So.... is the 13 a tom or a snare? I don't think Yamaha makes a 13" stage custom snare.
10, 12, and 14 AFAIK.



"....Just last week I found a cheap other half to the Tama a 10 /12"...
Forum: Drums 09-30-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 524,427
Posted By wildbill
Re: Yamaha Drums

That's the kit in this post, right?: http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showpost.php?p=759238&postcount=1

Nice looking stuff. Is that Black Sparkle a lighter color like that?
On my laptop it...
Forum: Drums 09-30-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By wildbill
Re: Help with color choice

Looks pretty good. It always looks better when you get the hardware back on.

You might have a nice sounding set with a small investment of time and money.
Forum: General Discussion 09-30-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By wildbill
Re: Dales Drum Shop October 4th. Sonor Hang and Expo Roll Call!

Sounds good for locals. Will you have any online stuff?
Forum: Drums 09-27-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By wildbill
Re: PEARL Back for 2014

Well - they are new. I don't know if anyone even has them in stock yet.
Forum: Drums 09-27-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By wildbill
Re: PEARL Back for 2014

I posted about this a couple months ago: http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118226&highlight=crystal+beat

They look pretty neat.

Someone linked to a set called spotlight or...
Forum: Drums 09-26-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By wildbill
Re: Mapex M birch or Tama Silverstar Laquer

Ya - probably more alike than different. They're both birch, but the Tama has a different outer layer.
But even if they're kind of the same, sometimes if you see something that really hits you, you...
Forum: Drums 09-26-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 524,427
Posted By wildbill
Re: Yamaha Drums

Wow - that's a whole lotta' Yamaha there, shaker.

Great first post, pics and everything.

Is that a Roland SPD off to your left side?

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Forum: Drums 09-26-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 524,427
Posted By wildbill
Re: Yamaha Drums

Ya - I don't know anything about them, but the PHX appears to be a rare breed - indeed.
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 14,471
Posted By wildbill
Re: What's your latest purchase?

Got a couple more of these for a bop kit - Yamaha CS755:
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 778
Posted By wildbill
Re: Talking salespeople down in price

Stores and their sales have warped everyone's perception of prices.
Particularly things like Black Friday.
You scoop up what you think are super deals, because price points are normally way...
Forum: Drums 09-26-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 524,427
Posted By wildbill
Re: Yamaha Drums

Looks good. Do you always keep your tom mounts upside down like that?

I think the claws/rods/lugs and other hardware are where the major portion of the up charge for higher tiers comes in.
...
Forum: Drums 09-26-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By wildbill
Re: Yamaha snare sound?

I get that.

I was responding to Monkey_Relish's post. I should have quoted him.

I had three 14" Stage Custom snares which all had a nice ring to them. I've got a Yamaha Musashi snare and that...
Forum: Drums 09-26-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By wildbill
Re: Yamaha snare sound?

A different head will do more for you. If you're looking to kill the ringing, try something like an HD Dry. It'll also deaden the drum too though.

If you don't want to go that drastic, try some...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 671
Posted By wildbill
Re: Straight from the horse's mouth.

Move your wrist and keep your fingers still.

Now move your fingers and keep your wrist still.

Connected yes. But independent movement is also possible.
Forum: Drums 09-25-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 524,427
Posted By wildbill
Re: Yamaha Drums

We're good. I sold two sets, two days after I got the Absolutes.

Down to three acoustic kits now.
Gonna' try and stay on the straight and narrow for a while, but you never know what tomorrow...
Forum: Drums 09-25-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 524,427
Posted By wildbill
Re: Yamaha Drums

Is that the last Red Oak drum to make that set complete the way you want it?
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 14,471
Posted By wildbill
Re: What's your latest purchase?

I picked up one of these in case I ever want to hang my 12" snare with a clamp off a hi hat stand:
Forum: Drums 09-25-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 577
Posted By wildbill
Re: Help with color choice

Wood absorbs the stain. BGH is right that the wood has already absorbed the clear.
A clear coat might not darken up the wood at all, depending on how porous it is.
Usually pick a stain that's close...
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By wildbill
Re: Where have all the Bop Kit threads gone?

Was he trying to sell something? If so, I missed it.
Forum: General Discussion 09-25-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By wildbill
Where have all the Bop Kit threads gone?

Ha ha.

Don't know if anyone noticed, but someone started a thread yesterday about bop kits.
Bo, myself, and a few others had posts in it, but now it's gone.

I know people can sometimes...
Forum: Drums 09-25-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 418
Posted By wildbill
Re: Yamaha snare sound?

I think the Stage Custom Birch snares are really good. I've got a few of them. Yes - they're ringy, but they have such a sweet ring to them.
With an O ring on it, you can damp out most of the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 778
Posted By wildbill
Re: Talking salespeople down in price

Ya - when it comes to used stuff and there's a 'best offer' or something similar, it says to me they want to play the game, so I'll go along with it a bit.
I always have a highest amount I'm willing...
Forum: General Discussion 09-24-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 778
Posted By wildbill
Re: Talking salespeople down in price

Not the same, but I think it pertains - ebay auctions vs. buy it now.

I may look at an auction, but if I would really want something, I would only do buy it now.
I've seen things sit for 5 or 6...
Forum: Drums 09-23-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2,045
Views: 524,427
Posted By wildbill
Re: Yamaha Drums

They're useable, but I would never have ordered them on a new set.
Going back on, the rods turn easily until they hit the part of the thread that retains the rods.
At that point, I have to use a...
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