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Old 11-12-2012, 01:53 AM
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Default Re: New Yamaha Stage Custom in Honey Amber

Originally Posted by wildbill View Post
Did you try the stock bass drum resonant head for a while before you put the ported one on?
Mine has a large amount of kickback on the pedal even though I don't have it tuned real tight.
I think there must be some really tight tolerances on these drums, or the air vent isn't large enough or something.
Seems like air can't escape, build up pressure and pushes back on the pedal. That's what it feels like anyways. I'm getting pretty used to it though.
It felt fine with both heads. I needed some more punch and clarity since I was playing unmic'd a lot. It doesn't feel much different now, as far as I can tell. I've only played one gig since changing it though and I wasn't paying much attention. I'll feel it out next time I can take the drums out and really play them.

I also dig the white head on the wood grain. :)
Yamaha Stage Custom Birch in Honey Amber
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