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    Any experience? Looking for a new wood snare. Love the sound in some of the videos I've seen - waiting to hear it in person.

    Aluminum hardware... Good or bad?

    Made in China... Good or bad?

    Thanks.

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    I have not got any experience with the snare myself..BUT I do have some as for the aluminum hardwares..

    I used to have a YMCA kit with all aluminum hardwares, and still keep several Yamaha snares with it as well.

    They are light, reduce overtones, and make the sound crispier to my taste..those are the good sides. The only down side is that if you keep it in a humid room, the finish will chip off easily, started by tiny dots all over the finish surface. Btw, I believe they are quite pricey.

    Made in China is suppose to be not a problem, since its under Yamaha flag. However, many people still appreciate the Japan made stuffs over China, and not just for Yamaha..also for Tama and other stuffs as well outside drums LOL
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    • #3
      Aluminum hardware is only the diecast hoops. I don't think the lugs are made of aluminum. But yes, good.

      Yamaha in China is good. The product is still well-made.

      Hook lugs are good, too. Ignore the haters.
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      Mapex: Meridian Maple 12-14-18
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      • #4
        Originally posted by drummaman1 View Post
        Aluminum hardware is only the diecast hoops. I don't think the lugs are made of aluminum. But yes, good.

        Yamaha in China is good. The product is still well-made.

        Hook lugs are good, too. Ignore the haters.

        This. Yamaha made Hook and Nouveau Lugs with concept and purpose in mind. They are really handy when it comes to changing heads!
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        • #5
          Great drums. Hooklugs is the Way to go. The aluminum hoops Are Great .
          Get a used MCA . Made in Japan ,the Shells are made by sakae. This was Great stuff.
          Here is One that just sold. Igor the Same Color.
          I Love the Green ghost
          Good luck
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Woodboy View Post
            Great drums. Hooklugs is the Way to go. The aluminum hoops Are Great .
            Get a used MCA . Made in Japan ,the Shells are made by sakae. This was Great stuff.
            Here is One that just sold. Igor the Same Color.
            I Love the Green ghost
            Good luck
            Green ghost? Isn't that finish called "White Grape" ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM_Me6pFOGg
            Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute Nouveau (Blue Sparkle)
            Yamaha Oak Custom (Amber Sunburst)
            Yamaha YD-7000 Series Circa '81 (Re-wrapped in Gold Sparkle)
            Yamaha C-200 Circa '68 (Re-wrapped in Turquoise Oyster)
            Premier/Autocrat Early 60's Re-wrap 26/14/16
            Sabian HHX Cymbals

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            • #7
              White Grape Sparkle is what the finish is called, yes.

              Now, while everyone and their mom is scouring the globe and paying waaaaaaaaaay too much for Yamaha/Sakae stuff, you can buy a set of AMHs and be happy. Saving up mine for next year! Vintage Natural, baby!
              Yamaha: LC2014-TC1986
              Gretsch: Renown Walnut 10-12-14-20
              Mapex: Meridian Maple 12-14-18
              Rogers: 13-16-22
              Yamaha, Tama, snares
              Zildjian, Sabian cyms, VF Sticks

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Woodboy View Post
                Great drums. Hooklugs is the Way to go. The aluminum hoops Are Great .
                Get a used MCA . Made in Japan ,the Shells are made by sakae. This was Great stuff.
                Here is One that just sold. Igor the Same Color.
                I Love the Green ghost
                Good luck
                $660 !! crazy
                I get the same one in Red, made in japan for $290 in France
                By the way, I tested it and this snare is just ok... I was not impressed.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by daniboun View Post
                  $660 !! crazy
                  I get the same one in Red, made in japan for $290 in France
                  By the way, I tested it and this snare is just ok... I was not impressed.
                  thanks for your input
                  wow.....!!!!!
                  where and what store..?
                  you should buy one and sell it on ebay...
                  or perhaps it was a new shell .made in china.I dont have much eperience with these.
                  though the japan shells made by sakae sound awsome.
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                  • #10
                    We've enjoyed 45 years of Yamaha/Sakae partnership..now, there is no more.

                    There's an AMH snare for sale at my local music store, vintage natural no less! I plan to purchase within the next 6 months. Sounds great from what I've heard. Apparently the center ply of wenge wood is doing to the sound of the drum what its makers claim that it's doing. Wenge wood might be new to drums, but in basses, especially Warwick, they make their bass necks and some fingerboards out of wenge. Though it would defeat its sonic purpose, having the shells inner ply be wenge would've given the drums quite the exotic look.
                    Yamaha: LC2014-TC1986
                    Gretsch: Renown Walnut 10-12-14-20
                    Mapex: Meridian Maple 12-14-18
                    Rogers: 13-16-22
                    Yamaha, Tama, snares
                    Zildjian, Sabian cyms, VF Sticks

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Woodboy View Post
                      thanks for your input
                      wow.....!!!!!
                      where and what store..?
                      you should buy one and sell it on ebay...
                      or perhaps it was a new shell .made in china.I dont have much eperience with these.
                      though the japan shells made by sakae sound awsome.

                      LOL ! Made in Japan I found it on Audiofanzine in France, like new :
                      If anyone needs it, I can buy and send it in the US



                      and I easily found the whole kit for $1300 as new !



                      And also found the Ceccarelli signature for $500 brand new :

                      Last edited by daniboun; 06-09-2015, 01:05 PM.
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                      Tama Starphonic Bubinga 14x6 snare

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