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  1. These drums are as rare as hens teeth, I was...

    These drums are as rare as hens teeth, I was very happy when I acquired mine. They sound just like the Recording Custom (YD-9000) from that period (late 1970s). There is not a drum kit made...
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    The kit is a wrapped kit ... Its a 1993 Pearl...

    The kit is a wrapped kit ... Its a 1993 Pearl Export Pro kit (only year they made them), the kit came in #71 Ferrari red and included the IMS mount shown in the pictures. The Pearl export pro was...
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    I have the same kit .... except my wooden hoops...

    I have the same kit .... except my wooden hoops match the color of the kit... These kits were sold as entry level kits in the US. Most folks did not purchase drum bags or cases with their kit and...
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    Just for posterity sake This kit looks like a...

    Just for posterity sake
    This kit looks like a 1993 EPX kit, called the EX-Pro in the catalog
    the color is #71 Ferrari red and it has the IMS mount which was only available on that drum kit
    The...
  5. And the answer is……… Drum Roll Please …………… Floor...

    And the answer is……… Drum Roll Please …………… Floor Toms… Want to know how deeper drum shells sound …. Play your floor toms VS your rack toms. And you will have the answer you seek. Deeper drums...
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    Actual History of Yamaha Stage Custom..... ...

    Actual History of Yamaha Stage Custom..... According to Yamaha catalogs

    Generation 1 1980 - 1995
    1980 Yamaha catalog – “Stage” is the marketing name given to the YD-5000 series drum kits,...
  7. Thread: Namm 2019!!!

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    Yamaha is a 5 year cycle for product development,...

    Yamaha is a 5 year cycle for product development, therefore I would mot expect any changes to the Stage Custom, since the last big change was 2016.... there is not much wiggle room left for those in...
  8. The yamaha 7000 was not Birch Luan shells ... the...

    The yamaha 7000 was not Birch Luan shells ... the 1978 catalog clearly indicates Camilla and Philippine Mahogany (white or Yellow Meranti). Many mistake Maranti with pine, they are not the same....
  9. For you non historical Folks In the USA Yamaha...

    For you non historical Folks
    In the USA Yamaha offered the following kits
    Early 70s - YD-700
    Late 70s - YD-9000 (Birch) and YD-7000 camilla/meranti

    Early 80s
    YD-9000 (Recording), all Birch,...
  10. For Posterity sake The TT-712 GA is a 12 inch...

    For Posterity sake The TT-712 GA is a 12 inch mounted (rack) tom from the later 1980s , 7000 series Yamaha drums. The early 7000 series were Camilla and Philippine mahogany shells (1970s) the later...
  11. Thread: Poplar vs. Birch

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    There is quite a bit of Marketing hype out there...

    There is quite a bit of Marketing hype out there related to wooden drums and the type of wood used to construct the drum shell. However, engineering wise.... its just that .... Hype... as the...
  12. Thread: Poplar vs. Birch

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    The difference in Drum shell material is...

    The difference in Drum shell material is basically Marketing, pure and simple
    The Engineering of drums makes it clear that the material used for shell construction has more to do with drum tension...
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