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  1. Registered User

    Join Date
    Nov 2005


    You'll discover that fundamentally the 7000 became the 8000 in the end. Also worth pointing out that all Yam metal snares of this era, whether steel or brass, wwere seamless spun shells, and therefore a cut above many others. The brass drums are particularly reminiscent of a Black Beauty in tone.

  2. chick chick

    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Dallas Tx


    i have a 12x8 tom in White wrap. it has the same shell and lugs as your new drum set.

    ive tuned it and played with it a couple of times. and it sounds really good.

    i want to find a bass drum and floor tom one day..

    Nice set
    Session SMX Vintage fade.

    Vision VSX Orange Sparkle

    Zildjian Armand Cymbals

  3. Registered User

    Join Date
    Apr 2019


    USA Yamaha Drum identification ... Historical ... and some Stage Custom kit details....
    In the USA Yamaha offered the following kits
    Early 70s - USA
    Late 70s - USA
    YD-9000 (Birch shell) , with "tail light" dual lugs
    YD-7000 camilla/meranti shell, different shell than the Japan YD-7000, but still an excellent sounding drum, these kits were no longer sold in the USA after 1980 as they were replaced by the Tour Series...

    1970s - early 1990s all other countries besides the USA these kits were sold...
    YD-9000 (later recording custom) same as USA
    YD- 7000 (same as shell as the USA tour custom with YD-5000 lugs)
    YD-6000 Long lugs and Meranti with birch inner ply later sold in the USA as the stage custom (started 1995-96)
    YD-5000 sold in the USA as the Stage series in the 1980s and early 90s
    YD-3000 which was never sold in the USA

    Early 80s in the USA
    Recording series = all Birch shell- Sold as the YD-9000 elsewhere in the world. also had the long high tension lugs
    Tour Series = Birch & Meranti shell (the YD-7000 shells sold elsewhere in the world), plus the early YD-9000 tail light lugs
    Stage series = Meranti shells - sold as the YD-5000 elsewhere in the world
    The Recording was later named the Recording Custom, the Tour named the Tour custom and the Stage named the Stage custom. there were power series versions with deeper drum shells across all three kits.

    Stage Custom Kits
    1995-6 - Various sources within Yamaha quote those two dates, for release of the updated and now badged, Stage custom this release had high tension lugs and externally attached bass drum spurs. It sold in kits with 20 or 22 bass drums. The shells are now Meranti and falkata or falcata... This kit is the YD-6000 kit sold elsewhere in the world

    2001 Stage Custom kit was later split into three versions
    1-Stage Custom Standard now Birch Meranti and Falkata shells
    2- Stage custom Advantage same shells as the standard, but dual low mass lugs
    3- In the late 2000s the kit changed to dual lugs, with a fiber quick change lug kit, named Stage Custom Nouveau

    In 2011 Yamaha released the Stage custom All birch shells, with 45 degree bearing edges and dual low mass lugs
    in 2016, Yamaha modified the bearing edges by adding round over to the 45 degree edges, it was stated that the round over gave the drums a Fatter sound, and they added isolation (rubber) to all the hardware mounts and bass drum claws
    Last edited by TJH; 09-23-2019 at 06:34 AM.


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