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    Howdy everyone! Hope you’re all happy and healthy.

    I’ll cut to the quick, I played a Yamaha Stage Custom at a music store the other day and was legitimately taken back by how good they sounded, even with stock heads. I can imagine that they’d sound even better with my preferred heads on them. I recently got the second bass drum for my Starclassic Maple kit and I love the drums, but I did have a thought of selling the Tamas and picking up a set of Stage Customs and using the leftover money to get myself a nice new snare and a new set of cymbals. Obviously the Tamas are a dream kit and I love them, but I don’t play them out often and they pretty much live in my basement.

    Just was curious if anyone has ever acted on that impulse; selling your high end drums in lieu of something much cheaper.

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    I sold an extremely rare BRX for an MCX. So… yes.
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    My dad did exactly this a long time ago... sold a set of DWs and bought a set of Stage Customs.

    The new all Birch ones are super nice. Great sounding drums. I'd use them without hesitation.
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    I sold my Saturns and kept my pro M's which are a 'lower range' kit because they both sounded good (the saturn did sound better tbh) but considering I never play out and don't record them, it didn't make sense to keep both, and the Pro M's had more sentimental value to me (and they were in much better condition)

    So yeah, I've done exactly what you're talking about.

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    I don't think you're crazy, but I vote to keep the Tama's. Do you need another snare and cymbals? Or is that just what you would do with the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by melvinspeed View Post
    I don't think you're crazy, but I vote to keep the Tama's. Do you need another snare and cymbals? Or is that just what you would do with the difference?
    I agree. Those Tama’s are a work of art.
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    Quote Originally Posted by melvinspeed View Post
    I don't think you're crazy, but I vote to keep the Tama's. Do you need another snare and cymbals? Or is that just what you would do with the difference?
    The Tamas are incredible and I really do love them, just not sure if I need such a state of the art set of drums for my purposes. I will say, they record amazingly, sound great live, and look awesome too. They’re definitely a dream kit.

    I wouldn’t say I need more cymbals and snares, but I would definitely treat myself to a high-end luxury drum and some darker cymbals to oppose what I have now.

    I’m not 100% sold on the idea but it’s something I’m definitely gonna think on for a bit.
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    You're not crazy. In fact, before I started on my hand built kit project, I seriously considered getting a set of Stage Customs because they are GREAT sounding kits for a very good price. Every stage custom kit I've ever played (quite a few) have always sounded good. 100% birch shells will do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by space jeff View Post
    You're not crazy. In fact, before I started on my hand built kit project, I seriously considered getting a set of Stage Customs because they are GREAT sounding kits for a very good price. Every stage custom kit I've ever played (quite a few) have always sounded good. 100% birch shells will do that.
    Perhaps it was my tuning but I could never get a pleasing sound out of my masters BRX’s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JY Kelly View Post
    Perhaps it was my tuning but I could never get a pleasing sound out of my masters BRX’s.
    since Recording Customs are the most recorded drum on the planet and they are 100% birch shells.... it could have just been that particular kit but the evidence for birch being an awesome drum wood is overwhelming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MitchLyons View Post
    Howdy everyone! Hope you’re all happy and healthy.

    I’ll cut to the quick, I played a Yamaha Stage Custom at a music store the other day and was legitimately taken back by how good they sounded, even with stock heads. I can imagine that they’d sound even better with my preferred heads on them. I recently got the second bass drum for my Starclassic Maple kit and I love the drums, but I did have a thought of selling the Tamas and picking up a set of Stage Customs and using the leftover money to get myself a nice new snare and a new set of cymbals. Obviously the Tamas are a dream kit and I love them, but I don’t play them out often and they pretty much live in my basement.

    Just was curious if anyone has ever acted on that impulse; selling your high end drums in lieu of something much cheaper.

    Cheers!
    No your not crazy but you might regret selling the Starclassic’s down the road. The problem with selling a high end kit like yours is finding someone who is willing to pay the price you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by space jeff View Post
    since Recording Customs are the most recorded drum on the planet and they are 100% birch shells.... it could have just been that particular kit but the evidence for birch being an awesome drum wood is overwhelming.
    Oh, I’m well aware of the rep of birch for recording. It just never pleased my ear.
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