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  1. Rockin' the Cosmos..

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    looks good .. nik12 sure will like color

  2. Yamaha / Sabian

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    Here's what the drums sound like... along with a maple snare drum I put together myself along with the left over gold sparkle wrap!
    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

  3. Yamaha / Sabian

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    Classic song from 'Player'
    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

  4. Registered User

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    Killer playing man! That's such a great tune too! I feel like I still have a lot of practicing to do until I can sustain that Porcaro halftime shuffle at that tempo for that duration of time.

  5. Registered User

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    I tensed up when you started Rosanna that fast.

    The old wrap looked neat - like a Tootsie Pop.
    The new wrap looks good too.

  6. Yamaha / Sabian

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    Quote Originally Posted by thismercifulfate View Post
    Killer playing man! That's such a great tune too! I feel like I still have a lot of practicing to do until I can sustain that Porcaro halftime shuffle at that tempo for that duration of time.
    Such a good shuffle. We also do Lido Shuffle and Reelin' In The Years. The shuffles aren't a hassle to play, songs like Georgy Porgy and Keep Forgettin' can be, those hurt after a while, ouch.
    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

  7. Registered User

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    That kit came out looking a million dollars.

    I love sparkles too. I have a gold sparkle Sleishman.

  8. Banned

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadAstronaut View Post
    looks good .. nik12 sure will like color
    Y'all know me all too well.

    Beautiful sparkle, my friend. I do surely love that colour.

  9. Registered User

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    Drums look great, and the drumming is very well done also!

  10. Yamaha / Sabian

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    Just a heads up, I've ordered some more wrap from Precision Drum Co.... got another old(er) Yamaha to re-wrap, will post some pictures in another thread once it's near completion, it's going to need a bit of work, a lot of time... this one i'm attempting myself start to finish. The gold sparkle was done by a pro.
    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

  11. Yamaha / Sabian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russticles View Post
    Just a heads up, I've ordered some more wrap from Precision Drum Co.... got another old(er) Yamaha to re-wrap, will post some pictures in another thread once it's near completion, it's going to need a bit of work, a lot of time... this one i'm attempting myself start to finish. The gold sparkle was done by a pro.
    Oh yeah, so I ended up re-wrapping that other kit successfully. Results here: http://www.pearldrummersforum.com/sh...)&p=1854310608
    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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    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 today which has the ability to match the sound of these drums…..

    This orange kit looks awesome

    The interesting point of this drum kit is this is not the USA version of the kit. Since its made in Japan it’s a G version which was not offered in the American market…..

    All the American market kits were “D” Version which were made in Taiwan. The ‘D” version kits are extremely rare, and bear a different tom holder (The old 70 series). By 1981 the YD-7000 was no longer sold in the USA, it was replaced by the Tour Custom (800 series part numbers) . Yamaha removed the YD designation from the USA kits and sold them under the names Recording, Tour and Stage. Which are designations it retains today.

    The G version kits (MIJ) have the same drum shell makeup as the series sold in the USA called Tour Custom (Birch P Mahogany Birch shell). The Tour Custom are these Japanese YD-7000 “G” series with the early YD-9000 tail light lugs.
    I notice the upgraded the tom holders, which were changed to the later style (a smart idea). The early tom holders (especially the 70 series) can be clunky and difficult to position.

    Its hard to believe that a 40 year old drum is still in excellent shape structurally and able to produce that vintage sound which kits today can not duplicate.

    Excellent kit…. Thanks so much for the pictures
    Last edited by TJH; 07-02-2019 at 06:15 AM.

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