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  1. Looks That Kill

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Massachusetts USA


    Quote Originally Posted by robstafaria View Post
    Quick question for you wood/fiberglass kit owners. How would you rate the shell or drum weight? I guess I am wondering if the fiberglass layer adds a lot of weight to the drums.

    Heavy to me would be a Reference shell.

    Thanks, Rob
    if anything I think the optimounts are what adds the weight. I am pondering putting Ludwig atlas mounts on mine
    Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple Walnut lacquer
    Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Maple Vintage natural
    Yamaha Live Oak Amber Shadow Sunburst
    Yamaha Stage Custom Birch Natural
    Mapex Saturn Transparent Walnut Fade

  2. Rob the drummer

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Orange County Socal


    Thanks guys!
    yamaha club custom

  3. Registered User

    Join Date
    May 2013


    I'm having a similar issue with my new W/F kit - the stock 2-ply pinstripes really deaden the sound. I'm using the drums mostly for straight ahead jazz, and what to get the toms to sing and really resonate. I had a W/F kit in the 70's and liked the tone. I would like a coated head (ambassador weight) but want to stay clear of REMO. Has any one tried Evans UV1 heads on these shells? Or, some other vendor like Aquarian?

  4. Registered User

    Join Date
    Jul 2017


    I've been using some White Suede Emperors on my toms and they sound great.

    For the kick, it's been pretty standard for me –*coated Powerstroke 3 on batter side with a coated Emperor Bass on the reso with a felt strip.

    Here's a video of that setup mic'ed up –*

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