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    Okay, I was at Guitar center the other day and this amazing kit caught my eye. It was a Yamaha Oak custom in a grayish finish. My question is


    Over the next few years Im gonna be working towards a new kit. I love my swingstars... but if I start gigging more and more I want better drums. Now how are Yamaha drums?

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    Yamaha Oak Customs are great drums. I read an article about Mike Bordin, drummer for Ozzy Osbourne and used to drum with Faith No More, and he uses Oak Customs. They are great drums, very underrated.
    Tama Starclassic Birch in Emerald Sea Fade 24x18, 13x10, 18x16
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    Oak Customs are awesome. They are my dream set. Either that or Tama Starclassic Maple.

    Anyways, I believe Neil Sanderson from Three Days Grace uses an Oak Custom.
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    I have 4 Yamaha kits and adding a 5th soon.Ya wouldn't regret buying Yamaha

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    I've got Maple customs and really like them. Can't say I know about the oak.
    zerOrings are bad people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzzdanz View Post
    I have 4 Yamaha kits and adding a 5th soon.Ya wouldn't regret buying Yamaha
    Nuff said after that post... Give us the run down on the kits bro!
    Tama Starclassic Birch in Emerald Sea Fade 24x18, 13x10, 18x16
    Mapex Black Panther Phosphor Bronze 5.5x14
    Remo Coated Emperors (or Evans Clear EC2s) over Remo Coated Ambassadors
    Remo Coated Ambassador Over Hazy Diplomat Snare Side
    Dream Contact 14" Hi-Hats, Zildjian Avedis 21" Sweet Ride, Zildjian A Custom 18" Projection Crash, Wuhan 18" China
    Vic Firth 5As and 5Bs/Sound Percussion 5Bs and 2Bs


    "Da head of the drum doesn't matter, it's da head of da drummer that matters most..." -Phrogge

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    I have 2 Tour Custom kits. Both 22" 10-12-13-14-16..1 Yellow and 1 Black.Maple Custom (natural) 20" 8-10-12-13-14-16..all Gibraltar rack mounted..Recording Customs (cherry wood) 2-24" + 20" (running 1 24 with IC's..8-10-12-13-14-16 all Gibraltar Rack mounted. Next 1 is going to be Maple Customs (green w/gold hardware) 20" +22" 8-10-12-14-16 w/another rack.Just got back to work so hopefully order them at the end of May or June

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzzdanz View Post
    I have 2 Tour Custom kits. Both 22" 10-12-13-14-16..1 Yellow and 1 Black.Maple Custom (natural) 20" 8-10-12-13-14-16..all Gibraltar rack mounted..Recording Customs (cherry wood) 2-24" + 20" (running 1 24 with IC's..8-10-12-13-14-16 all Gibraltar Rack mounted. Next 1 is going to be Maple Customs (green w/gold hardware) 20" +22" 8-10-12-14-16 w/another rack.Just got back to work so hopefully order them at the end of May or June
    I think you should donate one to me
    Tama Starclassic Birch in Emerald Sea Fade 24x18, 13x10, 18x16
    Mapex Black Panther Phosphor Bronze 5.5x14
    Remo Coated Emperors (or Evans Clear EC2s) over Remo Coated Ambassadors
    Remo Coated Ambassador Over Hazy Diplomat Snare Side
    Dream Contact 14" Hi-Hats, Zildjian Avedis 21" Sweet Ride, Zildjian A Custom 18" Projection Crash, Wuhan 18" China
    Vic Firth 5As and 5Bs/Sound Percussion 5Bs and 2Bs


    "Da head of the drum doesn't matter, it's da head of da drummer that matters most..." -Phrogge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tama View Post
    I think you should donate one to me
    I think when my wife see's another kit show up she'll give you all of them.

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    Fredr, I had a friend that had played for 30 years and he had a set of Yamaha Oak Customs and he loved them. I have heard the sound is "aggressive," but it is also said that it's tone is somewhere between maple and birch. It has a bit more mid-range tone. My best advice it to hear the drums first, since they are not particularly common. make sure they sound right to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zzzdanz View Post
    I think when my wife see's another kit show up she'll give you all of them.
    Okay, hurry up! Go get them then!!!!
    Seriously now, can I have one?
    Tama Starclassic Birch in Emerald Sea Fade 24x18, 13x10, 18x16
    Mapex Black Panther Phosphor Bronze 5.5x14
    Remo Coated Emperors (or Evans Clear EC2s) over Remo Coated Ambassadors
    Remo Coated Ambassador Over Hazy Diplomat Snare Side
    Dream Contact 14" Hi-Hats, Zildjian Avedis 21" Sweet Ride, Zildjian A Custom 18" Projection Crash, Wuhan 18" China
    Vic Firth 5As and 5Bs/Sound Percussion 5Bs and 2Bs


    "Da head of the drum doesn't matter, it's da head of da drummer that matters most..." -Phrogge

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