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    Well I have a thread for my PDP kit so thought I'd make an official thread for my Yamaha Maple Custom kit known as the "Maple Monster". When I first built it I was a HUGE Mike Portnoy / Dream Theater fan hence the name.


    I decided this weekend I wanted to reset up the kit. It was 2 up and 2 down left and right.. but I wanted to go back to 3 up. The only issue was I wanted the toms flatter like my PDP kit but these toms are so much deeper it just wasn't happening. So tried out a new setup with moving the toms out of order and I must say I actually love it so far!

    First remove all the toms
    Then moved rack a little bit but started off fresh


    How sexy is this?!


    Then started adding the toms
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 8pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 55 Snare drums and growing!

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    So far I'm liking it.




    started adding cymbals and other misc.
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 8pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 55 Snare drums and growing!

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    eye in the sky shot


    front shot



    hidden left side
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 8pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 55 Snare drums and growing!

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    And then here are some older photos....

    Got my logo put on the front heads



    it was two up two left two right
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 8pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 55 Snare drums and growing!

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    That.Is.Wild.

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    Freaking awesome kit. Thanks for posting all the pics. Looks like a drummer's candy store.

    Tex

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    That's no moon, it's a space station......
    Mapex Saturn 6 pc
    14x6 mapex stainless steel snare
    Zildjian,Paiste, Meinl
    DW5000 td4 double pedal

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    That is an incredibly beautiful kit. You don't have enough octobans though!
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    -Mike

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    Holy cow that's a lot of drums! I can't imagine!
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    #gone_spaz

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    WOW, How long dis that take to set up? Gorgeous kit
    Crush Sublime Birch

    Ludwig Classic Maple (IN UTERO)

    Sabian HHX 21" ride and AAX crashes, Zildjian 14" K hybrid hats

    Decide whether this is love for the craft or simply an ego thing

    http://www.redskymary.com/ NOT MY BAND, JUST A GREAT LOCAL BAND WHO SHOULD BE SOOO MUCH BIGGER IMO

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    :D
    Nice looking set up, I wouldn't want to gig with it but would like to have an hour to muck about on it.
    You have some nice cymbals too...
    Bridie

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    eye in the sky shot
    Very nice photo, thanks for sharing. Were you standing on your drum stool ?
    Look, we all know that you are accident-prone, so pleez be careful

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyByNight View Post
    That is an incredibly beautiful kit. You don't have enough octobans though!
    I know I'm missing the smallest one ironically. Problem now I've had them so long I'd never be able to find the matching one... but since you brought it up I'll start looking again lol

    Quote Originally Posted by MDK View Post
    WOW, How long dis that take to set up? Gorgeous kit
    Well it took me most the weekend it get it setup the way I'm finally happy with it. I played for HOURS yesterday which is the most I've played this kit in forever. . . Now that it's setup the way I like it I plan to play it a lot more. But with the rack and all the memory locks tear down and setup would go a lot more quickly.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoePasko View Post
    Very nice photo, thanks for sharing. Were you standing on your drum stool ?
    Look, we all know that you are accident-prone, so pleez be careful
    I was indeed standing on my throne... scary part is it's a hydraulic roc-n-soc so it does spin freely so when I was getting down it did twist on me a bit hahaha.




    Thank you all for the comments and compliments. Food for thought when I was on tour with my old band I did lug most of this with me! Crazy I know!
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 8pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 55 Snare drums and growing!

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    Yep, that's a lot of drums. Have fun.

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    Awesome kit. Yamaha maple customs are some of the best drums ever made, especially the yess drums.

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    Spaz...............

    What is the rectangle bronze piece on the right side ?

    What effect does it have ?
    Gretsch USA & Zildjian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    Spaz...............

    What is the rectangle bronze piece on the right side ?

    What effect does it have ?

    Oh my crazy Tony Verderosa V-Wave by Sabian...

    We call it the "Tobogan" cause it looks like the old sled.



    I'll get a better picture but this thing is awesome I use it all the time believe it or not. It's like a cross breed between the bell of your ride and an Ice Bell. So when I want a super strong ping bell accent I use this thing. So I always keep it close to my ride.


    I'll do a sound clip walk through on youtube so you can hear it. I'll do some of my other ones like the Alien Disc and the Maltese Cross too. Those I don't use much.. but the V-wave I LOVE.
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 8pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 55 Snare drums and growing!

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    What the snare is the Yamaha with the wood hoops on the rack?

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    Sweet!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    Oh my crazy Tony Verderosa V-Wave by Sabian...

    We call it the "Tobogan" cause it looks like the old sled.



    I'll get a better picture but this thing is awesome I use it all the time believe it or not. It's like a cross breed between the bell of your ride and an Ice Bell. So when I want a super strong ping bell accent I use this thing. So I always keep it close to my ride.


    I'll do a sound clip walk through on youtube so you can hear it. I'll do some of my other ones like the Alien Disc and the Maltese Cross too. Those I don't use much.. but the V-wave I LOVE.
    Awesome! Curiosity peaked...

    Also, you used to gig with the kit?!!! (beautiful, but what a huge hauling burden!)
    "I consider every drummer that ever played before me an influence, in every way." (Buddy Rich)

    "How do you keep 90 people together with one stick? I've got two sticks and i can't keep 5 people together." (Ian Paice)

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    Found this file that is supposed to be a v-wave recording:

    Is this what the V-wave sounds like?

    http://www.hazelshould.com/files/aud...ect_111313.mp3
    "I consider every drummer that ever played before me an influence, in every way." (Buddy Rich)

    "How do you keep 90 people together with one stick? I've got two sticks and i can't keep 5 people together." (Ian Paice)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadman View Post
    Awesome! Curiosity peaked...

    Also, you used to gig with the kit?!!! (beautiful, but what a huge hauling burden!)

    Isn't that crazy? But we had people helping when on tour.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tadman View Post
    Found this file that is supposed to be a v-wave recording:

    Is this what the V-wave sounds like?

    http://www.hazelshould.com/files/aud...ect_111313.mp3
    That is definitely the sound of the v-wave!
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 8pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 55 Snare drums and growing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exotic Matter View Post
    What the snare is the Yamaha with the wood hoops on the rack?


    There are two wood hooped snares on my rack in that photo. One is a Tama SLP and the other a PDP/DW
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 8pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 55 Snare drums and growing!

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    WOW! Truly amazing!

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