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    Ugh. I hate that l love to shop. I hate that I love to buy when I shop. I hate that I was the only bidder on a super cool drum kit. But when it shows up.....

    Anyway, to whet your taste buds, here's a little teaser.

    Found a super deal on ebay for a 7 pc Yamaha Beech Custom in a really nice blue finish. It was one of 3 kits that were all very similar in sizes and high end quality. (whatever that means)

    So I thought WTH, I'll put a bid on the least expensive one. That will usually bring the bidders and auto bidders out so I can see what I'm up against.

    Long story short that was a few days ago. I never gave it another thought.

    Yesterday I had a 15 minute idle window and for some reason jumped on to gaze at my watched list on ebay and lo and behold that drumset showed up in my summary with 20 minutes to go and no other bids.

    So I lolligagged around for the remainder of the time and no other bids came in. Either I got super lucky or over paid. I can't find much information on a kit that size but I think I did alright. Regardless, if is looks anything like the pictures, I'm going to be over the top happy.


    Here's the description....
    Yamaha Beech Custom Absolute
    10, 12, 13, Rack Toms
    16, 18, Floor Toms with legs
    22 Kick Drum
    14 x 6 Snare
    Double Tom Holder with stand.
    Triple Clamp for kick mount.
    3 tom holders.
    These Drums have had the best in care. Always bagged and moved in hard flight cases.
    Some slight wear on one tom from snare rim. No issues with finish just some slight dings. Never visible when set up. I am just pointing this out, but, this is really the only thing that the kit has for wear.
    This Kit sounds amazing live, miced up or not. Also records well with nice solid rich tones. Has been a great working kit. I hate to sell it, but need room for new project.
    If you are looking for a pro kit to use for studio or stage, this one will do both.

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    If you have never had Beech before your going to love it. I had a Sonor Beech and that is the only kit I ever regret selling. I have seen a few of those Ymaha kits sell locally here, one was nice yellow one that went for $600 and the other was a Green one for $900, not sure what you paid for that one but I have heard they are great kits although I have never heard one in person. Love those lugs btw
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    7 piece Yamaha for 7 piece Yamaha. I suppose that there is a logic in there that somehow escapes me.

    Son of a beech, I hate it when that happens.
    YOU MESS WITH THE DEVIL YOU KNOW.

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    Mine too

    Boat motors and bike! LOL

    all the best...

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    Awesome looking kit Bish, congrats on the score.
    Yamaha Stage Custom 22x16, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 Cranberry Red 14x5 Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
    Zildjian A Custom Hats, Sabian 22 AA with Rivets, Stagg 20" Ghengis Ride, Dream Contact Crashes 16" & 17"
    Pearl P2002B Double Bass Pedal

    Pearl Masters Studio Birch MBX 22x16, 10x10, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 White Mist 14x5 Ludwig Acrolite (1968)
    Zildjian 14" New Beats, Zildjian 20" A Medium Ride, Sabian 18" Paragon Crash, Zildjian 16" Medium Thin Crash
    Tama Iron Cobra Single Pedal

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    Congrats! Now I want to see the new additions in action at your gigs and let us know which one( Yamaha's ) is the best! lol.

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    My personal opinion; anything built by Yamaha is solid quality...even their low-end stuff. I have Yamaha guitars (acoustic and bass), surround-sound home theatre, keyboards, trumpet, 20-channel mixer board and powered PA mains. The only thing I don’t have is Yamaha drums...unless you count my Premiers which were made during Yamaha ownership.
    -Brian

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    I was still working in MI sales when the Beech Customs were first introduced. They had three putrid colors available, the aforementioned yellow and green and some other that I can't remember. A customer of mine fell in love with the green ones and bought a nine-piece double bass drum kit. Then he returned a few months later and bought an identical set in the yellow color for his church.

    At that time I was playing a new Recording Custom kit, and I thought the Beech sounded every bit as good as the RCs, with the Beech bass drum sounding even better. They are a pro-level, top-quality kit from top to bottom. Congrats on the purchase, and the COLOR! You will love them.

    GeeDeeEmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdmoore28 View Post
    I was still working in MI sales when the Beech Customs were first introduced. They had three putrid colors available, the aforementioned yellow and green and some other that I can't remember. A customer of mine fell in love with the green ones and bought a nine-piece double bass drum kit. Then he returned a few months later and bought an identical set in the yellow color for his church.

    At that time I was playing a new Recording Custom kit, and I thought the Beech sounded every bit as good as the RCs, with the Beech bass drum sounding even better. They are a pro-level, top-quality kit from top to bottom. Congrats on the purchase, and the COLOR! You will love them.

    GeeDeeEmm
    Thank you. This is good to know. Now if they ever get shipped maybe I can experience them, too. lol
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    hahahahahahahaha you make me feel better about myself Mark!
    14pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage (24pc in total) | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 9pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 7pc PDP Classic Concept Maple | 4pc PDP Classic Concept Maple BOP | 5pc Sonor International | 5pc Ddrum Dominion | 5pc Orbitone | 4pc Sonor Martini | 65 Snare drums and growing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    hahahahahahahaha you make me feel better about myself Mark!
    Well my day is now complete. Thank you.
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    Welcome to the club!

    I own 5 different Yamaha kits, all are exceptional. They make the best drums available. Everything about them just works and feels right.

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    I have a bunch of Yamaha gear, an ekit, mixer, powered sub. None have ever let me down.

    Acoustic Kits:
    DW Design 6 pc
    Tama Silverstar Limited Edition Mirage 5 pc
    Tama Superstar 5 pc
    Gretsch Catalina Ash 4 pc

    Slingerland 7 pc

    Electronic Kits:
    Yamaha DTX532k
    Roland SPD-SX Sample Pad, Roland PD-85 (x3) and KD9 pads
    Alessis Sample Pad


    Snares:
    Tama SLP Black Brass
    Tama SLP G Maple
    Rukus Santos/Bubinga/Poplar/Wenge


    Hardware:
    Tama, DW, Yamaha and Sonor

    Cymbals:
    Zildjian A Series, A Custom and K Custom

    Microphones:
    Miktek, Audix and Shure

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    Thanks, you guys. Yes, I'm finding this out. I now have 2.5 kits. Two in the house and one hopefully on the waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy.
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    Tasty kit and color! I've been using 80's Yamaha kicks for a long time now. Love them. My copper snare is also Yamaha. The toms and floor toms i use are Tama.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slinky View Post
    Tasty kit and color! I've been using 80's Yamaha kicks for a long time now. Love them. My copper snare is also Yamaha. The toms and floor toms i use are Tama.

    Interesting combo. I've thought about that myself since I have both.

    I electronically spoke to the seller and he's going to ship them "hopefully" today. He was waiting on large boxes for the bass drum and FT. I'm trying to be patient. Egads!!!
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    Never knew Yamaha made beech, that's really cool. I dig the color too, very Stewart Copeland. Have some fun with those for sure.
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    DSC01762.jpgI love my 97Stage Customs! especially after I modified the mounted tom mounts! DSC01558.jpgDSC01560.jpg
    Last edited by drummerMD; 08-25-2018 at 08:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummerMD View Post
    DSC01762.jpgI love my 97Stage Customs! especially after I modified the mounted tom mounts! DSC01558.jpgDSC01560.jpg
    ooooh, I really like those. Great set up, MD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    ooooh, I really like those. Great set up, MD.
    Thanks, Bish and I can't wait to see your Beeches! lol.

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    Life's a beech, surf it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    Life's a beech, surf it.
    Wipe out.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    Interesting combo. I've thought about that myself since I have both.

    I electronically spoke to the seller and he's going to ship them "hopefully" today. He was waiting on large boxes for the bass drum and FT. I'm trying to be patient. Egads!!!
    Known as the TAMAHA kit
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    Love the color Bish.
    Conrad

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    Quote Originally Posted by slinky View Post
    Known as the TAMAHA kit
    Hamahahahamahaha....I see what you did there. Props!

    Quote Originally Posted by CB700 View Post
    Love the color Bish.
    Thank you. Me, too. I have this uncanny weakness for Blue drums. Well red drums, too. Hmmm. I like Glitters and sparkles and large flake finishes. Then there's always bursts. Yep, pretty much anything, truth be told.
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