LnL Recording - Yamaha Stage Custom Standard Drum Kit

 

 

 

The Stage Custom Standard shells are 8-ply made with Philippine Mahogany for the inner layers and Birch for the outer layer. 

The tom toms feature Yamaha's YESS (Yamaha Enhanced Sustain System) mounting system. This rod clamp system allows attachment of the drum to the tom holder without the need of a hole in the drum shell for the rod to pass through. The YESS Clamp is attached to the shell with two bolts so as to allow the shell to vibrate freely without degrading the shell's dynamic range and sustain.

Includes the following hardware:

DW 5500H Hi Hat stand
Pearl B-855W cymbal boom stand (3)
Pearl C-855W cymbal stand (1)
Tama Iron Cobra double bass pedal
Yamaha SS840 snare stand
Tama HT730 Ergo-rider throne

The tom sizes are 12x10, 13x11 and 16x16. The kick drum is 22x17. The snare is 14x5.5 (metal). All are Yamaha.

Cymbals are Paiste signature series (20" ride, 14 & 16" crashes and 11" splash). Hi hat cymbals are 14" Zildjian K series. 

I tend to favor Remo or Evans 360 heads on the snare (right now it's an Evans which is dryer and brighter sounding). 

For kick I've been a long time Aquarian user - Super Kick on the beater side.

For toms I am currently using Remo on top and bottom. Heads are replaced whenever I feel they need to be replaced. I don't guarantee you will be sitting down to a fresh set of drum heads. You are welcome to tune the heads to your specifications. 

The Tama Iron Cobra pedals can be fitted with felt or wooden beaters. The secondary pedal can be removed if you prefer just a single pedal. If you prefer your own pedals bring them.

I use Audix drum mics for the toms, a Sennheiser E603 or AKG D112 for the kick, Shure (Granelli) SM57 for the snare top, whatever I feel like for the snare bottom, and a series of condenser mics for the cymbals. I've been using AKG C1000's for overheads. Pretty cool. I like them. You can bring your own mics along if you have something else you prefer. 

Clients are welcome to use this kit for their recording session. There is no extra charge to use it. If you're going to use it, let me know ahead of time so I can make sure the drums are set up and ready to go before the session. 

I try to keep the set clean and well maintained. There are no rattles or squeaks. I would classify the overall sound of this kit as having more of a brighter rock or pop sound. Might not be the right sound for blues/jazz/roots based music.

I also have a couple of cowbells, a couple of tambourines, a set of bongos and a small assortment of percussion instruments.

 

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