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The Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage 5-Piece Drum Set has all the right stuff. Birch, mahogany, and falkata woods are selected for their tone, then formed into flawless 8-ply drum shells. Matching wood snare drum. Features YESS mounts on toms. 700-series hardware, including 2 cymbal stands. Responsive heads deliver rich, articulate medium and low tones; biting attack; and exceptional high-end and midrange sustain. Drum kit includes 22" x 17" bass, 12" x 10" and 13" x 11" toms, 16" x 16" floor tom, 5-1/2" x 14" wood snare, 2 boom cymbal stands, hi-hat stand, snare stand, and kick pedal. Cymbals not included.
Reviewed by 40 customers
Well first off let me say that you will not be wasting your money hear, I've played sonor, pulse, ddrum, and pearl sets nothing seems to compare for the quality and sound of this drumset for the price. The YESS mounts are very versatile and very high quality, as most experienced drummers no all mounts move someway or another (shake) while hitting your toms...well buddy these babys don't move near as much,I have a pair of tommy lee sticks and of course they weigh much more, so when I was seeing the quality of the yess mount I hit the toms as hard as I could, they barely budged, they have a nice rich tone which matters on how you tune them, u can get great powerful low tones, or you can get rich loud high tones(or middle tones if you prefer). Now as many drummers no stock heads are awful, its still the same hear, if u have a little bit extra money get new heads, there not awful but they will drastically change your mind of the sound of this set when you change them. Now don't even get me started on the bass drum...The bass drum on this set has got to be the best I have ever heard (from my point of view) If you like deep powerful punches of bass you will love this one. This set is also a great set for recording the sound comes out with beautiful tones (nothing Overtoning though only one ive ever used for recording) Overall I recommend this set to any drummer from begginer (who at least knows what there doing somewhat) Intermediate or professionl.
I have previously owned two other major competitor brands, Tama and Pearl, and these Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage are by far the sweetest! Many say replace the heads, but if you follow the video advice of using your fist when assembling and tuning, and put vibration rings on the heads, you will have some very "sweet" sounding drums. Many drummers who share the stage ask to play them and comment on how much they like the sound of my drums.
This is a kit worth buying, it is very versatile. I like how you can tune it low or crank it up and either way its amazing. The toms are resonant, the bass is responsive, and the snare has a nice tone to it as well. I put remo heads on my set and use sabian AAX cymbals. The only thing I am thinking about changing is the snare.
I am 46 years old, been playing since I was 15 and in that time have owned Premier, Ludwig, Pearl and Tama kits.I under rated these Yamaha Stage Custom drums. When I was looking for a new kit I didn't want to spend thousands of bucks and figured okay, for the price I guess the Yamahas will be okay. Man was I surprised. I have to say these drums sound better and perform better than drum kits three times their price. The hardware is great, finish is beautiful (cranberry red fade)sound and action is superior. Even the stock heads (which are Remo) are pretty good with a few moon gels (my preference)it did take me a while to tune the floor tom to achieve the thump that I like and took some fine tuning to get the snare to crack the way I like but once tuned, they are the best! The bass drums just kicks butt, I thought my Ludwig was a heart thumper, but with a Evans Hydro batter head on this Yamaha it sounds like thunder. This kit is for any drummer, from novice to pro.If you are shopping for a drum kit and don't want to spend thousands of bucks, then look no further, I think the ratings speak for themselves, I totally give these Yamahas an A+!
This is a great kit. It can range from beginner to active gigging musician. The features were overwhelming when I got it a few years ago, and now, as an active musician playing gigs down the east coast, I do not regret getting it... at all. My favorite quality is that it projects well, because I?m usually on stage and I need a kit to get the sound out there. I have it fit with Evan's G2 heads, and it overall sounds great.
This kit is KILLER for the money. With a head change (Remo Emperors/Ambassador Dot) and some Moon Gel, I've got them sounding better than any kit I've owned, and I've played for almost 40 years. Hardware is superb. Fit & finish very well. They Blows the doors off my old Ludwig?s. Only change I'm making is a DW foot pedal for the kick.
I've owned this kit for a year now, and I made the right choice in buying it. I took my time in choosing a drum kit, and there is nothing better that you will find for this price. The toms have a rich tone, the bass drum is full and responsive, and the snare, though some might not like it, is sharp and cutting. I've used this kit, with my AAX stage cymbals for many gigs, and other bands there are always surprised with the quality of this affordable kit. I'd even recommend this over many other pro kits.
With over 40 yrs playing experience, to include currently touring Internationally with a Blues band I can be honest in saying I've played some of the best drums made by a variety of manufacturers. Simply put, the top shelf Yamaha, DW, Sonor, Pearl and Premier drums are all fantastic ... as well they should be for the price they command respectively. This Stage Custom series is quite easily the best quality you'll get at this fantastic price. You can argue all you want but when it comes to professional features, durability, sound, looks and hardware (made at the Yamaha motorcycle works) these drums stand alone against the competition. No doubt you'll want a better quality snare at some point but for a beginner or intermediate drummer this kit will deliver all you could ask for. Changing the stock heads is a must (they are plenty of choices available ... have an open mind and an idea of what sound you think you'd like out of your drums). Adding aluminum die-cast hoops, yamaha double braced hardware, a pro model kick pedal, some good hard cases and you're ready to hit the road for the most part. Even with the upgrades I've mentioned you'll still come out thousands cheaper than the top of the line kits, yet you'll have a quality sounding kit that if care for properly could last you quite a long time. For the money ... I don't believe you'll find better on the market today!!
The first thing that attracted me to this set was the Natural finish...as I was never a big fan of the Yamaha "look" before. That being said..these are without a doubt..the best sounding..and looking drums I've ever owned! Not to take anything away from the toms or the snare..but the bass drum is phenomenal! I've tried a lot of different tunings and head combos...and they've all sounded great! And since this is a mid-level kit...and I'm comparing it to my previous sets, top of the line Tama's and Ludwig's..that makes them all the more impressive! The heads that came on the set were not the best..throw some pinstripes or Evans G2's with proper tuning...and they are awesome!
I have had this set for a little while. The finishes are gorgeous, and believe me i've dropped em' more times than anyone should, and they're still no scratches to be seen (cranberry red). The stock heads aren't that bad but I switched them anyway to some remos. The hardware is nearly impossible to knock over while playing, so you don't even have to worry about that little problem. The bass pedal however is a tad bit frustrating from time to time. I do have future plans to exchange this for a Mapex M-Birch however.