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View Poll Results: DW or Yamaha
DW 23 52.27%
Yamaha 15 34.09%
other (explain) 6 13.64%
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:17 AM
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DW vs. Yamaha


I'm trying to decide if i should buy a yamaha stage custom, or birch custom, or a DW mx or cx series set. what do you guys think?
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Old 10-14-2006, 05:48 AM
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Man, if you can afford anything by DW, GET IT!!

Seriously I haven't heard a Yamaha kit that made me think "My god, you beautiful peice of percussion glory, where have you been all my life, I'll distract the storepeople while you take care of my wife, then we can run away together and be content forever in eachothers auras'!!".

I think you get the point.
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Re: DW vs. Yamaha


Hey Guys i'm a DW lifer absolutly DW Drumset forever.
If you want heard my drumset click here: YouTube - dwdrums83's Channel or MySpace.com - Mirko Augello - IT - Rock / Alternative / Pop - www.myspace.com/mirkoaugello
Ciao from Italy.
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Re: DW vs. Yamaha


Pdp FS, Fusion, I have heard them 3 times, I have loved them ever sense.
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Re: DW vs. Yamaha


My oppinion won't be very helpfull, both manufacturers make great some great sets. It's really a matter of what your preference is. There are a lot of top name players that play sets from both manufacturers. Steve Gadd could play any set he wants, he chooses to play Yamaha. Don't worry about what we recommend go out and test drive them, and pick the set you like best.
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Re: DW vs. Yamaha


I haven't had much experience with Yamaha, but I am obviously prejudice...get the DW
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Re: DW vs. Yamaha


Yamaha all the way. Why? Yamaha makes a great product. DW makes a great drum sure. But why spend that much? I am a bit biased because I worked in the industry for a few years. I picked Yamaha for because of how they sound first, then because of their hardware (there is none as solid), then price. Look at their intermediate level stuff. PDP drums sound ok, but the hardware sucks. I still like Tama, but look at what you get for for the same money. The Imperial Stars are a joke compared the to original ones. Ok enough ranting. Simply Yamaha is a better deal all around. Now Stage Custom or Birch Absolute? What can you afford? The new Stage Customs sound great (and look even better), but of course the Birch Absolutes are a big step up. I am satisfied with my Stage Customs for the time being. Hopefully you get the kit you want.
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Re: DW vs. Yamaha


Hi,

Old Yamaha guy here. I have owned 4 Yamaha kits. Custom Tour kit, Club Customs and now I am playing Absolutes and Oak Custom drums. They are IMO a great bang for your dollar. The band I'm in opens for some older major acts in the Boston area and two of the acts were The Beach Boy's and Grand Funk Railroad. Both of those kits were DW's and they sounded great but no better than the Yamaha's.

If you know how to tune a drum any quality drum is going to sound great I don't care who makes it.

If you have the money to spend and want DW's that's great.
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Re: DW vs. Yamaha


i vote for DW
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Re: DW vs. Yamaha


I've never played any yamaha kits but i have played a Dw collectors series set and it was really nice. They had great a sound to them.
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