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||Posted - 18/04/2012 : 09:00:23
First post, so please be gentle!
Not sure if you would you class a Yamaha Bamboo 14x6.5 snare as vintage or not. However, I'd be interested in hearing opinions from people as to whether you think it could be worth something in the future when it's properly vintage. It was played fairly regularly for 8 years but kept in good nick.
Currently playing a Mapex Black Panther Cherry Bomb and Velvetone snares so I'm not short of a few options for my gigs.
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||Posted - 12/07/2012 : 11:28:42
Bamboo isn't wood, its grass.
||Posted - 12/07/2012 : 10:16:39
Well, here it is. My laptop broke which kind of forced my hand as the money to replace it wasn't readily available.
||Posted - 24/04/2012 : 08:47:55
I believe Bamboo is a very hard wood to work with . The only compnay that I see making them at the mo are DW (Eco-X)
||Posted - 24/04/2012 : 07:52:45
If I remember rightly there were some structural issues with some of these drums which was the reason Yamaha stopped making them for a while. The one I heard sounded nice enough.
||Posted - 23/04/2012 : 22:47:33
I have one and I love it. I just tend to use my Ludwig 400 more as it cuts through rock music like a rifle shot. I got mine as the house drummer at my local jam night uses one and I loved it's tone and versatility. Here's his in action (as the main snare - he uses a 10" Yamaha side snare in the into).
If you don't need the money now I'd keep it - you never know when the opportunity to bring it out of retirement may present itself.
||Posted - 23/04/2012 : 19:20:17
Contrary to the negative opinions expressed on here, I actually found it a fairly versatile drum. I added a 13" snare to my set up a few years ago and just ended up using the Bamboo less and less due to what I was playing.
Thanks for the advice people. Looks like I'll be putting it on Ebay!
||Posted - 19/04/2012 : 08:33:57
||Posted - 19/04/2012 : 00:07:01
Capt, i just couldnt get a sound that i like. Almost "tinny" sounding. Was gonna keep it in the loft, but as Yard says, if you dont use it then get rid.
||Posted - 18/04/2012 : 22:01:17
I had one,does it have my name on the badge?
I could never get a decent sound from it.
Drums are not an investment unless you work for gifted,famous drummers who gift you their kits!!
TRUST ME ON THIS!!
||Posted - 18/04/2012 : 18:54:47
Luke, I have never heard one, so just curious, any reason why you did not like it?
||Posted - 18/04/2012 : 18:23:17
Had one of those. didnt like it. sold it for what i paid for it - £230.
||Posted - 18/04/2012 : 10:56:48
Those Yammie bamboos are very desirable and very rare - a good combination for getting a decent price. That said, the people who find them desirable are statistically rare so you may need to be patient to get a good price.
||Posted - 18/04/2012 : 09:45:18
There are very few drums that really appreciate in value, the rarer Tama and Sonor cast bronze drums and 70's Black Beautys being probably the only drums that do.
It'll always be worth a sensible amount though, they're not very common and very nice drums.