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Old 09-23-2015, 09:11 PM
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Question Yamaha kit - help me identifying it

Hi.
I bought a set of drums, snare and cymbals at low price.
I know almost nothing about vintage yamaha kits, but the bass drum and 2 toms seems to be good. According to the photos I think the black finish is homemade painted, the kit is at a friend's house so I didn't check it yet.
The white floor tom is a 16" or 18" premier, the badge is missing, and the snare is a sonor, I think.
No idea about the cymbals. When I get it I'll take more photos.
Can you give more info specially about the Yamaha?
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Old 09-23-2015, 11:02 PM
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based on the lugs and badge the Yamaha drums are late 60s/early 70s C series drums with the foil badge. Maybe the wrap is still under the paint? Can I see a hint of Golden Dragon wrap around the tom badge?
The floor tom looks like a mahogany Premier Olympic model from the 70s
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Old 09-24-2015, 05:14 AM
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based on the lugs and badge the Yamaha drums are late 60s/early 70s C series drums with the foil badge. Maybe the wrap is still under the paint? Can I see a hint of Golden Dragon wrap around the tom badge?
The floor tom looks like a mahogany Premier Olympic model from the 70s
I really think the wrap is under the paint and I think it was painted with spray. Did you notice the white bass drum head painted black arround the "YAMAHA" and over the logo?
I thought that the "golden" stripe arround the badge was from itself. Now I look more carefuly and it seems to be the wrap not painted.
Thank you very much for your time and help. Cheers

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Old 09-24-2015, 09:12 AM
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I forgot to post the cymbals photo. Here they are.


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Old 09-25-2015, 12:35 PM
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How exciting. It would be great fun cleaning off that paint to reveal whatever the hell is underneath. I think these drums would come up amazingly with a little work, but it might be hard. The cymbals look me like really low budget pressed stuff but I could be wrong. Nice drums though- interesting find! Please post if you manage to get that paint off!
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Old 09-25-2015, 05:20 PM
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The Tom looks to be D-20. What size is the bass and does it have the same badge as the 1
12?
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Old 09-25-2015, 05:42 PM
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That cymbal is a Tyrko and they were made by Sonor. It appears that your snare has the slotted tension rods which would suggest Sonor or Premier or maybe some other European make that I am NOT familiar with. Are there any stamps on those cymbals?
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:29 PM
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How exciting. It would be great fun cleaning off that paint to reveal whatever the hell is underneath. I think these drums would come up amazingly with a little work, but it might be hard. The cymbals look me like really low budget pressed stuff but I could be wrong. Nice drums though- interesting find! Please post if you manage to get that paint off!
I'll do my best to recover this drums. I am excited to remove the black paint and reveal the original finish. I'll post photos later for sure! Cheers
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:34 PM
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The Tom looks to be D-20. What size is the bass and does it have the same badge as the 1
12?
I don't know any size. I bought it quickly without thinking due to the low price. There was more people interested, I had to do it. The kit is at friend's house. When I get it I'll post more info/photos here. Thanks
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:36 PM
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That cymbal is a Tyrko and they were made by Sonor. It appears that your snare has the slotted tension rods which would suggest Sonor or Premier or maybe some other European make that I am NOT familiar with. Are there any stamps on those cymbals?
The kit is at friend's house.
When I get it I'll tell you more details about the cymbals. Thanks!
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