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Old 10-11-2016, 09:10 PM
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Default Classy Little Yamaha D20 in Black

I drove a 10 hour round trip yesterday to pick up this neat little Yamaha D-20 kit. I'd say early 70s and still has the original reso heads. 20/12/14 + snare in very nice shape. The previous owner cleaned them up and painted a few deteriorated chrome parts flat silver but otherwise it's ready to play. I had just sold my red thunder Yamaha kit a couple of weeks back but I guess I was missing it.
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Old 10-12-2016, 01:06 AM
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Wow! Classy indeed. They look great!

Is that a Premier Snare Stand? Looks like that would hold up to 1000 pounds!
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Old 10-12-2016, 02:23 AM
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Looks great... Totally worth the drive... love the sound of a 14 Ft..

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Old 10-12-2016, 04:08 AM
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Very nice! And indeed ones hooked to this sound its hard to come by.

Looks like the hoops are aftermarket (the original ones I ever saw came with metal hoops, I can see why somebody switched to full black)
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:03 PM
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thanks guys. It sure is nice and it came with a 50s 22" Zildjian A ride and a Paiste 602 18" crash/ride. The plan was to sell them to offset the cost of the kit but they are both fantastic cymbals so I'm keeping them - a familiar story around these parts

And yes, that's a Premier Lokfast snare stand that came with the kit. Unfortunately it has seen better days

musiqman - D series kits came with metal and wood hoops. These ones are metal that have been painted black. All the D series kits I've owned came with metal hoops from the factory but I've seen many with factory wood hoops as well.
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:41 PM
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Yeah you pipped me a the post on this one Andrew. Looks to be a nice little score by all accounts.
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:20 PM
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Yeah you pipped me a the post on this one Andrew. Looks to be a nice little score by all accounts.
sorry about that Terry. I wasn't planning on buying it but just got carried away. It still seemed like reasonable buying. And I'm a sucker for these old Yamaha kits.
Still, I stayed out of that little silver YD series kit which was a great buy. And the cymbals look like they may be Zildjian As too. Well done
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:50 PM
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Nice one mate. One sexy little number you've got there.
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Old 10-16-2016, 05:57 PM
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There was an exact kit like yours for sale on my local classifieds a couple of years ago for
$400 Cdn.. I should have snagged them up, but i'm not crazy about 14" floor toms.
Your kit is museum quality.. Congrats on a very nice find !
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:54 PM
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sorry about that Terry. I wasn't planning on buying it but just got carried away. It still seemed like reasonable buying. And I'm a sucker for these old Yamaha kits.
Still, I stayed out of that little silver YD series kit which was a great buy. And the cymbals look like they may be Zildjian As too. Well done
Yeah $152 is damn good buying with logistics being a box of beer to get it to me. I haven't been able to find a name of reference to the colour. Any clues on that for me?
Agreed the cymbals look like similar era Zildjians so pretty stoked with the score.
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