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Old 11-20-2014, 08:37 PM
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Hi everyone,

I'm new to the forum and looking forward to learning more about vintage gear and drums in general. I've been playing for a long time and currently own a 90's set of Recording Customs in Cherry Wood. However, there is a Yamaha C220 that is for sale here in Perth, Western Australia, and although overall it's in superb condition with all parts intact, I would like to know what the shells are made of and if they are any good? I'm not a collector and would be buying it to gig and play shows. I had a knock yesterday and it was cool but perhaps it's a bit dated to be taking out on gigs? It would be miked for all shows and so the projection wouldn't be an issue and I am guessing that close miked, it could sound pretty cool?

I appreciate any help and feedback and look forward to getting to know the place a little better. I will post a few photos of my gear that I have owned in the main forum perhaps.

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Old 11-20-2014, 10:07 PM
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Matt!

Here are listing details from similar Yamaha kit sold by Revival Drums in Portland Ore.

For your consideration is an incredibly rare complete Yamaha outfit from 1969. This Y-Badge C220 features a 6 lug 14x20" kick, a 6 lug 8x12" rack, a 6 lug 14x14" floor, and a 6 lug 5x14" snare. All shells are constructed from Yamaha's second-to-none birch/luan blend and are the only Japanese kits of the era with an American-looking horizontal inner ply. All shells have re-rings, all edges are factory and in great shape.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:34 PM
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Matt!

Here are listing details from similar Yamaha kit sold by Revival Drums in Portland Ore.

For your consideration is an incredibly rare complete Yamaha outfit from 1969. This Y-Badge C220 features a 6 lug 14x20" kick, a 6 lug 8x12" rack, a 6 lug 14x14" floor, and a 6 lug 5x14" snare. All shells are constructed from Yamaha's second-to-none birch/luan blend and are the only Japanese kits of the era with an American-looking horizontal inner ply. All shells have re-rings, all edges are factory and in great shape.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:46 PM
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perfectly gigable and really well made drums. The lugs and mounts are all good too. Only a 6 lug bass drum but still does the trick. The 220 has 13 and 16 toms and I don't think these will have rerings and will have a really nice clean birch ply on the insides.
I have actually just agreed to the sale of this kit. It's so nice and clean that i rarely take it out through fear of it getting damaged. That's the problem with minty kits However, i've seen quite a few working drummers gigging these kits here in NZ. There is also a pro British session drummer and Yamaha endorsee that plays a set.
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Old 11-22-2014, 09:47 PM
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perfectly gigable and really well made drums. The lugs and mounts are all good too. Only a 6 lug bass drum but still does the trick. The 220 has 13 and 16 toms and I don't think these will have rerings and will have a really nice clean birch ply on the insides.
I have actually just agreed to the sale of this kit. It's so nice and clean that i rarely take it out through fear of it getting damaged. That's the problem with minty kits However, i've seen quite a few working drummers gigging these kits here in NZ. There is also a pro British session drummer and Yamaha endorsee that plays a set.
Thanks for all the great info but alas, I took too long to think it over and it sold yesterday. It was mint, with all original fittings from what I could see and had a great vibe about it. Oh well, at least I am more aware of the great offerings from early Japanese kits at Yamaha.

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Old 11-22-2014, 11:51 PM
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That's a shame. What was the asking price?
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:01 PM
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That's a shame. What was the asking price?
They went for $500 Australian, which was a very reasonable price I thought.
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that was a very reasonable price
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