I really hate to part with this kit but I simply have no space for it and it really deserves a home where it can be appreciated. I bought it from the original owner in around about 1992-ish. I had a large cheap rehearsal space in LES and these had a fairly permanent location for 12 years until we lost that space. They’ve basically been in storage in my apartment since. I haven’t been able to even TRY to sell them because most of the pictures I had of them from before were very dark. And I had no good pictures of them until recently bc I had no space to set them up. But here they are. In all their cobalt blue beauty!!! Tour Custom series are birch and mahogany plys for great attack with full body!! And these are from the Power Tour Custom family. Meaning, extra shell depth. They’re not Turbo Tour, which is an inch additional in depth from the Power. The original kit didn’t have the 15″ tom so, the 10(x10), 12(x10), 13(x11) & 14(x12) mounted toms are Power Tour series (F suffix in their badge stamps) as are the two 24″ bass drums (16 deep). The 16(x16), and 18(x16) floor toms and the 14×6-1/2 snare were also original and are standard Tour Custom series (C suffix in the floor tom badge stamps) as is the 15(x12) mounted tom that I acquired later to experiment with some left hand tom-foolery. The snare is full and rich and crisp. The bass drums give HUGE DEEP bottom. The toms are melodic and rich with good attack for cutting through the mix. And there’s a 14×4 (3-1/2 really) blue David Garibaldi brass piccolo snare (this thing weighs a TON) for anything from timbale like metallic rip your head off Ka-RAYAACK to the driest military marching parade staccato clarity. This is 2 or 3 drum kits combined. The sizes: 10×10, 12×10, 13×11, 14×12 and, 15×12 mounted toms. 16×16 and 18×16 floor toms. (2) 24×16 bass drums. ALL Yamaha Tour Custom or Power Tour Custom in COBALT BLUE. 14×4 blue Yamaha David Garibaldi signature series brass piccolo snare. The toms and bass drums all have Impact brand soft padded cases. The snares have Impact brand hard padded cases. The 12 batter head is the only one in need of immediate replacement. The top ply has split. All the other heads (Pinstripes) look to have plenty of life left. The 15 looks brand new (coated Emperor). The resonant heads are all original and fairly clean with the exception of some dried duct tape adhesive from old’damping’. The kicks have fairly gently used Powerstroke 3 coated heads with lots of life left. Did I say that these things sound HUUUUGE? ! ? ! ? The snare has an Evans Genera Dry and the DG snare has an Evans Timbale head that gives a crack that will tame the wildest lion from across the stage!! This snare, alone, is worth a pretty penny!! Hardware (all double braced HD): each bass drum has a triple tree with two tom mounts and one boom cymbal mount. The are two floor stands each with triple tree, a tom mount and one boom cymbal mount and one compound boom cymbal mount (for big chinaboys and such). A snare stand and a hi-hat stand with support bar for legs-up double bass set-up. An additional boom cymbal stand. ALL of this hardware fits into a beautiful Impact brand lowboy trunk hardcase with wheels and wheels are good bc this thing weighs close to 4000 lbs! There are two bass drum pedals. One with hardplate and one with collapsible springy wire things. There’s not enough room in the lowboy for these, too, so. I don’t care where you’re from but, you’ve gotta come get’em!! And if that doesn’t work I just may have to part this out into two completely different sets. And if THAT doesn’t work I may just have to part out each and every little piece but. I don’t want it to get anywhere near that point. I worked hard to put this beast together and it’s a DOOSIE!! It really is a gorgeous kit. I just wanted to thank everybody out there for your comments and interest in this kit. I’ve always been pretty aware of what’s in the market. Especially for the last 20 years. And this kit really is a one in a million. Stop even THINKING about not wanting this kit. It, literally, is two complete drum sets. Well, minus a hi-hat. Though, I’ve got a remote hi-hat, too. When I went in. I went ALL IN!! Need microphones for all these drums? Guess who’s got em? Need cables for those microphones? A 16-8 Mackie board? It’s SICK how much gear I’ve got. If someone actually steps up and pays a worthy price they may just find themselves in the catbird seat for’accoutrement’. The item “Yamaha Tour Custom Double Bass Drum Set. EXTRAORDINARY! Circa 1982 Cobalt Blue” is in sale since Sunday, February 18, 2018. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Percussion\Drums\Bass Drums”. The seller is “mattiebb” and is located in Brooklyn, New York. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- Brand: Yamaha
- Model: Tour Custom
- Size: 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 24, 24
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan
- Drum Type: Acoustic Drum Kits
- Material: Birch/Mahogany
Tags: bass, blue, circa, cobalt, custom, double, drum, extraordinary, tour, yamaha