Yamaha Custom Drums

Back in August, my amazing local drum shop posted this photo with this description: Rare pre Maple Custom Yamaha drum set. 22/10/12/14/16 all toms are suspended. Includes matching 6×14 snare. Gold maple custom lugs. I was immediately intrigued – it seemed like a great deal for what looked like a Maple Custom kit. So I … More Yamaha Custom Drums

Meet the Dearloves

As much as we like to thing we’re all unique, 30 seconds on Google will quickly dispel you of that notion.  For example, a search shows there are at least six individuals who share both my first and last name.  Included in this illustrious group is an infamous “scrounger” who has been banned from every … More Meet the Dearloves

1981 Tama Mastercraft Artwood Superstar Snare

I’ve definitely been bitten by the vintage drum bug over the past year.  Since picking up a nice Ludwig Acrolite in the spring of 2014, I’ve become a bit obsessed and have started a nice collection of snare drums.  There’s a ton of information online about seemingly every make and model of drum, although sometimes … More 1981 Tama Mastercraft Artwood Superstar Snare