Fran Merante – NEW Yamaha Recording Custom Drums Review

FEEL FREE TO START AT ABOUT THE 10:31 MARK IF YOU WANT TO SKIP MY BLABBER AND GET RIGHT TO THE PLAYING!!

Featuring the tune “Unreasonable Dreams” by Fayeed Tan
https://www.facebook.com/fayeedtan

Let me start by saying I DO NOT have an endorsement with Yamaha! I fly their banner NOT for myself, NOT for them, but for anyone that may have interest in the phenomenal sounding drums I am playing. THEY DESERVE TO KNOW!! For me, THIS is THE sound!! Nothing else comes close for me to what I hear in my head when I think of a drum sound. THIS IS IT!!

Kick: 20×16
Toms: 10×7.5 – 12×8 – 14×13

Drums heads:
Kick: Coated Powerstroke

Toms: Top – Coated Ambassador Reso – Clear AmbassadoR

Purchased at: Drum Center of Portsmouth. If you order from them, ask for TONY. HE IS THE MAN!
https://www.drumcenternh.com/

Kick drum microphone mount:

The Kelly SHU
http://www.kellyshu.com

SLEEVED WASHERS on ALL drums tops and bottoms
http://www.sleevedwashers.com

Microphones: Audix Microphones

Hi Hats and Overheads: ADX 51
http://www.audixusa.com/docs/products/ADX51.shtml

Rack Toms: D2
http://www.audixusa.com/docs/products/D2.shtml

Floor Tom: D4
http://www.audixusa.com/docs/products/D4.shtml

Kick Drum: D6
http://www.audixusa.com/docs/products/D6.shtml

Snare: I5
http://www.audixusa.com/docs/products/i5.shtml

Mounts: Audix D-Vice Rim Mounts
http://www.audixusa.com/docs/products/DVICE.shtml

Comments

BenjaminGib says:

Not to mention that kick. OH MY GOSH. And man– you are are an incredible mixer, and just have great ears. It’s nice to “meet” a fellow musician drummer who geeks out on good sound like I do. Superb playing and musicality and tough. I have all the DRUMLESS Bobbys Backing Tracks BTW.

CR says:

A lot of the YouTube demos of these drums don’t sound very good. I hardly hear anything except the most basic pitch; but your video was the first that actually captured some tone. I’m surprised the 14″ floor tom sounded as big as it did. I’m not sure why these other videos sound so dead. If you have time, maybe edit a video of just the drum track. Good playing.

Your Home Recording Studio says:

What heads and microphones are you using on your kit? Those toms do sound very very good.

While not my preferred style of music, hats off to both your drumming and the guitar work on that crescendo part towards the end. Tight!

Yngve Dalen says:

Great! Very nice playing and the drums sounds very very good. I have an old Hot Red pre yess recording set, actually England made (early eighties), have not used it in years. I think I need to take them out again and brush the dust off them 🙂
Yngve, Norway

BenjaminGib says:

Oh no , now I want em bad! Thanks for the talk! Great to hear you talking on cam. Great info.

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