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Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage Drums

I must have a personality problem: as Sammy Cahn once wrote, “I Fall in Love Too Easily.”

I’ve reviewed three drum sets for JazzTimes so far and, with only minor reservations, I’ve deeply and sincerely loved them all. But maybe, like the Madeleine/Judy-obsessed Jimmy Stewart in Hitchcock’s masterpiece, Vertigo, it’s simply that after all these years, I certainly know what I want, and how to manipulate whatever the current situation to impose my preferences (an even creepier character flaw, no?). Substitute some coated heads, tinker with some tension adjustments, fuss with the snare drum a little bit, and yes, oh yes, that’s it, right there, just the way I remember it.

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