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Yamaha Hip gig kits

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  • Yamaha Hip gig kits

    Read lots of reviews. Seen some being played live. Fooled around a little on some at music stores. Looks like something I need in a bad way when I want an easy set-up in a non V-drum quiet gig setting. The older I get the less I want to fool around with set-ups and tear downs.

    Any real world experience comments? I think I would rather have the larger "Al Foster" sized drums.

  • #2
    Haven't tried them but have heard they are nice and some of the gigs I do make them look VERY attractive.
    I am thinking the Al Foster set too but the colors are hideous.
    They look like pimp drums.

    Jeff, using...
    td 8,PD-120,
    pintech pads,gibraltor rack, JBL G2 EON 15 AND Mackie srs-1500, BBE 462, yamaha maple absolutes vintage finish, spirit solid shell snare, remo jazz kit, buttloads of cymbals... 96 Tahoe,leather.
    The original Gig Pig.


    • #3
      I saw the drummer for Third Day using the Al Foster in the White Marine Pearl. I was in the 3rd row, and they pulled it out for a little "unplugged" set, except he didn't even have the rack tom on there. I'm not much of a pearl finish kind of guy, but it did look very nice on stage.

      I'm thinking it would be nice and classy for the type of gig I'd want to use it for - what a package with me behind it in the dreaded tuxedo.


      • #4
        Hi there. I don't have one of these, but I've heard a lot about them. I know Peter Erskine used one when he played with the Yellowjackets. I've tried a few at stores. They seem nice, though I think i'd change heads.

        I agree, the colors are hideous, but if you were willing to sacrifice the "collapse into itself" feautre, you could get the Manu Katche kit. Same sizes, just not built to travel, and it has a nice matte black finish.


        • #5
          Bob Weiner plays around here with some of the guys I work with and he has a Manu kit, it sounds nice and is a cute little tike.
          I however want the compact tear down aspect of the hipgig series and already have a little jazz set but I still seem to be making plenty of trips to my Chevy.
          Maybe the al foster in WMP .....?
          The others are a bit garish in my opinion..and I am a Yamaha fan.
          The original Gig Pig.