Mentioned in this 2010 article from the official Yamaha website. > The British quartet Coldplay-comprised of Chris Martin (vocals/piano), Jon Buckland (guitar), Will Champion (drums), and Guy Berryman (bass)-released a handful of EP's before storming onto the U.S. rock scene after releasing their full-length debut Parachutes (Capitol) in November 2000. Champion can be seen and heard playing a Yamaha Maple Custom Absolute drum kit. > > "I've been playing my Yamaha kit for about two years," says Champion of his sparkle finish Yamaha kit. "I like the feel and construction as well as the great response."more
Jimmy used yamaha maple or birch custom absolute from 1999 to 2009 He used a custom green which turns into yellow depending on the light for the "last" pumpkins tour in 2000 (MCA). Then, with Zwan he recorded with the same drum but for touring he used another MCA, in jaguar finish. For the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex, he had a yellow BCA. For the renuion with the Pumpkins he used differents kits, but he toured with a silver sparkle finish. He recorded Skysaw with various yamaha drums.more
Been playing this kit for 15 years now and it is as rock solid as when I bought it from Scheerer's in Leeds for a crazy bargain price. It was a trade in apparently, and had been on the road with Gary Husband so I fell in love with it straight away! Bought as a shell pack of just kick and toms plus holders and one tom stand, I used my Ludwig 400 snare for a while until I found a Yamaha fibreglass snare and loved the way it worked with the rest of the kit. Live or recording, it always sounds great and the response is perfect. 20 kick, 10, 12, 14 and 16 toms with Evans heads all over except an coated ambassador on the snare. Love it.