Snare Drums

Snare Drums

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The steel shell drum features ten high-tension lugs and a 20-strand high carbon steel coiled wire snare that combine to deliver a powerful, brisk sound. The inner mute is easy to use even for beginners.

CSS-A Series

CSS-A SeriesCSS-A Series

The CSS-A Series is destined to be a highlight of the Yamaha metal shell concert snare drum lineup.

CSM-AII Series

CSM-AII SeriesCSM-AII Series

These 8-ply maple shell models inherit the basic design of the GS Series, offering outstanding attack and versatility for a wide range of performance situations. The balance between shell and hoop has been improved in the 13-inch version, resulting in a ...

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1/8/2016 [Artists]
Recording Custom Snare Drum comparison video featuring Steve White.

For the first time in its history, Yamaha Recording Custom Series snare drums are available in a variety of Brass, Stainless Steel & Aluminium with sizes that compliment all performance styles. After repeated evaluations of our design by Steve Gadd, we have created a ground breaking new range of snare drums that is now available now at your Yamaha Drums Dealer.
In the following video Yamaha Artist Steve White sits down in the studio to compare the individual sound characteristics of each snare drum...

8/1/2016 [Artists]
On the Spot: Yamaha Live Session with Mark Colenburg & Casey Benjamin

On the Spot: Grammy Award winning Artists Mark Colenburg & Casey Benjamin best known for their work with Robert Glasper came together one afternoon in Berlin and created this music idea on the spot and had a lot of fun jamming out this track for us. It’s an unprompted recording showing the spontaneous interaction between two musicians which have spent many hours creating music together. We recommend to sit back, put on your headphones for best sound & enjoy the music...

4/8/2014 [Artists]
“Durable & Strong” - Gary Powell of “The Libertines” talks Drums, Career & Yamaha Live Custom

2014 marks the highly anticipated reunion of “The Libertines”- one of UK´s most influential rock bands. Before heading back on stage to perform the band´s biggest shows to date, headlining Hyde Park in front of 60.000 fans, Libertines drummer Gary Powell came out to check the new Yamaha "LIVE CUSTOM" Oak Drums, which he later took out to the band´s comeback shows in replacement of his previous Oak Custom kit.

7/1/2014 [Artists]
Dave Weckl: I Play Yamaha.

For the last 20 years, Dave Weckl has maintained a reputation amongst his fans and peers as one of the very finest musicians on the contemporary music scene today. The following video gives a short taste why...

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