The new addition of the metal snare lineup to the Recording Custom series represents the addition of Yamaha’s finest snare drums, using Steve Gadd’s valuable input to its maximum. It adds a superb consistency, allowing drummers to fully utilize the sound functionality of the kit.
Snare Wire – 20 strand snare wire equipped, and Steve Gadd signature 10 strand snare wire bundled (14×5.5).
The drum includes the snare wire that Steve prefers to use. This is a 14 strand snare wire with the middle four strands removed. This special snare wire enhances the cutoff of the sound, enabling the artist to produce a crisper staccato tone.
To date, Yamaha’s snare drums have traditionally had the metal center bead on the interior of the drum. However, they have taken the step of fixing the center bead to the outside of the drum to produce a more open sound than their conventional drums, for crisp, articulate performance.
Q Type Strainer
The heavy-duty Q-type strainer is robust while offering solid, stable and smooth operation, along with adjustment and snare replacement.
- Shell: Brass
- Shell Thickness: 1.2mm
- Strainer (Butt Side): DC3 Type
- Strainer (Release Side): Q Type
- Bottom Head: Remo: Snare Ambassador
- Batter Head: Remo: Coated Ambassador
- Lug: Newly Designed One-Piece
- Centre Bead: Outward
- Snare Wire: 20 Strand
- Hoop: 2.3mm Dyna
- Snare Bed: 2.4mm
- Bearing Edge: 45
Yamaha Recording Custom Brass Snare
$649.99 – $699.99
The recording custom snare drum is constructed out of brass for its shell in order to deliver a tone that has plenty of power to it. The brass offers similar tones to other metal shells, producing a crisp sound that has a clear rimshot that can cut through loud music with a good low end punch, but also features a warmth to it that you would normally get from wooden shells. The combination between the snares weight and cutting attack makes it excellent for heavy rock and metal, as well as music that requires definition.