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Yamaha 6.5x14 Recording Custom Snare Drum - Aluminum  From Yamaha

Focused with the warmth of wood and a buttery rimshot. Also available in a 5.5x14 variant.


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What We Think

Yamaha’s Recording Custom Aluminum snare drum offers the classic crispness of aluminum at a player’s price point. The thin 1.2mm allows the drum to fully and warmly resonate, while the 3mm hoops add a degree of focus, resulting in an open yet articulate tone. Perfectly suited for jazz and classic rock, this snare provides gigging drummers with an affordable and versatile workhorse.

Yamaha 6.5x14 Recording Custom Aluminum Snare Drum Quick 'n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure percussion specialist Barry Knain explains the various features of the Yamaha 6.5x14 Recording Custom Aluminum Snare Drum, and tests it out in several different tuning ranges.

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    • Yamaha 6.5x14 Recording Custom Snare Drum - Aluminum

Manufacturer's Description from Yamaha

The new addition of the metal snare lineup to the Recording Custom series represents the addition of Yamaha’s finest snare drums, using Steve’s valuable input to its maximum. It adds a superb consistency, allowing drummers to fully utilize the sound functionality of the kit.


About Manufacturer

Since 1887, when it began producing reed organs, the Yamaha Corporation in Japan (then Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd.) has grown to become the world's largest manufacturer of a full line of musical instruments, and a leading producer of audio/visual products, semiconductors and other computer related products, sporting goods, home appliances and furniture, specialty metals, machine tools, and industrial robots.

Yamaha has endeavored to produce products and services that satisfy the diverse needs and desires of people worldwide. Its products and services are recognized the world over for superior quality in acoustics, design, technology, craftsmanship, and customer oriented services. These products and services under the brand name of Yamaha are highly regarded by a large number of professionals, institutions, business people within the related industries, and consumers.


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  • Q Type Throwoff w/ DC3 Type Butt Plate
  • Remo Ambassador Drum Heads
  • 25 Strand Snare Wire
  • 2.4mm Snare Bed
  • One-piece lug
  • 3.0mm AL-DC Hoop
  • 45-Degree Bearing Edges