YAMAHA applied a new metal shell manufacturing process to an all-new Aluminum shell to create a drum that's warm, dry and very responsive at all dynamic ranges. Get it from Sam Ash Direct for the lowest price with fast, Free Shipping!
The YAMAHA 14”x5-1/2” Chrome-Plated Aluminum Shell Snare Drum is their distinctive version of a very classic type of snare drum. The aluminum drum shell is lightweight, yet strong, with a warm, dry tone that works both live and in the studio. The shell is also beaded around its center. This gives the shell greater rigidity and a more perfect roundness.
Most drummers are aware that a beaded aluminum snare drum shell is one of the most widely-used drum shells in the world for all kinds of music. Also manufactured by several of the great drum companies, aluminum shell snare drums are more widely used and played than any other drum material other than wood. Aluminum shell snare drums are favored for having a sound that is warm yet cutting, capable of a wide dynamic range and having a somewhat dryer and more controlled resonance than many other popular drum shell materials.
And the new Yamaha metal shell manufacturing process brings the aluminum shell into the 21st century with an improved perfection of the strength and tone of the metal shell. The drum shell is also beautifully chrome-plated, as are the hoops and lugs, so the drum is not only strikingly good-looking but will also fit visually behind any drum set, no matter the finish.
A quite unique Yamaha feature with this type of snare drum, the P-type detachable strainer and butt allow you to remove the snare wires for snare side head changes and re-attach them quickly with a single drum key screw. There is a tension indicator so that you can easily adjust your snares to the same tension when changing snare wires.
The 2.3mm thick triple flange DynaHoops are very stiff and strong, giving you precise tuning yet allowing the drum to “open up” and respond freely. They will take an endless number of heavy rimshots without cringing. After all, although this snare drum is very versatile, it has the strength, the tone and attack to be a great ROCK snare drum.
Besides rock music, the YAMAHA 14”x5-1/2” Aluminum Shell Snare Drum is designed to be an excellent, all-around snare drum. It can be played crisply and delicately as well as poundingly loud and cutting. It is a great backbeat snare, with its cutting, penetrating power but will stay with you when you bring the dynamics way down. The Yamaha tradition of excellent design and great engineering results in this fantastic snare drum.
Let’s List the Specifications:
• Size: 14" x 5-1/2”"
• Shell: 2.0mm Aluminum
• Hoops: 2.3mm DynaHoops 10 lug
• Snares: 20 Strand Hi-carbon Steel
• Batter Head: Remo Coated Ambassador
• Snare Head: Remo Clear Ambassador Weight
• Release Side Strainer: New P-type Detachable w/tension indicator
• Butt Side: Detachable
• Lugs: 10 - One-piece double end
• Snare Bed: 1.8mm
• Finish: Chrome-Plating
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Things You Will Get:
- SD-3455 Snare Drum
- Drum Key
5-1/2x14" Aluminum Snare Drum
The manufacturer's warranty covers drums and hardware for three years from date of purchase, and the lacquer or covered finish for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.