Get a Effortless Volume with the Yamaha 5.5 x 14-Inch Recording Custom Stainless Steel Snare Drum

With the help of legendary drummer Steve Gadd, Yamaha introduces the Recording Custom Metal Snare Drum Series.  Utilizing Steve's input to its maximum, Yamaha has crafted three new snare drum shells available in 7 unique models.  The Recording Custom Aluminum snares are focused with the warmth of wood and a buttery rimshot.  The Recording Custom Stainless Steel snares project effortlessly with a darker tone than regular steel and a cutting rimshot.  The Recording Custom Brass snares have a full sound with rich mid-range.

Center Bead

After repeated evaluations of the design by Steve Gadd, Yamaha has created a groundbreaking snare drum. To date, Yamaha’s snare drums have traditionally had the metal center bead on the interior of the drum. However, now the center bead is fixed to the outside of the drum producing a more open sound than conventional drums, for crisp, articulate performance.

Q Type Strainer

The heavy-duty Q-type strainer is robust whilst offering solid, stable and smooth operation, along with adjustment and snare replacement.

Snare Wire

This drum comes equipped with standard 20 strand snare wire but includes Steve Gadd's signature 10 strand snare wire bundled. 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. It is the wire that Steve prefers.

  • Shell Thickness 1.2mm
  • Shell Material Stainless Steel
  • Snare bed 2.4mm
  • Strainger Butt Side DC3 type
  • Strainger Release Side Q type
  • Bottom Head REMO: Snare Ambassador
  • Batter Head REMO: Coated Ambassador
  • Snare wire 20 Strand, SG Type 10 Strand
  • Lug Newly designed One-piece Lug
  • Center bead Outward
  • Hoop 2.3mm Dyna Hoop
  • Bearing Edge 45°
  • Diameter 14"
  • Depth 5.5"

Manufacturer: Yamaha
Model: RLS-1455
SKU: I400333-N-1-WHXB
UPC: 889025106320

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  • RLS-1455 Recording Custom 5.5x14" Stainless Steel Snare Drum
  • 14"
Shell Material
  • Steel

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