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bilkay
01-27-2008, 05:34 AM
Here's the original version of the Akira Jimbo snare drum. It's got a maple shell and Maple Custom hoops. Note the screwed-on badge. There's one on eBay in the USA right now.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/bilkay/IMG_1952.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/bilkay/IMG_1948.jpg
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/bilkay/IMG_1955.jpg

danander11
01-27-2008, 06:32 AM
Here's my Dave Weckl signature snare.. Stainless shell that I stripped and had copper plated... Great fat sound out of it.. unbelievable power out of it... so much so that I hardly get to use it... In time I suppose.

16538

Peace!

tizzdizz
01-27-2008, 07:21 AM
I love both those drums, they look tasty!

Not the best picture, but this is what my wifey got me last year for my birthday. It's a 14x7 Brass with the nouveau lugs. Big snare, big sound, lots of sensativity!

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b58/tizzdizz/new%20cymbals/DSC05051.jpg

bilkay
01-27-2008, 03:58 PM
Here's my Dave Weckl signature snare.. Stainless shell that I stripped and had copper plated... Great fat sound out of it.. unbelievable power out of it... so much so that I hardly get to use it... In time I suppose.

16538

Peace!

Beautiful drum!

Reminds me of.............

THIS ONE!

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/bilkay/RoyHaynes-1.jpg

5.5X14 Yamaha Roy Haynes hammered copper snare drum

danander11
01-30-2008, 08:35 PM
Beautiful drum!

Reminds me of.............

THIS ONE!

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/bilkay/RoyHaynes-1.jpg

5.5X14 Yamaha Roy Haynes hammered copper snare drum

That's a BEAUT!

Peace!

Mr. Morkel
01-31-2008, 03:04 PM
My 14x5½ Yamaha Steve Gadd signature steel snare drum :-)

bilkay
02-03-2008, 03:51 PM
7X14 Yamaha Elvin Jones

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d5/bilkay/ej1.jpg

stasz
07-16-2008, 01:12 AM
Dang billkay... You really enjoy those signature models huh? There are some fine looking snares in this thread.

EDIT: Although I won't be able to take advantage of this opportunity, if anyone wants to join the ranks of those above in this thread, here's your chance... someone's getting a nice deal on this piccolo. There's a handful other yammie snares on eBay too.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Yamaha-Brass-Piccolo-Snare-Drum-Model-SD-4103_W0QQitemZ230271564406QQihZ013QQcategoryZ38095 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

drumming_hd
07-16-2008, 03:29 AM
Heres mine. 14x5 i believe.

Jeremy Bender
07-16-2008, 03:36 AM
Ugh...just when I thought it was safe to look at this thread again, along comes an opportunity for another beautiful brass Yammie on Ebay! Well, I must resist the temptation to round out the collection (since I already have the 6.5 and the 5 inch model). Sooooo... come on Yammie sensitive model with vintage finish, just a couple more weeks before it comes to the front door!

Steady Freddy
07-16-2008, 03:47 AM
Here's mine. A 6.5 X 13 brass.

stasz
07-16-2008, 03:57 AM
Ugh...just when I thought it was safe to look at this thread again, along comes an opportunity for another beautiful brass Yammie on Ebay! Well, I must resist the temptation to round out the collection (since I already have the 6.5 and the 5 inch model). Sooooo... come on Yammie sensitive model with vintage finish, just a couple more weeks before it comes to the front door!

Aaaah!! You ordered a sensitive?? I'm green with jealous. I saw that snare and thought, "I need to own it". Don't forget to throw some pics up here!

tbmills
07-16-2008, 04:13 AM
i want to see someone's steve jordan with wood hoops.
that is the next snare im getting. i cant wait till september!!!

MusiQmaN
07-17-2008, 09:21 AM
My Yamaha snares:

http://a41.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/50/l_26fc999008690e90ef9c810a9ab36168.jpg

14x3,5 Yamaha brass piccolo (the pre decessor of the Garibaldi Sig)
13x6,5 Yamaha birds-eye maple prototype (at the end they never used birds-eye on production models, only on the 100 Centennial 1889-1989 kits) It has the sensativity of the new ''Sensative'' line.
10x5 Yamaha custom (transforemd stage custom with maple custom strainers and a kick ass sound one of my oldest snares for over 5 years)
12x5,5 aluminium (no Yamaha, but a ass kickin favourite :P)

On the wish list:
A Yamaha Custom snare (or multiple, like a 13 and 10)
Bamboo 14x6,5 or 12x6,5
Peter Erskine 10x3,5 sig.
Akira original maple sig,
Carbon Custom snare that was made for Tommy Aldridge.
Vinnie Colauta sig

Sergix
07-17-2008, 12:48 PM
My Manu Katché LIMITED EDITION n. 007
http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/1340/mk00701zo7.jpg

Drumsword
07-18-2008, 05:08 PM
Wow, some very nice snares. Here is mine,a Yamaha "Mushashi oak" Forgive my spelling. 6.5X13.

Jeremy Bender
07-23-2008, 04:49 AM
Well after only a two week wait, my new Yamaha Sensitive Snare with vintage finish came in today. I'm so happy. The drum is truly sensitive and beautiful to look at. It has a warm sweet sound with a nice dynamic-range. It should be great for jazz with brushes or maybe even orchestral snare work. So...here it is !

dwsabianguy
07-23-2008, 06:02 AM
Anyone else seen one of these?

http://photos-h.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v183/44/64/1398750903/n1398750903_30409191_4087.jpg

MusiQmaN
08-04-2008, 09:28 AM
http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/ContentDetail/PressReleaseDetail/0,,CNTID%25253D556798%252526CTID%25253D551436%2525 26CNTYP%25253DNEWS,00.html

13x6,5 ltd edition 40th Anniversary Phoenix brass snare.

Matching the 10x5 :)

Jeremy Bender
08-04-2008, 09:56 AM
Phoenix is amazing to look at, congrats on owning one.

Mr. Morkel
08-05-2008, 01:05 AM
I just got a Yamaha Elvin Jones sig. snare as well!

Thats just pure pleasure!!

MusiQmaN
08-15-2008, 03:34 PM
My baby has arrived :D (so quick in one week)

Now buy some decent Ambassador 13'' and bring it to the rehearsel room for furter tuning and enjoyment.

rms25thta
01-07-2010, 01:57 AM
I just bought this Yamaha snare off of Craigslist. It is a 14x6.5 Recording Custom SD965MA I have it all apart and I am going to get the shell re-chromed. I have 10 brand new lugs for it and the hoops look great. Not bad for $25.....it will be beautiful again very soon.

lovesdw
01-07-2010, 07:39 AM
I got this drum in the 1980's, Yamaha Recording Custom, White Lacquer... What do you think its worth? its a 14x8, and this birch drum sounds amazing.
Pay no attention to the batter head, it came off a students drum. I think this drum is a little rare? Took the die cast hoop off the batter side and put it in my dw VLT.
I am wanting to get rid of it... have too many snares that I don't use.

cristaples
03-22-2010, 08:37 PM
Does anyone here know of a Dave Weckl aluminium that was 6.5 inches deep instead of 5.5, I have had one for a while and can't find any info about it anywhere on the net, I have the 5.5 as well, but I already know that's worth more than the £200 I paid. (not selling, just trying to find out more)

Cheers,

Chris

Thunderstix
03-22-2010, 08:56 PM
Those brass snares sound as good as black beauties.

Unfortunately they don't have die cast hoops.

areFish
06-22-2010, 02:48 PM
13 x 6.5 Musashi Oak

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac302/areFish/Drum%20Pictures/IMG_0327.jpg

14 x 5.5 Kabuto Steel
14 x 5.5 Stage Custom Birch

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac302/areFish/Drum%20Pictures/IMG_0293.jpg

chathamight
06-22-2010, 06:23 PM
awesome snares guys!

mine is 14x7 oak custom.
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=602&pictureid=4015

anyone know what this little thingy is all about?
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=602&pictureid=4062

scorch whammin
06-23-2010, 12:30 AM
Here's 2 of my latest snares...Sonny Emory signature Beechwood snare - 5.5X14, 10 ply, 10 lug, die-cast hoops, vintage finish; Vintage series Maple snare - 6X14, 4 ply w/6 ply rings, 8 lug, triple flg. hoops, vintage finish....I also have both Peter Erskine signature snare drums (4X10, 4X12) and a Longo solid shell Walnut snare (6.5X14)

Both together
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=636&pictureid=4168

Vintage Maple
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=636&pictureid=4175

Vintage Maple
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=636&pictureid=4174

SE Beech
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=636&pictureid=4171

SE Beech
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=636&pictureid=4170

SE Beech
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=636&pictureid=4169

Nodiggie
06-23-2010, 02:09 AM
I enjoyed this snare so much I decided to put Stellar hoops and a Trick throw on it. Would love to own the 13" version.

Fishbones
06-24-2010, 02:49 AM
areFish, what do you think about that kabuto steel snare? i love the looks of it and ive always liked steel snares... and its only $200 at guitar centr. is it worth shelling out the cash and picking one up?

areFish
06-24-2010, 03:13 AM
areFish, what do you think about that kabuto steel snare? i love the looks of it and ive always liked steel snares... and its only $200 at guitar centr. is it worth shelling out the cash and picking one up?Hey there FB. I like the Kabuto, however I just picked up a Musashi Oak and I'm afraid the Kabuto might sit in a case for awhile. I found the Kabuto on eBay (not new, but new condition) for much less than retail price. I've seen new ones on eBay for 50% of retail. They have made a couple of minor changes to the drum. Looking at stock photos they now have nylon tuning rod washers and a centered badge.

I put Reverse Power Center / Hazy 300 heads on it as well as Puresound Custom 20 strand wires. It does sound good.

Golgo
06-24-2010, 04:57 AM
I just got a Yamaha Elvin Jones sig. snare as well!

Thats just pure pleasure!!

nice snare! I just love wood hoops

Bram
06-24-2010, 04:36 PM
I enjoyed this snare so much I decided to put Stellar hoops and a Trick throw on it. Would love to own the 13" version.

I love those hoops, but what's so special about the Trick throw off??
Many custom companies have Trick throw offs, but why?

Bram

ANIMALBEATS
06-24-2010, 11:25 PM
Heres mine, 1980's 14" x 8" Recording Custom (FOR SALE IN THE UK)

Funny that when you take photos of it, it appears slightly Orangem but in "real life" it is a "fire engine" red. Hmmm.

LukeB
08-11-2011, 10:10 PM
This is my 1968 Yamaha snare drum, Blue Willow wrap, from a D20 kit, which was one of Yamaha's first run of drumsets.

The bearing edges are in relatively good condition (for being older than I am!).

Nodiggie
08-12-2011, 04:14 AM
I love those hoops, but what's so special about the Trick throw off??
Many custom companies have Trick throw offs, but why?

Bram

It's hand made from solid high strength aluminum, smoothe as silk, notched tensioning knob. The quality is top notch IMO. I have a Dunnett R class throw on a custom snare that is very nice but the overall quality and craftsmanship of the Trick is hard to beat. You just need to try one and see, I guarantee you will want one on your favorite snare.

daredrummer
08-12-2011, 04:46 AM
Couple pics of my 12" x 6" Musashi...

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee444/smoae726/drums/DSCN0291.jpg

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee444/smoae726/drums/DSCN0305.jpg

See full thread here... http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=79334

I love everything Yamaha, especially snares. Does anyone have a 14 x 7 Oak or a Paul Leim Signature? I'd love to check those monsters out!

Bram
08-12-2011, 04:40 PM
It's hand made from solid high strength aluminum, smoothe as silk, notched tensioning knob. The quality is top notch IMO. I have a Dunnett R class throw on a custom snare that is very nice but the overall quality and craftsmanship of the Trick is hard to beat. You just need to try one and see, I guarantee you will want one on your favorite snare.

The quality might be excellent, but personally I don't like the looks very much. In my opinion it's too big, or does it just look big on the photo??

daredrummer
08-12-2011, 11:02 PM
The quality might be excellent, but personally I don't like the looks very much. In my opinion it's too big, or does it just look big on the photo??

I think it looks big because the diameter of the drum is only 12".

Frank
08-13-2011, 04:05 PM
Anyone ever played one of these?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TodxisNQL.jpg

I have been tempted a few times - they're very inexpensive. Anybody know what
they sound like?

scorch whammin
08-13-2011, 04:37 PM
Anyone ever played one of these?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TodxisNQL.jpg

I have been tempted a few times - they're very inexpensive. Anybody know what
they sound like?

I haven't played one of these..I do own and play both the Peter Erskine sig. snares (10"&12")...they're awesome snares and can sometimes be found on ebay usually in the $200-$300 range...what is this snare selling for?...if it's less than that, you might just need to take a chance...it's a yamaha, so you know it's a quality piece...

jakester
08-13-2011, 04:42 PM
heres the only yamaha i play.14x12 yamaha marching snare.

skunkendilly
08-13-2011, 07:02 PM
Hi Folks
Here's mine.
Brass 14"x7" of pure drum porn.
I loved it so much I went and bought a 14"x6.5" chrome over aluminium as well.
Remo coated controlled sound batter on the brass, Evans reverse dot batter on the aluminium,
Evans Hazy 3oo reso's and 20 strand Puresound Blasters on both.
These are the best snares I have ever played and I have played a few-))
Skunk.

scorch whammin
08-13-2011, 07:10 PM
Here's a couple more of mine...Yamaha Dave Weckl Aluminum Sig. snare (91-93 era, 6.5X14) and a vintage (79 model) parallel action birch snare (6.5X14)...

Both snares
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=636&pictureid=4761

Birch snare
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=636&pictureid=4757
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=636&pictureid=4760

Weckl Sig. snare
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=636&pictureid=4756
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=636&pictureid=4755

cristaples
08-13-2011, 11:39 PM
That's only the second weckl snare at 6.5 inches deep I've ever seen, very rare, I know coz I've got the only other one I've heard of.

scorch whammin
08-14-2011, 04:25 AM
That's only the second weckl snare at 6.5 inches deep I've ever seen, very rare, I know coz I've got the only other one I've heard of.

Yep...the 6.5's were only made for approx. 2-3 yrs. ...the serial # on mine is 0087...and I'll say this as well..I've owned both the 5.5 & 6.5...I definitely like the 6.5 better...

cristaples
08-14-2011, 08:58 AM
Yep...the 6.5's were only made for approx. 2-3 yrs. ...the serial # on mine is 0087...and I'll say this as well..I've owned both the 5.5 & 6.5...I definitely like the 6.5 better...

Also the first time anyone knew anything at all about that drum. Cheers!

scorch whammin
08-15-2011, 02:53 AM
Also the first time anyone knew anything at all about that drum. Cheers!

Yep...the 6.5 is much rarer than the 5.5, so I definitely would keep it...I've ony seen 2 or 3 6.5's on ebay in the last 5 years..and probably triple that for the 5.5's..awesome snare!

Alpine
08-21-2011, 09:42 PM
This is my 1968 Yamaha snare drum, Blue Willow wrap, from a D20 kit, which was one of Yamaha's first run of drumsets.

The bearing edges are in relatively good condition (for being older than I am!).

That finish is called Blue Thunder42987

lethalslacker
08-21-2011, 11:01 PM
This is my Yamaha Maple Custom Definitive snare.
I rarely use this snare since I prefer my other one, but it's part of the kit so I plan to sell it with the kit.
It's 14*6, but it looks a little distorted since I used an wide angle lens for the camera.

http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy215/olof_L/IMG_5838.jpg

Fuzrock
08-23-2011, 02:10 AM
This is my 5.5 x 14 Maple Custom Absolute snare that I got with my kit ten years ago. I just got the Vintage hoops for it a few weeks back. I love what they've done for the drum.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l38/fuzrock/Thumba_2011-08-02_10-49-18.jpg

scorch whammin
08-23-2011, 02:32 AM
Here's a pic of my snares (all Yamaha, but one)..sorry for the quality of the picture..didn't turn out the way I wanted it to..but oh well...from top to bottom->left to right..by name - 10X4 Peter Erskine, 12X4 Peter Erskine, 6.5X14 Solid Walnut Longo, 5.5X14 Sonny Emory Beech, 6X14 Vintage, 5.5X14 Steve Gadd Brass (Black Nickel), 6.5X14 Parallel Action & 6.5X14 Dave Weckl Aluminum...

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=636&pictureid=5728

scorch whammin
08-23-2011, 02:33 AM
This is my 5.5 x 14 Maple Custom Absolute snare that I got with my kit ten years ago. I just got the Vintage hoops for it a few weeks back. I love what they've done for the drum.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l38/fuzrock/Thumba_2011-08-02_10-49-18.jpg

Nice Snare Fuzrock!..those 5.5X14 maple custom Abs. really sound nice!...

The Norris
01-15-2012, 07:46 PM
Heres mine. 14x5 i believe.

One of the best finishes Yamaha have ever produced. Awesome

ordinaryH
01-15-2012, 11:55 PM
14 x 5.5 stage custom (birch).my all-purpose snare drum.

gconyers
01-17-2012, 05:56 PM
My 14x7 MCA with nouveau lugs in Vintage Black finish. This drum is surprisingly light because it has a thin shell and sounds amazing.

scorch whammin
01-18-2012, 04:37 AM
Nice looking snare gconyers!…I really like yamaha's vintage finishes...

gconyers
01-21-2012, 04:45 AM
thanks scorch, I had my heart set on vintage natural but unless you're lucky enough to find one it's a special order and takes forever to get

Jeremy Bender
05-25-2013, 07:23 PM
Just scored this Yammie in excellent condition for $150.00. It's 5.5 x 14 steel shell needs new heads. Any suggestions?

wildbill
05-26-2013, 05:50 AM
Anyone ever played one of these?...

I have been tempted a few times - they're very inexpensive. Anybody know what
they sound like?


Yes, I have. I picked up both the 10" and 12" recently. I also have several of the 14" version of that snare.

I clicked with the 10" snare right away. It's got a snappy, sharp sound in the center, with a nice hint of ring further towards the edge.
The 12" took a bit of fiddling to get it to a sound I like. But I haven't changed even heads on either one of them, and they sound more than good enough to use.
Both the smaller snares are excellent values, and well worth the relatively small amount they cost. I got both of them new for under $200.

Here's a pic of the 10,12 and one of the 14's:

gconyers
08-05-2013, 03:33 AM
Just picked this beauty up for $250- could almost be classified as theft. It has some minor rust on the flanged hoops but it shouldn't be hard to remove it.

This is my first snare with flanged hoops, I've always had die cast. Haven't tuned it up yet as I spent the day stripping and cleaning it up.