Re: Show Off Your Yamaha....SNARE DRUMS!
Yes, you're right about the lugs and resisting stress. As you tighten them up they tip away from the shell slightly, yamaha obviously realised thus was bad and changed the design.
Since I posted my 6.5 on here I've picked up the original 13", and the new brass 14" so I've got all 5 now, well pleased and thinking of selling two of my ludwig milleniums and a 400B as I'll only really play Yamahas or my pearl custom classic from now on.
I believe my yamaha snares are better quality than my Ludwigs, they are better sounding and easier to get a great sound than my Ludwigs too.