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Old 11-21-2015, 03:33 AM
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Default Yamaha SD970RA snare made in japan

Hey folks,

I found this guy, 14x6.5 maple shell since 90s. I'd like to know if is recommended to play rock music, medium tuning, maybe to use with ambassador coated or similar. I haven't known this models of snares, but looks nice. What about your experience?

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Old 11-21-2015, 03:36 AM
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To me, that says rock all over it. Back off a little on the resonant head and medium on the batter and rock on. If it sounds sloppy tighten the reso.
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Old 11-21-2015, 03:48 AM
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That is an old Recording Custom, which means it's birch, not maple. The diecast batter hoop is not original, but it's a fantastic drum!

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Old 11-21-2015, 04:45 AM
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I've got a Tour Custom nearly identical to that, same color and all. My model # is sd086. The only difference is the black pieces under your strainer, and butt plate are chrome on mine, and there's a little more to it. I got mine with a drum kit in 88. It's my main snare now, and it can rock. I think yours is an RC all Birch shell. Mine is Birch Mahogany Birch.

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I've got a Tour Custom nearly identical to that, same color and all. My model # is sd086. The only difference is the black pieces under your strainer, and butt plate are chrome on mine, and there's a little more to it. I got mine with a drum kit in 88. It's my main snare now, and it can rock. I think yours is an RC all Birch shell. Mine is Birch Mahogany Birch.

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The RC has 10 lugs per side, I think the Tour Custom has 8?

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Yes I think they were all that way back then. RC's had 10, others had 8.
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Default Re: Yamaha SD970RA snare made in japan

And those snares came with the Power Hoops (die cast thick, but the appearance of a tripple flanged)

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