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



I have been tempted a few times - they're very inexpensive. Anybody know what
they sound like?
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Old 08-13-2011, 04:37 PM
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Anyone ever played one of these?



I have been tempted a few times - they're very inexpensive. Anybody know what
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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...
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Old 08-13-2011, 04:42 PM
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heres the only yamaha i play.14x12 yamaha marching snare.
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:02 PM
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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-))
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:10 PM
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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


Birch snare



Weckl Sig. snare

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Old 08-13-2011, 11:39 PM
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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.
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:25 AM
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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...

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Old 08-14-2011, 08:58 AM
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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!
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Old 08-15-2011, 02:53 AM
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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!

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Old 08-21-2011, 09:42 PM
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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!).
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Old 08-21-2011, 11:01 PM
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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.

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Old 08-23-2011, 02:10 AM
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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.

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Old 08-23-2011, 02:32 AM
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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...

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Old 08-23-2011, 02:33 AM
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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.

Nice Snare Fuzrock!..those 5.5X14 maple custom Abs. really sound nice!...
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:46 PM
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Heres mine. 14x5 i believe.
One of the best finishes Yamaha have ever produced. Awesome
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:55 PM
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14 x 5.5 stage custom (birch).my all-purpose snare drum.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:56 PM
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My 14x7 MCA with nouveau lugs in Vintage Black finish. This drum is surprisingly light because it has a thin shell and sounds amazing.
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Old 01-18-2012, 04:37 AM
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Nice looking snare gconyers!I really like yamaha's vintage finishes...
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Old 01-21-2012, 04:45 AM
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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
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Just scored this Yammie in excellent condition for $150.00. It's 5.5 x 14 steel shell needs new heads. Any suggestions?
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:50 AM
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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:
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:33 AM
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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.
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