1983 Yamaha brass piccolo or new DW 4x14 brass

Drum Guy

Member
Hello Folks

Getting back into drums after 20 years away (last kit I had was a custom maple FIBES 1998) - I now bought a new DW performance black diamond 6 piece maple, with 5.5x14 maple snare - also bought a new DW 6.5 x14 1mm aluminum snare

SO I also bought a great condition used 14x3.5 Yamaha brass piccolo snare made in 1983...

question is I just saw DW made a 4x14 brass snare. Between the DW and Old Yamaha piccolo which would you choose? Thinking of selling my Yamaha to get the DW, but not sure, and I can't try the DW out before I buy, so what do y'all think?
 
D

drumming sort of person

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Those Yamaha Piccolo snares were not the easiest to get consistently good results from. The snare straining mechanism wasn't great, and those one point lugs weren't the greatest design. Yamaha may come out with new Piccolo snares in the next few years now that they have a new strainer that will fit (from the new Tour Custom snares).

Personally, I think 5" is as shallow as you want to go.
 

kevinmac

Senior Member
Disagree, the snare bed on the piccolo with the wire snares pulled equally on both sides and the exension of the snare wires make it more precise!
 

pgm554

Platinum Member
Those Yamaha Piccolo snares were not the easiest to get consistently good results from. The snare straining mechanism wasn't great, and those one point lugs weren't the greatest design. Yamaha may come out with new Piccolo snares in the next few years now that they have a new strainer that will fit (from the new Tour Custom snares).

Personally, I think 5" is as shallow as you want to go.
I own a few 4x14's and find them to be nothing but excellent in terms of quality.
i know a snare drum can be a tweaky personnel thing ,but when I play some of those drums ,it's like hand washing to a person with ADD,a burst of endorphins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH4xVwJwz2c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd5NJAULMTw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQvzdQ5Vfd8
 

MusiQmaN

Platinum Member
Originally it came with die-cast hoops. Someone changed these for Super Hoops (Yamaha's older die-cast hoops in the form of triple flanged hoops)

The Garibaldi features almost the same specs, with a different finish and more air holes.
 
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