Help Identify Yamaha Handcrafted Japan Snare!


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Additional pics. Attributes like size and hoop type, and clear shots of the throw and lugs please.


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Hi skiprope. This what I found also

Yamaha MSD-1455

Yamaha MSD-1455 Description:

We developed the Sensitive Series snare drums from the very beginning to offer drummers a drum that would excel in any musical environment.

From soft jazz, pop, or rock, this drum can do it all, and do it well. The shell, based on the Maple Custom, is a 7-ply shell made of North American maple.

The top bearing edge cut is 60° for more shell-to-head contact, adding warmth and body to the drum.

The snare-side bearing edge cut at 45° for sensitivity and articulation.

The snare beds are 2.7mm deep allowing great snare response at loose tension, yet a crisp sound without having to over-tighten the snares and choke the snare head.

The Sensitive Series drums are fitted with chrome Maple Custom style lugs and aluminum die-cast hoops.

The small, one-bolt lugs allow the shell to vibrate, and the hoops are light for resonance and rigid for accurate tuning.

Sensitive Series snare drums are available in eight, hand rubbed high-gloss finishes:

Antique Sunburst, Amber Sunburst, Black Maple, Cherry Wood, Red Pearl Natural, Sea Blue, Turquoise Maple, and Vintage Natural.

Yamaha MSD-1455 Specifications

  • Shell 14" x 5.5" 7-ply maple
  • Bearing Edges 60°, 45° bottom
  • Snare Beds 2.7mm
  • Lugs Single-bolt, chrome-plated Maple Custom style
  • Hoops 10-lug, chrome-plated aluminum die-cast
  • Strainer H-type (Absolute)
  • Snares 20-strand hi-carbon


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One of the best they have made.

When I was doing a clinic I was so in love I took the 13x6,5 home right away.

The bottom lugs were always open at the MC lugs. It is part of the rugged design.