Snare bead - inward or outward?

Dutch

Senior Member
Looking at my Yamaha metal snare drums I notice that their beads are inward, or "indented" for want of a better word. The Pearl, Ludwig and other metal snares I see online all have outward beads. Anyone here know why a manufacturer would choose one over the other, and if there are sonic differences?

Thanks,

Dutch
 

alparrott

Platinum Member
Sonic differences are negligible IMO, but I always got the feeling Yamaha did it to be different.
 

mandrew

Gold Member
No hearable difference, and this is not the first maker to do this. Adrian at AK drums has done this for some time.
 
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