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Yamaha Drums MSD-1465 Sensitive Series 14x6 Snare Drum;

7-ply Maple wood shell. Amber Sunburst finish. Die-cast hoops, small 10-lug, Stainless-steel 20-strand snare wires.

MSRP $980 (USD)







The Sensitive Series snare drum shell is based on the Maple Custom; a 7-ply wood 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.


Recorded by BAE Productions for the 2009 Snare Drum Olympics in Nashville, TN. Performance by George Lawrence.


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