10/31/2008 [Marching Instruments]New Snares Designed in Conjunction with Franz Schindlbeck of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Berlin Symphonic Series Concert Snare Drums
"Percussionists who are serious about their own sound have come to Yamaha asking for new ideas that will fill a void they are missing in their sound library," said Troy Wollwage, Marketing Manager, Yamaha Percussion. "Our Yamaha product designers have the advantage of leaning on 40 plus years of experience in making percussive instruments of all shapes and sizes. The product of that knowledge, combined with assistance from professionals such as Mr. Schindlbeck have led to a number of advances towards the ultimate pursuit of a unique sound. The BSM models are the first of many new instruments to be born out of this artistic endeavor."
The new BSM snares feature the patented Berlin Combination Snare System, which provides response at all dynamic levels. The ten inner cables provide a full snare sound at all levels up to fortissimo while the three outer strands on each side provide precise snare response at all levels down to pianissimo. Other features include a shallow 1.8mm snare bed that provides even snare response at all dynamic levels, a silent K-type strainer producing zero noise with smooth action for silent, effortless snare engagement, honey-lug casings and six-ply maple shells.
For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.yamahapercussion.com.