MTS™ SERIES SNARE DRUMS
The innovative Yamaha MTS (Multi-Timbre Snare) marching snare drum offers enhanced sound and versatility. With a unique double snare system, independently switchable snares on the bottom and top heads, the MTS provides a more distinct sound than ever...
MTS™ SERIES SNARE DRUMS
The innovative Yamaha MTS (Multi-Timbre Snare) marching snare drum offers enhanced sound and versatility. With a unique double snare system, independently switchable snares on the bottom and top heads, the MTS provides a more distinct sound than ever before available in a marching drum. Developed in cooperation with the top drum corps, universities and pipe bands, the MTS snare drum combines the musical advantages of multiple timbres with outstanding playability and superior response at all dynamic levels.
Steel Wire Upper Snares for Sonic Variety
To clearly differentiate between the lower and upper snare sounds, the upper snare assembly employs a patented, self-tensioning steel cable snare that delivers a bright tone with crisp articulation and solid projection.
Superiority Inherited from the Sforzando® Series
All other specifications are based on Yamaha's acclaimed Sforzando series marching snare drum: distinctive sound, wide dynamic range, explosive rimshot.
For urgent drumhead changes, the strainer system allows for quick and easy removal of the snare assembly. With the use of FiberTechTM snares, a crisp and articulate sound is obtained while ten independently adjustable strands allow for precise tuning control.
The butt-side strainer uses aluminum die-cast construction for strength without excess weight, and has vertical adjustment capability for a precise setting of snare height. This also houses the independent adjustment for each FiberTech snaregut.
The release-side strainer uses parts made of die-cast aluminum and durable nylon for a smooth, noise-free operation. An oversized vertical adjustment knob allows adjustment to snare height even when snares are engaged. For a precise setting of the snare tension, the horizontal adjustment knob is within easy reach of the player.
With the thickest wall in the industry, the SFZ suspension ring allows high-tension tuning without warping. It uses a solid, die-cast design and a special aluminum alloy to provide exceptional strength with minimum weight. It is also tall enough to accommodate the stretch of a plastic head. An extra long lug nut provides sufficient threading to effectively grip the tension rod. Its beveled edge guides the rod to eliminate cross threading, a feature especially helpful during last-minute head changes.
Shell and Lugs
The 6-ply birch shell built using Yamaha’s patented Air-Seal System® promotes a sharp attack with a full-bodied sound. Three air holes vent the shell to promote immediate snare response and to enhance projection. Tubular lugs are made of high-quality, lightweight aluminum, and feature a thick wall to resist dents and bending from heavy use.
Stabilizer Power Posts™
These posts support the tube lugs by adding considerable resistance against damage from accidental bumps and stick hits. Since they are secured to the shell, the posts help focus the drum’s tone and therefore, make the sound more articulate. To facilitate quick bottom head changes, the posts maintain the exact alignment necessary for the bottom tension rods.
Rims and Tension Rods
For consistent tuning and explosive rim shots, the top and bottom rims use a special aluminum alloy in a solid, die-cast design without excess weight. The 6mm diameter of the tension rods provides the extra strength necessary to maintain structural integrity under aggressive tuning conditions. Double steel washers allow smooth tuning adjustments at any tension.
14" and 13" Models to Match Your Musical Needs
In contrast to the dynamic, full-bodied sound of the 14" model, the 13" model is lighter and can achieve a higher fundamental pitch with a controlled sound for precision on the field or while indoors. Easy-Access On/Off Lever Ideally positioned on/off control allows fast, easy switching between sounds without having to change grip on the sticks.
Locking nylon nuts help maintain tuning settings when set against the bottom rim. These act as lock washers to slow the turning of the rods caused by vibrations during play.
Exclusive to Yamaha, three removable feet eliminate damage to the bottom components of the drum when placed on rough surfaces
|Drum Keys||A DK-10 Drum Key is included with this model||Drum Heads||This model comes standard with a Remo Falams II K-series batter head and a Remo clear marching snare-side head||Field-Corps Carriers||Aluminum lift-front carrier for marching snare, tenor and bass drums||Mono-Posto Carriers||These state of the art new carriers deliver an unlimited range of adjustments to fit players of any age and any size.||Stadium Hardware||Hardware specifically designed for marching percussion use.||Stadium Hardware Cases||Protect your Stadium Hardware with carrying convenience! No more hassles with jammed stands.||Color Marching Cover||Yamaha's new colored marching drum covers offer one more way to show school pride.||The Battery Packs||First of its kind for marching battery percussion! Protection with lightweight transport convenience!||Field-Master Cases||Hard cases for marching drums.||Deadbeats||Fun and compact practice alternative.||Practice Pads||Yamaha now offers snare and tenor practice pads to assist students and professionals in practice and music education.||Stick Holders||Stick bags are perfect for easy mallet changes while on the field.||Drum Covers||Made of black nylon fabric these covers feature heavy-duty Velcro Straps that make attachments and removal quick and easy.|
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|Size||14" x 12"|
|Shell||6-Ply Birch; Air-Seal System™|
|Rim and Suspension Ring||High strength, die-cast aluminum|
|Strainer System||Aluminum die-cast with horizontal and two-point vertical adjustment|
|Snares||10 independently tunable FiberTech™ snares|
|Lugs||12 Aluminum tubular lugs with Stabilizer Power Posts™|
|Tension Rods and Washers||6mm tension rods with double steel washers and tension rod-locking nuts (Gravity Guards)|
|Finish||Wrap finishes: Silky Silver (S) and White (W); See-through wood grain finishes: Black Forest (B), Blue Forest (BU) and Red Forest (R); Over 20 custom lacquer finishes.|
|Feet||3 protective feet|
|Available Systems||MTS-9214 - 14" x 12" Sforzando Marching Snare|
|Available Configurations||Top: Remo Falams II K-series / Bottom: Remo Ambassador Snare-sdie Marching Head Clear with no collar|
- Barry Larkin: "Traditional Grip: The Other Percussion Embouchure" [English / 332KB]
- James Campbell: "Marching Percussion Instrumentation" [English / 72KB]
- Jeff Moore: "Marching Percussion Instrumentation: Equipment Recommendation" [English / 264KB]
- Tuning Tips for Marching Percussion [English / 216KB]
- MTS-9214 Parts Diagram [English / 718KB]
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