Renowned for its distinctive sound, wide dynamic range, and explosive rim shot, the SFZ (Sforzando) marching snare drum incorporates structural innovations that permit the use of a high-tension Kevlar® drumhead. Years in the making, the SFZ was developed and perfected in field tests under the rigors of actual use with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps and numerous indoor percussion ensembles. The design offers powerful projection, precise articulation and durable performance.
Maple shells with its performance proven through the numerous DCI championships and High percussion awards won by Yamaha supported marching ensembles, has been chosen for the shells. Original Yamaha high-pressure air bag shell forming technology creates ...
Maple shells with its performance proven through the numerous DCI championships and High percussion awards won by Yamaha supported marching ensembles, has been chosen for the shells. Original Yamaha high-pressure air bag shell forming technology creates maple shells that exhibit sharp attack and wide dynamic range for complex, expressive sound. The high-pressure air bag shell forming process is an original Yamaha technology that employs evenly distributed air pressure to produce shells that are perfectly round with even thickness throughout. The result is superior tone with excellent attack and projection as well as high durability.
Aluminum Insert Ring
An aluminum ring on the inner surface of the shell supports high-tension tuning of the snare head.
Chrome Plated Hardware
In addition to the normally finished models, a new chrome plated model has been added to the lineup, adding another elegant visual choice for discerning players.
New Badge Design
A sophisticated badge design adds a touch of class to the new series.
For urgent drumhead changes, the strainer system allows for quick and easy removal of the snare assembly. With the use of FiberTech™ 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™ snare gut.
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 maple 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.
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
Audio & Video
Enhanced durability is achieved by using a PVC wrap for shell coloring. The wrap also subdues superfluous overtones, resulting in a clean, soft tone.
- * The picture shows MS-9314WH.
- * Interior shell surfaces feature a natural finish.
|Drum Keys||A DK-10 Drum Key is included with this model.|
|Drum Heads||This model comes standard with a Remo Flams 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.|
|Battery Packs||First of its kind for marching battery percussion! Protection with lightweight transport convenience!|
|Field-Master Cases||Hard cases for marching drums.|
|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.|
|MS-9313||13" x 11"||10
|10 x 2
12 x 2
|Aluminum Alloy||15.7 lbs.|
|MS-9314||14" x 12"||Chrome Plated
|MS-9314CH||14" x 12"||Chrome Plated
|Hoop||Model||High Tension Hoop|
|Lugs||Type||Alminum Tube Lug|
|Head||Bottom||Yamaha Remo Clear Ambassador|
|Batter||Yamaha Remo Falams|
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Comments about Yamaha ms-9300:
I worked with a high school marching band with Yamaha equipment and they were always the best sounding instruments on the field compared to other drums. I had one myself personally for many years as a solo instrument. I loved the tone of the drum and it always did what I needed it to with no problems. My only gripes were minor though, mostly with pricing compared to other drums out there and standard finish options. It always bothered me when I was a tech at the high school that the standard hardware finish was painted grey/aluminum and did not match the rest of the drumline's basses and tenors with their chrome hardware. To me it always looked out of place. Excellent drums regardless. If you're looking for the best field drums in the industry, these are it.
Service and delivery comments:
Quick delivery from my retailer be cue it was a standard finish, packaging was excellent. Although I have not used customer service, I hear wonderful things.
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Comments about Yamaha ms-9300:
I love the sound and tone quality that this drum offers in the marching band and indoor marching situation.
I honestly have nothing negative to say. The school I play for has had this series of marching drums for 15+ years, and they still play, feel, and sound amazing
I believe that everything Yamaha has said about their drums is 100% true. No better company.
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