Yamaha Expands Snare Drum Family with Versatile Orchestral Snares Maple Series

ANAHEIM (January 16, 2020) ― Yamaha today showcased the Orchestral Snares Maple (OSM) series, the newest addition to the Yamaha concert snare drum lineup.

The OSM series, which replaces the BSM and GS series, includes both coil and cable snares, allowing players to customize the model depending on their musical requirements. Available in two sizes — 14" x 5" OSM-1450 and 14" x 6 1/2" OSM-1465 — the series is ideal for a wide variety of performance situations, from professional orchestras to college percussion studios.
The snares were crafted with carefully-selected maple to ensure an authentic sound, rich resonance and warm tone, unlike in metal models. The shallow snare bed creates an ideal combination of natural instrument tone and delicate snare response. The models include a K-Type strainer with a wide action that allows for smooth, precise operation with minimal noise, as well as tube lungs and an aluminum die-cast hoop. The snares are equipped with a Yamaha Remo Renaissance Diplomat top head and a Yamaha Remo Diplomat Snare bottom head, a combination ideal for concert use. They are completed with a sophisticated Matte Brown finish.
The newly-created coil snares feature an innovative manufacturing process developed specifically for concert snare drums. They offer a smaller coil diameter and ultra-high carbon steel, which provides a unique blend of playability and expressive potential.
"This new lineup of snare drums is really unique in that players in all musical situations, whether it be a professional musician at a concert venue or a collegiate percussion major working towards an audition, can enjoy quality craftsmanship and authentic sound," said Troy Wollwage, marketing manager, Percussion, Yamaha. "No matter where these snares are used, their highly- expressive ability will help users develop confidence in his or her sound."

Pricing and Availability

The OSM Series — OSM-1450 (MSRP: $958.00) and OSM-1465 (MSRP: $978.00) — are now shipping.
For more information, please visit the Yamaha Booth at the 2020 NAMM Show in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Marquis Ballroom, January 16-19, 2020, or https://yamaha.io/OSMSNARE