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Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare 14 x 6.5  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Yamaha quality, rich tone, at a price that's right.

The Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare Drum delivers cutting highs and full-bodied punch and attack for your kit. This drum features durable triple-flanged hoops for a wide open sound and high-tension lugs that accommodate heads tuned and tensioned to the limit. Additionally, the snare offers 20 strands of short hi-carbon steel for maximum sensitivity and a robust B-type release and DC-type butt plate for smooth adjustment.

This drum provides an able and versatile backbeat for any style of music.

FEATURES
  • Steel shell
  • Triple-flanged steel hoops
  • B-type release and DC-type butt plate
  • One-piece, high-tension lugs
  • 20 Strands of Hi-Carbon steel wire

Get great tone without breaking the bank. Order today!

SPECIFICATIONS

Stage Custom Steel Snare

  • Available in 14 x 6-1/2"
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YamahaStage Custom Steel Snare
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (8)
  • Responsive (8)
  • Huge tone (7)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Sensitive (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (5)
  • Accompaniment (4)
  • Jazz clubs (4)
  • Symphonies (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hidden Gem for Low Money!

I recently received the 6.5x14 version of this snare with a new (but discontinued) 4pc. Stage Custom Rock shell pack that features a 24" bass drum. I was pleasantly surprised to...Read complete review

I recently received the 6.5x14 version of this snare with a new (but discontinued) 4pc. Stage Custom Rock shell pack that features a 24" bass drum. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the kit included the Bonham-esque deep steel snare, as I was expecting a birch 5.5x14 unit. I see this is a hidden gem (specifically in the 6.5 inch deep model), as it features 10-lugs with 2.3mm rims. Outfitted with a Remo Coated Ambassador batter & Hazy Ambassador Snare-Side + Puresound 20-Strand Wires, this drum rivals most steel snares that are twice the cost or more. Big open sound and enough rim crack to shatter a glass. With light dampening (1/2 of a MoonGel pad), this baby had zero ring with a ton of sensitivity. With the 10 lugs & 2.3mm hoops, you can really crank the heads tight and make it sing. Couldn't be happier with this snare.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor assembly

Drum was out of tune & two lugs were completely loose on the snare side

Drum was out of tune & two lugs were completely loose on the snare side

Reviewed by 14 customers

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5.0

Excellent Value

By Mark T

from Smethport, PA

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Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare:

    I play a Stage Custom kit and this snare is a great addition. It was practically ready to go right out of the box. After swapping out the stock heads for Evans 360's and some minor tweaking, I had the sound I was looking for. Granted, it is NOT an expensive snare and shouldn't be expected to have that kind of quality build or sound however, for the money, you can't beat it.

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    5.0

    This product came with a bent top hoop

    By drummer6258

    from Texas

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    Comments about Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare:

    As I said it came with a bent top hoop and it sent the customer service a email and pictures of that . I hope they can just send me just a replacement ten hole top drum, hoop .I really like the sound of this drum here .Just need a new hoop.

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    5.0

    Just ordered this snare

    By drummer6258

    from Texas

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    Pros

    • I hope it sounds great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • for rock music

      Comments about Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare:

      I can't wait till I heard it tuned up.

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      5.0

      Huge Phat Snare Drum for the $$$

      By The Atomic Rockstar

      from Albuquerque, NM

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      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare:

          I bought this guy based on the other Musicians Friend reviews and i couldn't be happier! Yes the snare drum did arrive with some loose lugs as a previous commenter indicated, but who expects drums to arrive in the mail perfectly in tune? Upon arrival i used the stock heads once at band practice, but due to being a heavy hitter i wore off the coating after a single session, but even with the stock head this snare was huge, the tone and sheer volume it put out was pretty amazing. After that session i immediately changed to a 42-Strand Strainer and a Remo Powerstroke 77 Coated head and i am absolutely blown away by how powerful this snare is considering the relatively cheap price i paid for it. In closing i would highly recommend this snare for anyone who wants that huge phat snare drum sound, because that's exactly what this guy does!

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          2.0

          Poor assembly

          By Toolguy

          from Bellmawr, N.J.

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Flat Sound
            • Poorly Made

            Best Uses

              Comments about Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare:

              Drum was out of tune & two lugs were completely loose on the snare side

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellant

              By I hate nick names

              from West Texas

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              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Huge Tone
              • Responsive
              • Sensitive
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Jazz Clubs
              • Small Venues
              • Symphonies

              Comments about Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare:

              You would swear your playing a Ludwig Supraphonic with this gem, beautifully made, fantastic sound, comes with a dampening ring and tuning key. You can't beat it, really at any price. Musicians Friend got mine to me in four days and I'm very happy with their service.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              What a deal!!

              By drumaddict83

              from ohio

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Huge Tone
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jazz Clubs
                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare:

                I was skeptical because I ordered it online without hearing it first, but reading reviews helped me decide. Sounds awesome!

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                5.0

                stage custom steel snare

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                By Lawrence

                from undisclosed

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                Pros

                • Great Sound
                • Huge Tone
                • Responsive
                • Sensitive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment
                  • Jazz Clubs
                  • Symphonies

                  Comments about Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare:

                  I happy with this drum looks good plays well

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  great sounding snare

                  By Jer

                  from Wisconsin

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                  Pros

                  • Great Sound
                  • Responsive
                  • Sensitive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • church
                    • Pop Rock
                    • Rockpop
                    • Small Venues
                    • Worship

                    Comments about Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare:

                    Sounded great pretty much right or of the box. Included a muffling ring and a tuning key. Threw some moon gels on it to taste. I was able to tune up a good usable sound within a few minutes. I ordered a different head to go with it, but the one that came included sounded good enough that I'll just wait until it wears out to put the other one on.

                    Using this in a contemporary worship band in a small sanctuary (approx 30'w x60'l x10'h)

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                    5.0

                    STAGE CUSTOM STEEL SNARE

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                    By Lawrence

                    from undisclosed

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                    Pros

                    • Huge Tone
                    • Responsive
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Too Much Reverb

                    Best Uses

                    • Accompaniment
                    • Jazz Clubs
                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues
                    • Soundtracks
                    • Symphonies

                    Comments about Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare:

                    THE DRUM HAS A RINGING TO IT BUT
                    I CHANGED THE STOCK HEAD WITH EVIANS DRY HEAD
                    THAT WORKED REAL GOOD IAM HAPPY WITH THE DRUM

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