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Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare

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The Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare Drum delivers cutting highs and full-bodied punch and attack for your kit. This drum features durable triple-flan...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
  • Available in 14 x 6-1/2"
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YamahaStage Custom Steel Snare
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (10)
  • Responsive (9)
  • Huge tone (8)
  • Sensitive (7)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Small venues (6)
  • Accompaniment (4)
  • Jazz clubs (4)
  • School bands (3)
  • Symphonies (3)
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(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Punchy, direct sound

By WolfAmI

from Seattle, United States

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Comments about Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare:

First off, let me cget this out of the way - DRUM HEADS MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.

I am using this drum with the stock reso head (plan on replacing it with an Evans Hazy) and an Evans Genera Dry batter head. The Genera is a head that does away with overtones and gives the drum a focused, punchy sound. Since steel snares often have undesirable overtones (this is no exception) I recommend using a dry head.

So onto the drum itself. For the money I paid, I could not be happier with this drum. With the heads I installed, plus a moon gel slapped on, this drum has a very powerful, focused sound that gives a solid crack with a bit of mid range sound as well. It seems a good ideas to tune this drum quite tight, although this drum seems easy to tune so you can put it almost anywhere you desire. It is certainly loud with the heads I have on it, and I can get a powerful, stage-worthy sound without doing constant rimshots. I have also recorded with this snare, and it sounds fantastic with good micropones and a little compression (a little audio engineering tip for you).

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great all around snare drum:

By Dirtysticks

from Houston, TX

Comments about Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare:

This snare drum was given to me as an extra when I bought a used yamaha stage custom. I never used it, because it always had excessive ring. As I got better, I learned how to tune snares. I took off the old stock head and put a coated ambassador on top and a remo snare side on the bottom. I cranked up the bottow tight, and the top medium and this thing sing. I use it quite often in church and live shows. I have 11 snare drums, but this one still gets a lot of playing time. Great drum to get that loud crack with a lot of body, but on a budget... and you also get a heavy duty qaulity drum.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

yamaha stage costom steel snare review

By gandarris

from astoria,OR

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Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare:

      this snare has been very useful in multiple genres of music and in all dynamic range. with the right combonation of heads you can make this snare sound great for anything you want to play

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellant

      By I hate nick names

      from West Texas

      About Me Experienced

      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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Hidden Gem for Low Money!

      By jstarr823

      from Fenton, MI

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Rock

        Comments about Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare:

        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.

        (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          What a deal!!

          By drumaddict83

          from ohio

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          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!

            (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)

               
              4.0

              I am very happy with the Stage Custom steel snare.

              By michaelross

              from Charlottesville,Indiana

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare:

                  I am trying different heads to find out what works best for me.I like this snare and would recommend it to my friends. For this price range if you are looking for a steel snare in this size configuration. By all means do buy the Stage Custom by Yamaha.

                   
                  4.0

                  Great for the price

                  By Jaimason

                  from Big sur california

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Great Sound
                  • Sensitive

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • School Bands
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Yamaha Stage Custom Steel Snare:

                    Counter hoops are cheap, thin and ugly but replacing with better ones like dw true hoops or die cast ones hoops is an easy way to add substance and body to the overall tone. The drum is bright and has a lot of ring but with right heads and proper tuning it sings beautifully. Lugs and shell are high quality and it tunes easily.

                     
                    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.

                       
                      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.

                       
                      5.0

                      Huge Phat Snare Drum for the $$$

                      By TheAtomicRockstar

                      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!

                          (0 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Poor assembly

                          By Toolguy

                          from Bellmawr, N.J.

                          About Me Novice

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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

                               
                              5.0

                              stage custom steel snare

                              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

                                 
                                5.0

                                STAGE CUSTOM STEEL SNARE

                                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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