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One of a trio of snares that Steve uses to achieve that signature "Gadd" sound.
The Yamaha Steve Gadd Signature Snare Drum realizes the deep, tight, expressive sound that Steve has lent to countless recordings and performances.
1.2mm Nickel-plated steel shell
The steel shell is bright, but the nickel plating adds a touch of warmth to make this a versatile drum for almost any musical situation.
Black, 10-lug vintage wood hoops
The wood hoops warm the drum up even more and give you a crisp cross stick for ballads and Latin grooves. The snare side hoop is cut to a decagonal (10 sided) shape to fit a standard snare stand.
35 degree bearing edges
This fattens up the sound of the drum for a strong back beat.
3.5mm snare bed
The extra deep snare bed lets you put less tension on the snares for a wet sound while reducing the sympathetic vibration from the kick and toms.
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I have the last generation of this snare drum. It is the same drum just with standard triple flanged hoops not the wood hoops. I got this drum brand new at the music store at my town and it sounds amazing. I have many snare drums including drums from DW pearl and Ludwig but this has become my overall favorite hands down. You can tune it low for a good pocket and lots of depth or you can tune it nice and tight for pure cutting power and volume. Rim shots on this thing are simply explosive. The only thing I don?t get is why this new version is so freaking expensive. When I bought mine about a year ago it was just over 400 dollars and then they released this new version with wood hoops and it?s almost twice the price for more or less the same drum. I just don?t understand it and it saddens me because this is an amazing snare drum and although it?s worth the money it?s obvious that Yamaha could have it out there for around 450 so why don?t they?
I like the snare but you can get a similar tone out of a Ludwig Supraphonic or a black beauty for less money.Just outfit your Ludwig with a powerstoke batter head and tune to the sound you want. If I am not mistaken that is what Gadd used on many recordings was a Ludwig Snare