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Yamaha Steve Jordan Snare

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Professional 6-1/2" x 13" snare drum features a 4-ply all-maple shell, 6-ply reinforcement hoop, and non-plated 20-strand snare. Steve's environmenta...Click To Read More About This Product

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Embodies the funky, sought-after Steve Jordan sound.

Professional 6-1/2" x 13" snare drum features a 4-ply all-maple shell, 6-ply reinforcement hoop, and non-plated 20-strand snare. Steve's environmental concerns led Yamaha to manufacture this model using environmentally friendly wood harvesting methods, finishes, and adhesives. The result is a natural appearance and warm sound suited to all playing styles. A master of styles, Jordan's recording and performance credits include David Sanborn, Keith Richards, Patti Austin, George Benson, BB King, Spiro Gyra, James Taylor, Steely Dan, and Neil Young.


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The perfect snare

By ClarenceSpadyBand

from Northeastern PA

I have owned many different snares from many different Mfgs. Most of which are higher end drums. This snare is a perfect fit for me. It has a nice crack, great tone (focused ring), and a great pop...and you get all of that with every note .... 13 inch size is an instant chops enhancer and more fun to play than a 14". Great build quality and VERY little sympathetic vibration. I get consistent compliments from sound techs and people out front. My only concern is after laying into heavy rim shots, one tension rod loosens alot. I think it will work itself out as I break it in and re-tighten. Overall, a great sounding and playing drum.

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A Great Snare.

By Noah Ice

from Chicago IL.

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I bought this snare after my Pulse snare exploded from being tuned too tight. I got it, without the badge (Thanks a TON GC, you and Yamha were BOTH unhelpful with this issue. But this is about the snare.) and it sounded GREAT for a few months. Overtightening it screwed it up, I stripped tension rods, and had to use industrial strength wire snips to cut them. This was when I was a beginner, since then, I have grown to use more technique and have much more skill. I refinished the snare in the shop, making it look great with an exotic, crackled brown/red wavy finish and a great, shiny coat of shellac. I have new tension rods and lug inserts on the way along with Remo Fiberskyn and a reso that are already here. This snare will be up and running again in a week, and I am THRILLED to have it beat the crud out of my Pork Pie. I also plan to start up this badge battle again. And, (Raising right hand), I WON'T OVERTIGHTEN THE THING. By the way, I should add that the snare is thirty bucks more expensive at my GC. Good deal here, if you trust buying drum equipment online. Feel free to e-mail me with any questions.

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You need this snare

By chance harris

from Texas

Im normally playing on Ludwig gear, but I tried this snare today and I must say, as soon as I save the cash im nabbing it. The response on this snare is unbeatable. The dynamics is amazing too. It sounds just as good playing softer jazz beats as it does digging in to it for rock. incredibly versatile. Buy it, I swear you wont regret it.


A Must Buy

By MelloSmooth

from Kings Mountain, NC

A very nice snare! Warm tone when played in center and NICE high-end sounds when played closer to edge. Try playing entire snare to hear great sound variety. A definite standout!


yet another excellent value snare from yamaha

By funky chicken

from nyc, ny

i love most of yamaha snares, and the steve jordan is no exception. no matter how tight you crank it, stays responsive and warm. yet another highly underrated yamaha snare that would be a great addition to anyone's snare arsenal.


What a snare

By John Michael-kXmT6

from NY

Iv'e been playing drums for over thirty years backing up such bands as the ramones, fabulous thunder birds, Rick Derringer. All I can say is I finally found a snare with such a great pop. All I can say is for the price buy it.JB



By JaslDrummer

from Las Vegas, NV

I just received the drum and I absolutely love its tone, punch, and quality!


Funky little snare.

By StratMan420 (Originality FTW)

from Canada

This snare is in my ever growing snare collection. It is near the middle of the price range, but it is just as good (if not, better) than some of my more expensive snares. Tuned high, you get that snappy little crack, in the middle a firm, low end crack, and at the bottom, and funky, deep WHAM!


Yamaha Steve Jordan Snare

By Nor E.

from Kingsville, MD

Great snare for the price. I love the variety of sounds I can achieve by playing different areas of the batterhead. Very nice crack when tuned tightly. You can really crank this one down. I really love the sound without the snare engaged. Beautiful finish. Great bang for the buck.


what i was looking for

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I've owned too many snares, but this one takes the cake. I can tune it up for my rock band, and it cuts through the guitars without losing its excellent sound. Or, I can tune it down for country and the rim shot sounds great, even at very low volumes. This snare is overall excellent.

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