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Yamaha MS-9214 Sforzando Snare Drum  

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        Unsurpassed for the student or pro alike.

        14" x 12" snare with free-floating, 6-ply birch shell. Solid die-cast rims and suspension ring, 12 lugs, 10 extended individually tunable FibreTech snares, 12 stabilizer power posts with gravity guards, and 3 protective feet. With easily removable snare assembly for easy changing of bottom head.

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        • 14" x 12"
        • 6-ply birch shell
        • Die-cast rims
        • 12 lugs
        • 10 FibreTech snares
        • 6mm tension rods
         
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        YamahaMS-9214 Sforzando Snare Drum
         
        4.8

        (based on 22 reviews)

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        Yamaha Sforzando

        This drum is pretty awesome. My school uses everything yamaha. So, I bought one for myself. I love the sound of this drum. It can project so much from the middle of...Read complete review

        This drum is pretty awesome. My school uses everything yamaha. So, I bought one for myself. I love the sound of this drum. It can project so much from the middle of a football field. the rimshots just cut through the air like none other. The only thing is that, when you first get it in the box, it isn't tuned, so either tune it, or take the heads off and put new ones on. Although I found the stock heads very descent, the bottom heads could be changed. Not much wrong with it, but it can be a pain sometimes. The stock heads are made by remo, wich is cool. But if you want to change the heads I would strongly reccommend: Remo Black Max or Remo White Max as batters, and a Remo Falams II as a bottom head. The snare is so easy to take out, I play with it sometimes. Just unscrew the side on the throw-off, and pull on it from the opposite side. The nylon snare give you serious attack, too. The throw-off is rather easy to glide on and off, as well. It can handle extremely high tension, and not put too much stress on the drum shell, because the top and bottom heads pull against each other, instead of on the lugs. The only downside is that this drum is rather pricy, but it's worth every penny.

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        I've had better

        I am a music education major with a concentration in percussion, and I absolutely love marching band and drum corp. I do not, however, love this snare. The obvious first reason is...Read complete review

        I am a music education major with a concentration in percussion, and I absolutely love marching band and drum corp. I do not, however, love this snare. The obvious first reason is the price. If it sounded like the best snare in the world it would be worth it, but it doesn't, which brings me to the next issue. Second, is the sound. It is a very dull sound, even with good heads and proper tuning in relation to top and bottom head tention, as well as tuning the guts properly, it still comes across as a very dead sound, especially from the stands at any size football field. Third, it is extremely heavy, especially compare to the better sounding Pearl Championship series, or the Dynasty DFX. I definitely prefer the pearl anyday. It's price is a little bit easier on the budget, and the tone, especially from a distance, is very clear and crisp. Sharp attacks, and good, short, warm, tone, with no ill overtones to create dissonance among the drums. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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        4.0

        this product is very good

        By time

        from Florida

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Yamaha MS-9214 Sforzando Snare Drum:

        Very good customer service the item arrive on time and in perfect condition. Iwould highly recommend this website for musical instrument purchases

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        5.0

        Awesome Snare Drum!

        By Jonathan Lim

        from Hong Kong

        Comments about Yamaha MS-9214 Sforzando Snare Drum:

        One of the best looking and best sounding marching snare drums around! Love this drum!
        One of the best looking marching snare drums around.
        One of the best sounding marching snare drum around!
        Quite expensive but worth every single penny.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love It!!!

        By SPC-Seelinger

        from Union City, PA

        Comments about Yamaha MS-9214 Sforzando Snare Drum:

        I don't know if it was this size, or if it was the slightly smaller model. But, my high school purchased two of them, at the beginning of our 2004-2005 Marching Band season. It was my freshman year, so i was luckily able to play with it my whole high school marching band career. They also purchased two sets of tenors and four bass drums. We did amazing over my last three years on the drumline, until I graduated ,after my fellow seniors and I, lead our band to a championship season. We were awarded best percussion at all but one competition, including three championships. Our old stuff was beat-up and starting to wear down and I believe that our new hardware had a part in us doing so great over my career. I haven't played a drum since graduating in 2008, I plan on buying one of my own, to try and get back into playing again.

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        I've had better

        By jlabro

        from Birmingham, AL

        Comments about Yamaha MS-9214 Sforzando Snare Drum:

        I am a music education major with a concentration in percussion, and I absolutely love marching band and drum corp. I do not, however, love this snare. The obvious first reason is the price. If it sounded like the best snare in the world it would be worth it, but it doesn't, which brings me to the next issue. Second, is the sound. It is a very dull sound, even with good heads and proper tuning in relation to top and bottom head tention, as well as tuning the guts properly, it still comes across as a very dead sound, especially from the stands at any size football field. Third, it is extremely heavy, especially compare to the better sounding Pearl Championship series, or the Dynasty DFX. I definitely prefer the pearl anyday. It's price is a little bit easier on the budget, and the tone, especially from a distance, is very clear and crisp. Sharp attacks, and good, short, warm, tone, with no ill overtones to create dissonance among the drums. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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        5.0

        AWESOME!

        By joelleiby7

        from Longmont, Colorado

        Comments about Yamaha MS-9214 Sforzando Snare Drum:

        My school has 4 of these Yamaha Sforzando snares, and let me tell you, they are totally worth it! They are also extremely durable. Snap a Remo White Max head on one of these babys, and you're ready to go.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Yamaha Sforzando

        By Drum4Life-9J4Na

        from Minnesota

        Comments about Yamaha MS-9214 Sforzando Snare Drum:

        This drum is pretty awesome. My school uses everything yamaha. So, I bought one for myself. I love the sound of this drum. It can project so much from the middle of a football field. the rimshots just cut through the air like none other. The only thing is that, when you first get it in the box, it isn't tuned, so either tune it, or take the heads off and put new ones on. Although I found the stock heads very descent, the bottom heads could be changed. Not much wrong with it, but it can be a pain sometimes. The stock heads are made by remo, wich is cool. But if you want to change the heads I would strongly reccommend: Remo Black Max or Remo White Max as batters, and a Remo Falams II as a bottom head. The snare is so easy to take out, I play with it sometimes. Just unscrew the side on the throw-off, and pull on it from the opposite side. The nylon snare give you serious attack, too. The throw-off is rather easy to glide on and off, as well. It can handle extremely high tension, and not put too much stress on the drum shell, because the top and bottom heads pull against each other, instead of on the lugs. The only downside is that this drum is rather pricy, but it's worth every penny.

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        5.0

        awsome drums

        By pdp1105

        from Prudenville, MI

        Comments about Yamaha MS-9214 Sforzando Snare Drum:

        My school just started getting these snares and they are awsome. I used to use a '98 Yammaha snare and I droped it on cement and it fell apart. This snare dosen't. It's just a awsome snare.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Long Story Short... It's the BEST!!!

        By Drummer 2012

        from Cleveland

        Comments about Yamaha MS-9214 Sforzando Snare Drum:

        For starters, I play snare in one of Ohio's best high school marching bands. My high school plays Yamaha marching drums. The Yamaha SFZ's are by far the best sounding, and quality marching snares you can buy. My school plays Evans heads because we have a sponsor. I am not a big fan of our Evans MX White heads but our snares sound great! I have played the SFZ with a Remo Falam head and that sounds great too. Overall, this is by far the best marching snare that anyone could buy.

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        5.0

        the best snare in the world

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Yamaha MS-9214 Sforzando Snare Drum:

        My high school has five of these and there the best snares I have used. I believe that with the right heads,tuning,and tension you can get the true sound,colors,and crispness of the drum for a great performance on the field or off.

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        4.0

        Best Marching Snare Ever

        Comments about Yamaha MS-9214 Sforzando Snare Drum:

        Im a Junior at my high school right now and we have four of this exact drum. I just bought one myself so I can practice myself at home. With a head change there could be no competition.

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