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MF MD HG01 Electric Guitar Month 06-19-18

Yamaha John " JR" Robinson Signature Model Snare

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Hybrid Design Utilizes Copper Pins Embedded In The All-Birch ShellStarting with a 5-1/2" x 14" 7-ply all-birch shell, Yamaha drives 20 copper pins in...Click To Read More About This Product

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Powerful, focused sound.

Hybrid Design Utilizes Copper Pins Embedded In The All-Birch Shell

Starting with a 5-1/2" x 14" 7-ply all-birch shell, Yamaha drives 20 copper pins into the shell's edge to obtain the particular sound that JR desired. Compared to an all-wood shell this unique design delivers a sound that is amazingly tight and focused. The shell is finished with a covering sheet of white gold.

Special Chromeplated Zinc Die-Cast Hoops And Small Lugs

The 3mm zinc die-cast hoops used on the drum produce a powerful attack and sharp decay. Small lugs have been chosen for their minimum lug-to-shell contact that lets the shell vibrate freely. The special chromeplating used on the hoops and lugs adds visual significance to the overall appearance.

25-Strand Snare And 2.7mm Wide Snare Bed

To get a larger, more sensitive snare sound Yamaha added 5 more hi-carbon steel strands to the usual 20 for a 25-strand snare. Also, the snare bed was increased 1.8mm to 2.7mm to inhibit any influence from the sympathetic vibrations produced by surrounding drums.

Newly Designed Remo Heads

The new Remo Emperor Coated heads are dot-type heads that have a clear border around the white playing area. Added durability is provided by means of a double dot center.


The drum is fitted with Yamaha's H-type strainer on the release side and G-type stainer on the butt side. Both strainers feature small footprints to provide minimum strainer-to-shell contact as well as easy operation. The butt-side trainer also provides snare tension adjustment.

  • 7-ply all-birch shell with 20 copper pins Size: 5-1/2" x 14"
  • Zinc die-cast hoop (3.0mm) with 10 holes (special chrome)
  • Short, hi-carbon steel snare, 25 strands
  • Remo Emperor coated dot-type batter head w/clear outer border
  • Remo Ambassador snare-side head
  • Shell All Birch Shell 7-ply (w/20 Copper Pins) Size : 14" x 5-1/2"
  • Hoop Zinc Die-cast Hoop (3.0mm) with 10 holes (Special Chrome)
  • Snare Short / Hi-carbon steel / 25 strands
  • Head Batter Remo Emperor Coated Dot Type Head w/Clear outer border
  • Bottom Remo Ambassador Snare
  • Strainer Release side : H type  Butt side : G type
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Very Cool

By JKacz05

from Brecksville, Ohio

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I love this kind of innovation. The copper pins in the bearing edge is really cool. This particular drum made me uncertain whether maple was my wood snare preferrence. Bright and responsive with a woody character.

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By Fooj

from Boise, ID

I bought this drum at the Guitar Center in Boise, ID. Like all Yamaha high end snares, the Robinson Nail snare drum possesses top shelf workmanship, and excellent performance. Great crack, great dynamic range, fantastic rimshots. There may not be a better, more full-featured snare drum on the planet.

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Tight Drum

By da.6SYWfk

from Undisclosed

This drum is a wonderful drum! It can do it all. I recommend the drum to anyone who wants versatility. You can do it all, it sounds great tuned high or low. I also put some Vintage wood hoops on it and it totally became a new drum! I love it! It has so many characteristics.

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