Yamaha Expands Snare Drum Family with Versatile Orchestral Snares Maple Series

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The snares were crafted with carefully-selected maple to ensure an authentic sound, rich resonance and warm tone.

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“No matter where these snares are used, their highly- expressive ability will help users develop confidence in his or her sound,” said Troy Wollwage, marketing manager, Percussion, Yamaha Corporation of America.

Yamaha today showcased the Orchestral Snares Maple (OSM) series, the newest addition to the Yamaha concert snare drum lineup.

The OSM series, which replaces the BSM and GS series, includes both coil and cable snares, allowing players to customize the model depending on their musical requirements. Available in two sizes — 14" x 5" OSM-1450 and 14" x 6 1/2" OSM-1465 — the series is ideal for a wide variety of performance situations, from professional orchestras to college percussion studios.

The snares were crafted with carefully-selected maple to ensure an authentic sound, rich resonance and warm tone, unlike in metal models. The shallow snare bed creates an ideal combination of natural instrument tone and delicate snare response. The models include a K-Type strainer with a wide action that allows for smooth, precise operation with minimal noise, as well as tube lungs and an aluminum die-cast hoop. The snares are equipped with a Yamaha Remo Renaissance Diplomat top head and a Yamaha Remo Diplomat Snare bottom head, a combination ideal for concert use. They are completed with a sophisticated Matte Brown finish.

The newly-created coil snares feature an innovative manufacturing process developed specifically for concert snare drums. They offer a smaller coil diameter and ultra-high carbon steel, which provides a unique blend of playability and expressive potential.

“This new lineup of snare drums is really unique in that players in all musical situations, whether it be a professional musician at a concert venue or a collegiate percussion major working towards an audition, can enjoy quality craftsmanship and authentic sound,” said Troy Wollwage, marketing manager, Percussion, Yamaha Corporation of America. “No matter where these snares are used, their highly- expressive ability will help users develop confidence in his or her sound.”

Pricing and Availability
The OSM Series — OSM-1450 (MSRP: $958.00) and OSM-1465 (MSRP: $978.00) — are now shipping.

For more information, visit the Yamaha Booth (#1249) at PASIC 2019 in the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, November 13-16, or visit https://yamaha.io/OSMSNARE

About Yamaha
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.

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