Black Swamp Concert Solid Bocote Multisonic Snare Drum - 14x5 - Product Information
Unmatched design, versatility and performance are what set the Black Swamp Multisonic Series of Concert Snare Drums apart from all others and make them the world’s most definitive orchestral snare drum available today.
The 14″×5″ Multisonic Concert Snare Drum features a Solid, 100% Bocote shell which produces a rich, warm sound with the presence and sensitivity needed for a full variety of musical situations. The solid shell adds an extra unmistakable dimension to the sound. The precisely machined bearing edge, consisting of an inside 45 degree and outside round-over design results in a full balanced tone with more body and projection than the typical 45 degree double edge. The snare bed is cut shallow and wide for maximum cable contact spanning the entire head, thus increasing the snare response throughout the entire dynamic range of the drum. This series also features 10 exclusive arch base tube lugs that are a modern twist on a classic design. These lugs are die-cast and manufactured with the precision that only Black Swamp can do. Finish this drum off with the Black Swamp Die-Cast hoops, which stay in tune longer and focus the drum’s sound for projection and added tonality, and you have a professional series concert snare drum that is unmatched in today’s market.
The Multisonic strainer features five separate snare units that can be activated individually, utilizing cable and wire snares for multiple timbre possibilities. By adding or subtracting the different snare units, the player can dramatically change the timbre of the drum within seconds without the need for any tools. The 5 snares included with the Multisonic Series include the 6 strand gold cable unit, 8 strand blue cable unit, 8 strand stainless steel cable unit, 5 strand wire wound unit and a second 6 strand stainless steel cable unit.
Cable Type Descriptions For The Multisonic Series:
- Gold Coated Cable
- The thickest cable type, responding best at loud dynamic levels. The dry, throaty character of this material type is similar to the traditional gut snares.
- Blue Coated Cable
- Not as thick as the Gold version and responds best at medium to loud dynamic ranges. The dry character provides both articulation and volume.
- Stainless Steel Cable
- Responds best at soft to medium dynamic ranges. The bright, wet character balances the drum's overall volume.
- Wire Wound
- Responds best in the softer dynamic ranges. The crisp, bright character provides the greatest sensitivity and response.