Yamaha SFZ Series Marching Snare Drum - 14x12 - Product Information
Renowned for its distinctive sound, wide dynamic range, and explosive rim shot, the Yamaha SFZ (Sforzando) marching snare drum delivers premium sound and durability. 2022 Yamaha introduced the MS9400 Series Marching Snare Drums with tighter articulation and enhanced projection through the addition of extra vent holes. The MS9400 Snare Drums feature a reduced weight over previous models allowing for Increased player control and less fatigue while still maintaining the famous Yamaha durability. Additional improvements include an increased shell depth of 6mm to embellish the warmth of the 6-ply maple shell.
The strainer system has seen function and appearance upgrades as well allowing for easier adjustment access. For urgent drumhead changes, the strainer system allows for quick and easy removal of the snare assembly. With the use of FiberTech snares, a crisp and articulate sound is obtained while ten independently adjustable strands allow for precise tuning control. The butt-side strainer uses aluminum die-cast construction for strength without excess weight, and has vertical adjustment capability for a precise setting of snare height. This also houses the independent adjustment for each FiberTech snaregut. The release-side strainer uses parts made of die-cast aluminum and durable nylon for a smooth, noise-free operation. An oversized vertical adjustment knob allows adjustment to snare height even when snares are engaged. For a precise setting of the snare tension, the horizontal adjustment knob is within easy reach of the player.
The 2022 hoop shape not only reduces weight but noticeably increases stick durability.
With the thickest wall in the industry, the SFZ suspension ring allows high-tension tuning without warping. It uses a solid, die-cast design and a special aluminum alloy to provide exceptional strength with minimum weight. It is also tall enough to accommodate the stretch of a plastic head.
An extra long lug nut provides sufficient threading to effectively grip the tension rod. Its beveled edge guides the rod to eliminate cross threading, a feature especially helpful during last-minute head changes.