ANAHEIM, Calif. Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, will debut the Berlin Symphonic Series Maple Concert Snare Drums at Winter NAMM 2009.
Berlin Symphonic Series Maple Concert Snare Drums
Designed in conjunction with Franz Schindlbeck of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Yamaha Frankfurt Percussion Atelier, the BSM-1450 is available in a 14-in. x 5-in. configuration, and the BSM-1465 in a 14" x 6.5" configuration. Both models have been designed and constructed to achieve a unique, yet versatile sound with exceptional response, projection, and a dark, European-style timbre.
"Serious percussionists have come to Yamaha asking for new ideas that will fill a void they are missing in their sound library," said Troy Wollwage, marketing manager, Yamaha Percussion. "Our product designers have the advantage of leaning on 40-plus years of experience in making percussive instruments of all shapes and sizes. That knowledge, combined with assistance from professionals such as Mr. Schindlbeck, has led to a number of advances in the ultimate pursuit of a unique sound. The BSM models are the first of many new instruments to be born out of this artistic endeavor."
The BSM snares feature the patented Berlin Combination Snare System, which provides response at all dynamic levels. Ten inner cables provide a full snare sound at all levels up to fortissimo
while the three outer strands on each side provide precise snare response at all levels down to pianissimo.
Other features include a shallow 1.8 mm snare bed that provides even snare response at all dynamic levels, a silent K-type strainer producing zero noise with smooth action for silent, effortless snare engagement, honey-lug casings, and six-ply Maple shells.
Currently available, the BSM-1450 retails for $1,122.00 and the BSM-1465 for $1,146.00 Cases and stands are also available.
For more information on the Berlin Symphonic Series Maple Concert Snare Drums, visit Yamaha Corporation of America at Winter NAMM 2009 at the Marquis Ballroom in the Anaheim Marriott Hotel; write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
; or visit www.yamaha.com/band