Yamaha's Band & Orchestral Division has announced the new Berlin Symphonic Series Maple Concert Snare Drums.
These new products will make their debut at the 2008 Percussive Arts Society International Convention on November 5-8 in Austin (TX).
According to Yamaha, this series was designed in conjunction with Franz Schindlbeck of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and the Yamaha's Percussion Atelier in Frankfurt. It includes of the 14" x 5" BSM-1450 and 14" x 6.5" BSM-1465. Both snare drums are said to have been designed and constructed to achieve a uniquely dark, yet versatile sound with exceptional response and projection featuring a dark, European-style sound.
The new BSM snares feature the patented Berlin Combination Snare System, which aims at providing response at all dynamic levels. The 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 1.8mm 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 maples shells.
The BSM-1450 has an MSRP of $1,122.00 while the BSM-1465 retails for $1,146.00. Both models are available now.
Cases and stands are also available for these new models.
For more information, visit Yamaha's web site at www.yamaha.com.