Yamaha 8300 Series Piccolo SFZ marching snare drum
(14 x 9 in. Red Forest with Chrome Hardware)
Marching Snare Drums
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A shorter-depth marching snare for enhanced maneuverability and tonal cut.
The Yamaha Piccolo SFZ (Sforzando) is a 14" x 9" marching snare drum is a full three inches shorter in depth than the standard Yamaha SFZ snare drum. With a short 9" shell depth for a quick snare response, the drum offers a lightweight 6-ply birch shell for a clear, articulate projection. The drum shell is manufactured using the unique Yamaha Air Seal System, which ensures the shell starts round and stays round.
Renowned for its distinctive sound, wide dynamic range, and explosive rim shot, the SFZ (Sforzando) marching snare drum incorporates structural innovations that permit the use of a high-tension Kevlar drumhead. Years in the making, the SFZ was developed and perfected in field tests under the rigors of actual use with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps and numerous indoor percussion ensembles. The design offers powerful projection, precise articulation and durable performance.
The release-side strainer uses parts made of die-cast aluminum and durable nylon for a smooth, noise-free operation. For urgent drumhead changes, the strainer system allows for quick and easy removal of the snare assembly. 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 snare gut. With the use of FiberTech snares, a crisp and articulate sound is obtained while ten independently adjustable strands allow for precise tuning control.
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.
Tubular lugs are made of high-quality, lightweight aluminum, and feature a thick wall to resist dents and bending from heavy use. Stabilizer Power Posts support the tube lugs by adding considerable resistance against damage from accidental bumps and stick hits. Since they are secured to the shell, the posts help focus the drum's tone and therefore, make the sound more articulate. To facilitate quick bottom head changes, the posts maintain the exact alignment necessary for the bottom tension rods.
For consistent tuning and explosive rim shots, the top and bottom rims use a special aluminum alloy in a solid, die-cast design without excess weight. The 6mm diameter of the tension rods provides the extra strength necessary to maintain structural integrity under aggressive tuning conditions. Double steel washers allow smooth tuning adjustments at any tension.
Exclusive to Yamaha, three removable feet eliminate damage to the bottom components of the drum when placed on rough surfaces.
- Snare size: 14" x 9"
- Total Pieces: 1
- Case or Bag: Not applicable
- Stand: Not applicable
- Shell material: Birch
- Shell construction: 6-Ply
- Shell thickness (mm): 8
- Bearing edge: 45
- Reinforcement ring: Yes
- Hardware material: Aluminum
- Hoop type: Die-cast
- Lugs: Tube
- Throw-off: Patented
- Internal muffler: No
- Snares: Hybrid
- Heads: Factory
- Finish type: Lacquer
- Country of origin: China
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