High-Tension Marching Snare Drum
Product Details: Features Configuration Snare size: 14 x 9 in. Total Pieces: 1 Extras Case or Bag: Not applicable Stand: Not applicable Shells Shell material: Maple Shell construction: 6-Ply Shell thickness (mm): 8 Bearing edge: 45 Reinforcement ring: Yes Hardware Hardware material: Aluminum...
Renowned for its distinctive sound, wide dynamic range, and explosive rim shot, the High-Tension Marching Snare Drum incorporates structural innovations that permit the use of a high-tension Kevlar drum head. Years in the making, the Marching Snare Drum 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 drum head 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 Fiber Tech snare gut. With the use of Fiber Tech 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 6 mm 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. three removable feet eliminate damage to the bottom components of the drum when placed on rough surfaces.