Customer center login

Yamaha Recording Custom 14"x5,5" Alu

Snare drum

  • Size: 14" x 5.5"
  • New Recording Custom series
  • Shell: 1.2 mm aluminium
  • Finish: Hairline Clear
  • Bearing edge: 45°
  • 3.0 mm aluminium cast strip
  • Snare carpet: 20 strings High Carbon Steel
  • Batter head: Remo Ambassador Coated
  • Resonance head: Remo Ambassador Reso
  • Yamaha Q type snare throw off, DC3 backstop
No JavaScript? No Audio Samples! :-(

Audio Examples

 
0:00
  • Exercise High Tuning
  • Exercise Low Tuning
  • Show less

Further Information

Diameter 14"
Depth 5,5"
Color of Shell Aluminium
Color of Hardware Chrome
Die Cast Hoop Yes

These are other customers' choices:

Customers who looked at this item have bought these:

Yamaha Recording Custom 14"x5,5" Alu
45% bought this exact product
Yamaha Recording Custom 14"x5,5" Alu
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
£419 Add to Basket
Yamaha Recording Custom 14"x6,5" Alu
15% bought Yamaha Recording Custom 14"x6,5" Alu £428
Tama PAL146 Starphonic Aluminium
12% bought Tama PAL146 Starphonic Aluminium £364
Ludwig LM400 14"x05" Supra Phonic
11% bought Ludwig LM400 14"x05" Supra Phonic £569
Ludwig LM402 Supra Phonic Snare
9% bought Ludwig LM402 Supra Phonic Snare £599
Our most popular Aluminium Snare Drums
9 Customer Ratings
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
5 /5
  • sound
  • quality
Total
sound
quality
Everything I want in a snare drum
GretschSilverSparkle, 12.07.2021
For me, this snare is near perfect. It's articulate, very responsive and 'fast'. By this I mean it gives an immediate response to the playing of both very delicate grace notes and louder back beats. It will identify any technical weaknesses in your playing, which I think is a plus!

The tone is well balanced and gives both a full range of frequencies as well as having a crisp cut through, which means it is not lost in the mix when the rest of the band show up. The full characteristics of the drum are best appreciated when it's under the microphone and in the recording setting. Then it's quality and nature really shines through.

I compared this side by side with a 1974 Acrolite, and the 6.5" version of the same drum. I initially intended to buy the 6.5" model, thinking this would give me more tone and body, but that was not so. In my opinion the 5.5" had more openness, had a larger effective tuning range and generally more character and body. (It has a wonderful ring, but not overbearing - I think any more, perhaps from the steel or brass versions, would be too much for my taste.) For my style of playing, which is predominantly funk and jazz biased, it was an obvious choice. That said, the 6.5" is an exceptional drum too but I can only afford one! Just give consideration to the sound you are looking for personally.

Compared the the vintage Acrolite the sound quality was virtually identical, but the Yamaha was much more focussed and the snare response was superior, as you may expect from a modern drum.

In conclusion, I can't enthuse about this drum too much. It's a joy to play and I just want to stay playing it all day. This is money very well spent!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
sound
quality
What a snare!
Lado Hmelj, 03.04.2020
The snare has a nice, dry, wood like snare sound and powerful rimshot for that heavy back beat, its light yet feels very sturdy. Its great for the studio or medium to small gigs.

I use on it just a small bit of moongel for dampening metallic ring. The hardware is awesome it does not detune with hitting it hard on the rims, a problem i've had with many previous snares. The heads on it are proper remos, so its good out of the box. This is really a go-to snare for anyone who is an active drummer and needs a dependable snare. On the plus side it comes with a tuning key and some spare snare wires.

To sum it up, I love this snare!!
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
sound
quality
Best snare I've ever had
Wheels of Steel, 22.03.2021
Dry and snappy, without being the least bit boring. Cuts through anything like a knife if you want it to, but can also be played more softly if needed.

Sounds at least as good as snares twice the cost, I was initially thinking about a Ludwig Supraphonic, but I think this gives it a good run for its money.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
Total
sound
quality
Yamaha flagship snare
DrumNut1978, 24.01.2018
Simply stunning!
Sonic quality and craftsmanship second to none.
Whatever the tuning or the style of music, this instruments sounds just incredible.
Helpful · Not helpful · Report
Report rating…

Do you believe this rating to be inaccurate or unacceptable for some reason?

Send report
£419
Free shipping incl. VAT
Available immediately
Available immediately

This item is in stock and can be dispatched immediately.

Standard Delivery Times
Your Contacts
Phone: +49-9546-9223-40
FAX: +49-9546-9223-24
video
Yamaha New Recording Custom 14x5,5 Aluminium Snare Drum
1:52
Thomann TV
Yamaha New Recording Custom 14x5,5 Alu­minium Snare Drum
video
Yamaha New Recording Custom 14x5,5 Aluminium
2:11
Thomann TV
Yamaha New Recording Custom 14x5,5 Alu­minium
 
 
 
 
 
test results:
* The prices shown include VAT. and are valid as long as stocks last. Please click here for international shipping rates. We do not accept liability for typographical errors or inaccurate information of any kind. All invoices will be issued in GBP.