The look and response of the industry’s favorite recording kit comes to a matching wood snare near you. The Yamaha Recording Custom wood snare is built from six thin plies of select birch to deliver a crisp and cutting tone. Its 30° bearing edges, crowned with lightweight 1.6mm triple-flanged hoops, give the Recording Custom wood snare a dry, focused attack — tailor-made for recording — and a wide-open tuning window to cover many styles of music. Like other snares in the series, the Recording Custom wood snare features Yamaha’s Q-type snare mechanism for smooth snare adjustments and studio-quiet transitions. Stock Remo USA heads and a 25-strand high-carbon snare wire provide great tone right out of the box.
6-ply North American birch shell
Birch is well regarded for its crisp, focused tone and even response. The Recording Custom wood snare’s 6-ply birch shell for its blend of low-end warmth and balanced attack. Its 30° bearing edges impart a quick response and enable a wide range of tunings to suit everything from down tuned metal to buttoned-down ballads.
Q-type snare mechanism
A dependable snare throw off is essential for studio work. The heavy-duty Yamaha Q-type mechanism on your Recording Custom wood snare is quick and stable at dialing in snare tensions and stealthy at releasing snare wires in the middle of a take.
Revamped single-piece lugs in the Yamaha Recording Custom wood snare give this studio piece a sweet throwback look, stabilized tuning, and reduced damping and noise.
Session-ready with Remo heads
Your Recording Custom wood snare ships ready for prime time with a set of industry-standard Remo USA heads. You get an Ambassador Coated batter head for backbeats to brushwork and a sensitive 3mm Ambassador snare-side reso head for great snap and sensitivity.