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Yamaha Copper Nouveau Snare
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The brilliant metal projection is balanced by the warm, full tone of copper.

The Yamaha Copper Nouveau Snare Drum cuts through loud music yet has a warmer tone than other metal shells. It also has enhanced low frequencies for darker tones that work well in just about all musical situations. The quick-release low-contact Nouveau lugs allow the shell to vibrate for a more resonant drum and wide dynamic range. They also allow much quicker head changes because the tension rods don't have to be removed to take off the hoop.

A detachable strainer and butt allow you to remove the snare wires for snare-side head changes and reattach them quickly with a single drum key screw. A tension indicator lets you easily reset your snares to their former tension.

2.3mm Dyna Hoop
The 2.3mm thick triple flange Dyna Hoops are strong, giving you precise tuning while allowing the drum to open up.

Yamaha Copper Nouveau Snare Specifications:

  • Copper shell
    Detachable strainer
    2.3mm thick Dyna Hoops

Yamaha Copper Nouveau Snare

5 Years


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Product Reviews
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  • It's not wood, but it'll do...

    As reviewed by GearFreak on 6/29/2007

    This snare has unbelievable features; the lugs and strainer mechanism are innovative and very road ready. The whole thing screams quality, and the shell is pretty thick compared to other brands - VERY heavy. People say the sound of copper is close to wood, but its still a metal snare. Some of the warmth and darker tones get overidden by the up front crack and pop of the metal shell. I found that tuning it high with a one ply batter head gave a very ringy high pitched 'ping' which isn't stellar in the studio. In the mix of a live band however, its got a great midrange crack that projects like a steel shell, only mellower. Overall its a fantastic instrument for metal drum lovers, and carries the same amazing quality as other Yamaha products. I genuinley think this is a better quality snare than DW's copper shell one. If you don't believe me take a look for yourself.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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  • Versality has become through

    As reviewed by Miguel Yudelevich on 2/20/2007

    I remember I was attending some lessons at DC and a French friend told me HEY LET`S CHECK OUT THE GUITAR CENTER PRESIDENT`S DAY SALES!!! I said OK I dont have money but well, lets go... I started to try several snares drums just for fun, and the salesperson asked me if I was looking for something special, I said, well not at all but just for asking, is there any metallic snare drum with a warm sound? I wasnt expecting to buy it but since I tried the 14x5.5 Copper I felt in love. I dont know how, I saw myself buying this drum by half the regular price thinking OH GOD!!! how Im going to take this to my home in Chile, well Im not gonna worry about that yet, just enjoy. So you can figure out myself into the subway with a huge box, with my bag and a big jacket (it was very cold). Since then, 2 years ago till now, I have recorded diferent type of music, played with diferent bands, I have recorded 2 albums and Im still in love with it. The Copper characteristics allows me to get an incredible wooded-sound, getting the most of the metallic features. The rimshots are incredible and cuts thru the band. The noveau system makes me change the heads just in a few seconds and the snare removal system keeps the tension of the snare when you change the snare head. It`s a little heavy-weighted but I dont care. It doesnt matter what head you use (I have tried many brands and models) it always makes you feel satisfied with its sound but I recommend Remo Powerstroke 3 or coated ambassador heads on top and despite it comes with a yamaha-remo (USA) head, I suggest change it for a Remo clear snare. This drum is my main snare drum and anything else became secondary. I can get many diferent sounds, just change the tuning and head. Versality has become through Sorry for my english, not the best really but I really wanted to share my experience with you Good Luck Miguel Yudelevich

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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  • Best Snare I Have Ever Played!!!!!!!

    As reviewed by jon castelli on 10/24/2009

    I had bought this drum about 6 months ago and it is awsome. I own the 14x6.5 version of this snare. I have an aquerian head on it with a dampining ring and beats any snare i have ever palyed. It has the metal sound but the warmth of a wooden snare. I would recomend this snare to any drummer no matter waht level he/she plays. Great job Yamaha

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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