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Musashi Oak Snare Drum Transparent Black Oak 13 x 6.5 in.

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Named for a 16th-century samurai, the rugged Yamaha Musashi Oak Snare Drum is constructed in 7-ply oak and produces aggressive, bright, and remarkably loud sound that cuts through just about any mix.

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Named for a 16th-century samurai, the rugged Yamaha Musashi Oak Snare Drum is constructed in 7-ply oak and produces aggressive, bright, and remarkably loud sound that cuts through just about any mix.

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4.8

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Musashi Oak Snare

Before I even bought this drum, I tried it out at two different stores, and I loved the sound. It even still had the factory heads still on it (I've later changed those...Read complete review

Before I even bought this drum, I tried it out at two different stores, and I loved the sound. It even still had the factory heads still on it (I've later changed those to a Remo Emperor -- I've got the 6.5" model). This was pretty rare because snare drums usually don't sound good at all (to me) at stores. I bought this snare to replace the factory snare on my Yamaha Stage Custom kit. I've been so pleased with this that I use it at all my gigs. It's got a great "crack" to it and it cuts through the music really well. Not to mention it looks great and has good stage presence, since I wanted to stick with wooden snares.

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Not even worth it

13X6.5 - I don't wanna bad mouth this drum as everyone else seems to love it, but I'm just gonna be honest. First, the throw off is terrible. It's not the worst I've...Read complete review

13X6.5 - I don't wanna bad mouth this drum as everyone else seems to love it, but I'm just gonna be honest. First, the throw off is terrible. It's not the worst I've seen, but definitely the worst I've seen on a drum that sells for around $300. With that out of the way we can get to the sound. This thing sounds best at medium to high tunings. Unfortunately I found that this drum sounds very dead no matter how you tune it. It has very little character to it. Rim shots literally sound like your smacking a metal hoop with a stick - there's no "crack". The sound is not very full either. The drum really lacks "body". It feels like it takes up very little sonic space, if you can imagine what I mean. Also, for a 6.5" drum it's not very loud at all. I've got a 14 X 5.5 steel Tama that is easily TWICE as loud as this thing. I've recorded with them both and used them in various situations. I wanted to use the Musashi for playing in church but I quickly realized the lack of body and volume made it quickly disappear in the mix. It seems to only be useful if you crank it up and use it as a high pitched side snare. Perhaps I just prefer metal drums, or maybe it's the 13" diameter, but I overall I found the Musashi to lack character, body, and volume. The flimsy strainer doesn't help things much either.

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5.0

The " Snap , Crackle and Pop you have been waiting for . .

By PATRIC PROSAK

from staten island

First let me start out and give credit where it is due .. Guitar Center - Excellent Place for Musicians , Sales staff ... Always a Pleasure doing business with them , That is the Main reason i shop here .. and for this snare I own a lot of snares in my collection and being on the road i always would listen to other live drummers and say hey that Snare was killer , then look and this is the All around snare they were using .. from the lows to the highs this snare cuts it and Once again it was a Yamaha snare .. I caught this on sale and after i got it i changed both heads and snares - puresounds and a controlled dot on top and hazy on bottom . . then the Magic began . . this is the gem you have been waiting for .. the Oak sings on this snare and with a little moon gel any over tones or ring you don't want is gone or tighten her up and let her scream .. and remember if you are not happy within 30 days ..you can always return it .. but, i think that will not Happen .. go enjoy this Gem of a Snare . .you Deserve it .

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3.0

Not even worth it

By Seth Balmore

from New York

13X6.5 - I don't wanna bad mouth this drum as everyone else seems to love it, but I'm just gonna be honest. First, the throw off is terrible. It's not the worst I've seen, but definitely the worst I've seen on a drum that sells for around $300. With that out of the way we can get to the sound. This thing sounds best at medium to high tunings. Unfortunately I found that this drum sounds very dead no matter how you tune it. It has very little character to it. Rim shots literally sound like your smacking a metal hoop with a stick - there's no "crack". The sound is not very full either. The drum really lacks "body". It feels like it takes up very little sonic space, if you can imagine what I mean. Also, for a 6.5" drum it's not very loud at all. I've got a 14 X 5.5 steel Tama that is easily TWICE as loud as this thing. I've recorded with them both and used them in various situations. I wanted to use the Musashi for playing in church but I quickly realized the lack of body and volume made it quickly disappear in the mix. It seems to only be useful if you crank it up and use it as a high pitched side snare. Perhaps I just prefer metal drums, or maybe it's the 13" diameter, but I overall I found the Musashi to lack character, body, and volume. The flimsy strainer doesn't help things much either.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow!!!

By ANTONIO SANCHEZ

from NY - NY

I bought this snare a week ago only guided by the reviews I readed in the Guitar Center web page. I played this beauty when I returned to my country... i fell in love inmediatly. The perfect sound for me, something similar to Mike Bordin's sound in King for a Day - Fool for a Lifetime. Great attack and loudness. I recommend it to everyone. Ca��_to (from Chile)

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5.0

Dynamically pure.....

By Steve Lucas

from Laguna, NM.

The Yamaha "Musashi" Oak Snare Drum Rocks!!!! I own The 12" x 6" model and the sound is high pitched and crackle-licious! Great cross stick/rim shot sound for them country favorites.....cuts through molasses sound (like a Samarai) with great punch as well. Looks and feels great, well suited for any music genere. No disappointments with this lil' bad boy, topped it off with an "Evans EC2 (clear)" and voila! I've been asked what kind of snare I use and how I get that high pitched crack sound.....I just give em' the brand, model and size, it all speaks for itself!!!! Well worth it.....

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5.0

Musashi Oak Snare 13" x 6.5"

By Chris Leach

from Diamond Bar, CA

Of the twenty-some-odd snare drums I've owned over the last 33 years, the only one I deeply regret parting with was a Noble & Cooley 13" x 7" maple snare which I bought in 1992. It was made with an interior ply of mahogany which gave it a little more bottom end than solid maple and naturally muted the undesirable overtones. My bandmates and studio techs loved that drum as much as I did. I hadn't come accross anything like it until Yamaha released the 13" x 6.5" Musashi oak snare. Like the afore mentioned Noble & Cooley, the Musashi provides lots of contemporary high end pop without sacrificing bottom end depth, and it does it without the unpleasant ring that accompanies almost all snare drums. And while the Yamaha version lacks the die cast hoops and heavy duty strainer that were present on the Noble and Cooley, it has no adverse effects on the overall sound of the drum. Besides, it is not uncommon for smaller diameter snares to be fitted with low-mass strainers. As for the hoops, this drum is plenty loud and produces crisp rim shots with the standard hoops provided. Unlike the 10" and 12" versions, this is definately a primary snare drum. The oak shell offers more bottom end than the popular 13" x 7" O.C.D. maple snare and without the unwanted ring. I am recommending this drum based on its sound quality and versatility, but the very modest price tag makes it smart investment for anyone.

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5.0

Great 13" Snare

By Scott

from Minneapolis, MN

This drum gives you a snap, crack, and pop while still retaining some depth with the 6" deep shell (I have the 13 X 6.5). It's also great as an aux drum with the snares turned off. The throw off is not the best of quality, but the sound that this drum produces overcomes that flaw.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Wood Snare I've ever Owned!

By Josh

from St. Louis mo

I have been a drummer for about 8 years and needless to say played alot of different snare drums. Out of all the wood snares i've owned or even played such as the Pearl McX Masters, Pork Pie Little Squealer, Orange county maple snare just to name a few this drum sounds better behind the kit, in the audience and records better by a long shot for my taste. It's got a great look that will go with any kit. I Own the 13 X 6.5 so i cant speak about the others. One thing I will disagree with the other reviews is I would only use this as my main snare i don't think it's an accent snare nice deep rich tone with tons of pop. I keep mine pretty tight. I as many other drummers believe that your snare and your cymbals are really what matters. Tune up any drum set and play it properly with the right mics it will sound fine, but if your going to spend the money buy this snare. Great projection and great tone.... oh and Don't waste the money on the Steve Jordan signature snare while it's nice the deminsions are similar and the oak on the musashi has a ton more crack the warmth on the steve Jordan is there but spend the extra 300 on a nice hit hat. Just Sayin!

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4.0

oak is no joke

By duck butter

from calyfornia

Have been playing drums thirty years have had many snares this one has great presence looks great sounds amazing you can tune it low or high I prefer the evans revers dot head it helps the drum open up and a medium high tuning cuts through my metal bands amps no problem mine is 6.5x13 model love it. throw off a little cheap but works well buy this snare you wont be disapoinnted.

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5.0

LOUD

By GMon

from Nashua, NH

As I was ambling through Guitar Center I tried out every snare they had on display looking for that certain snare that would help my kit sound legit in any kind of setting. The Musashi had every quality I was looking for: a loud, crisp beefy snare that I could use in a variety of purposes. It has that "crack" that I listen for in every snare I try out which is great for enhancing my band's sound. It is versatile enough to use for any style of music, whether it be punk, heavy rock, reggae, jazz or anything else for that matter. Like other users admit, the tension rods do tend to loosen up after moderate to heavy use but it's still a great snare to try out for drummers of any experience level.

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4.0

EROCK

By Eric S

from Manitou Beach, MI

I would recommend this snare drum to anyone playing with jazz, or classic playing styles due to its well defined tone and dynamic nature. It can be used for pretty much any genre but I would have to say I have had some issues with the bottom and top tension rods backing out after a few heavy sets, even with proper technique. over all the drum is very well worth the money spent and will treat you as good as you treat it. I am not dissatisfied at all.

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