Sharp yet rounded enough to hit the sweet spot with every pop. Masterful at delivering flawless sound. The core sound of the Yamaha Recording Custom Snare is crisp clear articulation embodied in vintage warmth. A perfect balance of highs and lows. Birch shells ensure tone is aggressive and bright but blended nicely with enhanced bass frequencies. Highly responsive at even the most subtle dynamic levels the Yamaha Recording Custom Snare features 30-degree bearing edges for maximum head to shell contact. As a result the sound is rounder more focused and more punchy. 6-ply 6mm Birch reduces unwanted noise while retaining all of the great resonant characteristics of the drum. The Recording Custom birch snare is perfect for studio recording environments and is highly versatile due to its wide tuning range and dynamic response.