Looking for deep punchy tone? This Yamaha Recording Custom snare is 8 of pure warmth and low-end punch. The wide tuning range provided allows very high and low tunings. For a 14 x 8 snare its highly responsive and performs well at low dynamics. Birch shells ensure tone is balanced and blended nicely with enhanced bass and high frequencies. The Yamaha Recording Custom Snare features 30-degree bearing edges for maximum head to shell contact. As a result the sound is more round more focused and more punchy. 6-ply 6mm Birch reduces unwanted noise while retaining all of the great resonant characteristics of the drum. Designed for the optimal studio sound the 14 x 8 Recording Custom birch snare is the perfect drum for fat-tone aficionados.