Yamaha PAC SBS-1455PW 14" Stage Custom Birch Snare Drum
Yamaha’s custom series of drums are the highest quality budget drums available. In particular, this custom birch snare drum trounces other budget snares because it has a birch shell which sounds superior to cheaper woods such as poplar and other blends. Some professionals even prefer birch to maple because it often has more power and has less warmth.
The Stage custom snare drum has high quality Yamaha triple flange steel hoops that are very durable and stay in round. This snare also features quality, one-piece lugs which can take a lot of punishment (especially from younger drummer) and can endure high-tension tunings well. These lugs also help beginners learn how to tune drums effectively as well.
Yamaha pays careful attention to the way in which they construct their bearing edges and the ones on their stage custom drums create a very focused sound along with great tone. It also integrates 1.8mm wire snares which create a crisp sound that’s better than most budget snares. This drum is offered in several different sizes and colors although I recommend the 14 x 5.5 inch version with natural wood finish.