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Yamaha Debuts Bordin and Chamberlin Signature Snares

Yamaha Debuts Bordin and Chamberlin Signature Snares


July 23, 2004

Continuing to offer signature snare drums that echo the musical
personalities of their namesakes, Yamaha Drums unveiled the Mike Bordin SD-6455MB
and Jimmy Chamberlin SD-2455JC at Summer NAMM 2004.

With its heavy composition and massive sound, the SD-6455MB characterizes
the style of metal drummer Mike Borden, who has pounded the skins for Faith
No More, Ozzy Osbourne and Korn. The SD-2455JC emanates the energy and dynamics
of Jimmy Chamberlin, best known for his work with The Smashing Pumpkins.

The 14″ x 6.5″ SD-6455MB features a 2mm thick copper shell that delivers a
combination of bottom end and clean cut, with a hand-hammered lower half, un-hammered
upper half and Black finish.

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“Both of these signature snares are true to the sounds and styles of their
respective artists,” states Joe Testa, artist relations manager, Yamaha Drums. “Mike's
is, by far, the heaviest drum we make. It had to be, to withstand the force
with which he hits it. Make sure you have a back brace if you're going to be
moving this one around a lot! With Jimmy's–it really captures the wide dynamic
range that he brings to Rock and Roll.”

The SD-2455JC features a 14″ x 5.5″ Matte Chrome steel shell that brings a
wood-like warmth to the steel's characteristically sharp tone and powerful
volume. And, while the 3mm aluminum die-cast rims draw a bright, open sound,
their lightweight aluminum composition eliminates high frequency overtones
and gives the drum a cutting, crisp rim shot. Small, square lugs attached to
the shell using a single-bolt design minimize contact between the shell and
the lug, allowing the drum to resonate freely and deliver a natural sound.

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