This is a completely new design of 12-inch snare pad. It uses a high quality birch drum shell , and is finished with the same color finishing technology as Yamaha's professional acoustic drums.
The playing surface uses Yamaha's Textured Cellular Silicone (TCS) material, which has a unique structure that encloses numerous air bubbles of a precise size and frequency. The surface material of the TCS imitates the feel of a coated head.
By changing the thickness of the TCS material, and the number of bubbles, we can create a tactile feel suitable for snare drum performance. In addition, the pad is 2-zone for the head and rim triggering, and it can accurately translate rim shots and cross-sticks. Both the head and rim detect the impact point, allowing the pad to offer a uniquely detailed, positional sensitive performance.
The shells are formed and finished at Yamaha's acoustic drum factory, and the lugs and hoops are the same as those used on Yamaha's acoustic drums.
This pad is every bit a beautiful as a Yamaha snare drum.