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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.

"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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