New limited Yamaha Drums Steve Gadd Signature Snare YSS1455SG now available!

Over the last four decades our Yamaha Drums research and development team has worked closely with Steve Gadd to maintain and further improve the quality of our drum series, most recently with the revamping of the legendary Recording Custom series and Recording Custom metal snares in 2016.

To celebrate the special milestone of our 40 year relationship, Yamaha Drums and Gadd worked together to release a new & limited signature snare drum.

The Yamaha YSS1455SG snare features a 14" x 5.5" steel shell – equipped with a new Steve Gadd 10-strand wire, which enhances the snare articulation. Limited to 800 pieces worldwide, this snare drum's 1.2 mm steel shell exterior and the aluminum die cast hoops are set in a distinctive black nickel, Steve´s look of choice.

Additional features include a Steve Gadd signature badge that accompanies the shell, a black tuning key and a special certification card.

"I have been playing Yamaha drums for over 40 years. It's been a pleasure working together and I hope our relationship continues to grow," said Gadd. "This is the latest signature model we have created. I hope you like it."

Gadd is one of the most acclaimed and accomplished drummers of his generation. He has recorded with an array of distinguished artists, including Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, Paul McCartney, Al Jarreau, James Brown, Joe Cocker, Nancy Wilson, Bob James, Stanley Clarke, Al DiMeola and George Benson. His historic recordings in the 1970s include virtuoso outings on "The Leprechaun" with pianist Chick Corea and Steely Dan's Aja, as well as several cuts with Paul Simon (including "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover" and "Late in the Evening").

The Steve Gadd Signature Snare YSS1455SG is now available in stores worldwide.