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Old 09-07-2018, 12:37 AM
fryfry fryfry is offline
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Default Yamaha SD-055M Snare

Hi there, amateur beginning drummer, so don't really know what I'm talking about.

Recently returned from a job in Japan, while I was there I bought an old snare drum from a jazz cafe owner for about $200. He said it was a special model(?) I'm back in the U.S. and not sure I'm gonna keep it, so I tried to find info on Google based on the model number plate, but came up with nothing. Does anyone know this model and how much I should sell it for?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-07-2018, 07:48 PM
davezedlee davezedlee is offline
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Default Re: Yamaha SD-055M Snare

$120, if you're lucky

steel snares don't have a high demand here
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Old 09-12-2018, 07:13 PM
thejohnlec thejohnlec is offline
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Default Re: Yamaha SD-055M Snare

True on the value here. However, it should be a great sounding snare though, and a 10-lug instrument with that strainer system is certainly a cool find. I have a late 80s 8 lug steel Yamaha with a 6 1/2 depth and it sounds dynamite - lots of projection with a wide tuning range.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:03 PM
pgm554 pgm554 is offline
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Default Re: Yamaha SD-055M Snare

I had a wood Yammie with that system and it sucked.
Almost impossible to tune.
Reminds me of the Tama ImperialStar Kingbeat vs the ImperialStar Powerline.
The Powerline although cheaper to buy originally,nowgoes for about a $100 more used .
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