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High Tension Drums vs Standard Tension Marching Drums
By Adam Balling
4/28/2015 6:00:00 AM

High Tension drums are used by todays top Drum Corps, Universities, and high school marching ensembles. These drums are designed to handle the tension of a Kevlar or High Tension drum heads.  These drums produce a very clean articulation with a quick decay.

Models include the Yamaha Sfz & MTS Snare Drums, Pearl Championship FFX & CarbonCore Snare Drums, and the Mapex Quantum Series Drums.

Standard Tension drums are popular for a more traditional sounds and are often much lighter in weight than high tension drums. These drums use regular Mylar drum heads at a much lower tension.  These are popular with younger ensembles because of their lighter weight and the drum heads are softer on the players’ hands.

Models include the Yamaha Power-Lite Series Drums, Pearl Competitor Snare Drums, and the Mapex Qualifier Snare Drums.

Do not use a Kevlar head on a standard tension drum.  The shell isn’t designed for high tension use and may collapse. 


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Tags: snare drum, marching snare drum, high tension, standard tension, kevlar
Categories: Marching Percussion
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