DEMO MODEL: This instrument has been opened and typically used by an artist or group at a clinic or performance event (i.e., a State Educator show, or Industry Trade show booth.) The instruments have not been previously owned, and with very few exceptions, are in original packaging. All DEMO model instruments still carry any manufacturer warranties - but at a lower cost to compensate for the limited usage. All specifications and details are identical to the brand new versions.
The Black Swamp Mercury Multisonic MS414TD 14x4" Titanium Elite Snare Drum is inherently crisp and articulate, but retains a pleasing warmth that will surprise and delight your ears. These drums "play deep" and have an exceptional tuning range. All the hardware holes are cut by laser, and we then craft the bearing edges and satin finish by hand. Truly a fabulous instrument to add to your drum collection.
The Mercury Series drums are designed for the ultimate in clarity and articulation. While these drums are excellent for the audition circuit, they are also versatile enough to find regular use on the snare stand.
The BSP Multisonic is still the most advanced, versatile, and silent snare system of its kind in the world. Five separate snare units can be tensioned and activated in any combination to suit your musical situation, drum tuning, and performance space. Here are just three example snare configurations demonstrating the Multisonic's potential to fit in perfectly to your music. 5 different types of wire and cable mix together for unique timbres and the ultimate in versatility. We suggest combinations of 3, but experiment to find your own voice.
Brushed Satin Finish
Die-Cast Hoops, Tube Lugs, Stainless Steel Tension Rods
Multisonic Strainer - Five separate snare units can be activated individually, utilizing cable and wire snares for multiple timbre possibilities.
Snares - Each snare unit responds at different volume levels for maximum response through every dynamic.
Evans Strata Drum Heads
Stock Snare Assembly
Gold Cable - The thickest cable type with a, throaty character, similar to traditional gut snares.
Blue Cable - Responds best at medium to loud dynamic levels, providing both articulation and volume.
Stainless Cable - Responds best at soft to medium dynamic levels. The bright, wet character balances the drum's voice.
Wire Wound Cable - The crisp, bright character provides the greatest sensitivity and response at softer dynamics.
Curly Wire Cable - Curly wire provides sensitivity with a snappy timbre, different than the wire wound unit.