The Black Swamp Multisonic MS514MD-CB 14 x 5" Ply Maple Snare Drum feature a 7 ply Maple shell with a Concert Black stain finish and has an excellent balance of characteristics that have made it a workhorse in concert and orchestral music for over a century. Our bearing edges are shaped to bring out the natural body, warmth, and clarity that maple has to offer.
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.
7-Ply Maple Shell
Die-Cast Hoops, Arch 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
Includes Deluxe Padded Case, Drum Key, and Cleaning Cloth
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.