Tama Mike Portnoy Melody Master Snare Bubinga 14 x 5.5

£399.00 RRP £515.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Estimated delivery to you: 29th December 2016
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Product Ref: 20948

  • Bubinga Shell
  • Mike Portnoy Signature Model
  • Distinctive Design
  • Authentic Replication
  • Bright Crisp Tone

Tama Mike Portnoy Melody Master Snare Bubinga 14 x 5.5

The Tama Mike Portnoy Melody Master signature model features a unique three way snare strainer that enables the player to effortlessly switch between sounds without the inconvenience of changing to a different drum. Encapsulating the virtuoso's unique and distinct tone, Portnoy's formidable sound is effectively replicated through painstaking manufacturing process and meticulous attention to detail.

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Buy on finance from £11.03 per month Finance from £11.03 per month  

  • 15.9%
  • £13.97
  • £502.92
Pay by Finance

To make it as easy as possible for you to get the gear you want, we offer a range of instant finance options. If you spend £250 or more online, you can choose to pay over 48, 36 or 24 months. The majority of decisions are given instantly, so you could get your new gear sooner than you thought!

Representative Example

To help you understand how our finance options work, the examples below are based on a total order value of £250:

Finance APR Deposit to Pay Payments Total Payable
Classic Credit 48 Months 14.9% 14.9% No Deposit 48 months: £6.83
Final payment: £6.83
No settlement fee
Classic Credit 36 Months 15.9% 15.9% No Deposit 36 months: £8.65
Final payment: £8.65
No settlement fee
Classic Credit 24 Months 18.9% 18.9% No Deposit 24 months: £12.41
Final payment: £12.41
No settlement fee

How to Apply

Applying for finance couldn't be easier - if your order totals £250 or more, simply proceed through the checkout as normal, then select Pay by Finance on the payment page, then click the orange APPLY FOR INSTANT FINANCE button. This will start your application with V12 Retail Finance, our finance partner, and completing this form should take approximately 10 minutes.

You should get an instant answer on whether your application has been successful, though in some rare cases V12 may need to look at the application in more detail.

Please note: This is only available on orders placed via the website and is not available in store or via phone currently.

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Named after his daughter, Melody, Mike Portnoy's Melody Master Signature Snare is one of three signature models devised by Tama. The Tama Mike Portnoy Melody Master Signature Snare 12 x 5 brings the unique style and tone of the renowned percussive virtuoso Mike Portnoy. Devised to bring unparalleled definition and authentic replication of tone, the Melody Master's diverse application through it's interchangeable strainer makes for an exciting and dynamic snare.

A Bubinga shell gives the snare a balanced amount of highs, mids and whilst distributing rich low end. The sensitive and dark tone of the Bubinga shell makes it ideal for complementing, louder and distortion laden bands with its warm and aggressive attack.

About Mike Portnoy

Mike Portnoy is one of the founding members of Dream Theater for whom he played with for over 25 years. Currently Portnoy is the drummer for The Winery Dogs, Transatlantic, Flying Colors, The Neal Morse Band & Metal Allegiance.

He has also has an extensive list of guest appearances, most notably; Avenged Sevenfold, Twisted Sister, Adrenaline Mob, PSMS, Liquid Tension Experiment, OSI, Bigelf, Hail!, Stone Sour, Fates Warning and Overkill.

Mike possesses an accolade of impressive achievements, with 30 Modern Drummer Magazine Reader's Poll Awards and being the youngest drummer in Modern Drummer's Hall of Fame being only a few. Mike's influence upon the world of rock and Metal is unprecedented. Instead of resting on his laurels he continues to play groundbreaking and innovative music to this day.


  • Shell: 9 Ply Bubinga (Semi-Gloss Black)
  • Hoops: Die-Cast (10 Hole Chrome)
  • Lugs: MSL-SCT (Chrome)
  • Strainer/Butt: MCS100A/MCS70B (Chrome)
  • Snappy: MS20SN14S