Tama Mike Portnoy Signature 12'' x 5'' Snare Drum

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

Tama Mike Portnoy Signature 12'' x 5'' Snare Drum

The Tama Mike Portnoy Signature Snare Drum 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 a painstaking manufacturing process and meticulous attention to detail.

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Named after his daughter, Melody, Tama's Mike Portnoy Melody Master Signature Snare is one of three signature models devised by Tama.

The Tama Mike Portnoy Melody Master Signature Snare 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 its interchangeable strainer makes for an exciting and dynamic snare.

A Steel shell gives the snare a bright and crisp sound that has a long and deep sustain. The bright and punchy tone of the Steel shell makes it ideal for rim shots that cut right loud through the mix or help the player to be more audible when playing louder music.

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 had 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.

About Tama

With up to 40 years within the drum industry, Tama has developed a unique brand that prioritises both great tonal quality and outstanding aesthetics. With an eclectic list of artists on their roster, Tama has consistently delivered high-quality percussion to a multitude of musicians over the years. This extensive list includes the likes of Animals as Leaders Drummer Matt Garstka, Anthrax's Charlie Benante, ZZ Top's Frank Beard and Kendrick Lamar's Rico Nichols. Tama drums accentuate each individual's specific nuanced style of playing and give the player unparalleled tone and versatility.


  • Shell: 1mm Steel (Hammered Flat Black)
  • Hoops: Die-Cast (6 Hole Chrome)
  • Lugs: MSL-SCT (Chrome)
  • Strainer/Butt: MCS100A/MCS70B (Chrome)
  • Snappy: MS20SN12S