The Tama Mike Portnoy Signature 12'' x 5'' Snare Drum is a signature snare drum created in collaboration with American drummer Mike Portnoy and Tama. With a 1mm hammered steel shell, this powerful yet small-sized drum emits bright and direct drum tones, with long and deep sustain. This snare provides a wide array of tuning whilst retaining a solid snare sound. The most notable feature of this snare drum is the 3-way tension adjustable strainer. This feature allows you to lock the strainer into three different positions, each creating different snare intensities. With an eye-catching aesthetic and cutting tones, this snare will easily adapt to any drummers setup.
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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.
Named after his daughter, Melody, Tama's Mike Portnoy Melody Master Signature Snare is one of three signature models devised by Tama. The 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.
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.