The Tama Simon Philips Signature 12’’ x 5’’ snare drum is a signature snare created in collaboration with English drummer Simon Phillips and Tama. The first of three snares in the series, this particular drum is named ‘‘The Pageant’’. Constructed from a 7ply Maple shell, the signature snare emits a perfect amount of highs and mids mixed with warm lows. This maple construction is extremely versatile, easily fitting into most drum setups and suiting a range of music genres. The Tama Simon Phillips Signature snare drum also features the MUS80A strainer, providing tight positioning, locking your snare wire firmly into your desired snare tension. This snare is the perfect choice for any drummer wanting an elegant sounding snare.
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Simon Philips is an English jazz, pop and rock drummer, playing in bands such as Toto and playing sessions for musicians such as Gary Moore, Nik Kershaw, MikeOldfield, Judas Priest, Tears for Fears and The who. Philips started playing professionally aged 12, playing in his father’s band Dixieland. Sessioning on musicals and picking up general session work as Philips got older, he began to work with the likes of Jeff Beck, Peter Gabriel and Frank Zappa. Philips influences are the likes of Buddy Rich, Tony Williams and Bernard Purdie to name a few.
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.