Simon's main snare drum, the Monarch, produces never-heard-before tones thanks to its 8ply maple/bubinga/maple hybrid shell and customised triple flanged hoops. This combination provides a warm controlled sound with sharp, bright cut. His second main snare drum, the Gladiator, features black nickel-plated bronze shell. His Pageant maple drum completes Simon's snare drum arsenal.
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.