The Tama STARPHONIC 14’’x 6’’ Stainless Steel Snare Drum is a highly durable snare drum created by Tama as part of the STARPHONIC range. Constructed from a 1mm thick stainless-steel shell, this attractive looking snare can easily withstand all the pressures of gigging and constant use. Emitting a bright yet open sound, this metal snare produces qualities reminiscent of a 1920s vintage snare. This Tama snare is solid in build and sound, exuding a strong and rich resonant snare sound - ideal for any drummer wanting to achieve a warm vintage drum sound.
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This new piece of hardware fits more closely to the snare side head for greater sensitivity and brighter, crisper sound. It's been redesigned using new materials and a customised plate shape and wire coil winding pattern.
A new quick-release system allows you to loosen the tension rods and tilt the claw hooks away from the Grooved Hoop. This makes changing drum heads quick and easy.
The STARPHONIC strainer uses a "Linear-Drive" system which provides greater control of the lever adjustment arm and the strainer's deployment motion. Even if you move the arm quickly you won't hear the usual 'slap' of the wires hitting the bottom head. The strainer movement is designed to work in a true linear motion similar to the motion found on "round sprocket" drum pedals. Most strainers are not designed like this and tend to speed up right before the snare wires connect with the snare side head. Also, by tilting the angle of the butt plate 30 degrees, this design holds the snare wire cords or tape more firmly and reduces unnecessary pressure on the strainer and shell.
STARPHONIC's claw hooks feature a rubber block inside to prevent the tension bolts from loosening during playing. Once the tension bolt is tightened, the claw hook is pressed towards the rubber block inside the claw hook and adds pressure to the tension rod inside.
The Detachable Strainer Butt allows you to change your snare side head but keeps the snare wire tension in its original state. Just loosen the screws and detach the butt plate with the snappy snares still on. When you reattach the butt plate, the snare wire tension will be restored to its original position and calibration. The Grooved Snare Side Hoop features an open frame for simpler operation.
To prevent the snappy snares from loosening Tama incorporated a ratchet system on the strainer's tension adjustment mechanism. Much like an adjustment tool with fine gears, it achieves high-pressure retention, even with extreme settings. Single click adjustments offer a vertical pull of 0.083mm of wire motion, which allows you to achieve ultra-sensitive micro-adjustments.
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.