Tama showed five new snare drums at NAMM 2017. All unique in looks, and just as diverse in sound and style. Metallica's Lars Ulrich will be touring with his limited edition Signature Palette Series snare drum, and with Peter Erskine Tama developed a 6x10" Mezzo Snare made from his favorite wood: Stave Ash. The S.L.P. series have new aluminum and spruce snares. To top it, the STAR Reserve snare series have a third new model with a hybrid shell of Bubinga and Walnut with Maple Sound Focus Rings. All details of the new Tama snare drums are in text and video below.
Lars Ulrich Signature Palette Series Tama snare drum Lars Ulrich's Signature Palette has a black on black finish, combining a Matte Black shell with Gloss Black plated hardware. The Remo Black Suede drumhead has a black Metallica logo and the badge has Lars' puppet, name and signature on it. Lars Ulrich will be playing this snare drum during Metallica's World Wide tour in 2017.
Shell: 3mm Diamond Plate Steel
Hoops: Die-Cast (10 Hole Chrome)
Drumheads in the package:
1x Remo Ambassador Black Suede with Metallica logo + signature
1x Remo Ambassador Black Suede with Metallica logo without signature
1x Remo Ambassador Clear Snare Side
Only 125 pieces worldwide
List price: $1,166.65
Tama S.L.P. Classic Dry Aluminum & Fat Spruce snare drums There are two new snare drums added to Tama's S.L.P. series: the Classic Dry Aluminum and Fat Spruce. All the details are below the video.
Classic Dry Aluminum This drum features a seamless 1.2 mm Aluminum shell with a center bead. The 8-lug Steel Mighty Hoops make for a crisp sound with short sustain. The vintage look and sound are reminiscent of the early years of popular aluminum snare drums.
Shell: 1.2mm Seamless Aluminum
Hoop: Steel Mighty Hoop (8 hole)
Fat Spruce This drum features an all Spruce 8 ply shell with a beautiful wood grain finish, and boasts a warm and resonant tone. The combination of the Spruce shell and TAMA's 8-lug die-cast hoops makes for a powerful yet warm rim shot sound.
Shell: 7mm, 8ply Spruce Shell
Hoop: Die-Cast Hoop (8 hole)
Color: Wild Satin Spruce – WSS
STAR Reserve snare drum Vol.3 The 3rd model of the STAR Reserve snare series is developed to attain an extremely sharp cut and projection. The hybrid shell of Bubinga and Walnut with Maple Sound Focus Rings creates a solid, tight, and resonant tone. The beautiful Claro Walnut exterior ply lacquered in black see-through gloss adds to the elegance of the snare drum. It also features Sound Arc Hoop and our newly developed STAR Tube Lugs w/lug nuts for accurate tuning.
Model No.: TBWS1465S
Shell Material: 5.5mm, 6ply Walnut/Bubinga + 1 outer ply Claro Walnut with Maple Sound Focus Ring
Bearing Edge: STAR Bearing Edge
Hoop: Sound Arc Hoop (10 Hole)
Lug: STAR Tube Lug with lug nut
Strainer/Butt: 'Liner-Drive' Strainer & Butt
Snare Wire: uper Sensitive Hi-Carbon Snare Wire
Available Finish: Gloss Claro Walnut (GCW)
Peter Erskine Tama signature Mezzo Snare drum Jazz legend Peter Erskine's new 6x10 inch signature snare drum was developed with one of his favorite STAR snare drums in mind - the Stave Ash model. Tama's stave shells are constructed using 12 portions of wood that are cut to precision, then bonded together, tightly forming the 10mm thick shell. Peter prefers the tone of Ash wood for his side snare that provides quick, cutting attack and response. The snare drum comes equipped with the STAR series Super Resonant Mounting System series for easy positioning around the kit, and to maximize the natural resonance of the drum.