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TAMA Superstar Classic Satin Tamo Ash Shell Pack Review

Nick D'Virgilio presents the TAMA Superstar Classic Satin Tamo Ash shell pack. This exclusive TAMA Superstar Classic shell pack is stylishly dressed in gorgeous Satin Tamo Ash wraps for a look that's guaranteed to... Read more »

TAMA SLP Classic Dry Aluminum Snare Drum Review

Nick D'Virgilio presents the TAMA SLP Classic Dry Aluminum snare drum. With its 1.2mm aluminum shell and pronounced center bead, the LAL1455 is a clear nod to some of history's most sought-after snare drums. The... Read more »

TAMA SLP Fat Spruce Snare Drum Review

Nick D'Virgilio presents the TAMA SLP Fat Spruce snare drum. In a class of its own, the TAMA SLP Fat Spruce Snare Drum features an 8-ply, 7mm spruce shell with a beautiful wood grain finish, eight brass tube lugs... Read more »

5 Questions with Peter Erskine

Here at Sweetwater, we have the good fortune of having many of the world's leading musicians stop by for a visit, or in the case of drummer/educator extraordinaire, Peter Erskine, booking time to record an album in... Read more »

TAMA Starclassic Maple Exotix Shell Pack Review

Nick D'Virgilio presents the TAMA Starclassic Maple Exotix shell pack. TAMA's Starclassics once ruled the world. Today, TAMA is transforming these former hard rock staples into a timeless classic: the Starclassic... Read more »

TAMA Superstar Classic 7-piece Shell Pack Review

Nick D'Virgilio presents the TAMA Superstar Classic shell pack with Tangerine Lacquer Burst finish. TAMA's signature thin 100% maple shells endow the Superstar Classic with bold, rich tones to awaken your grooves... Read more »

Peter Erskine on TAMA Snare Drums

World-renowned drummer Peter Erskine shares why TAMA snare drums are among his first-choice instruments. After the video, check out TAMA snare drums at Sweetwater here:... Read more »

Peter Erskine on TAMA Drums

World-renowned drummer Peter Erskine talks about why TAMA drums are his instruments of choice. TAMA builds their drums with a painstaking attention to detail, precision, and care in order to deliver the best drum... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: TAMA Lars Ulrich Snare

The secret behind Metallica's powerful backbeat is the TAMA Lars Ulrich Signature Palette snare drum. This is the only snare Lars has used on the road for the past 15 years*. That's because only the TAMA Lars Ulrich... Read more »

Drum Tips & Tricks With Kenny Aronoff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HKJYcOEEG8 Nick D'Virgilio joins world-renowned drummer Kenny Aronoff in Sweetwater's Performance Theater to share some wisdom. Best known for his work with John Cougar Mellencamp... Read more »

Tama Star Reserve Snare Demo with Peter Erskine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu3PpSe8iD4 World-famous jazz drummer and composer Peter Erskine presents the Tama Star Reserve snare drum. The solid, one-piece maple shell represents the best of TAMA's fine... Read more »

Tama Star Series Maple Shell Pack Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKDldIYG4v4 Nick D'Virgilio presents the Tama Star Series Maple Shell Pack. Tama's Star Series is the pinnacle of their drum lineup, designed for maximum shell resonance resulting in... Read more »

Tama DKP146 Soundworks Snare Drum Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HED7RKOfh-c Nick D'Virgilio presents the Tama DKP146 Soundworks snare drum. It's made of Kapur - a comparatively heavy hardwood. It sounds tight and well balanced, with a warm, fat... Read more »

Tama Starclassic Performer B/B Shell Pack Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XbwSh_7_uI Hey drummers, today I'm trying out the Tama Starclassic Performer B/B Shell Pack. Each of the four shells included in this kit features hybrid birch and bubinga, a... Read more »

Tama S.L.P. Series Figured Maple Snare Drum Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FI9xnmgjKw Hey drummers, take a listen to this Tama S.L.P. Series snare drum! Balancing vintage tone with modern construction methods, the TAMA S.L.P. Vintage Poplar Maple snare drum... Read more »

Tama Starclassic Performer B/B Shell Pack Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_uhZ9WL4qQ Hey drummers, today I'm playing the Starclassic Performer B/B 4-piece shell pack from Tama. The shells included in this kit feature hybrid birch and bubinga shells, a... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: TAMA HP900RN Iron Cobra Rolling Glide

Smooth, stable, and highly adjustable, the Tama HP900RN Iron Cobra Rolling Glide kick drum pedal is suitable for any drummer, any style. The Iron Cobra's design eliminates unwanted friction - you'll feel phenomenal... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: TAMA Superstar Classic

Power your beat with the powerful sound of maple! Featuring all-maple shells, Tama's Superstar Classic drum kits comes in a variety of configurations. The kit includes Tama's Star-Mount System double-tom holder... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: TAMA HP910LN Speed Cobra

The revamped Tama HP910LN Speed Cobra kick drum pedal starts with the Iron Cobra family's secret weapon: the innovative Cobra Coil pedal spring. This mechanism returns the footboard to its original position after... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: TAMA HP900PN Iron Cobra Power Glide

The revamped Tama HP900PN Iron Cobra Power Glide kick drum pedal won't get in the way of your drumming, no matter how fast or expressively you play. Thanks to its innovative Cobra Coil pedal spring, the HP900PN... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: TAMA Star Series Solid Maple Snare Drum

Take home a piece of Tama history with the collectible STAR maple snare drum - one of only five available in the USA. This stunning and musical Tama snare is made from solid Japanese maple for a warm, woody punch... Read more »

TAMA HP910LN Speed Cobra Kick Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U69qcRjAtkU Hey drummers, check out the TAMA HP910LN Speed Cobra kick pedal! The revamped Tama HP910LN Speed Cobra kick drum pedal starts with the Iron Cobra family's secret weapon:... Read more »

TAMA HP900RN Iron Cobra Rolling Glide Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7DTf8sBrxM Hey everybody, today we're taking a look at the TAMA HP900RN Iron Cobra Rolling Glide bass drum pedal! The Iron Cobra's design eliminates unwanted friction - you'll feel... Read more »

15 Stick Bag Essentials

As a drummer, your stick bag is your toolkit. It should contain everything that you need to play a gig or to get through a session, along with a small assortment of tools that might be needed for minor repairs. Here... Read more »