Tama Starphonic Series Snare Drum - 6"x14" - Aluminum

6" x 14" Aluminum Snare Drum - Silver
Tama Starphonic Series Snare Drum - 6
Tama Starphonic Series Snare Drum - 6
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Tama Starphonic Series Snare Drum - 6"x14" - Aluminum
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Big Aluminum Snare

Bright and powerful, the TAMA Aluminum Starphonic Snare gives you massive, crisp attack and complex overtones. TAMA innovations such as their Freedom Lug, detachable butt plate, and linear-drive strainer all serve to make Starphonic snares extremely drummer-friendly, so you can concentrate on your artistry without your hardware getting in the way. There's a some ingenious engineering here. This remarkable-sounding snare benefits from TAMA's careful shaping of the shell bearing edge, and their Grooved Hoop gives the drum incisive projection and enhances its tight low-end. If you're seeking a bright snare to cut through the mix, you've found it: the TAMA Aluminum Starphonic Snare.

TAMA Aluminum Starphonic 6" x 14" Snare Drum Features at a Glance:
  • Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Snappy Snare gives you crisp attack
  • Linear-drive strainer and detachable butt make your life easier
  • Bearing edge shape enhances drum resonance
TAMA's Aluminum Starphonic Snare: massive sound and great looks!

Tech Specs

Type Snare
Shell (Depth x Diameter) 6" x 14"
Shell Construction 1.2mm Aluminum
Shell Material Aluminum
Hoops Grooved, 10-hole
Color Silver
Manufacturer Part Number PAL146

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Look out Ludwig!! Tama is knockin on your door!!

I recently purchased the Tama Starphonic Aluminum snare from sweetwater and let me tell you that I was blown away on how good this bad boy sounds. The drum sounds like an Ludwig Acrolite on steriods! It has that dry almost wooden quality to it, plus it has a tuning range that is quite impressive. Tuned low it has a beautiful "smack" and only when you start to crank this baby up does she start to show you how versatile and deadly it really is. When you get up in the higher tuning ranges the drum just becomes a beast...very pleasing overtones complimented with that "crack from heaven". I found you can go lower and higher as far as tuning range than your standard Ludwig supraphonic or Acrolite. The hoops on this baby are just perfect...great rim-shots...awesome cross-stick...and most of all changing you heads are now a breeze due to the claw hooks. The linear throw-off is another up-grade from the Ludwig p85. Dual snare adjustments...ratcheted adjustment knobs. I have owned both of the Ludwig snares I had mentioned and i never dreamed anyone could out do the original but now have shown otherwise. Bottom line if your considering a Ludwig Acrolite or Superphonic please give this baby some consideration first. Well done Tama...well done!!
Music background: Professional Drummer for over 20years

An Excellent Aluminum Snare

Over the past 30 years I've played 8"x14" maple, a 5"x14" birch, a 6.5"x14" brass and a 4"x15" brass snares. The difference between brass and wood is enormous. There are no high frequency harmonics with wood snares. They tend to be warm & dry. Brass brings a brightness to the snare.Aluminum has a brightness with minimal overtones. Its sound sits perfectly in between wood & brass. It brings articulation of a metal snare with the warmth/fatness/punch of a wood snare.This Tama snare has wonderful features for a snare: a seamless shell, notched tension adjustment knobs, bottom hoop with a gap for the snare bed for quick head replacement and/or tuning, hinged tension rods.If you're in the market for a new snare and have never considered an aluminum shell, do yourself a favor and check out this drum!
Music background: Drum hobbyist, live bands, churches, garages!
See also: drum snare, Tama, Tama Snare Drums