Now there are TWO Mike Portnoy Signature Snare Drums to give you two ways to have the full spread of heavy rocking snare power! Get your choice of models from Sam Ash Direct for the lowest price with fast, Free Shipping!
The original Mike Portnoy Signature model, a very popular snare drum among rockers, features a 5”x12” shell of hammered, flat-black lacquered 1mm-thick steel with immensely strong 6-hole, chrome-plated die-cast hoops and 12 individual high-tension lugs. The narrow 12” diameter of this shell creates the high-pitched and cutting, gunshot-like snare cracks together with the capability for crisp and precise nuanced playing, as you can clearly hear on Mike Portnoy’s recordings. The 2012 edition comes with a new Mike Portnoy logo inscribed.
And now, the Mike Portnoy Signature 5”x12” has a bigger brother! The new Mike Portnoy 5-1/2” x 14" steel shell model is available in 2012, and is a more full-range snare drum, providing an open, powerful sound and a wider tuning range. It can’t replace the original Mike Portnoy Signature 5”x12” for the high-end crack but will give you the same kind of immense snare power in a more varied and versatile tuning range, particularly for a more mid-range kind of hard rock snare sound.
The 5-1/2”x14” Mike Portnoy Signature snare also gives you another ½” of snare depth, adding more body and heft to the drum’s sound. The 5-1/2”x14” also comes with the mega-strong die-cast hoops, in this size, 8 holes with 16 high-tension lugs. You also get the very “heavy metal” 1mm hammered steel shell drum shell with the special Mike Portnoy logo inscribed.
Both of Mike Portnoy's Signature snare drums feature a unique three-way snare strainer that offers additional sounds through being able to have pre-set snare tensionings available to you at the flip of lever, without the hassle of switching snare drums. Tama’s pro quality MS20MS12S 12-strand snares are installed on the 5”x12” snare and the MS20SN14S 14-strand snare come with the 5-1/2”x14”, both are appropriate to the size and response characteristics of the different sizes.
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Get your TAMA Mike Portnoy Signature Snare Drum from Sam Ash Direct today, with fast, free shipping at the guaranteed lowest price. Sam Ash Direct gives you the security of more than 87 years of experience, 24/7 customer support and the Sam Ash Direct 45/60 day return / price protection policy. You cannot go wrong!
Things You Will Get:
- Mike Portnoy Signature 5-1/2”x14” Hammered Steel Snare Drum
Mike Portnoy Signature 5-1/2”x14” Hammered Steel Snare Drum
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