This fantastic and classically-styled Super Aluminum 5”x14” Snare Drum from the TAMA Sound Lab Project features a thick Aluminum 1.6mm shell with a uniquely wide internal 15mm flanged edge. Add to that a center bead and new Sound Arc Hoops, and the vintage style sound is enhanced by a new layer of crispness and sustain. It's also very powerful, which is a characteristic not typically found in generic aluminum snare drums.
A beaded 5”x14” aluminum shell has also been a very successful design for many years and has been the design basis for several of the great snare drums. This classic shell is joined by ten vintage-style dual brass tube lugs, which have little contact with the shell and enhance the drum’s resonance.
The chrome-plated 1.6mm aluminum shell drum is the beaded design with a round bead around its center, a design element found in several classic snare drums but sold at much higher prices than this excellent snare drum. The bead stiffens and strengthens the shell and also internally disperses the sound waves, adding to the great response of the drum.
Suggested musical styles: Jazz, Funk, Latin & Fusion, Classic Rock styles
The details, again!
Shell: 5”x14”, 1.6mm, Aluminum shell
Finish: Chrome plating with Chrome hardware
Hoop: Sound Arc Hoop
Lug: Ten Dual Brass Tube Lugs
Snares: 20 strand Starclassic Carbon Steel Snappy snares
TAMA’s “Sound Lab Project” Snare Drums:
The snare drum is the keystone of any drummer's sound. At some point in the musical journey, the player will embark on a search for the perfect drum to enhance their sound. With that player in mind, TAMA created the S.L.P. “Sound Lab Project” series.
TAMA’s extensive research and development process led to a varied offering of S.L.P. shell materials, thickness (and number of plies of the wood shells) and the specific parts were experimented with to find each shell material’s full sonic potential.
The Sound Lab Project comprises three different maple shell snare drums and one of bubinga. There are two steel shell snares, one of aluminum and one of brass. Each of these snare drums features its own customized and unique design and one of them could be your best snare drum and at a relatively low price for a snare drums of this quality!
TAMA’s Sound Arc Hoop snare hoops:
The Sound Arc Hoop was specially developed for the Sound Lab Project (S.L.P.) snare drums. This inward curved 2.3mm steel hoop enhances the natural tone of the snare drum, and offers sensitivity, precise tuning, and control.
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