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Tama 8" x 15" Star Reserve Maple/Bubinga Snare Drum (Caramel Olive Ash Burst)


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Tama's Star Reserve snare drum series represents the highest level of design and craftsmanship.

The vision for this series was to create new and differentiated sounds that have no limits.  The Tama R&D design team set out on a "no limit" dream quest, challenging themselves to utilize new and trusted woods for the shells with reimagined hardware materials to create unique overall drum specifications that produce sounds never before heard.  But Tama didn't stop there.  They collaborated with some of their most high profile artists to achieve sounds and performance that truly inspire the best from the best.

This 8x15" snare represents the essence of the Star Reserve program.  The shell blend of 2-ply Maple, 2-ply Bubinga, inner ply of Cordia and outer ply of highly figured Olive Ash (with STAR inlay design) give this drum its tonal foundation and exterior beauty.  The 8x15" size gives the drum its sonic depth and richness and Star bearing edge profile, which uses a dynamic 45-degree angle and places the apex of the edge away from the outside edge, adds to the thick, meaty tones.  2.3mm triple-flanged chrome-plated BRASS hoops produce a ring that is more pure than 2.3mm hoops made from steel.  The hand-rubbed sating finish is applied over a slight burst color treatment that allows the natural beauty of the Olive Ash wood grain to be fully appreciated.  Even the snare drum heads were carefully evaluated and chosen based on desired sonic objective.  With this drum, Tama selected Evans G1 Reverse Dot with Evans clear snare-side head.  Truly, each drum is a singular work of art.    

Meticulously hand-crafted in Japan by Tama's master drum craftsmen, attention to detail is the order of the build.  There is no hurry during production, only dedication to create the perfect drum, one drum at a time.   From concept to design, to stage and studio testing, to final build, Tama's Star Reserve snare drums have an identity all their own, without limits.

Get your Tama 8" x 15" Star Reserve Maple/Bubinga Snare Drum (Caramel Olive Ash Burst) today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.


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Warranty Info:

Five Years on Drum Shell One Year on Drum Hardware and Drum Finishes 30 Days on Bass Drum Hoops