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Tama PCP147 7"x14" Starphonic Copper Snare Drum

Tama PCP147 7"x14" Starphonic Copper Snare Drum, 1.2mm Copper Shell, Grooved Hoops, Freedom Lugs, Detachable Butt Plate, Ratchet Style Tension Adjuster


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MSRP: Old Price $999.98 Discounted Price $649.99 Save : $349.99 (35%)
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For the first time in the history of the Starphonic series, the PCP147 snare drum features a 1.2 mm copper shell with a 7" depth, creating an extraordinary raw, dark tone with rich low frequencies in its overtone. Combining outstanding Starphonic features such as a Grooved Hoop and a Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon snare wire, the PCP147 provides improved sensitivity and controlled sound.

Non-Loosening Rubber Gasket
Starphonic's claw hooks have a rubber block inside to prevent the tension bolts from loosening during playing. Once the tension bolt is tightened, the claw hook is pressed towards the hoop. This also presses the rubber block inside the claw hook and adds pressure to the tension rod inside.

Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Snare Wire
In order to provide a more crisp and sensitve sound, Tama redesigned our snappy snare, using new materials and customizing the shape of the plate and the wire coil's winding pattern. As a result of these modifications, the new "Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Snappy Snare" fits more closely to the snare side head, demonstrating greater sensitivity and brighter, crisper sound.

Ratchet Style Snappy Tension Adjuster
To prevent the snappy snares from loosening, Tama incorporated a ratchet system on the strainer's tension adjustment mechanism. Much like an adjustment tool with fine gears, it achieves high-pressure retension, even with extreme settings. Single click adjustments offer a vertical pull of 0.083mm of wire motion, which allows you to achieve ultra sensitive micro-adjustments.

Detachable Butt Plate
The Detachable Strainer Butt allows you to change your snare side head, but keeps the snare wire tension in its original state. Just loosen the two screws and detach the butt plate with the snappy snares still on. When you reattach the butt plate, the snare wire tension will be restored to its original position and calibration. The Grooved Snare Side Hoop features an open frame for simpler operation.

"Linear-Drive" Strainer
Starphonic's strainer uses a "Linear-Drive" system, which Tama designed to provide greater control of the lever adjustment arm and more precise control of the strainer's deployment motion. Even if you move the arm rapidly, you will not hear the typical "slap" of the wires hitting the bottom head. The strainer movement is designed to work in a true "linear motion", similar to the motion found on "round sproket" drum pedals. Most strainers are not designed like this and tend to speed up right before the snare wires connect with the snare side head. Also, by tilting the angle of the butt plate 30 degrees, this design holds the snare wire cords or tape more firmly and reduces unnecessary pressure on the strainer and shell.

Grooved Hoop
The first factor Tama focused on to achive a new snare drum sound was the effect of hoop. So, they carefully studied the evolution of the hoop over time.
In doing so, they came up with an idea that combines vintage design and modern technology. That idea is the essence of Tama's totally new "Grooved Hoop."

Freedom Lug & Claw Hook
By loosening the tension rods, you can tilt the claw hooks backwards and away from the Grooved Hoop. This quick release system offers simple, speedy replacement of drum heads without having to take all of the tension rods out of the lugs.


  • 7"x14" Snare Drum
  • 1.2mm Copper Shell
  • Non-Loosening Rubber Gasket
  • Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Snare Wire
  • Ratchet Style Snappy Tension Adjuster
  • Detachable Butt Plate
  • "Linear-Drive" Strainer
  • Grooved Hoop
  • Freedom Lug & Claw Hook

Get your Tama PCP147 7"x14" Starphonic Copper Snare Drum today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Snare Drum


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Configuration Snare Drum
Shell Material Copper
Snare Size 7" x 14"
Number of Lugs 20 Lugs
Hoop Type Grooved Hoop
Series Starphonic
Model PCP147
Warranty Info:

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

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