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Tama S.L.P Limited Edition G-Bubinga 8x14" Snare Drum in Charcoal Quilted Bubinga Finish


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This Exclusive Limited Edition S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare is dynamic, articulate and suitable for virtually any style!

The 12-ply, 10mm 8”x14” Bubinga shell is punchy with a lot of body. The combination of 2.3mm flanged “Mighty Hoops” and 20 separate low-mass lugs allow the Bubinga shell to breathe so that it's tone is naturally resonant, not choked.  Exclusively at Sam Ash, you can find this drum in its gorgeous Charcoal Quilted Bubinga finish!

TAMA’s “Sound Lab Project” Snare Drums:
The snare drum is the cornerstone of your kit. Every drummer looks for the perfect snare. One that has just the right amount of resonance, something that cuts, something with a solid crack, sensitivity and rock solid stability. Many times drummers will spend an arm, leg, and first born child on a nice snare.  Now, thanks to the Tama S.L.P. line, you can get professional quality at a fraction of the price.

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.  Even though each one of these drums are uniquely individual, they all possess the same breath taking playability.

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.

Get your Tama S.L.P Limited Edition G-Bubinga 8x14" Snare Drum in Charcoal Quilted Bubinga Finish 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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Awesome snare!


This snare is awesome! It has a super wide tuning range, but definitely shines at low to mid range tunings. The bubinga wood in combination with the depth of the shell gives this snare a super punchy tone that is pretty unique to this snare. joe @ store 57- Indianapolis, IN


Indianapolis, IN


A well built drum at a great price


I searched for quite some time before I purchased tis drum. I just wanted to add some depth to my starclassic set. I have a TAMA brass snare works great. Adding the bubinga 8x14 really compliments my set. Yup it's got punch but has a really warm tonality.


largo florida


Big Punch at a great price point!


The Tama S.L.P. LE G-Bubinga is a great snare for the price. Delivers a deep punch with its 8in deep shell and cuts through the mix really nicely. Great projection. Awesome utility snare for studio, great for metal and rock drummers. The tonal quality of the Bubinga is exceptional at a price point that most drummers can afford.


Cleveland Ohio


Phenomenal Timbre and Body


No matter the variation in heads placed upon it, the body of the snare gave a full punch that cut through any masking- the body gives resonance to even the most delicate and nuanced of playing.

Wade the Riggler

Columbus, OH


This is a really great sounding snare!


This snare drum really packs a punch, For live or any purpose it will cut through and give you that crisp poppy snare you've always been looking for. The dark charcoal is so sharp and it definitely rocks hard!


Cincinnati, OH


Fantastic Snare Drum!


This is a great snare drum for the price. It is very durable and has a fantastic pop! I would recommend to a friend.




Bubinga charcoal


Wow is all I can say! Bubinga is a great tone wood and this is a quality snare from Tama and is beautifully quilted! The charcoal adds a cool looking flavor to the snare as well

Lee@ Sam Ash Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH


Beautiful Snare!


This inward curved 2.3mm steel hoop enhances the natural tone of the snare drum, and offers sensitivity, precise tuning, and control. I enjoy using it on the road or at home.

Jammin Jim

Hoffman Estates


Absolutely Fantastic!


This is one of those snares that as soon as you look at it, you check your bank account. The G-Bubinga is just one of many amazing models in Tama's SLP line. Starting with looks, the quilted finish is absolutely breathtaking and the added black nickel hardware almost seals the deal without even taking a moment to play it. As far as sound goes, I've played around with many different tuning configurations and I can't find one that doesn't work. Low tuning offers a good amount of low-end sound with plenty of punch behind it. Crank it up and oh my goodness, tons of response and an almost marching snare sound with the way it cracks. All in all, everyone should try this snare. You'll regret leaving any store without it.


Huntington Station, NY


Tama SLP Snares have done it again


Tama has earned a reputation for quality drums and hardware over the past few decades. They've really outdone themselves with a new, reasonably priced lineup of snares called the Sound Lab Project. As each snare drum in the series uses a unique shell and configuration of hardware to evoke a certain vibe, sound, and feel. A few years back Tama acquired a lot of Bubinga which is a very popular tonewood as well as just exotic wood in general as it can be very pretty. So what resulted is it's growing popularity in the drum world. Bubinga has a rich, powerful low end but still has a great punchy quality and articulate top end. Let's just say this 8x14" snare isn't for the faint of heart. It has a very powerful sound that can work great in different tunings. It's also a great looking drum. I'd say check out this one but really you should check out all of the Tama SLP snares as they cover such a broad range of textures and timbres.

Nate M

Cincinnati, OH


S.L.P Limited Edition G-Bubinga 8x14" Snare Drum in Charcoal Quilted Bubinga Finish

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Series S.L.P.
Model LGB148CQB
Warranty Info:

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