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Tama 5.5" x 14" 6mm SLP Vintage Poplar Maple Snare Drum

Tama’s Sound Lab Project (S.L.P.) snare drums were designed to introduce drummers to a variety of new and exciting sounds—at an affordable price.


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Each snare possesses a distinct personality that’s well suited to a particular genre. S.L.P. is an ideal option for discerning drummers looking to add a fresh voice to their sonic palette at a comfortable price point.

Drummers who dig the vibe and tonality of vintage but demand the reliability of modern drum-making will find a new favorite in the S.L.P. Vintage Poplar Maple. This 8-lug snare offers open and warm sound that fits nicely into medium volume band mixes such as Jazz, Rock, Blues and other acoustic stylings.

The 5.5” x 14” model features typical 6-ply vintage shell construction (Maple-Poplar-Maple with reinforcement rings), but with modern touches including precise shell and reinforcement hoop construction, precisely cut bearing edges, shallow/wide snare bed and dual-tensioning snare throw/butt plate. Tama's 20-strand snare wires feature redesigned angle of the end plates and added thinner straps to obtain optimum response.

Tama’s triple-flanged, 2.3mm steel hoops provide a “wetter,” more open sound than die-cast zinc hoops. Hourglass-style lugs(8) lend a sexy, striking silhouette to spice up the old-school character of the Natural Figured Maple finish. Silky-smooth tension rods make subtle tuning changes a breeze, letting you dial in just the right amount of tension for perfect tone every time.

With classic tone and modern functionality, this drum is sure to become a "go-to" drum for actively gigging drummers.

Get your Tama 5.5" x 14" 6mm SLP Vintage Poplar Maple Snare Drum today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Vintage sound and style with modern reliability


I was searching for a thin shelled 60's snare when I learned of this gem. It has the construction and sound characteristics that I was looking for, but I didn't have to worry about any "surprises" that you may get when buying a vintage drum. Aside from the sound, the snare mechanism is great too. It's adjustable from both sides and the removable butt plate lets you change your resonant head without messing with the tension of your wires. Overall, I'm very satisfied with my purchase. #Sweepstakes


Fort Worth, TX

5.5" x 14" 6mm SLP Vintage Poplar Maple Snare Drum

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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