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Tama STAR Reserve Vol. 1 Solid Maple 5" x 14" Snare Drum

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


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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.

  • Sharper Starclassic bearing edge
  • 8-lug Brass Sound Arc hoops
  • Hand-rubbed oil with Star inlay pattern
  • Star Tube Lugs w/lug nuts
  • Supersensitive Hi-Carbon Snare Wires
  • Remo coated Ambassador batter head
  • Lightning fast response at all dynamic levels

Tama's quest for this snare was to achieve a drum with unparalleled sensitivity and response.  They combined the dynamic excellence of a solid maple shell with a slightly sharper Starclassic bearing edge and 8-lug Brass Sound Arc hoops to create an ultra- sensitive, clear and bright tone. The shell is finished in hand-rubbed oil with Star inlay pattern.  Tama's newly developed Star Tube Lugs w/lug nuts are included for highly articulate tuning.  Supersensitive Hi-Carbon Snare Wires which feature a thin brass plate and softer hi-carbon coils respond to even the softest touch on the edge of the batter head, which is a Remo coated Ambassador batter head. The snare-side head is a Remo Ambassador clear.  This drum delivers lightning fast response at all dynamic levels.  

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 5" x 14" Star Solid Maple Snare Drum (Oiled Natural Maple) today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Snare Reserve Solid Maple Snare Drum

This may be the greatest snare drum ever made


14 x 5 inches but with a huge sound, great woody tone, amazing sensitivity and projection. The snare strainer offers micro-precision of adjustment. And beautiful to look at. I have never played a drum this good. Worth every penny.




STAR Reserve Vol. 1 Solid Maple 5" x 14" Snare Drum

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Model TLM145SOMP
Series Snare Reserve
Configuration Snare Drum
Warranty Info:

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