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Tama PBC146 6x14 Starphonic Snare Drum (Matte Natural Cordia)

The ‘Strongest Name in Drums’ has done it again…they’ve pushed the design concept to the creative edge and forged a new snare drum for drummers to explore.


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MSRP: Old Price $846.14 Discounted Price $549.99 Save : $296.15 (35%)
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TAMA introduces STARPHONIC. It’s the new sound from the golden age! The PBC146MNC is 8 plies of Bubinga plus 1 outer ply of Cordia which forms the 7mm shell. It has modernized Retro-style features to achieve rich and desirable vintage sounds. The Quick-release Freedom Lug, Claw Hook, and Grooved Hoop provide rapid drum head changes and enhanced tone. Also equipped with the Linear Drive Strainer with calibrated Ratchet Style tension adjustment knob. Also features a detachable butt-plate for rapid snappy snare and head change. Ultra-thin shells provide pure optimum resonance and pristine performance. Included on the PBC146NMC is a super sensitive Hi-Carbon Snappy Snare. Made in Japan. Once you get a look at this snare, you’ll see why the STARPHONIC series is winning all the well-deserved praise.

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To start, this is my best snare. I've owned four after market snares including one boutique snare, and this has outshined the others in one field or another. Best sound and best tuning stability. That being said, I have found two drawbacks: the hoops are thin and get bent over from rimshots easily, and a piece of the plastic inside of the throwoff broke and jammed the mechanism so i had to take it apart and work on it a bit. Other than that, this drum has no bad qualities and I used it in the studio for my band's upcoming debut record. Would highly recommend

The Ocean Is Fiction



This is an awesome Snare Drum!


This snare drum sounds great! a warm sound and excellent response. The tuning process is really easy thanks to the freedom lugs system. Definitely my favorite snare drum so far.

Jorge Mendez

Santiago de Chile


PBC146 6x14 Starphonic Snare Drum (Matte Natural Cordia)

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Series Starphonic
Model PBC146MNC
Configuration Snare Drum
Warranty Info:

PBC146 6x14 Starphonic Snare Drum (Matte Natural Cordia)

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