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Tama PBR146 6x14 Starphonic Snare Drum (Nickle Plated Brass)


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MSRP: Old Price $846.14 Discounted Price $549.99 Save : $296.15 (35%)
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MSRP: Old Price $846.14 Discounted Price $549.99 Save : $296.15 (35%)
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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. TAMA introduces STARPHONIC. It’s the new sound from the golden age! The PBR146 is a 1.2mm, Nickel Plated Brass shell with the Center Ridge design. 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 PBR146 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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Well worth the money!!!


This is a rock drummers dream come true! The sound of this snare is exactly what i've been looking for. beautiful, in both look and sound. you'll never what too play another snare after you play this one!!


Notheast, MD


My favorite all around drum.


The Starphonic Brass snare drum is my favorite overall snare and replaced my Starclassic Bubinga snare drum as my main snare drum. I have used the drum for about 8 months now. The drum has a classy vintage look to it. The drum has a nice weight to it. It is loud and warm with a great attack. Sounds great in all tuning ranges, although I keep mine around medium. Not difficult to tune, including (re-)tuning the bottom head thanks to the removable snare butt. Sounds great in a lot of different settings, including good ol' rock 'n roll. Great tone and sounds open, yet not a lot of ringing to it, either. Have not had to use the E ring that comes with it. The only con is the Evans snare side batter head that comes with it. The coating stuck to the hoop making it difficult to separate. I have since replaced the head and sounds even better. The drum comes with a tuning key and Evans E Ring (which I did not need to use, the drum sounds perfectly fine without it). As for high-end snare drums, this is actually towards the affordable range which gives it great value. Highly, highly recommended. This brass drum converted me over from wooden snare drums.


Royal Oak, MI


PBR146 6x14 Starphonic Snare Drum (Nickle Plated Brass)

5.0 2


Series Starphonic
Model PBR146
Configuration Snare Drum
Warranty Info:

PBR146 6x14 Starphonic Snare Drum (Nickle Plated Brass)

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