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Tama Starphonic Snare Drum
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      Tama Starphonic Snare Drum (583140)
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A classic re-created from the "golden age" of snare drum design.

The Tama Starphonic PBR146 Brass Snare Drum has a 1.2mm nickel-plated brass shell a quick release freedom lug, claw hook, and grooved hoop for rapid drumhead changes and enhanced tone. A linear drive strainer with calibrated ratchet style tension adjustment knob makes precision tuning simple. The Tama Starphonic aluminum snare includes super sensitive hi-carbon snappy snares and a detachable butt plate for quick snare and head changes.

Tama Starphonic Snare Drum Features:

  • Modernized retro-style for rich vintage sound
    Quick release Freedom lug, Claw hook, Grooved Hoop for rapid drum head changes
    Thin 1.2mm nickel-plated brass shell
    6" x 14"
    "Linear Drive" strainer with ratchet style tension adjustment
    Inclues super sensitive hi-Carbon Snappy Snares
    Detachable butt plate for rapid snare and head changes
    Premium Japanese quality production





Tama Starphonic Snare Drum

Wood hoops - 30 day warranty.
All hardware (metal hoops) and shell finish - One year warranty.
Shells - 5 year warranty.

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  • Best all around snare I have played.

    As reviewed by TK on 8/25/2010

    This drum has converted me from wood to metal snare drums. I've owned the brass starphonic drum for over 8 months. The tone is nice and open, but the drum is not very ringy at all (did not need to use the Evans E Ring that came with it). Works great in all tuning ranges and is straightforward to tune. Has a nice crack, especially when tuned medium to high. The sound has a nice warmth to it. I've barely had to re-tune the drum during this time. The bottom head is easy to adjust thanks to the Starphonic hardware. Works great in all sorts of applications depending on the tuning used. The drum can take a beating and the claw hooks stay in place. Rimshots seem easier to perform on this drum as well. The only negative is the Evans snare side coated head that came with the drum. The coating stuck to the rim making it difficult to remove and change the head without warping the original. Had manually remove the coating pieces from the rim, which was annoying. Swapped in a new Evans head and sounded even better. Compared to other high-end snare drums in general, the cost is low (relatively speaking, of course) for the quality of this drum and the hardware. It's more impressive than many signature snare drums out there (and cheaper). Highly, highly recommended.

    17 of 17 people found this review helpful.
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  • Great All Around Snare!

    As reviewed by Aaron DeGeer on 1/6/2012

    This snare is great! I originally owned a steel snare before this, and always found it lacking. That's when I found this drum. This drum has a brass shell so it's a little warmer and also fuller than steel. The hoops are basically triple-flanged except turned in, not out, at the end. By having these hoops, it allows it to be nice and open sounding. The drum has a nice fat sound with plenty of attack as well as a lot of volume! I mean a lot! But it's not out of control, it's just getting used to it first. Tuning is a breeze on this thing, and it stays in tune. I find it sound best when the top bottom head is tuned about a 3rd above the top. Gives it a nice crack with a nice full body. Overall a very top notch snare. Definitely recommend!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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  • Nice Sound

    As reviewed by Jakrin Meepalang on 11/10/2011

    First i love this snare so much it have nice crack , warm , tone and mix the best thing of wood and metal snare in one buy this!!!!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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