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Tama Metalworks Snare Drum  

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With a 1.2mm uniformly lathed steel snare shell, cool black nickel hardware, and classy metal emblem, the Tama Metalworks snare drum projects a sophisticated look and powerful sound. An Evans Power Ce... Click To Read More About This Product

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With a 1.2mm uniformly lathed steel snare shell, cool black nickel hardware, and classy metal emblem, the Tama Metalworks snare drum projects a sophisticated look and powerful sound. An Evans Power Center Reverse Dot drum head provides great tone and projection.

Features

1.2mm steel-shell snare drum
Black nickel hardware
Triple-flanged hoops
Equipped with Evans "Power Center Reverse Dot" on the batter side
Metal emblem
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Wood hoops - 30 day warranty.
All hardware (metal hoops) and shell finish - One year warranty.
Shells - 5 year warranty.


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TamaMetalworks Snare Drum
 
5.0

(based on 13 reviews)

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(33 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Versatile and Powerful Snare

By Tony K. Wauchope

from Puyallup, WA

Comments about Tama Metalworks Snare Drum:

I have owned this snare (6.5 X 14 version) for a year now, but waited to write my review until I had an informed opinion. And a year later, my opinion is, this snare is freaking awesome! This was the first 6.5 inch snare I ever owned after playing 5.5's for 30 years. I was looking for something with a bit more power and authority, but was initially concerned that it might fall short, quality-wise, for softer and more nuanced playing. Happily, I was wrong. This snare delivers in all aspects, whether you're playing R&B, jazz, or metal - it has a full-bodied warmth and sustenance that cuts through great, without being overbearing. And the power is there whenever you need to step it up - it CAN be a very loud drum, but is in no way limited to that. The other surprise for me, I was originally planning on buying a maple snare that caught my eye (and ear), and didn't think twice about a steel snare (although I did notice the Metalworks right away - it's a beautiful gunmetal silver-grey). The drum rep at GC implored me to try the Metalworks, and I was astonished to find out it put out the rich, almost Bonham-like sound and presence I was searching for (which I had thought could only be found in a wood shell). It was much superior to that maple snare, and it was cheaper! I'm a pretty picky guy when looking for the right sound and feel in my drums, cymbals, and percussion (within my budget, of course). I have had years of trial and error in some cases looking for that "perfect" piece. So yeah, as far as snares go, if you're looking for an affordable one that has character, texture, and even brute force, GET THE METALWORKS!

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!!

By gamedude

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about Tama Metalworks Snare Drum:

Ok, so I've had this snare for about 10 months, and its great! Its very versitile in the sounds it can produce. I myself have put a black suede emperor on my 6 1/2" x 13" and it creates a fabulous high crack sound. Whatever you put on will work with this one!

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Spectacular

By KennyMac

from Farmington,Michigan

Comments about Tama Metalworks Snare Drum:

I bought my 6 1/2x13 about 2 years ago. I have to tell you i'm very impressed. This drum stands up to all phases of music. From the soft notes of classical to the extreme heaviest of metal. This is one drum that can easily be used as a primary or a side snare. Tama hit it's mark when this snare drum was put in play!!!!

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing snare

By Ryan Flynn

from Walland, Tennessee

Comments about Tama Metalworks Snare Drum:

I went to Guitar Center the other day to buy a snare, and the one I wanted was sold out. I started looking around, and noticed the Tama Metalworks snare. I remembered that I had seen it on this website, so I tuned it up and started playing it with a kit. Needless to say, this snare is AMAZING. I myself prefer the 14x6.5 because the sound is deeper than the 13". But it's a great pro level snare for the price, and I highly recommend buying it.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow.

By Brian

from Indianapolis, IN

Comments about Tama Metalworks Snare Drum:

I have the 12 by 4 (I like really high-pitched snares), and it sounds amazing! I thought it would almost be too high (like a piccolo), but it can sound similar to Chris Adler's snare if tuned right. I've played on the other sizes, and they sound great, too. Overall, a great price for the best snare ever!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Snare!

By Paul Mares

from Wenatchee, WA

Comments about Tama Metalworks Snare Drum:

I just bought the 6.5x13 snare a couple weeks ago. Played it at a gig that night and it was great! Cuts through much better than my Pearl VMX Maple snare. Nice high pitch crack like a 13" piccolo snare but with more depth. Several people commented on how great it sounded and looked! I've been playing it at practice since and it is working out perfectly.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound affordable price

By Richard Delacalzada

from Lancaster, CA

Comments about Tama Metalworks Snare Drum:

Purchased a 6.5 x 13 off the shelf. First slap of the head and I was sold. Very crisp, clear and very loud. I play a lot of funk rock, jazz, country, R&B, classic rock. Met all my expectations of a snare, at a good price. Highly recommended =)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome

By shawn bacote

from charleston s.c.

Comments about Tama Metalworks Snare Drum:

cannot go wrong with this snare drum.......it is sooooooo musical. Once again tama proves why they are the best!!!!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing sound!

By brian

from las vegas

Comments about Tama Metalworks Snare Drum:

this is one of the best snares I've ever played on! i play hard core music and the sound is unreal. the metal body gives it a loud pop.i even put it on my new kit!! its that good! the only problem i had with it is that the chain straps ripped within a month because they are made of cloth. but new ones are cheap so its no sweat! if you are looking for a good loud snare for a great price. this is the one!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Snare at a Great Price

By Susan Carton-Lopez

from Warwick, Rhode Island

Comments about Tama Metalworks Snare Drum:

I've had the 14x5.5 version of this snare for a year now. It has been absolutely amazing. It has a fantastic sound which is perfect for metal and it is extraordinarily loud. It will cut through guitar, bass, and vocals in a live setting without any amplification. Tuned up high it will give an amazing pop, or lower for a crack that sounds like the Earth being sundered. The only problem I have with it is that it has an unattractive metallic ringing sound to it, but it's easily controlled by a bit of moongel. This snare is simply amazing especially given the relatively low price. I recommend it to any drummer, new or professional.

 
5.0

Incredible!!!

By Dan Durazzo

from East haven, CT

Comments about Tama Metalworks Snare Drum:

This snare is by far the best snare ive ever owned. It could be used for almost any type of music. It has a great snap and its loud. I had a yamaha stage custom snare that came with my set, that snare was good but i was looking for something that had a little better snap and that was louder. i found just that with this snare. if your looking for a great snare at a reasonable price then look no further

 
5.0

BRUTAL!!!

By David Williams

from Richland, WA

Comments about Tama Metalworks Snare Drum:

Got the 5.5x14 version of this snare a few weeks ago and I love it! I've wanted one for the longest time and am happy to have it. It really rings out a lot. I didn't have the ring that controls the overtones. Maybe some moongel or a different batter head will help that. It's gorgeous. It's great for the price. I use Evans heads already, but haven't used the ST, but it sounds great. I have a wood snare, so I wanted to add a metal snare and so glad I chose this. If you are thinking about getting this, go to a store and listen for yourself. You'll love it.

 
5.0

Love it!!

By David DeFillipo

from Klamath Falls, Oregon

Comments about Tama Metalworks Snare Drum:

I was a bit worried about the price, and wasn't able to use until the actual show, but the moment I hit the snare, I knew it was worth every penny! I love it, and am very excited for all the time I get to spend with it!

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