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Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum 14 x 6 in.

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This 12-ply, 10mm Bubinga shell provides an extraordinarily punchy sound with a large helping of low-end. The combination of 2.3mm flanged hoops and low-mass separate lugs allow the Bubinga shell to r... Click To Read More About This Product

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This 12-ply, 10mm Bubinga shell provides an extraordinarily punchy sound with a large helping of low-end. The combination of 2.3mm flanged hoops and low-mass separate lugs allow the Bubinga shell to resonate more naturally. While its suggested musical styles include pop, R&B, rock and country, the G-Bubinga is considered to be the best all-around snare in the S.L.P. series.

Features
  • Shell: 12ply/10mm, Bubinga shell with Quilted Bubinga outer ply
  • Size: 6 x 14"
  • Finish: Natural Quilted Bubinga with Black Nickel hardware
  • Hoop: Steel Mighty Hoop
  • Lug: Starclassic Lug
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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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TamaS.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum
 
4.9

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (5)
  • Sensitive (5)
  • Responsive (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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4.0

Almost too beautiful.

By David

from undisclosed

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Superb build quality and hardware.

Cons

  • Lots of ring/overtone

Best Uses

    Comments about Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum:

    This drum was much brighter than I expected, not the darker tone I'm used to from bubinga. It also has more ring than I was expecting, easily as much as my steel snare drum. That said, it is a wonderful drum. Plenty of volume and cut due to thick shell and bright tone. I had to tune it differently than I do my other snares, but once I found the right range I was very happy with it. Definitely has it's own character.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I love this drum

    By Sam J

    from Portland, Or

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum:

        I bought this on a recommendation from a friend that works at GC. I could not be more happy with this drum. It seems like however I tune it sounds good. This drum can cut in live situations, but also sounds great recorded. I get comments almost every gig I have played with this drum. Very versatile snare and at a great price point.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Incredibly versatile and beautiful drum!

        By Little drummer boy

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Responsive
        • Sensitive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum:

            Incredibly versatile and beautiful drum: 14x6 Used for Rock, Fusion, Reggae, Funk and suits all very well. I tune the drum high to very high but also sounds very nice tuned lower on Jazz, Hip-hop, or Pop tunes. Provides amazingly cutting pop and rim shots. Nice full tones expected from a 14 inch diameter but surprising highs from a 6" wooden snare. This should have been my first snare drum. Definitely versatile enough as a primary snare and in no way needs to be considered an auxiliary drum. Minimal ring eliminated with simple moon gel or similar (or nothing at all). Finished wood with darker hardware is gorgeous! Heads supplied: Evans G1 coated batter and 300 snare side were easy to tune and heads I would buy in the first place. So, no need to change them. Bubinga material was added to my small collection including Gretsch Renown Maple 14x5, Stewart Copeland Tama signature series, and a little 12 x 6 steel popper. The drum can be similar in character to any of these drums (even the popper surprisingly!). My shell kit is a Gretsch Renown Maple with cherry finish and this drum pairs nicely musically and in appearance. This is a great purchase that can be used daily. I feel like this is a custom sounding, quality drum diverse enough to play a wide variety of styles. A solid and "sound" investment!!!

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            G-Bubinga

            By DrumGuy7

            from Hollywood, Fl

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Huge Tone
            • Responsive
            • Sensitive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blues
              • Jazz Clubs
              • Metal
              • Pop
              • Rock

              Comments about Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum:

              So I got a chance to pick up one of these bad boys used for two bills. I changed out the heads and added Puresound snares and I got to say this snare has the deepest crack of any of my 7 wonders (snares) I use this in conjunction with my Stewart Copeland snare and the two of them can annihilate even the loudest stacks of amps. What's even better is the sensitivity of this snare. At 6x14 and 12 ply 10mm thickness I was worried about it being a clunker but Tama has a knack for building versatile beasts. I would say every drummer should own a maple snare, a brass, and an aluminum snare. But if you are going to own a 4th, this bubinga bad boy is the way to go.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wow!

              By Darin Kong

              from CA

              Comments about Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum:

              You have to see this drum in person to appreciate the three dimensional quality of the wood contrasted by the black nickel. It's flat gorgeous. But we buy drums for sound, not just looks, and the Bubinga has the attack and full bodied tone I was looking for. It's a fat, round sound with extended decay. Think of it as the antithesis of a steel snare. Huge volume for cannon rim shots or dial in a relaxed tone for ghost notes. It's extremely tuneable so have at it. Great hardware too with a very smooth throwoff and adjustable butt plate. I've been searching for years to replicate the tone of my old Artstar Rosewood that I foolishly sold years ago. The bubinga is the successor.

              (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Killer snare indeed!!

              By KC & the Beat

              from Wisconsin

              Comments about Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum:

              Fantastic sounding drum! A work of art too! At first I was gonna give this snare a bad review. I couldn't understand why a drum with premo features wasn't happening. I had it sounding like a bad field drum, that is, before I learned to tune properly. This is what you need to do: Don't choke your snare drum by over tightning top head or snare wires. Bottom head must be tighter than batter head but you also need to de-tune the lugs a little bit on each side of snare wires. When you do this you help create the snare bed & thus no need to over tighten the snare wires trying to force a snare bed. Of course you still have to do a little fussing with seating the head and use even tension at all lugs (except were noted on the bottom head.) My snare now pops but also is full bodied - just beautiful sounding! I also have the 13" Sonic Steel snare drum in this series and used this same tuning procedure on it with the same great results - very responsive!

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              absolutely fantastic

              By Elijah Stephens

              from Bay Area, ca

              Comments about Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum:

              This snare is one of the best sounding snares in its class. First the quality of the built in out of this world. I am not a big tama fan but when I sampled this snare at the store, I had to have it. Tight, Punchy really clean sound with just enough resonance, but not to much to overwhelm. Also its very adjustable from a low pitch to High. It is awesome. It is also beautiful and will stand out with any kit. If you are thinking about getting this snare, stop thinking and do.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              SLP G Bubinga

              By CHRIS THALLEMER

              from Medinah, IL

              Comments about Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum:

              It's patently obvious that Tama did it's homework when developing the S.L.P. line of snares. First of all, pictures do this drum NO justice. It is absolutly STUNNING! A true visual masterpiece that will stand out regardless of what kit it is played with. Thw quality of this drum is amazing! The lugs,shell,strainer,butt and hoops are all Starclassic quality. As a matter of fact,many parts were lifted from the Starclassic bin. Lastly, the sound! WOW! This snare has an amazing tuning range. Low, high or anywhere in the middle, this thing sings! Ghost notes are well articulated as are the power strokes. The 12 ply shell combined with the triple-flanged hoops allow the perfect amount of resonance. Moongels or die-cast hoops really choke the sound. The number of snare drums on the market today is staggering, bordering on silly. Prices seem to be moving in that direction too! Do yourself a favor and check out this snare. It offers the perfect combination of looks, sound, build quality and price. The S.L.P line of sanre drums is just another reason why TAMA is the "Strongest Name in Drums".

              (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing Tone and Looks Very Classy

              By sLAMbLASTER

              from The OC

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Sensitive
              • Versatile
              • Very Good Tuning Range

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Great For Many Styles
                • Jazz Clubs
                • Small Venues
                • Soundtracks
                • Symphonies

                Comments about Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum:

                This drum is worth every penny it can be used for just about any style of music sounds great with stock heads but changed it out to a evans hd dry
                have had many snares over the years and this one is just about perfect from metal one gig to very light rock the next the looks and sound are sick dry but still lots of mid range and heavy bottom end. highly recommend this snare...

                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                jamesrocks

                By JAMES KLAAS

                from wisconsin

                Comments about Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum:

                I love this one some much I am thinking of getting the power maple one also.
                I love this drum it sound as good as it looks. excellent price for a solid bubinga shell.
                Great qaulity parts that will last for year.

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