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The TAMA 50th Limited Mastercraft rosewood snare drum authentically revives the legendary snare that redefined possibilities for drum tones in the 1980s. Designed for drummers who appreciate vintage craftsmanship merged with modern playability, this anniversary drum channels TAMA's innovative spirit. The core of this snare is the 100-percent Indian rosewood shell that delivers the same rich, dark and expressive tones as the original. With its 14x5" dimensions, the shell responds right away to subtle playing techniques with definition and clarity. Die-cast hoops and 10 vintage-style lugs anchor the drum hardware while TAMA's Roller Action Strainer allows easy adjustment of snare wire tension.

Built With an Authentic 100-Percent Indian Rosewood Shell

This rosewood snare drum shell is constructed from 15 plies of dense, 7.5 mm Indian rosewood that gives it the same coveted tonal qualities as the first TAMA rosewood snares. The dark, complex overtones and singing sustain that a rosewood shell produces are highly valued by drummers seeking a broad dynamic range. Its sensitivity rewards playing nuance with notes that bloom with richness and depth, evident from soft ghost strokes to hard rimshots. The 100-percent rosewood shell is challenging to manufacture, adding to its mystique and collectability.

A Shell Depth Ideal for Immediate Response

With dimensions of 14" in diameter and a 5" depth, the rosewood shell is designed for instant reaction that clearly articulates rhythms. The medium depth allows the fundamental tone to speak with clarity, while the rosewood material provides a wealth of warm, musical overtones. Ghost notes come through with definition and rimshots crack with intensity. This versatile shell depth works well across musical genres, providing the immediate response needed for tight syncopation in funk or rock, while still offering the breadth needed for orchestral styles.

Vintage-Style Hardware Anchors the Drum's Throwback Design

The drum's vintage personality shines through hardware details like the die-cast hoops, claw hooks and base plate. This anniversary edition has 10 original-style, tube-style lugs machined to match the 1980s model's esthetic. A reproduction of the iconic TAMA Superstar badge graces the shell, completing the retro vibe. While the drum's hardware may look old-school, modern manufacturing techniques ensure it has all the durability expected from a professional-grade TAMA snare drum.

Innovative Roller Action Strainer for Convenient Snare Tensioning

TAMA's clever Roller Action Strainer allows easy adjustment of snare wire tension with a single lever and has a unique roller guide system to ensure consistent contact. Flip the lever down and the snare wires engage for a crisp, snappy response. Lift the lever up and the snares disengage, allowing the drum to ring freely. The strainer's rollers keep the snare strands centered on the bottom head no matter where tension is set, letting you dial in the exact sensitivity you want.

TAMA 50th Limited Mastercraft Rosewood Snare Drum 14 x 5 in.
TAMA 50th Limited Mastercraft Rosewood Snare Drum 14 x 5 in.
TAMA 50th Limited Mastercraft Rosewood Snare Drum 14 x 5 in.

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

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