Japanese drum manufacturer creates new snare series, which includes four metal and four wooden shell models.
Tama has released the SLP snare range, designed to give players "the perfect drum to enhance their sound."
An extensive R&D process led to a varied offering of shell materials and the company experimented with different thicknesses and parts to find each material's full sonic potential. The series comprises four metal shelled models and four made of wood and they follow classic, time tested sizes and designs:
Features a maple shell, Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Snappy snare wires and a Sound Arc hoop, making it a fully open and resonant sounding drum.
Offers a 6.5" deep maple shell and a maple burl outer ply with Midnight finish. An ideal match for Black Nickel hardware.
Includes a thick 13-ply 10mm maple shell, combined with die-cast hoops, creating a bright, powerful sound with surprising volume.
The 12-ply bubinga shell provides a punchy sound with a large helping of low-end. Its 2.3mm flanged hoops and low-mass separate lugs allow the shell to resonate more naturally.
Features a thick 1.6mm aluminium shell with 15mm flanged edge, centre ridge and Sonic Arc hoops. Very powerful for an aluminium snare.
The steel shell's powerful projection and Sound Arc hoops provide high sustain, a wider tuning range and a full frequency response.
With its thick 1.5mm brass shell, this model offers powerful sound combined with warm resonance. A 2.3mm flanged hoop adds to the 'open' sound.
Can create a variety of sounds thanks to its 13" 1.2mm steel shell.
Headstock Distribution is the UK supplier for Tama.