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Tama Lars Ulrich Diamond Plate Steel Snare Drum 14x6.5  14 x 6.5 in.

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Loud enough to be heard through the din created by Metallica!

It takes an extremely powerful snare drum to stand up to Metallica's incredible sound levels and Tama's Lars Ulrich Snare is the beast for the job. This 10-lug snare produces bright, full attack and a rimshot that cuts through any stage mix. The 3mm steel shell features an diamond-plated exterior for an industrial aesthetic.

Hardware features include die-cast zinc hoops for added attack and low-end, while a MUS80A strainer and MUS80B butt plate will enable you to dial in your tone.

FEATURES
Configuration
  • Snare Size:14" x 6-1/2"
  • Total Pieces:1
  • Extras
  • Case or Bag:Not Applicable
  • Stand:Not Applicable
  • Shells
  • Shell Material:Steel
  • Shell Construction:Rolled
  • Shell Thickness (mm):3
  • Bearing Edge:Double-cut 45°
  • Reinforcement Ring:No
  • Hardware
  • Hardware Material:Multiple
  • Hoop Type:Die-cast
  • Lugs:Bridge
  • Throw-Off:Side
  • Internal muffler:No
  • Snares:Steel Carbon
  • Other
  • Heads:Branded
  • Finish Type:Polished
  • Country of Origin:Japan

This snare is a monster. Buy it today!

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TamaLars Ulrich Diamond Plate Steel Snare Drum 14x6.5
 
4.6

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

For the Record..This drum is fantastic

I saw a few reviews here and had to post not to sell drums for this site but to share experiences with the drum..
I have over 40 snares and they do...Read complete review

I saw a few reviews here and had to post not to sell drums for this site but to share experiences with the drum..
I have over 40 snares and they do not sit gathering dust.They are rotated and used for a wide variety of studio and live sessions..
The lars drum has taken a lot of hits thru the drum world from folks that dont care for it and tatse is ones own business but I just had to post...
The drum takes a second to tune,as in,once you dial it in"right head choice,tension and muffling"If you choose to use it",the drum delivers..
I had nothing but praise from sound men thru out the U.S and Europe commenting on the drums cutting attack as well as its mid range thickness..
When I wanted to beef it up for heavy thick mids just a bit of dampening and a lower tuning and the drum opened up amazingly well..
This was the case on several sessions that had me playing groove based alt rock as well as groove driven funk..Yes,funk..
The weight of the drum ads to the meat.
As for rock the same thing applies really..I hit very very hard but also may have to throw in some buzz rolls and let me tell you,the drum sounds thunderous.It gives you crack,pop and meat.Again,sound men chimed in when hearing it live..
Lars started a huge debate about the sound of this drum due to his tuning the drum wide open ala bands like Helmet,etc..Even Brufford-esque in the way the sound was open and wide ,clangy and ring beyond belief..
If he had changed the drums tuning a bit and dampened it slightly I think people would have loved it's sound ..
I own 2 and they have payed for themselves in the work they have done..
It is built solid and I have had not one problem with the hoops,throw off,finish or condition and the drum has seen a lot of work..
I am now in the process of thinning out my snare collection as I am hearing sound differently taste wise and want to refine my go to drums even more and I will not sell either of the 2 Lars snares if that gives you any idea of how much I enjoy the sounds they produce..

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Average snare, high price supports mktg

47 years experience and 30+ snare drums in the past 7 years including this one (which I sold after demo'ing). IMHO a very average-sounding snare. Excellent quality etc. but should be about...Read complete review

47 years experience and 30+ snare drums in the past 7 years including this one (which I sold after demo'ing). IMHO a very average-sounding snare. Excellent quality etc. but should be about 1/3 the price. I just bought a certain snare here on MusiciansFriend for a very! low price and it sounds at least as good as this one set-up the way I prefer. Allows enough savings to buy an extra shell kit and new heads. Wouldn't recommend this only due to the absurd price.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Be sure to try it out first

By anthrax21

from Edmonton AB, Canada

Comments about Tama Lars Ulrich Diamond Plate Steel Snare Drum 14x6.5:

My drummer has this snare and is friggen awesome for volume. Very cutting. However, since I am a drummer I tried it out and was not very fond of it. I couldn't find a good liking to it. Way too snappy for my liking in the lower tunings and way to ringy in the higher tunings. So do yourself a favour and go try it out before you purchase it. As like I hope you do with anything else you purchase

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

beware of hardware failure

By mr2jakes

from randolph new jersey

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tama Lars Ulrich Diamond Plate Steel Snare Drum 14x6.5:

      owned this snare for 10 years,built like a tank…except the throw-off hardware. this became stripped after time & TAMA does not make a replacement! they do but it is larger diameter hole than the original forcing you to 'drill' into this drum to repair.F%$# ridiculous. cannot find this anywhere.Called TAMA & asked why they dont carry original hardware……silence was heard for several moments…...

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Average snare, high price supports mktg

      By EMan

      from NC, USA

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • As Good As Any

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Versatile As Most

      Comments about Tama Lars Ulrich Diamond Plate Steel Snare Drum 14x6.5:

      47 years experience and 30+ snare drums in the past 7 years including this one (which I sold after demo'ing). IMHO a very average-sounding snare. Excellent quality etc. but should be about 1/3 the price. I just bought a certain snare here on MusiciansFriend for a very! low price and it sounds at least as good as this one set-up the way I prefer. Allows enough savings to buy an extra shell kit and new heads. Wouldn't recommend this only due to the absurd price.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      High maintenance anvil

      By Paul-COQY3

      from San Diego

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Tama Lars Ulrich Diamond Plate Steel Snare Drum 14x6.5:

      This snare is a freaking anvil. The thing weighs 16 pounds. It's gotta be the heaviest snare in existence. When it's right this thing cranks like a steel mill. But it's like a hot chick--very high maintenance. When I play a 4-hour, 4-set gig I'll have to adjust it two or three times. It needs to be very tight on both heads and the tuning knob needs to be kind of loose. On the outer edges it's incredibly ringy and pingy. You know what I mean? Despite all that, I love it. It's the best snare I've owned. But it's not versatile. It's for hard rock, classic rock, and heavy metal. But like with a hot chick, if you treat it right it'll treat you right. It will eat up drum sticks though.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      !!BEST SNARE EVER!!

      By SCENE_7_Drummer

      from Pellston, MI

      Comments about Tama Lars Ulrich Diamond Plate Steel Snare Drum 14x6.5:

      This snare is he best snare ive ever bought, or ever played, it has the crack and loudness that you are looking for, you'll be able to be herd over your bands giutar amps easly. muffled or not muffled this snare sounds great. i play it not muffled so i can get the nice metal overtone that sounds sweet. i suggest that you go buy one RIGHT NOW. its worth it

       
      5.0

      For the Record..This drum is fantastic

      By Snow-Wolf

      from L.A.-N.Y-.U.K

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tama Lars Ulrich Diamond Plate Steel Snare Drum 14x6.5:

          I saw a few reviews here and had to post not to sell drums for this site but to share experiences with the drum..
          I have over 40 snares and they do not sit gathering dust.They are rotated and used for a wide variety of studio and live sessions..
          The lars drum has taken a lot of hits thru the drum world from folks that dont care for it and tatse is ones own business but I just had to post...
          The drum takes a second to tune,as in,once you dial it in"right head choice,tension and muffling"If you choose to use it",the drum delivers..
          I had nothing but praise from sound men thru out the U.S and Europe commenting on the drums cutting attack as well as its mid range thickness..
          When I wanted to beef it up for heavy thick mids just a bit of dampening and a lower tuning and the drum opened up amazingly well..
          This was the case on several sessions that had me playing groove based alt rock as well as groove driven funk..Yes,funk..
          The weight of the drum ads to the meat.
          As for rock the same thing applies really..I hit very very hard but also may have to throw in some buzz rolls and let me tell you,the drum sounds thunderous.It gives you crack,pop and meat.Again,sound men chimed in when hearing it live..
          Lars started a huge debate about the sound of this drum due to his tuning the drum wide open ala bands like Helmet,etc..Even Brufford-esque in the way the sound was open and wide ,clangy and ring beyond belief..
          If he had changed the drums tuning a bit and dampened it slightly I think people would have loved it's sound ..
          I own 2 and they have payed for themselves in the work they have done..
          It is built solid and I have had not one problem with the hoops,throw off,finish or condition and the drum has seen a lot of work..
          I am now in the process of thinning out my snare collection as I am hearing sound differently taste wise and want to refine my go to drums even more and I will not sell either of the 2 Lars snares if that gives you any idea of how much I enjoy the sounds they produce..

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Don't buy a snare for the band! Buy for sound...

          By Drummer15m (IM)

          from Vallejo.CA

          Comments about Tama Lars Ulrich Diamond Plate Steel Snare Drum 14x6.5:

          Unfortunately i had made the mistake of buying this drum when i was just new to the drum thing... I had an uncanny devotion to Lars which i later found out that Lars is a very simpleton drummer. i've owned this snare since 2001 and just today the snare butt has broken. not only that but the seams of the snare shell are totaly noticeable and the berring edges are slightly inconsistant from lars' original design concept. I'am sorry to say, but i can't stand this snare. I recommend an aluminum snare for some of the same sounds.

           
          5.0

          This is the best freakin snare

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Tama Lars Ulrich Diamond Plate Steel Snare Drum 14x6.5:

          This is the best snare. It has an awsome sound and has a nice side stick sound even though it's not wood.

           
          5.0

          Lars Ulrich

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Tama Lars Ulrich Diamond Plate Steel Snare Drum 14x6.5:

          Lars created an awesome custom snare that rocks with my Starclassic Maple. this is essential for all drummers.

           
          5.0

          Lars Ulrich Signature Snare

          By Metalhed 44

          from Bossier, LA

          See all my reviews

          Comments about Tama Lars Ulrich Diamond Plate Steel Snare Drum 14x6.5:

          The best Snare drum I have ever played. Accents any kit beatifully, sounds amazing, great attack. Can have no too many overtones, but can be tuned to reduce overtones. As a great cut, great with lound music. The only draw back is I'm not crazy about the strainer, it could be better, but it works goog.

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