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Tama Metalworks Steel Snare Drum

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With a 1.2mm uniformly lathed steel shell, cool black nickel hardware, and a classy metal emblem, the Tama Metalworks Steel Snare Drum projects a sop...Click To Read More About This Product

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A snare with power, poise, and authority.

With a 1.2mm uniformly lathed steel shell, cool black nickel hardware, and a classy metal emblem, the Tama Metalworks Steel 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

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4.8

(based on 43 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Outstanding drum for great price!

I started this quest when I heard the Pearl Joey Jordison snare drum (same size) being played in a local music store. I contacted Pearl and wanted that size snare, minus the Joey...Read complete review

I started this quest when I heard the Pearl Joey Jordison snare drum (same size) being played in a local music store. I contacted Pearl and wanted that size snare, minus the Joey endorsement and the Slipknot logos all over the snare shell. Pearl refused to make this size snare without the Slipknot logos. I did some research and ran across this drum, made by Tama. This snare drum blows the Joey Jordison snare out of the music room. The Metalworks has more bite, volume, pitch, and overall effect! Plus it comes with awesome drum heads by Evans and a rich leather bag with very thick cloth foamy padding inside! The thing that impresses me the most about this drum is the actual color of it. Overall I?m extremely happy with the snare. I?m mixing it with DW drums and Zildjian cymbals. I was very hesitant about mixing brands of drums but it looks really awesome with the kit. It has such a neutral color look to it, that it would match any drum kit with no problem! Hopefully you find this review helpful.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Solid, but not my favorite sound

I bought this snare for a church kit because the two wood snares I would have rather bought were out of stock. The snare is built well and sounds ok, but I don't love...Read complete review

I bought this snare for a church kit because the two wood snares I would have rather bought were out of stock. The snare is built well and sounds ok, but I don't love the sound. It's just kind of a snare drum, nothing great about it. I will probably be replacing it with a nicer wood snare soon.

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5.0

Outstanding drum for great price!

By dwbam

from Dalton, OH

I started this quest when I heard the Pearl Joey Jordison snare drum (same size) being played in a local music store. I contacted Pearl and wanted that size snare, minus the Joey endorsement and the Slipknot logos all over the snare shell. Pearl refused to make this size snare without the Slipknot logos. I did some research and ran across this drum, made by Tama. This snare drum blows the Joey Jordison snare out of the music room. The Metalworks has more bite, volume, pitch, and overall effect! Plus it comes with awesome drum heads by Evans and a rich leather bag with very thick cloth foamy padding inside! The thing that impresses me the most about this drum is the actual color of it. Overall I?m extremely happy with the snare. I?m mixing it with DW drums and Zildjian cymbals. I was very hesitant about mixing brands of drums but it looks really awesome with the kit. It has such a neutral color look to it, that it would match any drum kit with no problem! Hopefully you find this review helpful.

 
5.0

AWESOME snare

By WRCjr42-B7rmT

from Columbus, OH

I recently purchased this snare as an addition to my kit as a side snare, for some of the 'tighter' parts of my music, but this snare is so diverse, I'm down from 3 snares to just this one. I use the 12" by 4" and the nice full tone, powerful crack, and articulate head, this thing is great from my jazz to metal, classic rock, country, and any other musical endeavors. You still get the ghost notes out defined and articulate, even when playing full strokes and/or rimshots. I was so impressed with this snare, I hope to soon have every size of this drum, and two more of the 12" x 4" for my studio kit and my jazz kit, so I don't need to keep swaping them out.

 
5.0

CRACK!!!!!!

By Pyrochazm

from Seattle

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I recently purchaced this snare, looking for that fat, low metallic tone you can only get with a big metal snare. Well, I found it. I've got it tuned low, and it sounds huge. It also came with excellent heads, and looks absolutley SICK!

 
5.0

Tama has it all!!

By Chris -rpfiq

from Forestville, Maryland

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I have used this snare for a few of my performances this pass spring and durign the summer. It has a deep rich sound to it and gives off a wonderful sound when you strike it. I believe that the way your snare sounds depends on the physical strength of the drummer and how they tune their snare, but I will definitely recommend this snare to anyone...you can never go wrong with TAMA!!!!

 
5.0

6.5X14= Heaven

By Don Juan

from Every Othere Town, Ohio

I just bought this snare the other day and wow! I went to my local music store looking for a new snare to replace my shabby stcok snare. i fell in love with the sound of this monster. i got the 6.5X14 and it is the best thing ive bought for my kit yet. the only problem is the snare is so awesome, it makes everything else sound bad! for the price and the quality of tama, you cant go wrong buying this. you wont be disappointed

 
5.0

WOW!

By zach the drummer

from tehachapi, CA

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WOW! This is one of the best snares ever, it has a great sound, and a good tuning range, you can tune it to pretty much anything, if you can tune. If you looking for a great new snare get the Tama metalworks. You won't be sorry.

 
4.0

Awesome snare!!!

By Luis-uSx08

from Rosemead, CA

I love this snare! Not to fond of the evans head that comes on it so I threw on a Remo Falams head and this baby is soo loud and crisp!

 
5.0

Awesome snare

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I used this snare(6.5x14) and its awesome. It gives so much pop. For the price I'd definately recommend it, hey it even comes with a carrying bag. The heads that come with it sound good.Overall this snare rocks and I'd definately say buy it.

 
5.0

AWESOME SNARE

By MetalDrummer666-DhI9F

from Undisclosed

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I bought this snare drum when I got my Joey Jordison kit. I wanted a good snare, and I knew Tama makes good drums. I had tried several different drums and I liked the Tama the most. It was a bit pricey, but well worth it. The only complaint I have is the head. It has worn out after a year, but then again, I play it all the time, and I guess heads only last that long. Good buy, good cutting sound, and amazing look. YOU WON'T BE DISSAPOINTED.

 
5.0

Review

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is one of the best snares i have ever played. It has great range and depth. If you are looking for a good metal snare I recomend this one.

 
5.0

2nd Chance for Metalworks

By Alex N Chainz

from Kansas City, MO.

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I had recently purchased and wrote a review on a used, in Like New condition, Metalworks snare drum that was terribly flawed. Either the drum had been dropped or it was defective the moment it left the Tama factory. As it turned out, the shell was out of round badly, so whether it was dropped or defective I don't know but I was offered a very good deal from Musicians Friend to replace the flawed Metalworks snare with a new 6.5x14 Metalworks snare, which I gladly agreed to. Now, having a new Metalworks, I can objectively review it. It's features are excellent and the drum looks great in a dark, industrial sort of way, just like it's advertised, however, it's not the best quality drum and being mass produced it does seem like the drum was slapped together in no time, little disappointed about that. The top hoop/rim on the new drum I received was slightly dented in one area and the bag it came with had two slight puncture holes in it. Anyway, I will overlook those slight imperfections because it's a very good sounding snare drum and I was amazed how full and deep it still sounded when it was tuned high. It has a good tuning range and has excellent articulation. I noticed it did have a little snare buzz at low volume due to the shallow snare beds but that can be eliminated easily by slightly detuning the 4 tension rods closest to the snare wires on each side. It doesn't have a nasty ring to it and only needs one moon gel or other minor dampening to lessen the ring. It's a fairly heavy drum, weighing about 8-9 lbs. It's very comparable in sound vs. my 6.5x14 Pearl Sensitone bronze snare and being a steel shell, it can be loud. This snare bites, in a good way! I'm glad I purchased the Metalworks, it was worth giving it a 2nd Chance.

 
5.0

super duper

By beatmasta89

from Texas

First things first, this snare is quite amazing. I just bought it over the chad smith signature pearl snare and i'm glad i did it. this snare has soo much body to it. The first thing i did though was change out the heads and put some puresound snare wires on it. With the right heads, this drum sound simply fantastic. And it comes with a bag... a nice one at that. so you can't beat this deal.

 
5.0

I am a gear snob

By The man that knows gear

from Hockessin, DE

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I will preface this by saying that I take my gear VERY seriously and I shoot for the best. As my fifth snare drum added to my arsenal, this one has become my primary. First of all, the thing looks incredible. They just got these in when I walked into the music store to buy sticks...I walked out with the piccolo version of the Metalworks. Its looks remind me of the snare version of something they'd build on American Chopper. And, wow does it pop. I will eventually own all sizes. The bag is a bonus, too. It came with a leather embroidered Tama snare bag. You can't beat it. One of my better purchases. I only gave 9 on the features b/c the ribbon that holds the snares in the strainer underneath ripped very quickly...I use plastic, instead.

 
5.0

SWANKY

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This snare is the best snare that I've owned. It has a great sound and is reaaly worth buying.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome snare, great value!

By *MapexTT*

from Bridgewater, VA

After tuning this snare and putting an Evans ST Dry head on, you won't find a better sounding drum. Hardware has a great finish, and is very high quality. The only problem I had was both of the stock snare holding ribbons eventually broke. Replaced them with heavy plastic Gibralter straps and haven't had an issue since. I went with the 13"x6.5" model, and love the deep notes it creates. Great Buy!

 
5.0

Tama Metalworks 6-1/2 x 13 Steel Snare

By Ron

from Covington, WA

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I was originally looking at getting the Pearl Joey Jordison Snare for a side snare and found this beautiful looking Tama Metalwork?s snare with an awesome price. It was available in the size that I was looking for just like the Pearl J.J. snare which is the 6-1/2 x 13. I thought this was too good to be true so I headed down to my local music store for a test ride. This Tama Metalwork?s snare was even more awesome looking in person. And the sound totally kicks A**! It blew away the Pearl J.J snare on a side by side test. This Tama had more "Pop", TONE and volume. Now that's the sound of a true "Power Piccolo" snare! It was cheaper than the Pearl J.J. snare and to top it all off, it came with an absolutely beautiful custom embroidered Tama snare carrying bag with shoulder straps and everything!! Tama scored big time on this one. The sound quality and craftsmanship on this snare are absolutely superb. What a deal! I usually fit my snares with Remo Coated Ambassador heads but this Tama already came with awesome heads, an Evans Coated Power Center Reverse Dot batter side and Tama/Evans Hazy 300 snare side head that sounded absolutely killer! It also came with a Tama drum key & a Tama clear dampening ring. One thing about this snare though, it has a very shallow snare bed that's barely noticeable but as soon as you look at the surface of the bottom head a "bow" is evident. So I have to keep the snare wires fairly tight to keep it as close to the head surface as possible to minimize buzzing but not overly tight as to not choke the snare wires. This is a totally rocking' snare for any styles of music with an unbelievable price. This one is a keeper!!

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Great for the price

By Jon Zella

from New York

The only problems I had were very small ones; the straps that hold the snares on both ripped for whatever reason but that was a 50 fix for new ones (string works the best if this happens to anyone else). Another was the small ringing sound that you get, but someone else already touched on that and can be easily fixed with a moongel and/or a few pieces of ducked tape. The paint on the hoops has also been chipping pretty good where I've been hitting it, but that's to be expected.

Overall this a great drum. After a year of recording and gigging with it I've received plenty of compliments on how good it sounds. Finding that right tunning that you like and that sounds good with your style of music may take a while but it is worth it when you get the right sound.

 
5.0

6.5x13

By drumming4iam

from Olympia, WA

I ordered this snare to be my new baby.At first, it did not sound nearly as good as it did in the store, but I retuned enough to get it right, & now "I'm back in the saddle again":)I actually put a different head on top too, but the one that came with is a quality product for sure. I highly recomend this Tama snare!

 
5.0

AWESOME!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I bought the 13inch snare. As soon as I got it out of the box I tightened it, and gave it a nice whack and it was the loudest, most crisp sound I have ever heard. I do a lot of blast beats and fills and the stock Evans snare are still on there, and it sounds great.

 
5.0

Great drum Great value

By drumtramp65

from Rockland County, NY

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If you need a basic steel snare drum and don't have a lot of money this is the drum to get. You get a 10 lug snare with black coated hardware. It comes with the best heads available in my opinion, Evans, so I didn't need to spend extra $ to replace the heads. The shell finish is brushed grey and goes nicely with the hardware. The only minor issue I have is the snare tension knob is not that sensitive. It goes from almost too loose to almost too tight in a fraction of a turn. I like my snares just tight beyond a loose buzz and this can be achieved, it just takes a little more attention to the adjustment knob on the throw off. Once you get this baby tuned and tensioned to your liking there's nothing it can't do. I have the 6.5 X 14 and it sounds big and fat yet a tad dry at the same time. This is due to the Evans reverse dot batter head. I own several expensive snare drums and my band mates say it's by far my best sounding snare. With the right tuning it can be used in almost any musical setting. Add the bonus of a free padded embroidered snare bag from Tama and we're talking a serious overall value here. You can't go wrong on this one!!!

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