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Tama S.L.P. Vintage Steel Snare Drum   

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With upgraded hardware and powerful projection from a steel shell, the Tama S.L.P. Vintage Steel Snare is a far cry from a typical, add-on snare from...Read More

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A snare that offers a classic appearance with higher-grade materials for a full tone and response.

With upgraded hardware and powerful projection from a steel shell, the Tama S.L.P. Vintage Steel Snare is a far cry from a typical, add-on snare from a shell pack. This drum also has a wider tuning range and sounds great at the low or high end of the spectrum.

However, the innovations don't stop at the tone and appearance. Tama's work on identifying the ideal snare sound led them to develop the new hardware like the "Sound Arc" Hoops which add sustain and a fuller frequency response. Hearty brass tube lugs will ensure a long lifespan for your tension rods, as well as your tune. And finally, the Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Steel Snappy snares will emphasize needed punch and attack, as needed.

FEATURES
  • Shell: 1.2mm
  • Steel shell Size: 14 x 5-1/2"
  • Finish: Nickel plating with Chrome hardware
  • Hoop: Sound Arc Hoop
  • Lug: Brass Tube Lug
  • Snappy: 20 Strand

A traditional snare with a sound that exceeds it's heritage. Order today!

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TamaS.L.P. Vintage Steel Snare Drum
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (6)
  • Responsive (6)
  • Sensitive (6)
  • Huge tone (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (3)
  • Jazz clubs (3)
  • Small venues (3)
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5.0

This snare drum Rocks!

By Hot Stix

from Wawona CA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile
  • Very Responsive--Great Rim Shots!

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Jazz Clubs
    • Playing Along with Pandora
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Tama S.L.P. Vintage Steel Snare Drum:

    I use Vic Firth "Buddy Rich" sticks and this drum is really sensitive...a lot of action and sounds great. Try a left hand or right hand roll. If you like rim shots, this is the snare for you. I haven't changed a thing. It plays and sounds great right from the box. Mine is tuned to 82 on my drum tuner, 79 on the the flip side.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Made in China with a Tama Quality

    By PAPAKIKS KEEKO

    from CHICAGO

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Alternative Rock
      • Classic Rock
      • Pop Music
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Tama S.L.P. Vintage Steel Snare Drum:

      if you are looking for a Steel snare drum but not willing to spend a lot of $$$ then this is the snare drum for you. I owned several expensive snare drums like the Pearl Brass FF, TAMA 40th Anniversary Steel snare, JTP, Dunnett, etc. This particular snare is not as loud and ringy compare to a Brass snare but it produces snappy crack ideal to rock and pop music. I used this now as my primary practice snare drum and uses it in small venues.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Snare drum for the money!

      By gdaddy568

      from Mansfield, OH

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      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tama S.L.P. Vintage Steel Snare Drum:

          I agree totally with the reviews below...this snare sounds great and gives you a wide tuning range. right out of the box this snare feels like a higher end snare drum. very heavy and solid feel and great quality.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Had to write a review on this one!

          By Roy

          from Baltimore Maryland

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Classic Rock
          • Jazz Clubs
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues
          • Soundtracks
          • Symphonies

          Comments about Tama S.L.P. Vintage Steel Snare Drum:

          Rarely do I find a product good enough to write about but this snare justifies a review! I own black beauty, supraphonics and other high end snares to name a few and lately I thought Id try some of the lesser priced snares after purchasing a G Bubinga from the Tama SLP line. All of the SLP snares are underpriced in my opinion and beyond a great deal for what you pay. I purchased the vintage steel, looking for a classic rock sounding snare to accompany my 75 sonor kit and just received it. It was packaged perfectly and upon inspection I cant tell you how gorgeous this snare is. Simple and beautiful. I gave it a quick top and bottom tune and left the batter at the low/medium range. The first time I hit this snare I was floored at the tone! I couldn't believe how incredible it sounded. I honestly may sell my black beauty snares now and get another one of these. I now own 27 snare drums (I know its a lot) and this vintage steel is up in my top three to say the least. At 250.00 its absurd not to give this one a try. If you love that fat, metal snare tone this has it in spades!

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          finely crafted, good sounding

          By Oggrokk

          from Buffalo, NY

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Responsive
          • Sensitive
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Jazz Clubs

          Comments about Tama S.L.P. Vintage Steel Snare Drum:

          This S.L.P. snare has a great sound once I put a remo ambassador head on it. I left the TAMA reso head on the bottom. It sounds good tuned low for a fat sound or higher for jazz. I especially like the snappy snares as they are not overly sensitive like the Puresound blaster line of snares. I like more drum, less snare wire on my snares, so that you can hear the drum oscillate without the snare wires choking the shell reverb. The Tama Hold tight washers do hold the tension rods from losening. The TAMA thow-offs are excellent compared to any similarly priced snares out there. They hold, not stretch the snares across the bottom reso head. The shell was nicely made without defects. All in all, TAMA snares are awesome. You cannot go wrong with a TAMA snare. I have 2 TAMA snares now and like both.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great sound, look and quality!

          By Steve D

          from New Jerset

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tama S.L.P. Vintage Steel Snare Drum:

              Tune it low, medium or high... It's covers just about every playing and musical style out there. Tama really recreated the classic steel sounds of the past but also made it modern as well. I really like the sound arc hoops, give it a nice crack when tuned high but do not choke the tone. Play it softly and it is still has a lot of presence, and warmth. Getting lots of great comments from band members as well as listeners. can't wait to get record with it.

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              (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Tama SLP Vintage Steel Snare Drum - a Winner!

              By Chris Bennett

              from California

              Comments about Tama S.L.P. Vintage Steel Snare Drum:

              Tuned low - it provides a fat, full snare sound reminiscent of rock recordings in the 60's and 70's. Tuned high - you get a fantastic crack. Punchy, yet very sensitive and articulate. This snare can do it all!
              Features a 1.22 chrome over steel shell, brass tube lugs, sound arc hoops, incredibly smooth throw-off, 20 Strand Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Steel Snappy snare wires.
              This snare has an excellent build quality. Nice and heavy - this baby has some weight to it!
              In my view, $249 is a more than reasonable price. I would have expected to pay much more for a snare of this quality. Incredible value for money.

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