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Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum 14 x 6 in.

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This 12-ply, 10mm Bubinga shell provides an extraordinarily punchy sound with a large helping of low-end. The combination of 2.3mm flanged hoops and ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The best all-around drum in the S.L.P. series: G-Bubinga.

This 12-ply, 10mm Bubinga shell provides an extraordinarily punchy sound with a large helping of low-end. The combination of 2.3mm flanged hoops and low-mass separate lugs allow the Bubinga shell to resonate more naturally. While its suggested musical styles include pop, R&B, rock and country, the G-Bubinga is considered to be the best all-around snare in the S.L.P. series.

FEATURES
  • Shell: 12ply/10mm, Bubinga shell with Quilted Bubinga outer ply
  • Size: 6 x 14"
  • Finish: Natural Quilted Bubinga with Black Nickel hardware
  • Hoop: Steel Mighty Hoop
  • Lug: Starclassic Lug
  • Snares: 20 strand Starclassic Carbon Steel Snappy snares
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TamaS.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum
 
5.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Responsive (6)
  • Sensitive (6)
  • Huge tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jazz clubs (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Tone and Looks Very Classy

By sLAMbLASTER

from The OC

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Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile
  • Very Good Tuning Range

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Great For Many Styles
    • Jazz Clubs
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks
    • Symphonies

    Comments about Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum:

    This drum is worth every penny it can be used for just about any style of music sounds great with stock heads but changed it out to a evans hd dry
    have had many snares over the years and this one is just about perfect from metal one gig to very light rock the next the looks and sound are sick dry but still lots of mid range and heavy bottom end. highly recommend this snare...

    (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Killer snare indeed!!

    By KC & the Beat

    from Wisconsin

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    Comments about Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum:

    Fantastic sounding drum! A work of art too! At first I was gonna give this snare a bad review. I couldn't understand why a drum with premo features wasn't happening. I had it sounding like a bad field drum, that is, before I learned to tune properly. This is what you need to do: Don't choke your snare drum by over tightning top head or snare wires. Bottom head must be tighter than batter head but you also need to de-tune the lugs a little bit on each side of snare wires. When you do this you help create the snare bed & thus no need to over tighten the snare wires trying to force a snare bed. Of course you still have to do a little fussing with seating the head and use even tension at all lugs (except were noted on the bottom head.) My snare now pops but also is full bodied - just beautiful sounding! I also have the 13" Sonic Steel snare drum in this series and used this same tuning procedure on it with the same great results - very responsive!

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    jamesrocks

    By drummer

    from Madison, Wi

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    Comments about Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum:

    I love this one some much I am thinking of getting the power maple one also.
    I love this drum it sound as good as it looks. excellent price for a solid bubinga shell.
    Great qaulity parts that will last for year.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Incredibly versatile and beautiful drum!

    By Little drummer boy

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum:

        Incredibly versatile and beautiful drum: 14x6 Used for Rock, Fusion, Reggae, Funk and suits all very well. I tune the drum high to very high but also sounds very nice tuned lower on Jazz, Hip-hop, or Pop tunes. Provides amazingly cutting pop and rim shots. Nice full tones expected from a 14 inch diameter but surprising highs from a 6" wooden snare. This should have been my first snare drum. Definitely versatile enough as a primary snare and in no way needs to be considered an auxiliary drum. Minimal ring eliminated with simple moon gel or similar (or nothing at all). Finished wood with darker hardware is gorgeous! Heads supplied: Evans G1 coated batter and 300 snare side were easy to tune and heads I would buy in the first place. So, no need to change them. Bubinga material was added to my small collection including Gretsch Renown Maple 14x5, Stewart Copeland Tama signature series, and a little 12 x 6 steel popper. The drum can be similar in character to any of these drums (even the popper surprisingly!). My shell kit is a Gretsch Renown Maple with cherry finish and this drum pairs nicely musically and in appearance. This is a great purchase that can be used daily. I feel like this is a custom sounding, quality drum diverse enough to play a wide variety of styles. A solid and "sound" investment!!!

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        G-Bubinga

        By DrumGuy7

        from Hollywood, Fl

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Blues
          • Jazz Clubs
          • Metal
          • Pop
          • Rock

          Comments about Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum:

          So I got a chance to pick up one of these bad boys used for two bills. I changed out the heads and added Puresound snares and I got to say this snare has the deepest crack of any of my 7 wonders (snares) I use this in conjunction with my Stewart Copeland snare and the two of them can annihilate even the loudest stacks of amps. What's even better is the sensitivity of this snare. At 6x14 and 12 ply 10mm thickness I was worried about it being a clunker but Tama has a knack for building versatile beasts. I would say every drummer should own a maple snare, a brass, and an aluminum snare. But if you are going to own a 4th, this bubinga bad boy is the way to go.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Mighty Impressive Snare Drum

          By Brian D

          from Rochester, NY

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          Pros

          • Big Bottom
          • Great Sound
          • Responsive
          • Sensitive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum:

              I'm totally impressed by the quality of this drum. I was hesitant to purchase one because the shells are made in China and the price seemed too good to be true for bubinga. Very glad I made the purchase! This drum is well built and has great range. I like using a Remo Coated Ambassador or Emperor on this snare. In my opinion, a more open head shows off the drum's true versatile qualities. A great snare to add to your arsenal!

               
              5.0

              Beautiful, Versatile, Beefy

              By Caleb H.

              from Akron, OH

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              Pros

              • Great Sound
              • Huge Tone
              • Many Styles
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Accompaniment
                • Jazz Clubs
                • Many Styles
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum:

                I was in need a versatile snare to fit the many needs of my various gigs (Church Music, Jazz, Rock, and Metal (variety, I know)). This totally fits the bill. I has a beautiful natural tone that has beefy low end, a rounded attack, and a soft sustain. I have had it tuned high and low, and the sound is beautiful both ways. I have not put a dry snare head on it yet, but am currently using an Evans G1 coated head which makes it even more versatile (using one moon gel to control any unwanted sustain). I have used it in a drum cage, out of a cage, small room, and studio and have yet to be let down with its tone or feel. It is fun to show off too, as the drum has a beautiful finish. I absolutely love the black nickel, and the throw off is very high quality with tension adjustments on either side of the drum.
                Buy it! You will have no regrets!

                Service and delivery comments:

                Was back-ordered when purchased, but delivery was fast and the drum was well protected in the box.

                 
                5.0

                Tama SLP GBubina Snare

                By Dayvish

                from San Luis Obispo, Ca

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Small Venues
                  • Soundtracks

                  Comments about Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum:

                  Not only well made but looks exceptional.

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful snare drum

                  By Trev

                  from Elk Grove CA

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                  Pros

                  • Great Sound
                  • Responsive
                  • Sensitive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Good for everything

                    Comments about Tama S.L.P. G-Bubinga Snare Drum:

                    This snare is warm, rich and inviting. Pulled straight out of the box the first thing i said was "wow this thing is beautiful". The wood is finished to perfection and the smoked hardware looks amazing. The first thing I did was pull the heads off and check all the baring edges and hoops against flat glass to make sure all were straight and true. I next explored tuning up the drum with the factory Evens heads and found that there was a wide tuning range but was not getting the perfect (in my opinion) snare sound I was after. I picked up an Evens genera dry (single ply) snare head and bingo! exactly everything i wanted this drum to be. I have the batter head tuned higher then the reso head and am not using any dampening. With this I get a rich, warm, dry sound that responds perfectly to ghost notes, rolls and hard hitting accents.

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