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Tama Starclassic G-Maple 6" x 14" Snare Drum  

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        Tama

        Tight maple sonics in a gorgeously appointed snare.

        The 13-ply, 10mm G-maple shell is adorned with an encircling abalone inlay and provides solid, tight tone with a clear attack. This Tama Starclassic drum was a Snare Drum Olympic 2002 winner.


        Isn't it time you put some snap into your kit with a maple snare? Order the Starclassic in total confidence. Our Dual Guarantees ensure your complete satisfaction and the best price possible.

         
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        TamaStarclassic G-Maple 6" x 14" Snare Drum
         
        4.7

        (based on 18 reviews)

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        Just picked up this snare. Beautiful tone and sensitivity. Projects wonderfully with a wonderfully woody crack. Crafstmanship is impeccable... especially for a production product. Consider this one a serious contender in...Read complete review

        Just picked up this snare. Beautiful tone and sensitivity. Projects wonderfully with a wonderfully woody crack. Crafstmanship is impeccable... especially for a production product. Consider this one a serious contender in your search for a new snare. Also, this snare won a blind test for sound at the snare drum olympics in Nashville last year. The Tama beat many custom drums that are priced three to four times as much.

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        I had way too high expectations for this drum

        I meticulously set up and tuned this drum, the new center piece of my vintage Tama Superstar kit. First thoughts -- hmm this doesn't sound so great, maybe I need to adjust it...Read complete review

        I meticulously set up and tuned this drum, the new center piece of my vintage Tama Superstar kit. First thoughts -- hmm this doesn't sound so great, maybe I need to adjust it or let it settle in. Last thoughts (2 months later) -- this drum sounds like garbage and I payed $$$ for it. Do yourself a favor - don't buy this drum.

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        5.0

        Best snare I've ever heard

        By Michael Dallara

        from Pleasanton, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everywhere

          Comments about Tama Starclassic G-Maple 6" x 14" Snare Drum:

          I recently bought a used Starclassic Maple 5-piece and this snare matches the kit perfectly in tone, aesthetics, and build quality! These drums are all handmade as far as my understanding goes, and it even has the signature of the craftsman on the inside. This is a beautiful drum! It sounds perfect tuned high, medium high, and medium-low! I haven't tuned it to anything else yet, but I will experiment greatly in the future. I have absolutely no negative comments about this drum. I use it mostly at high tuning and it sounds perfect! I do a lot of ghost notes and I'm a decently hard hitter and it takes me everywhere I need to go. I even have a beat up old Remo Controlled Sound on it (will replace it with an Evans Power Center as I've heard that they pair very well) and it still sounds amazing. It is the best snare I've ever played/heard, and I've played/heard a LOT of snares.

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          5.0

          G-elicious

          By Tuc

          from Milwaukee, WI

          Comments about Tama Starclassic G-Maple 6" x 14" Snare Drum:

          I bought this years ago and have finally found that adding a Remo Coated on top and a 40 strand snare wires on the bottom really opened this sucker up some more. I really want to try Maple wood hoops on here at some point. It's a beautiful and heavy drum with a great tone.

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          5.0

          Best mid-range priced snare

          Comments about Tama Starclassic G-Maple 6" x 14" Snare Drum:

          i just got myself a new set of Starclassic Performer BB Dark Mocha Fade Shells. I figured I am already in the poorhouse so I might as well order the snare to go with the set. Everything, and I mean everything about this drum is first class, I will not repeat all of the praise that has already been bestowed on these beauties. Let me just say that the sound is as sharp as a German Scalpel, and clean as the air near the top of the Rockies. If you got the cash, most defintly pick one of these up, but don't forget to do your homework when shopping around. Good luck!

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          5.0

          A little Overpriced, but Still Sgreat Snare

          By Coldfront777-QBGQ0

          from Alamo, CA

          Comments about Tama Starclassic G-Maple 6" x 14" Snare Drum:

          I got this snare last December in Cherry Fade. For starters, it looks downright gorgeous, especially with the abalone inlay. All hardware is excellent quality; I especially like the strainers. In my opinion, this snare was quite dificult to tune, as I had a very hard time getting a feel and tone that I both liked. As far as sound goes is its very good, but keep in mind its not flashy at all. If you're looking for a snare with a lot of crack and pop, look elsewhere. For warm and smooth tones, though, this snare is excellent. Just be sure to swap out the Evans head for something different.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Tama Starclassic 12- Ply Maple Snare Drum

          By JoryG

          from Los Angeles, CA

          Comments about Tama Starclassic G-Maple 6" x 14" Snare Drum:

          I'm in a band who plays at parties and clubs. I have 7 snares...one is a rogers power-tone. This snare is tied with that Rogers. this snare is so powerful. I use a Pacific Drums FXR 4-piece in Tobacco fade and with this maple snare, it sounds even better. i love the strainers on both sides of the drum. It may seem a bit expensive, but theres no subsitute for quality. The Die Cast hoops are amazing. Cross-sticking is the best with this snare. I changed the head the minute i got it...ya its an evans head, but its still a stock head. I have no complaints about this snare. If you want quality, get this snare drum.

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          5.0

          Killer snare drum !!!

          By Ronnie Cole

          from Savanna, Il.

          Comments about Tama Starclassic G-Maple 6" x 14" Snare Drum:

          I just integrated this snare into my Starclassic kit and I can't rave enough about it. It took a little primping and careful tuning along with a texture coated Aquarian head, but this is everything I had hoped it would be. I now use my expensive DW snare as a backup to this awesome snare. It also looks just as incredible as it sounds! Kudos Tama!

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          5.0

          Best I've ever played

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Tama Starclassic G-Maple 6" x 14" Snare Drum:

          I have played a lot of snares ranging from maple to birch to mohagony! I have never played or even heard a snare(when tuned right)that sounds better than this! If you are looking for a pro level snare that sounds amazing, and looks awesome, this is it!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          amazing

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Tama Starclassic G-Maple 6" x 14" Snare Drum:

          This snare drum is an amazing drum. I have used it in performances for classical orchestral music and in heavy metal performances. The diversity of this drum just based off of tuning is amazing. The price is a little steep but its worth every penny.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          I had way too high expectations for this drum

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Tama Starclassic G-Maple 6" x 14" Snare Drum:

          I meticulously set up and tuned this drum, the new center piece of my vintage Tama Superstar kit. First thoughts -- hmm this doesn't sound so great, maybe I need to adjust it or let it settle in. Last thoughts (2 months later) -- this drum sounds like garbage and I payed $$$ for it. Do yourself a favor - don't buy this drum.

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          5.0

          Absolutely Awesome!!

          By Brad Dawson

          from Anna, Illinois

          Comments about Tama Starclassic G-Maple 6" x 14" Snare Drum:

          I have owned and played a LOT of snare drums, Pearl, Ludwig, Sonor, Mapex, Tama, etc etc. I have also played on snares that ranged from 1500-2000 dollars. This snare is now my favorite. I have fallen in love with the sound of this snare. Deep woody crack with incredible response. I am very impressed.

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