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Tama Starclassic Performer Bubinga/Birch Custom Snare Drum   

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The Tama Starclassic Performer Bubinga/Birch Custom Snare Drum has 7 inner plies of birch—for the rich tonality that only thin birch can supply—paire...Read More

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This custom drum is finished with a truly beautiful outer ply of African bubinga.

The Tama Starclassic Performer Bubinga/Birch Custom Snare Drum has 7 inner plies of birch—for the rich tonality that only thin birch can supply—paired with an inner ply of African bubinga. The harder, thicker bubinga accentuates birch's distinct tone and projection. The combination of the 2 tonewoods creates a more powerful, deeply rounded sound that is unlike any other drum. The Tama Starclassic snare drum is finished with a gorgeous single outer ply of bubinga.

FEATURES
  • Outer ply of bubinga
  • Seven plies of birch
  • Inner ply of bubinga
  • 7.5mm shell
  • Evans heads
  • MCS70A/MCA70B strainer
  • MS20SN14S snare wires
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TamaStarclassic Performer Bubinga/Birch Custom Snare Drum
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • Great sound (3)
  • Huge tone (3)
  • Responsive (3)
  • Sensitive (3)

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5.0

Outstanding Snare!!!!!!!!!!

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from Sacramento, CA.

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

  • Stock Heads

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment
  • Jazz Clubs
  • Small Venues
  • Soundtracks

Comments about Tama Starclassic Performer Bubinga/Birch Custom Snare Drum:

This is the second best snare I have ever owned! 1st was my Gretsch (1967). This little snare has more punch than my custom OCCP Maple or my dw chrome snares! It just sings and is usable in any manner of music! I did change the top head to Remo Fyberskin though and got the best sound I have heard in years! Since my Gretsch was stolen by some butt wipe, this Tama has become my favorite!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible crack!

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from San Diego

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        Comments about Tama Starclassic Performer Bubinga/Birch Custom Snare Drum:

        1st of all, I don't think this BB snare was the most expensive here on MF. But, you don't have to buy the more expensive one anywhere to get incredible tone and sound.

        I was a little worried when I looked at the Bubinga plies and saw they were not that thick. Made me think it was mainly a Birch drum. But when I tuned it up and cranked it, IT REALLY SANG. It sounds ugly right out of the box.
        It's pretty crisp, sharp and has some body to it. The die cast hoops dry out any funky ringing, and you can really tighten down this beast for an epic tone.

        You'll get the focus and attack from the birch, and still capture the lows with the bubinga.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        snappy snare

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        from wa

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            Comments about Tama Starclassic Performer Bubinga/Birch Custom Snare Drum:

            Great snare. Buy it. Better sounding then dw. HEAVY.

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            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My First Tama Snare

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            from texas

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            Pros

            • Great Sound
            • Huge Tone
            • Responsive
            • Sensitive

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                Comments about Tama Starclassic Performer Bubinga/Birch Custom Snare Drum:

                This snare is bright and cutting. with a smooth and fast decay. sounding like a cymbol review, but its not. I like this Tama snare alot i can tell that it will cut through music perfect, even though it sounds a little bright. its loud , with a pop. as soon as you may think it would hurt youre ears the pitch fades and its pleasing to the ear. pure genious from tama.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best Wood Snare I've Ever Played/Owned!

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                • Great Sound
                • Huge Tone
                • Responsive
                • Sensitive

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                    Comments about Tama Starclassic Performer Bubinga/Birch Custom Snare Drum:

                    I just bought this snare today. I was instantly blown away! I have never been happier with a wooden snare, the combination of birch and bubinga is fantastic! It tunes up high nicely, nice crack and resonance but not too much to where it gets annoying. Definitely happy with this one! The stock head that comes with it also sounds great when tuned high!

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