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Tama Starphonic Snare Drum  Nickel Plated Brass 6x14

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The Tama Starphonic PBR146 Brass Snare Drum has a 1.2mm nickel-plated brass shell a quick release freedom lug, claw hook, and grooved hoop for rapid ...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 02-20-2017

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A classic re-created from the "golden age" of snare drum design.

The Tama Starphonic PBR146 Brass Snare Drum has a 1.2mm nickel-plated brass shell a quick release freedom lug, claw hook, and grooved hoop for rapid drumhead changes and enhanced tone. A linear drive strainer with calibrated ratchet style tension adjustment knob makes precision tuning simple. The Tama Starphonic aluminum snare includes super sensitive hi-carbon snappy snares and a detachable butt plate for quick snare and head changes.

  • Modernized retro-style for rich vintage sound
  • Quick release Freedom lug, Claw hook, Grooved Hoop for rapid drum head changes
  • Thin 1.2mm nickel-plated brass shell
  • 6" x 14"
  • "Linear Drive" strainer with ratchet style tension adjustment
  • Inclues super sensitive hi-Carbon Snappy Snares
  • Detachable butt plate for rapid snare and head changes
  • Premium Japanese quality production

Get a snare with modern features and vintage sound.


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TamaStarphonic Snare Drum

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Great sounding snare

By Drumslave

from Northeast MD

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  • Great Sound
  • Responsive


    Best Uses

    • rock band. recording.

    Comments about Tama Starphonic Snare Drum:

    i've had mine for about 4 years. i love it more every time i play it.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


    This Snare Rocks!!!


    from Corpus Christi,TX

    Comments about Tama Starphonic Snare Drum:

    This is my second Starphonic (Bubinga & Brass) I love these Snares! I love all the cutting edge features of this snare, but the sound is always most important & this snare delivers!! It's easy to tune and stays tuned, no de-tuning issues here thanks to the specially designed lug casings that grip to the tension rods.I love my Ludwig black beauty but that has always been a problem,highly recomend Tight Screw tension rods for this issue.. And usually the 1st thing I do when I buy a snare drum is change out the snares to premium Puresound snare-wires. That is not necessary with this drum, really..! The stock hi-carbon steel Tama snare-wires are sweeeet...they are super-sensitive without having to over tighten & choke the drum and sound great & deliver real nice crack!! Back to the sound.. This snare drum delivers intense rim-shots that can really cut thru the mix ..thanks to the hoops that are curved inward like the old-school Slingerland stick-saver's hoops that have really made a come back recently.They sound & feel great..easy on the wrists also. Great cross sticking..The 6' brass shell is warm but distinctively metallic and cutting.. All in all, an insanely well engineered Snare Drum that sounds as good as it looks..Well Done Tama!!
    Cutting Edge Grooved hoops makes head changes hassle free, dual adjustable strainer, hi-carbon super sensitive snare wires, lug casings that really grip on to the tenion rods preventing de-tuning Yes!!
    Top-Notch attention to detail & quality control!!
    Very competitively priced for a high-end snare drum..

    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


    Incredible Drum

    By Adam Birch

    from Idaho

    Comments about Tama Starphonic Snare Drum:

    This drum is great. The linear snare strainer, the super sensitive snare wires, the finish. It's all top notch. I've had a LOT of different snare drums but this one is the best. It is the most sensitive drum I've ever played. It goes from a whisper to a roar with ease. I prefer to play it wide open, but a couple of moon gels dampen it just enough to get fat backbeats.
    You can't beat the price for this. It's much less than a black beauty, and just as good. In fact the features (hardware, etc.) are better IMO.

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