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Tama Swingstar Wood Snare Drum   

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Warm tone and excellent tunability with a small price tag!

6-ply Philippine Mahogany for warm sound, excellent projection and structural strength. Precise bearing edges provide easier tuning that beginners need as well as the wide tuning range that pros demand.


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3.9

(based on 10 reviews)

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Very Very Worth It...

Ok you have to understand a few things about the Swingstar line of drums. Yea sure it may be one of the ?low end? lines but believe me, if you know how to...Read complete review

Ok you have to understand a few things about the Swingstar line of drums. Yea sure it may be one of the ?low end? lines but believe me, if you know how to tune properly with quality drum heads, then i guarantee these babies will sound amazing!. I bought the Tama Swingstar kit about a year ago and believe me I?m still very happy with it. I didn?t even bother using the stock heads, right away I changed them to some Remo heads, for the toms I use Remo Clear Ambassadors as the resonant heads (bottom), and Remo Pinstripes as the batter heads (top). For the snare I use a Remo Coated Ambassador (top) and a Remo Ambassador Snare Side (bottom). The bass drum, I use an Aquarian SuperKick II as the batter head and a Aquarian Regulator Small Hole as the resonant head. I love the way my drums sounds, I have a pretty big back yard and I set up my kit there a few times a month and I don?t know if you ever set up your kit in your back yard but in an open space, the drums sound wayyyy more amazing! Believe me they sound louder, fatter, crisper and it feels like a completely new kit. Don?t believe me??then try it yourself! Thanks for reading my review, rock on!By the way, i gave the "features" a 9 because i think the snare strainer could be better, other than that i love this kit completely!

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Not THAT bad

I bought the Tama swingstar kit about a month ago. The set itself is great, the snare however isn't as bad as you might think. People say it sounds like junk and rings...Read complete review

I bought the Tama swingstar kit about a month ago. The set itself is great, the snare however isn't as bad as you might think. People say it sounds like junk and rings alot, yea of course it will if you dont know how to fix that. All this snare needs is a good head (I recommend Remo Powerstroke 3) and a sound ring (Aquarian Studio rings) to draw out the nasty ring everyone seems to hate. I did that and now the snare sounds fine and it doesn't ring.

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5.0

Tama snare

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from Norton Ohio

I played this snare on my friends kit and it was nice. Its not the best but for the price it nice. And if you tune your head really tight it sounds amazing.

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5.0

Great for the price!!

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from Aiken, SC

I've had a swingstar set for about 2 years. And of course with any new set you have to buy heads. I got an Evans reverse power dot head and Evans E-rings and it sounds great!!! The price is great and if you hook it up with some good heads it sounds professional. Buy it.

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5.0

Very Very Worth It...

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from Granada Hills, California

Ok you have to understand a few things about the Swingstar line of drums. Yea sure it may be one of the ?low end? lines but believe me, if you know how to tune properly with quality drum heads, then i guarantee these babies will sound amazing!. I bought the Tama Swingstar kit about a year ago and believe me I?m still very happy with it. I didn?t even bother using the stock heads, right away I changed them to some Remo heads, for the toms I use Remo Clear Ambassadors as the resonant heads (bottom), and Remo Pinstripes as the batter heads (top). For the snare I use a Remo Coated Ambassador (top) and a Remo Ambassador Snare Side (bottom). The bass drum, I use an Aquarian SuperKick II as the batter head and a Aquarian Regulator Small Hole as the resonant head. I love the way my drums sounds, I have a pretty big back yard and I set up my kit there a few times a month and I don?t know if you ever set up your kit in your back yard but in an open space, the drums sound wayyyy more amazing! Believe me they sound louder, fatter, crisper and it feels like a completely new kit. Don?t believe me??then try it yourself! Thanks for reading my review, rock on!By the way, i gave the "features" a 9 because i think the snare strainer could be better, other than that i love this kit completely!

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4.0

Sounds like an expensive snare

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from Ohio

I have a new Tama swingstar set and I really do think that the snare is really much better than some say it is. It is built very sturdy, needs a new head (obviously) but, quality is outstanding and as long as you know how to tune a snare, it sounds like you paid $500 for it. Very Nice!!

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4.0

good snare

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from Undisclosed

I have this snare, it came with my set. After three months of using the batter head, i switched it to an Aquarian Power-Thin with the dot. Then 2 weeks ago i bought a aquarian classic clear reso head for the bottom. This snare has nice pop and crack when it is tuned tight. Overall, great snare.

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4.0

good for budget

I have played a Tama Swingstar snare drum for a number of gigs with one of my older bands and it is a great snare drum for the price. I am positive that there are better snare drums out there, but they would be much more expensive.

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3.0

Good beginner snare

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from chicago,IL

it's a good beginner snare with the swingstar set, the only problem is that it has an overtone ping to it. just use the deadringers or muffle rings, and you're all set. over all not a bad wood snare, i upgraded to a starclassic 14'' snare, also replace heads on it with remos.

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1.0

moons ago drummer

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from medford OR

This snare is overall okay, don't count on it as good sounding, even after you carefully tune it, it still has an extremley annoying buzz after, anything can make this snare buzz...and if you are thinking about buying the swingstar drum kit, the cymbals are like foil..they bent instantly

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5.0

MedlumDrummer

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from Columbus, OH

Everyone that thinks this snare is a bad buy just doesn't know drums, I've had the same Swingstar Tama Kit for 3 years now, YES it needs a new head, but what stock snare doesn't? Also mine has never had any overtone or ringing problems, I don't use a dampner ring on it or anything. You guys just don't know how to tune and use a snare drum apparently.

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3.0

Not THAT bad

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from Granada Hills, California

I bought the Tama swingstar kit about a month ago. The set itself is great, the snare however isn't as bad as you might think. People say it sounds like junk and rings alot, yea of course it will if you dont know how to fix that. All this snare needs is a good head (I recommend Remo Powerstroke 3) and a sound ring (Aquarian Studio rings) to draw out the nasty ring everyone seems to hate. I did that and now the snare sounds fine and it doesn't ring.

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