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TAMA Starphonic Snare Drum Seamless Aluminum 6x14

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Product Price $499.99
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The Tama Starphonic PAL146 Aluminum Snare Drum boasts a quick release freedom lug, claw hook, and grooved hoop for rapid drum head changes and enhanc...Click To Read More About This Product

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The new snare sound from the "golden age".

The Tama Starphonic PAL146 Aluminum Snare Drum boasts a quick release freedom lug, claw hook, and grooved hoop for rapid drum head changes and enhanced tone. A "linear drive" strainer with calibrated ratchet style tension adjustment knob makes precision tuning simple. The Starphonic Aluminum snare includes super sensitive hi-carbon snappy snares and a detachable butt plate for quick snare and head changes. The drum's 1.2mm ultra-thin seamless aluminum shell delivers optimum resonance and pristine performance in any situation.

Modernized retro-style for rich vintage sound
Quick release Freedom lug, Claw hook, Grooved Hoop for rapid drum head changes
Thin 1.2mm seamless aluminum shell
14" x 6"
"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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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


definitive choice for anyone?s snare arsenal...

By Graham976

from Stow, Ohio

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Comments about TAMA Starphonic Snare Drum:

First off, and most of us are already well aware of; Tama definitely makes good ?quality? products. What primarily interested me in the Starphonic series were the unique depth 6 x 14 & the fact that Tama hasn?t had an aluminum snare since the discontinuation of the metal series. And Tama?s new features or ?Key Advancements? are interesting as well. If you?re not already aware, I want to state that those are not die-cast hoops on the Starphonics. Although different in concept & design, the ?Grooved Hoops? are somewhat similar in weight to the 1.6mm flanged hoops found on today?s Artwood & Metalworks series?which isn?t necessarily a bad thing. I found that it gives the snare a more rounded, softer tone than the aggressiveness found in heavier flanged or die-cast hoops. And don?t get me wrong?the snare will be heard. Also, I heard in a review the ?Freedom Lug & Claw Hook? is a great innovation, however ?a few more turns than needed? when loosening the tension rod from the hoop removes it from the lug anyway--defeating the purpose altogether. I personally haven?t noticed it to be a major issue, although it can happen. I heard someone quote ?the Starphonic Aluminum is an Acrolite on steroids?. I honestly wouldn?t know because I?ve never played Ludwig?s Acrolite, however, I do like the sound of Tama?s Starphonic Aluminum. It?s bright, open, & has depth. I currently have the drum equipped with an Evans Reverse Dot, and I get a nice pleasing rimshot slightly off center. I also liked the factory single ply coated head. The drum had a more open, resonant sound with a nice ring to it. I personally wasn?t found of the Hi-Carbon snares on the aluminum, although I liked them on the Warlord series. I changed them to Tama?s Starclassic steel wires, and I?m very pleased with the response. Most likely Tama will add to the series?possibly a bronze and/or a stainless steel shell. Anyway, the different shell options combined with all the Key Advancements makes the Starphonic series a definitive choice for anyone?s snare arsenal.

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This snare is AMAZING!

By Fed-up83

from NC coast

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      This snare is amazing! Super sensitive, nice pop to it and snappy. Ive had it a couple weeks now and love it. I did alot of research before purchasing and needless to say I won't be looking for another snare cause this is the one! I play pretty much most genres but mostly rock/funk and it works great.

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