The 5.5 x 14” Vintage Hammered Steel addition to the S.L.P. line capitalizes on Tama’s decades of experience as builders of great steel snares. The hammering process on the 1.2mm steel shell adds a dark tonal complexity, with a drier, more articulate tone. While some steel drums can sound excessively "ringy", the hammered shell and 2.3mm Sound Arc hoops work together to focus overtones and produce a tone that cuts with articulation, but still produces enough overtones that allow the true nature of this drum to sing.
The 20-strand Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Steel Snappy Snares deliver the perfect amount of sensitivity and snare response for this drum. In order to provide a more crisp and sensitive sound, Tama redesigned their snappy snare using new materials, customizing the shape of the plate, and changing the wire coils’ winding pattern. As a result, the new snares fits more closely to the resonant head, providing greater sensitivity and a consistently crisp sound.
A luxurious satin chrome finish sets this snare apart from other hammered steel snare drums on the market. Silky-smooth tension rods make subtle tuning changes a breeze, letting you dial in just the right amount of tension for perfect tone every time.
Tama’s Sound Lab Project (S.L.P.) snare drums were designed to introduce drummers to a variety of new and exciting sounds—at an affordable price. Each snare possesses a distinct personality that’s well suited to a particular genre. S.L.P. is an ideal option for discerning drummers looking to add a fresh voice to their arsenal at a lower price point that allows for sonic experimentation.
The snare drum is the keystone of any drummer's sound. Make your statement with the S.L.P. series from Tama!