Tama Mastercraft THE BELL BRASS 14”x 6.5” Snare Drum *Arriving in 2024


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Tama Mastercraft THE BELL BRASS 14”x 6.5” Snare Drum

In 1980, the Mastercraft Bell Brass snare drum was born. Designed to match the explosive sounds of a new decade in music, the Bell Brass shell delivered the purest snare sound ever achieved. With the original shell sand-cast in the same manner of top quality cymbals and, of course, bells, the shell began as a 12mm cast that was hand-turned down to 3mm thick. Burnished to a natural brass patina for a tone that grew sweeter, warmer, and richer with every passing year, it’s no wonder the Mastercraft Bell Brass snare drum became the most coveted snare drum of the last 50 years.

Widely used in heavy rock music of the 80s and 90s, TAMA’s Bell Brass snare drum came to simply be known as “THE TERMINATOR”. As aggrresive of a sound it produced, it’s versatility was unmatched as it found its way into the hands of the world’s top Jazz & Fusion drummers of the era.

Faithfully reproduced to original specifications as much as modern technology allows, the Mastercraft “The Bell Brass” snare drum 50th Anniversary Reissue brings the iconic & timeless sound to drummers once again. Anyone who has found one in the USA will tell you , money in the region of $10,000 to $15000 changes hands for an original. So save your piggy bank & your marriage with one of these!


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