Tama Starphonic Black Steel 14in x 6in Snare Drum


This is flaming great!

In stock (can be backordered)|Delivery to you: 1 weeks

SKU: PST146 Categories: , , Tags: , , ,


Tama Starphonic Black Steel 14″ x 6″ Snare Drum – An Extra Backbone for Your Rhythm Section

The Tama Starphonic Black Steel 14″ x 6″ Snare Drum is another masterpiece of percussion engineering that combines innovation, affordability and exceptional sound quality. Crafted with precision and Tama’s usual attention to detail, this snare drum stands out as a stellar choice for both semi-pros and seasoned professionals with its accessible price point that places it on par with intermediate models.

The heart of this exceptional drum lies in its 1mm thick Starphonic black steel shell, a material carefully chosen by Tama to deliver a sound that rivals their top-of-the-line offerings. This shell thickness strikes the perfect balance, providing warmth and solidity to your drumming, while ensuring that every nuance of your playing is captured with great sensitivity. The result is a snare drum that not only sounds incredible, but is also versatile enough to handle a wide range of musical styles and genres. Just listen to the total PHATNESS out of this one…

YouTube video

With thanks to those providers of public demo vids – The Memphis Drum Shop YouTube channel.

One of the key innovations that sets the Tama Starphonic Black Steel snare drum apart is its grooved hoop. Tama recognised that the hoop plays a crucial role in shaping the drum’s sound and they went above and beyond to create a solution that marries vintage design aesthetics with modern technology. The grooved hoop is a testament to this innovative spirit, and it’s poised to revolutionise how you interact with your snare drum.

With the grooved hoop, Tama has introduced a quick-release system that simplifies the process of changing drum heads. By loosening the tension rods, you can effortlessly tilt the claw hooks backward and away from the grooved hoop. This ingenious design allows for swift and straightforward head replacements without the need to remove all the tension rods from the lugs. It’s a game-changer for drummers who value efficiency and convenience in their set-up and maintenance routines.

The Model PST146 boasts a 14″ x 6″ shell, making it a versatile choice for various musical contexts. Whether you’re laying down deep grooves, explosive back-beats, or delicate ghost notes, this snare drum delivers the goods. Its 10-hole grooved hoop adds to its versatility, allowing for precise tuning adjustments to achieve your desired sound. The chrome hardware finish not only adds a touch of elegance but also ensures the durability and longevity of your instrument, even under the rigours of regular gigging and studio sessions.

The Freedom lug is another notable feature of the Tama Starphonic Black Steel snare drum. These lugs are designed to enhance resonance by minimising contact with the shell. This innovation translates into a snare drum that sings with clarity and articulation, allowing your playing to shine through. The combination of the grooved hoop and Freedom lug is a testament to Tama’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of drum design and performance.

When it comes to snare engagement, the Linear-Drive strainer and detachable butt offers precise control over your snare wire tension. This means you can easily dial in the perfect snare response, whether you prefer a tight, crisp crack or a fuller, more resonant tone. The snare wire itself, the MS20RL14C, is crafted with precision to provide a balanced blend of sensitivity and projection, ensuring that your snare work cuts through the mix with clarity and precision.

In our opinion, we believe the Tama Starphonic Black Steel 14″ x 6″ Snare Drum is a drumming marvel combining innovative features, exceptional sound quality, and affordability in one outstanding package. Whether you’re a professional drummer seeking a reliable workhorse for the stage and studio or an aspiring player looking for an instrument that will inspire your creativity, the Tama Starphonic Black Steel snare drum delivers on every front. It’s a fusion of vintage design and modern technology, unlocking a world of sonic possibilities by redefining what’s possible in the realm of snare drum design.