The snare wire is a key component of a snare drum. TAMA offers the broadest choices of snares available today. Our Hi-Carbon steel wires dramatically enhance a drum’s overall sensitivity.
In order to provide a more crisp and sensitive sound, we redesigned our snappy snare using new materials, customizing the shape of the plate, and changing the wire coils’ winding pattern. As a result, the new “Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Snappy Snare” fits more closely to the snare side head, providing greater sensitivity and brighter, crisper sound.
Starclassic snares offer several unique, highly useful features. When adding more tension to the wires, the strands press closer to the snare head. We’ve also redesigned the angle of the end plates and added thinner straps to obtain optimum response. The MS20SN14B features bell brass strands for greater sensitivity.
TAMA offers a comprehensive array of regular Snappy Snares, including different lengths, and different strand counts. (There’s even a 42-strand snare!)
The Sound Arc Hoop was specially developed for S.L.P. Snare drums.
This inward curved 2.3mm steel hoop enhances the natural tone of the snare drum, and offers sensitivity, precise tuning, and control.
Made of die-cast zinc, TAMA’s die-cast hoops deliver an incredibly sharp, solid rim shot that cannot be found in any other hoop.
2.3mm brass provides a milder attack and more sustain than steel of the same thickness.
TAMA’s triple flanged 2.3mm steel hoops provide a “wetter" sound than die-cast zinc hoops.
The rubber rings inside of the cup-shaped stainless steel washers absorb impact vibrations and keep the hoop and tension bolts in constant contact to prevent from loosening of tension.
2.5mm thick nylon washers decrease noise and make tuning easier and more stable.
Standard metal tension bolt washers.
These flexible yet durable 15mm wide nylon snappy straps are featured on all TAMA snare drums except Warlord Collection, STARPHONIC and JB1365N.
The amazingly durable and flexible snappy snare cord is made of Dupont Kevlar® cable wrapped in polyester fiber for an even higher tensile strength than steel wire. ( Kevlar® is a registered trademark of Dupont® Corporation.)
This specially designed drum key offers both fine and fast tuning and is shaped and rounded to perfectly fit your fingers. The knurled knob at the end of the key allows you to quickly spin the TDK10 during initial tension rod tightening for rapid head changes.
Traditional TAMA key