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 Snare Wires 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 Snare Wire” fits more closely to the snare side head, providing greater sensitivity and brighter, crisper sound.
A thin brass plate and softer hi-carbon coils respond to even the softest touch on the edge of the batter head.
20 strands steel straight wire for concert. Extra short sustain, dark and crisp.
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 Snare Wires, including different lengths, and different strand counts. (There’s even a 42-strand snare!)
The Sound Arc Brass Hoop was specially developed for STAR Reserve Solid Maple snare drum. This inward curved 2.3mm brass hoop provides milder attack, more sustain and offers sensitivity, precise tuning, and control.
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.
This 100% maple wood was specially developed for S.L.P. Snare drums. The 22 mm thick hoops provides warm sound and powerfull attack especially rim shot.
TAMA’s triple flanged 2.3mm steel hoops provide a “wetter" sound than die-cast zinc hoops.
KEEP DRUM HEAD TENSION WHILE PLAYING
The Tension Lock is an accessory to prevent tension bolts from loosening while playing. Simply set it on the tension bolt head – its unique shape fits perfectly. On the other hand, you can tune the drum without having to detach the Tension Lock, thanks to an elastic O-ring around its hole. It is a small accessory, but filled with TAMA’s unique ideas.
With eight evenly placed protrusions around the hole, the Tension Lock fits perfectly on a square head bold. This prevents the bolt from loosening.
The O-ring built into the Tension Lock is specially designed to prevent the bolt from loosening or rotating while playing. Yet, it still allows the bolt to turn for tuning. And because of this O-ring’s elasticity, which plastic lug locks don’t have, the hole won’t deform even after a lot of tunings.
The offset position of the hole allows the Tension Lock to fit a wide range of 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 STAR, STARPHONIC, JD146 and PE106M.
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