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Tama launches duo of stunning limited edition S.L.P. snare drums

Tama has taken the wraps off of a duo of new limited-edition snare drums in its high-end S.L.P. series. The new drums offer a stunning design, and will make excellent additions to any drummer’s collection.

Here’s everything you need to know about Tama’s two new S.L.P. snare drums.

Tama 14″ x 4.5″ S.L.P. G-Hickory Snare

First up is the smaller of the two drums. The S.L.P. G-Hickory Snare drum is built with an 11mm 12-ply Hickory shell, with one outer ply of Elm. According to Tama, while Hickory is usually used for drum sticks, in a snare drum it provides a bright, crisp tone, and combined with a 4.5″ depth, you’ll get a super responsive sound.

The drum is built with a die-cast hoop that should offer precise tuning and a focused sound. Under the drum, you’ll get carbon steel snare wires to help provide a solid crack. Tama says that the drum is ideally used as an aux snare.

The drum comes in Gloss Natural Elm, and will be available in January. The list price is $666.65, with an estimated street price of $399.99.

Tama 14″ x 7″ Zebrawood S.L.P. G-Maple Snare

There’s a bigger option among Tama’s new snare drums too. Tama has also launched a 14″ x 7″ S.L.P. G-Maple drum, which is built with an 11mm 13-ply Maple shell that delivers a bright tone and prominent attack. The drum also has one outer ply of Zebrawood, helping make for a stunning exterior design. That’s coupled with the tube lugs, which give the drum a slightly more classic feel to it.

This snare drum will be available in January, with a list price of $833.32, and an estimated street price of $499.99.

Christian de Looper

Christian de Looper was born in Canberra Australia, and since then has lived in Europe and now lives in sunny California. When he's not tinkering with the latest music gear, Christian is devouring news on new consumer technology.

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