NAMM 2019 (opens in new tab): If you’re on the lookout for a metal shelled snare drum on a budget in 2019, Tama’s trio of affordable new Metalworks Black Steel snares could be right up your street.
At the core of the three size options - 10”x5.5”, 14”x5.5” and 14”x6.5” - is a 1.2mm matte black steel shell, crafted with a central ridge for reinforcement. The sound is described as having “a bright tone with a tight crispness in high-tuning and a smooth resonance in low-tuning”.
The stealthy drums come complete with matching black shell hardware, including 1.6mm triple-flanged hoops.
Aside from the spec, the most appealing element of Tama’s Black Steel snares is the price. The 10”x5.5” will set you back just £99, followed closely by the 14”x5.5” at £109 and the 14”x6.5” £119. We’ll take one of each.
Head over to Tama for the full lowdown.
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