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Tama Drums are a brand of drum kits and hardware manufactured by the Japanese musical instrument company, Hoshino Gakki. They began manufacturing drums in 1961 under the name “Star Drums”, named after the owner Hoshino, which translates to “star field”. The drums were manufactured at Hoshino’s subsidiary, Tama Seisakusho, which had opened in 1962 to manufacture Ibanez guitars and amplifiers. By 1974, Hoshino decided to make a concerted effort to make high-quality drums and hardware and start marketing its drums under the Tama brand. Tama was the name of the owner’s wife, and is also a homophone with the Japanese word meaning “jewel”. “Star” continues to be used in the names of many Tama drum models to this day, including the Starclassic and Superstar series.

Tama Metalworks snare drums offer bright tones with a tight crispness in high-tuning and a smooth resonance in low-tuning. The 1.2mm matte black steel shell is processed to have a ridge on the centre of the shell as reinforcement. The colour of the shell hardware is matched to the matte black steel shell. Metal snares generally give a tight, cutting sound with a big dynamic range, and the steel shells on Metalworks snares pack a real punch.  Delivering superb quality at a great price, the Tama Metalworks snare drum is the perfect workhorse snare for the modern, adaptable drummer. The 6.5″ model is that little bit deeper for a huge rocking low end too, which will find a place in any aggressive music style.

Tama Metalworks Snare Drums are available as 14″ x 5.5″ or 14″ x 6.5″.