TAMA S.L.P. Vintage Hammered Steel Snare is crafted of 1.2mm hammered steel shell. The hammered process adds tonal complexity, depth, and dryness to the sounds typically associated with TAMA’s steel shell, which are bright and penetrating. The more complex tones are generated from the way sound waves asymmetrically reflect off the hammered shell texture.
Suggested musical styles: Rock, Country, & Funk
Shell: 1.2mm Hammered Steel
Hoop: Sound Arc Hoop (10 hole)
Snare Wire: MS20RL14C
Hoshino Gakki began manufacturing drums in 1965 under the name “Star Drums”. Hoshino, the family name of the founder, translates to “star field,” thus the selection of the “Star Drums” brand name. The drums were manufactured at Hoshino’s subsidiary, Tama Seisakusho, which had opened in 1962 to manufacture Ibanez guitars and amplifiers. While the production of guitars and amps was moved out of the factory by 1966, the production of drums there continued to grow. The two higher lines of drum models, Imperial Star and Royal Star, were introduced to the American market and were successful lower-cost drums competing against more expensive American-made drums offered by Rogers, Ludwig, and Slingerland at the time. READMORE