Tama Starclassic Walnut / Birch 14" x 6.5" Snare, Satin Sapphire Fade

Tama Starclassic Walnut / Birch 14" x 6.5" Snare, Satin Sapphire Fade



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Tama Starclassic Walnut / Birch 14" x 6.5" Snare, Satin Sapphire Fade

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The Tama Starclassic Walnut / Birch 14 inch x 6.5 inch Snare Drum in Satin Sapphire Fade is the ideal companion to the Starclassic shell packs of the same finish. Combining the warmth of walnut with the cutting projection of birch, this snare drum delivers versatile tone that has you covered from the studio to the stage.

Sophisticated Sapphire Starclassic Snare

Delivering a striking aesthetic and a stunning tone, the Tama Starclassic Walnut / Birch Snare is the ideal choice for the diverse, modern drummer.

Introduced along side the birch/walnut shell packs at NAMM 2019, this Tama Sapphire Snare is the latest incarnation of the Starclassic series.

Combining the best characteristics of both woods, the walnut/birch blend of this snare ensures a versatile tone ideal for a wide range of musical styles and settings.

Tama Starclassic Walnut / Birch 14 inch x 6.5 inch Snare Drum in Satin Sapphire Fade Key Features:

  • Die-Cast Hoops
  • Hold Tight Washers
  • Evans Heads
  • Lugs: MSL-SCT
  • Strainer/Butt: MCS70A/MCS70B
  • Snare Wire: MS20R14S

Wonderful Walnut, Beautiful Birch

This Tama Starclassic Snare features a 6mm shell construction consisting of 4 plies of European Birch and 2 inner plies of American Black Walnut.

Characterised by its big warm tone, Walnut offers an equal amount of high, mid and low frequencies.

Birch on the other hand boasts a boosted high-end range with a scooped mid-range and a punchy bottom end, for a sound that is loud and cutting.

The combination of the two delivers a snare sound that offers superior quality warmth with solid top end attack.

The warm mid to low frequency tone of walnut and the well-defined, uncompromising projection of birch ensures a snare sound that's versatile enough to meet the demands of any situation.

Whether you need volume and cut for live performance settings or want a more rounded, warm resonance for the studio, this Tama snare drum delivers.

Die-Cast Hoops

As with the whole Tama Starclassic range, this Walnut / birch snare is fitted with zinc die-cast hoops to provide a durable hold and tuning ease.

Offering a more consistent shape than triple flanged hoops, die-cast hoops are manufactured by injecting molten metal into moulds to ensure an even build.

Triple flanged hoops, in comparison, are constructed from metal plates that are bent into shape, which can result in shape inconsistencies that are detrimental to tuning.

Having a consistent hoop shape results in a more accurate and reliable tuning response providing drums that are easier to tune and that stay in tune longer.

Offering a great deal of control, here the die-cast hoops serve to provide a snare drum with superb projection and a more focused, powerful tone.

Hold Tight Washers

Complementing the consistency of the die-cast hoops perfectly, the Tama Starclassic walnut birch snare is also fitted with hold tight washers. 

Created to prevent tension rods loosening as you play, the Tama hold tight washers feature a patented C-shaped design which is fitted with a rubber ring.

Over time, as you play the snare, the vibration from the drumhead can cause tension rods to loosen.

The rubber rings within the hold tight washers help to absorb the impact of the vibration and hence keep the tension rods in constant contact with the hoops to prevent loosening.

The result is a snare drum with a more consistent, longer lasting tuning which means you can spend less time tuning and more time drumming!

Heads and Hardware
This Tama snare drum is fitted with Evans drums heads as standard for a durable and consistent playing response straight out of the box.

Delivering a neat aesthetic that doesn't impede the stunning finish, the Tama MSL-SCT compact lugs of this snare ensure minimal contact with the shell to ensure optimal shell resonance.

The Tama MCS70A strainer offers a smooth snare response with precise sensitivity adjustment, while the Tama MCS70B butt plate ensure a strong and secure snare wire position.

The Tama 14 inch 20 strand snare wires offer a robust snare sound that responds instantly with superb sensitivity.


Whether you're looking for the matching snare drum to complement your Tama shell pack or you want a stand out snare that delivers versatile tone, the Tama Starclassic Walnut / Birch snare is a great choice.

Delivering superb clarity with controlled sustain and full warmth with rich resonance, this snare drum combines the best of walnut and birch.

Ideal for a wide range of musical styles and playing situations, this snare drum produces tone to fulfil the most diverse of needs.

With sound aiding features like the die-cast hoops and hold tight washers, this snare drum provides superb resonance, prolonged tuning and a full and varied sound.

The striking Phantasm Oyster finish ensures you'll grab people's eyes as well as their ears to deliver a performance that looks as stunning as it sounds.

For a striking aesthetic, versatile tone and robust hardware, buy the Tama Starclassic Walnut / Birch 14 inch x 6.5 inch Snare Drum in Satin Sapphire Fade now from Professional Music Technology Online!

Tama Starclassic Walnut / Birch 14 inch x 6.5 inch Snare Drum in Satin Sapphire Fade Key Features:

  • Striking Satin Sapphire Fade Finish
  • 6ply Birch / Walnut Hybrid Shell
  • Cutting Projection
  • Full Warm Resonance
  • Versatile Tone
  • Die-Cast Hoops
  • Hold Tight Washers
  • Evans Drum Heads


More Information
Manufacturer Tama
SKU 309101
Shipping Weight (kg) 4.000000
Colour blue
Warranty 2 Years
Series Starclassic Series
Shell Material birch / walnut
Snare Size 14" x 6.5"


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