Tama’s Sound Lab Project (S.L.P.) snare drums were designed to introduce drummers to a variety of new and exciting sounds—at an affordable price. Each snare possesses a distinct personality that’s well suited to a particular genre. S.L.P. is an ideal option for discerning drummers looking to add a fresh voice to their arsenal at a lower price point that allows for sonic experimentation.
The new Tama 14" x 6.5" G-Walnut model features a 10-ply, 9mm thick Walnut shell. A newer and distinctive voice in modern drum making, Walnut produces a rich and low fundamental pitch that lies between the warm balance of Maple and immense depth of Bubinga. The thicker shell is capable of producing a brighter tone than standard-ply Walnut drums, and increases sonic presence and punch. Highly dynamic, the G-Walnut is capable of articulating nuance-laced, low volume stickings in one moment, then screaming with an abandoned roar the next moment.
The newly developed 30-strand Snappy snare wires add a thicker snare sound than standard snare wires.The Sound Arc Hoop was specially developed for Tama's S.L.P series snare drums and feature an inward-curved, 2.3mm steel hoop that offers sensitivity, precise tuning, and control. Solid Brass tube lugs complement the Matte Black Walnut finish for a clean and modern profile. Silky-smooth tension rods make subtle tuning changes a breeze, letting you dial in just the right amount of tension for perfect tone every time. The snare drum is the keystone of any drummer's sound. Make your statement with the S.L.P. series from Tama!