For four decades Tama has been engineering a broad range of quality drums to fill the needs of drummers at all levels. Now, with their Soundworks series (previously only available on a limited-edition basis), great-sounding snares are available at an even greater value. Unlike similarly priced drums in this range, which can sound generic and lack a distinct personality, each Soundworks snare has a distinct sound character suitable for specific genres. Evans heads, now standard, add a pro touch to the affordably priced line.
The Tama Soundworks Maple 14" x 6.5" model features a 6-ply, 5mm Maple shell. The market standard hardwood shell offers a classicwarm and open tone with balanced highs/mids and full-bodied resonance. Dynamic and sensitive, this snare responds to the drummer's subtle articulations for optimum musical expression. But it can also be laid into with authority to produce cracking rimshots with extended volume headroom.
The Sound Arc Hoop features an inward-curved, 2.3mm steel hoop that enhances the natural tone of the snare drum and offers increased sensitivity, precise tuning, while controlling excessive overtones. The Soundworks snare is rounded out with a Matte Vintage Maple finish, durable carbon steel Snappy snare wire, and ten MSL60s lugs. Tension rods are noticeably smooth and silky, making this drum a dream to tune.