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In this video I am playing on the Tama Metalworks Steel Snare Drums. This is a line of drums from Tama that are simple but very well made and all three models have a distinct, clear, and warm sound. I really enjoyed placing all three drums together and grooving between them. They gave off a real nice vibe and were inspiring to play on. I feel you can get the vibe of an instrument immediately, weather it be a drum, guitar, keyboard, or anything else that is used to make music. These three Tama Metalworks Steel Snare Drums had instant vibe and I really liked that.
All of the drums in this Metalworks line come with a 1.2mm steel shell finished in Black Nickel with chrome hardware. They also all have the same “pull back” style throw-off and bridge lugs. The main snare I have in front of the kick drum is a 6.5″ x 14″ with 8-lug, triple-flanged hoops. The snare just to left of the hi-hat is the 5.5″ x 12″ with 6-hole, triple-flanged hoops. The snare to the left of the 12″ is the 5.5″ x 10″ which also has 6-hole, triple-flanged hoops. The 10″ snare has a mount on the drum and also comes with the MC-69 mounting clamp. In the video I have the snare on a stand but with the clamp and mount you can attach it to any stand and you can also place the drum whereever you like. It does not have to live to the side of the Hi-Hat.
The sound of each snare is of course different because of the difference in size, but they all have a very pleasant crack at their pitch and all of the snare wires buzz very nicely no matter which size drum I played. The 14″ is warm but has a nice loud crack in the rim shot. The 12″ has a midrange bump and also had a great loud rim shot. The 10″ has that great high-pitched crack that only snare drums in that size can get. It is almost like a marching snare drum type sound but with more resonance. In fact, the steel shell really has a nice effect on the sound of not only the 10″ drum but on all of the drums in the line.
If you’re looking for a steel snare to add to your collection or you need something a little different to add to your drum kit, you should most definitely look into these Tama Metalworks Steel Snare Drums. They are all really fun to play on and could get you that extra sound you have been searching for. Thanks for watching!
— Nick D’Virgilio