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The snare drum is the keystone of any drummer's sound. At some point in the musical journey, the player will embark on a search for the perfect drum to enhance their sound. With that player in mind, we created the S.L.P. series. VISIT A S.L.P. PLATINUM DEALER

TAMA SLP Snare Drum Introduction Video
TAMA SLP Snare Studio Maple TAMA SLP Snare Backbeat Bubinga/Birch
BACKBEAT B/B
STUDIO MAPLE
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TAMA SLP Snare Classic Maple TAMA SLP Snare Classic Maple
CLASSIC MAPLE
SUPER ALUMINUM
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TAMA SLP Snare Drum Classic Maple TAMA SLP Snare Classic Maple
POWER MAPLE
VINTAGE STEEL
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TAMA SLP Snare Classic Maple TAMA SLP Snare Classic Maple
G-MAPLE
BLACK BRASS
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TAMA SLP Snare Classic Maple TAMA SLP Snare Classic Maple
G-BUBINGA
SONIC STEEL
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TAMA SLP Snare Backbeat Bubinga Birch

LBO147MTO
Shell: 3 Bubinga inner ply + 4 Birch outer ply + 1 White Oak outer ply/8mm shell
Size: 7 x 14"
Finish: Matte Tan Oak finish with Chrome hardware
Hoop: Steel Mighty hoops (2.3mm flanged hoops)
Lug: Brass Tube Lug
Snares: 20 strands Starclassic Hi-Carbon Steel Snappy snare

Backbeat Bubinga Birch
Combining Birch and Bubinga is one of Tama's signature sound recipes, so now that magic combination gets a representative in the Sound Lab Project snare line. Baring a beautiful exterior ply of naturally finished white oak, the S.L.P. Backbeat makes a stunning centerpiece. But, the drum's best qualities stem from the Bubinga Birch blend inside. Marrying the rich, dark tonality of three interior Bubinga plies with the cracking projection of four Birch out plies, this snare matches remarkable sensitivity with profound depth as greater striking pressure is applied.

Suggested musical styles: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Progressive Rock & R&B

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TAMA SLP Snare Drum Studio Maple

LMP1465FSEN
Shell: 6ply/5mm Maple shell with Sound Focus Ring
Size: 6.5 x 14"
Finish: Sienna finish with Chrome hardware
Hoop: Maple wood hoops
Lug: Starclassic Lug
Snares: 20 strands Starclassic Carbon Steel Snappy snare

Studio Maple
With a clean, round but controlled tone and no unwanted harshness, this beautiful 14x6.5 snare is perfect for the weekend warrior and studio stalwart alike. The 6-ply, 5mm all Maple shell produces noticeable dry clarity as a result of the 100% Maple hoops along with the addition of Sound Focus Rings on both top and bottom. "A recording engineer's dream" is how one drummer perfectly summarized the reaction we've heard from many players since the NAMM show of the LMP1465FSEN.

Suggested musical styles: Rock, Blues, Country & Soul

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TAMA SLP Snare Drum Classic Maple

LMP1455ATM
Shell: 8ply/7mm, All Maple shell
Size: 5.5 x 14"
Finish: Antique Maple finish with Chrome hardware
Hoop: Sound Arc Hoop
Lug: Brass Tube Lug
Snares: 20 Strand Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Steel Snappy snares

Classic Maple
With its Maple shell, this snare drum is a great example of what the S.L.P. series snare drum concept is all about. The combination of this choice of a hardwood shell, Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Snappy Snares and Sound Arc Hoop results in a fully open and resonant sounding drum.

Suggested musical styles: Rock, Jazz & Blues

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TAMA SLP Snare Drum Power Maple

LMB1465MMB
Shell: 9ply/7.5mm, Maple shell with Maple Burl outer ply
Size: 6.5 x 14"
Finish: Midnight Maple Burl with Black Nickel hardware
Hoop: Sound Arc Hoop
Lug: Brass Tube Lugs
Snares: 42 strand Carbon Steel Snappy snares

Power Maple
This combination of a 6.5" depth Maple shell and a 42-strand Snappy Snare gives this drum a powerful, open and resonant sound. A beautiful Maple Burl outer ply complemented by our Midnight finish is a perfect match with the Black Nickel hardware.

Suggested musical styles: Hard Rock & Rock

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TAMA SLP Snare Drum G-Maple

LGM137STA
Shell: 13ply/10mm, Maple shell with Tamo Ash outer ply
Size: 7 x 13"
Finish: Satin Tamo Ash with Chrome hardware
Hoop: Die-Cast Hoop
Lug: Brass Tube Lug
Snares: 20 strand Starclassic Hi-Carbon Steel Snappy snares

G-Maple
This very thick 13-ply 10mm Maple shell, combined with die-cast hoops creates a bright, powerful sound with surprising volume.

Suggested musical styles: Funk, Pop-Punk, Gospel & Hip Hop

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TAMA SLP Snare Drum G-Bubinga

LGB146NQB
Shell: 12ply/10mm, Bubinga shell with Quilted Bubinga outer ply
Size: 6 x 14"
Finish: Natural Quilted Bubinga with Black Nickel hardware
Hoop: Steel Mighty Hoop
Lug: Starclassic Lug
Snares: 20 strand Starclassic Carbon Steel Snappy snares

G-Bubinga
This 12-ply 10mm Bubinga shell provides an extraordinarily punchy sound with a large helping of low-end. The combination of 2.3mm flanged hoops and low-mass separate lugs allow the Bubinga shell to resonate more naturally.

Suggested musical styles: Pop, R&B, Rock, Country & Best "All Around" Drum

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TAMA SLP Snare Drum Super Aluminum

LAL145
Shell: 1.6mm, Aluminum shell
Size: 5 x 14"
Finish: Chrome plating with Chrome hardware
Hoop: Sound Arc Hoop
Lug: Brass Tube Lug
Snares: 20 strand Starclassic Carbon Steel Snappy snares

Super Aluminum
This drum features a thicker Aluminum 1.6mm shell with a uniquely wide internal 15mm flanged edge. Add to that a center ridge and new Sound Arc Hoops, and the vintage style sound is enhanced by a new layer of crispness and sustain. It's also very powerful, which is a characteristic not typically found in other generic aluminum snare drums.

Suggested musical styles: Jazz, Funk, Latin & Fusion

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TAMA SLP Snare Drum Vintage Steel

LST1455
Shell: 1.2mm, Steel shell
Size: 5.5 x 14"
Finish: Nickel plating with Chrome hardware
Hoop: Sound Arc Hoop
Lug: Brass Tube Lug
Snares: 20 Strand Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Steel Snappy snares

Vintage Steel
The Steel shell's powerful projection, plus the Sound Arc Hoops add sustain, wider tuning range and a fuller frequency response. This drum sounds great tuned low or high. By using the Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Snappy Snare, this drum generates a rich and dry response, reminiscent of many vintage drums.

Suggested musical styles: Rock, Mainstream & Jazz

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TAMA SLP Snare Drum Black Brass

LBR1465
Shell: 1.5mm Brass shell
Size: 6.5 x 14"
Finish: Black Nickel plating with Black Nickel hardware
Hoop: Steel Mighty Hoop
Lug: Starclassic Lug
Snares: 42 strand Carbon Steel Snappy snares

Black Brass
By using a relatively thicker Brass 1.5mm brass shell, the Black Brass model provides fat powerful sound combined with warm resonance. This sound is a natural characteristic of Brass. A 2.3mm flanged hoop adds to the open sound, and a 42-strand Snappy Snare exhibits a distinct and desirable buzz.

Suggested musical styles: Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, & Progressive

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TAMA SLP Snare Drum Sonic Steel

LST1365
Shell: 1.2mm, Steel shell
Size: 6.5 x 13"
Finish: Brushed Black Nickel plating with Chrome hardware
Hoop: Steel Mighty Hoop
Lug: Hi-Tension Lug
Snares: 20 strand Starclassic Hi-Carbon Steel Snappy snares

Sonic Steel
This 1.2mm 13" Steel shell delivers a wide range of sound as well as feel. For instance, when tuned high it creates a remarkable crisp, sharp and open sound.

Suggested musical styles: R&B, Reggae, Punk & Hip Hop

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