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Tama 5.5x14 SLP Classic Dry Aluminum Snare Drum  From Tama

Don't let the metallic shell fool you, the 5.5"x14" Tama S.L.P. Classic Dry Aluminum Snare Drum is far from a shell pack throw-in. The 1.2mm aluminum shell and uniquely internal flanged edge deliver a new layer of crispness and resonance for a new take on a classic sound. 



Retail:  $717.00

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The Tama SLP Classic Dry Aluminum snare drum is new for 2017 and is part of the growing Sound LabProject or SLP for short. The SLP series of drums brings the best of the best in terms of sound and building materials at very reasonable prices.

A retro-style snare drum with a sleek look and crisp sound for the new generation. This TAMA SLP Classic Dry Aluminum snare drum gives you a distinctive sound that's ideal for straight-ahead jazz, fusion, classic funk, and latin styles. With its fat low bark and snappy crack, this 5.5 x 14" snare drum sings with a sweet and musical voice. Its Dry Aluminum shell brings out high overtones and sounds great under brushes or sticks. The distinctive blue brushed aluminum shell completes the package. Check out the Classic Dry Aluminum snare drum from Tama today.

Tama 5.5x14 SLP Classic Dry Aluminum Snare Drum Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure drums specialist Barry Knain explains the various features of the Tama 5.5x14 SLP Classic Dry Aluminum Snare Drum, and tests it out in several different tuning ranges.

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Manufacturer's Description from Tama

This drum features a seamless 1.2 mm Aluminum shell with a center bead. The 8-lug Steel Mighty Hoops make for a crisp sound with short sustain. The vintage look and sound are reminiscent of the early years of popular aluminum snare drums.


About Manufacturer

For over forty years, Tama has been an industry leader in professional drums and drum hardware. Their concerted effort to create high-quality products has given enthusiasts and professionals a wide variety of product options. 

The Tama name is derived from the first name of founder Yositaro Hoshino’s wife, Tama Hoshino. "Hoshino" translates to "star field." That's the origin of the star theme that unifies the entire Tama product line — from their entry-level Imperialstar drums and popular Starclassic series to their top-of-the-line Star series drums.  

Tama's innovations can be found in their entry-level sets all the way up to their professional Star series drums. The Starclassic line has been producing premium shell drums like maple, birch, andbubingawith exquisite finishes for over two decades. Their patented Starcast Mount and Star Mount have continued to improve tone and aesthetics without sacrificing quality.

Their high-performance hardware has been one of the most trusted names for quality and durability since 1977 when they bought a portion of the Camco company. Today, the Iron Cobra and Speed Cobra lines have multiple options for players with a variety of needs. 

Whether you are after drums or hardware, Tama continues to be one of the best companies when it comes to getting the most for your money.






Tama SLP Dry Aluminum Snare Drum Features

  • 14 x 5.5" snare drum
  • 1.2mm Aluminum shell
  • Chrome hardware
  • 2.3mm Hoops
  • Superstar Lug (8-count)
  • 20 strand Starclassic Carbon Steel Snappy snares