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StarLight Snare Drums

StarLight, when compared to other competitively priced birch marching drums, produce a more focused, powerful sound. This is accomplished in part by TAMA's insistence of utilizing a full 8 plies of birch, which also amounts to a stronger, more durable snare drum that will. The StarLight Snare Drums serve as a brilliant example of the results of this process. The 8-ply construction makes for a extremely strong and stable drum with a powerful sound full of clarity and dynamics.

All Birch Shell

At the core, StarLight is an unadulterated expression of Tama's passion and deep experience with Birch as a shell material. StarLight snares feature 8 plies of 100% Birch, resulting in a snare that is not only powerful, and durable, but noticeably focused as well.

2.3mm Steel Mighty Hoop

Light in weight but engineered for strength and structural integrity.

20-Strand Steel Snappy Snare

Surpassing the standard for value-level marching snares, Tama equips StarLight with 20-strand gut snares for unparalleled clarity and crispness.

Quick Touch Snare Strainer

Players will appreciate the ease and certainty of Tama's Quick Touch Strainer.

Complete Specs

Drum Sizes 12" x 14"
Shell Materials Birch 8ply 8mm
Number of Lugs 12 lugs with aluminum tube pipes
Weight 18 lbs
Strainer Quick touch snare strainer
Tension Rods and Washers 6 mm strong tension rods with double washers
Batter Side Edge Ring Aluminum die-cast edge ring for super high-pitch tuning
Snare Wires 20-strand Carbon Steel Snappy Snares
Hoops 2.3mm Steel Mighty Hoop
Hardware Finish Chrome hardware finish is standard
Shell Finishes SBK - Satin Black (Laquer) & SGW - Sugar White (Wrap)
Stable Position Ring Allows for easy replacement of the bottom head


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