At first glance you can tell the 6 1/2"x13" Tama S.L.P. Sonic Steel Snare Drum is no ordinary alloy steel snare drum. The black nickel-plated hardware and 1.2mm steel shell deliver a wide range of sound and, when tuned high, create a remarkable sharp and open tone. Overall, these features enable the drum to have a great high to low range.
At triple-flanged and 2.3mm thick, the Steel Mighty Drum Hoops further supports the departure from a typical "throw-in" steel snare drum. These hoops will provide a "wetter" sound than diecast zinc and will provide an articulate rimshot or accent, when needed. The Starclassic Carbon Steel Snappy Snares will also emphasize punch and attack, as needed.