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This Tama Starclassic Birch-Bubinga 14x5.5" Snare Drum was made in Japan circa 2008 and features a 7-ply (6mm) shell with three inner plies of Bubinga and 4 outer plies of birch. The wrap is a beautiful Garnet Red Sparkle and the drum has 10-lugs per side and original Tama Starcast diecast rims.


We've improved this drum in the following ways:

- Leveled the uneven bearing edges (typical for mass-produced drums)

- Reshaped profile with asymmetrical round-over edges for added warmth

- New, hand-shaped snare beds (medium depth for versatility)

- Puresound Custom Pro 20-strand snare wires

- New Remo Ambassador Coated & Ambassador Snare Side drumheads

- Sanded and finished the interior of the shell (unfinished from factory)

- Replaced internal mounting screws

- Thorough inspection, cleaning, and lubrication of all parts


This snare drum is in excellent cosmetic condition. Our work has yielded a slightly warmer tone with added responsiveness from the re-shaped snare beds and improved tuning, consistency and ease of tuning courtesty of the quality edges.

VIRTUE: Grace™ 14"x5.5" Tama Starclassic B/B Red Sparkle

  • - 14" x 5.5" Tama Starclassic Performer B/B
    - Birch-Bubinga Shell (3x Bubinga, 4x Birch)
    - Garnet Red Sparkle wrap
    - Diecast Rims, 10 Lugs
    - Leveled bearing edges
    - Modified roundover edge profile
    - Hand-shaped custom snare beds
    - New internal mounting screws
    - Puresound Custom Pro snare wires
    - Remo Ambassador drumheads
    - Thoroughly inspected, cleaned & lubed

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