Reg. Price: $1,384.60
Our Price: $799.99


Tama snares are widely known as some of the hardest-hitting instruments on the planet. Their new Artstar snare, a nod to a classic ’80s snare of the same name, reignites the Artstar legacy with modern touches and exceptional quality and performance.


The 6.5” x 14” snare is extremely versatile and capable of very complex sounds. The drum is very sensitive and responds well to subtle tuning changes. When tuned in lower registers, the drum bellows with dark tones but retains distinct clarity. At medium tuning, you’ll get a classic full-bodied timbre: warm, deep, and rich. Cranking it up to higher tension brings out brightness, immediate attack, and superb clarity.


Artstar shells are made from a combination of Cordia, Bubinga, and Birch. The density and rich grain of Cordia offers a pure musical resonance that’s often utilized in acoustic guitar backs and sides. Bubinga, characterized by extraordinary depth and lush, dark tones, provides a sound unlike any other shell material available. The influence of Birch is heard in the middle frequencies, adding crisp attack and crystal clarity


The die-cast hoops help control overtones, while still letting them ring out when needed on cracking rim shots. Dual-side snare tensioning delivers outstanding snare response, by ensuring even tension across the surface of the snare wires.  Tama's redesigned snare wire end plates feature a redesigned angle and thinner straps to further enhance snare response and sensitivity.


The outer-ply Cordia grain drapes the Artstar in an attractive, classy sheen enhanced by the glossy clear lacquer finish. Silky-smooth tension rods make subtle tuning changes a breeze, letting you dial in just the right amount of tension for perfect tone every time.





  • Size: 6.5” x 14”
  • Shell: 1 inner ply Cordia / 2-ply Bubinga / 2-ply Birch / 2-ply Bubinga / 1-ply Cordia 6mm
  • Hoop: Die-Cast Hoop (10 holes)
  • Head: REMO Ambassador Coated / snare side heads
  • Snare: MS20S 20-strand snare wire
  • Strainer: MLS50A Linear-Drive strainer (dual-side tensioning)
  • Color: Natural Cordia gloss finish
  • Made in Japan
  • #24 of 30 made in stock today


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