A stylishly decked out Bubinga wood snare named for the fierce, nomadic warriors of Kenya and Tanzania.
The Tama Warlord Collection Masai Snare Drumn is crafted from beautiful exotic bubinga wood and knockout Warlord hardware that make this snare a visual and aural masterwork.
Warlord Collection hardware studded with jet black Swarovski crystals finish out the Masaidrum in grand style. High-quality Evans drum heads provide great tone out of the box. Tama includes a case with the Warlord Collection Masai Snare Drum.
- 6" x 14"
- Shell: 12-ply 10mm 100% Bubinga wood with quilted Bubinga outer ply
- Hardware: "Warlord Collection" lugs and badge with jet black Swarovski crystals
- Heads: Evans Genera G1 coated batter and resonant 300 snare side
- Snares: sensitive Hi-Carbon Steel snappy snares
- Strainer: MUS80AAB
- Butt: MUS80BAB
- Hoops: MDH1410AB and MDH14S10AB (10 lug)
- Other: hold-tight washers
- Includes free hardshell case
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I want to start off by stating TAMA makes great "quality" products. Now I can honestly say I laughed at the introduction of the "Warlord" series. What can I sayI thought the name & look was a little over the top. After some reviews & hearing a few of the drums, they started to make an impression. I was primarily interested, as well as impressed after playing it some at the store, in the "Spartan" snare drum. And then a friend of mine had the 6 x 13 limited maple Warlord. Let me tell you, that snare drum is wickedexpensive, but worth it. And all of which finally led me to the "Masai" snare drum The Masai looks incredible in person & comes with a nice hard casethe obvious. Now the sound of this bubinga snare drum is different from TAMA's Starclassic Bubinga. I used to own the limited edition "Midnight Storm" bubinga snare, which I painfully regret getting rid of, and I've also played the Starclassic Bubinga. Both drums are similar in plies & hardware. They had a nice powerful deep tone, rich resonant lows, and a loud crack. The Masai snare drum has a thicker shell, which gives it a different "sound character". It has a tight tone & the "solid attack" of bubinga, but not as deep or rich in resonance. Dont get me wrong, the Masai is a nice snare drum & unique in its own right. I like the Hi-Carbon Snappy Snares. The drum has a lot of sensitivity even when played soft. I've been using the factory single ply coated head to be different among my other snare drums. I like the open ring, and between the thickness of the shell & die-cast hoops there's plenty of volume with a sweet rimshot. Now with everything you just read, I actually prefer & would suggest the Starclassic Bubinga snare drumthats just my opinion. I was a little disappointed in the sound character of the Masainot the sound quality. The Starclassic Bubinga is lot more versatile with rich resonance & deep toneagain thats just my opinion. Also, youll save a few $$ whether it's a standard Starclassic Bubinga or the "Elite" with the only con being availability (special order in most cases).