Warm and powerful, the TAMA PMM146STM Starphonic maple snare drum gives you a massive sound with with rich tone and full resonance. TAMA innovations such as their Freedom Lug, detachable butt plate, and linear-drive strainer all serve to make the PMM146STM Starphonic extremely drummer-friendly, so you can concentrate on your artistry without your hardware getting in the way. There's a some ingenious engineering here. This remarkable-sounding snare benefits from TAMA's careful shaping of the shell bearing edge, and their Grooved Hoop gives the drum incisive projection and enhances its tight low-end. If you're seeking a distinctive sounding snare with arresting good looks, you've found it: the PMM146STM Starphonic.