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    Hey all,

    I am enticed by this snare I have played a few times at local shop. It is the Tama MT1465DBN 14x6 Metalworks snare. Die-cast hoops, all black nickle finish, and seems to sound good even with the black chrome head it comes with.



    I was wondering if anyone else has had any experience with this snare? At $199 new or a possible $120 for an almost never played, used one is it a decent deal? I have a Pork Pie vented, but was kinda looking for a metal snare to add some versatility to the mix.

    Thanks everyone in advance.
    PDP X7 Orange Sparkle 7 piece
    8", 10", 12" rack toms
    14", and 16" floor toms
    22"x18" Bass drum
    13x7" Pork Pie vented snare

    Cymbals
    Sabian AAX 18", 15" crash
    Sabian AAX 14" stage high-hats
    Sabian AA 20" ride
    Sabian APX 12" splash
    Sabian XS20 18" china
    Wuhan 10" splash
    Zildjian Zil-bell
    Coming very soon (layaway):
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    Iron cobra double pedal

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    That's the one at GC right? I played it and was impressed, Nice tone, depth, die cast hoops and Tama reliability. Wonder how it would sound with a coated head on it? nice for the price but it is a 8 lug snare. I could not resist $120 for like new.
    Last edited by zarrdoss; 12-11-2013 at 08:03 AM.

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    My thoughts almost exactly. I was thinking...wow I wonder what this would sound like with a Genera HD Dry on it. For the price and it having die cast, I kinda expect it to have 8 lugs. But, oh yes it is the one at GC.
    PDP X7 Orange Sparkle 7 piece
    8", 10", 12" rack toms
    14", and 16" floor toms
    22"x18" Bass drum
    13x7" Pork Pie vented snare

    Cymbals
    Sabian AAX 18", 15" crash
    Sabian AAX 14" stage high-hats
    Sabian AA 20" ride
    Sabian APX 12" splash
    Sabian XS20 18" china
    Wuhan 10" splash
    Zildjian Zil-bell
    Coming very soon (layaway):
    Sabian AAX 16" O-zone crash

    Iron cobra double pedal

    If you've got a problem, take it out on a drum.

    Neil Peart

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    They have another Tama exclusive, a 6.5 x 14 Artwood birch with reverse flange hoops for 200, I had to get it.

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    Is that the reddish colored one? I really liked that one too. How is it so far?
    PDP X7 Orange Sparkle 7 piece
    8", 10", 12" rack toms
    14", and 16" floor toms
    22"x18" Bass drum
    13x7" Pork Pie vented snare

    Cymbals
    Sabian AAX 18", 15" crash
    Sabian AAX 14" stage high-hats
    Sabian AA 20" ride
    Sabian APX 12" splash
    Sabian XS20 18" china
    Wuhan 10" splash
    Zildjian Zil-bell
    Coming very soon (layaway):
    Sabian AAX 16" O-zone crash

    Iron cobra double pedal

    If you've got a problem, take it out on a drum.

    Neil Peart

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    I picked up a TAMA Metalworks snare last year, 14x6 and I really like it. It's a bit dry, not a lot of ring/overtones, has a nice crack yet is full sounding. Good drum for any rock or pop style but not as "useable" for more subtle situations like jazz, blues, fusion, etc.

    Overall, a nice drum and I have been pleased with the results.

    For that price I don't believe you will be disappointed.

    This snare reminds me of a cross between the Artwood and the Metalworks- Artwood lugs and Metalworks shell and hoops.
    TAMA- '99 Starclassic, '86 Granstar, '88 Granstar,
    '93 Rockstar
    Gretsch- late 50's Round Badge
    Zildjian K & K Custom (with a couple A's and a Wuhan China)
    Evans
    Remo
    Vic Firth
    Speed Cobra double pedal
    Starcast mounting system (including floor toms and snare)
    Hardware- TAMA and Gibraltar
    Snare Drums- various TAMA, Gretsch, Ludwig, Leedy, Wurlitzer

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    Quote Originally Posted by TamaSabianGuy View Post
    Is that the reddish colored one? I really liked that one too. How is it so far?
    Its awesome, a really versatile snare, nice bite of birch, body, sensitivity and of course Tama reliability.

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    Alot of people love this snare as it is a great sound for the price. I got a chance to play it at GC, and it was one of the best sounding snares in the store (granted a good majority of them were out of tune).

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