Tama Praetorian Bell Brass Snare Drum

$2600 or best offer. This drum is from Steve Johnson's collection. It is in almost new condition. Barely played, if at all. Original head shows no sign of wear. There are two scratch marks in one panel that look like only the lacquer was scratched. Comes with the Tama red velvet cloth bag, but no case. These drums are rare as hen's teeth, as you probably know. I can't find any comparable sales online, so it's being priced at the original list price. I am open to all realistic offers. Please contact me through the email messaging system at this site. Shipping is listed at $40 as a guess but buyer will need to pay exact shipping with full insurance. Buyer can pay shipping separately. Or pick up in Memphis. Please notice that I am only accepting cash, cahier's check or money order for this drum. I also accept Venmo or Cash App payments.

"In the early 2000s, Tama released an ultra high-end series of snare drums called the Tama Warlord Collection. Four 6"x14" uniquely appointed snares made up the series: the Valkyrie in maple, the Masai in African bubinga, the Spartan in stainless steel, and the Praetorian in bell brass. The snares were inspired by and named for “the power, discipline, and élan of one of history’s elite warrior forces,” according to Tama’s 2007 catalog.

The catalog continues, “The aggressive and commanding sounds of the drums are complemented by hardware that evokes visions of the intricately decorated weaponry of the past while providing the unrestrained sound and tuning stability that only modern TAMA drum technology can provide.”

Each of the four snares features its own striking shell with Warlord Collection lugs featuring specially cut Swarovski crystals—jet black for the wooden-shelled drums and clear black for the metal-shelled drums. Each of the drums also features a “Hi-Carbon Snappy Snare” that uses strong steel for its coil to provide sharp, sensitive sound.

The Warlord Collection was discontinued after a relatively short run, and the drums are hard to come by on the used market these days."

Seller's return policy: Only if damaged in shipment or defective
quantity: 1
Listing created Aug 5, 2018

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