TAMA MBSS65 Starclassic Performer (Maple/Birch) 14x6.5” Snare Drum

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This listing is for a TAMA MBSS65 Starclassic Performer (Maple/Birch) 14x6.5” Snare Drum that’s in New-Mint condition.  It works flawlessly, and will include a new Evans HD Batter Head.  The snare drum in this finish is currently unavailable in the United States unless it goes through a full year special order process.  DrumPickers has this one snare drum available to the first buyer. 

Tama Starclassic Performer 14" x 6.5" Snare Drum, Sky Blue Aurora Details

  • Part of the all-new Starclassic Performer range
  • 6-ply, maple/birch hybrid shell for an expressive array of tones
  • Sonically equipped to impress in any musical application
  • Stunning sky-blue aurora finish

The Tama Starclassic Performer 14" x 6.5" Snare Drum is Tama's newest hybrid shell snare drum, featuring maple and birch tonewoods. These 6-ply, 6mm shells offer drummers complex, powerful and expressive tones supported by the rugged Starclassic performance you've come to know and love.

Part of the all-new Starclassic Performer range, this series evolves the Starclassic legacy to provide a unique sonic component that redefines the art of professional drum sounds and expression that's affordable for every drummer. Not forgetting their stunning aesthetics - this sky-blue aurora finish is sure to add visual value to any kit you sit behind. Starclassic Performer Snares are a superb upgrade for beginners, and a formidable choice for seasoned players.

The Starclassic Performer series

Building on the Starclassic legacy, the Performer series was introduced to the Tama line-up to make professional-quality drums accessible to all. The Starclassic Performer drums include many of the high-end features you'd find on Tama's flagship ranges, but you won't have to break the bank here. Representing remarkable value for money, it's easy to see why the Performer series receives countless endorsements far and wide. For newer drummers making the next step, or experienced players looking to prove themselves on a pro kit, there's really no better place to look.

Tama's newest hybrid drum shell

An expertly-engineered blend of maple and birch. Both tonewoods combine to produce an exciting range of snare drum tones. These shells feature 4 plies of birch with 2 inner plies of maple. Maple is one of the most popular cuts for drums the world over, due to its warm, bright sounds and tonal versatility. Meanwhile, birch offers cutting projection and unmatched levels of attack. Those inner layers of maple are the sweetness at the core of the Performer Snare, with the power of the outer birch layers helping you project your playing to the world.

About Tama

Tama is one of the most popular drum manufacturers in the world, with the likes of Lars Ulrich, Mike Portnoy and Stewart Copeland on its roster. With over 45 years in the industry, Tama has developed a unique brand that prioritises great tonal quality and outstanding aesthetics. Its drums accentuate each individual's specific, nuanced style of playing, giving the player unparalleled tone and versatility.


  • Size: 14" x 6.5"
  • Shell Material: Maple/Birch
  • Shell Construction: 6-ply, 6mm
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Drum Heads: Evans G1 coated (Batter), Evans 300 (Snare Side)
  • Hoops: Die-cast
  • Finish: Sky-Blue Aurora
  • Product Code: MBSS65-CAR