TAMA's Bell Brass Snare is the sound first heard on hard hitting 1980's-era studio recordings. Hand-cast using a process similar to that used in making cymbals, the introduction of the TAMA Bell Brass took the drumming community by surprise. As soon as heavy hitters heard that sound, they were hooked. It's a sound that cuts with clarity like no other, yet still delivers excellent warmth and balanced timbre. Due to the increasingly heavy music styles of the 1980's that featured nasty, gritty guitar tones, drummers, producers and engineers needed a snare that could live in its own sonic space and project ear-splitting volume. This was the snare they went to and this is the snare that stands the test of time. As music continues to evolve, the TAMA Bell Brass Snare continues to give the drummer sonic saturation and endless projection.