Tama MP1455BU 5.5x14" Mike Portnoy Melody Maker Signature Bubinga Snare Drum

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Mike Portnoy's signature snare drums feature a unique three-way snare strainer that offers additional sounds without the hassle of switching snare drums.
Not only is Mike Portnoy one of the most influential drummers in progressive rock through his work in Dream Theater, Liquid Tension, and TransAtlantic, his influence can actually be documented as Mike has won Modern Drummer readers poll awards 13 times (including the six years running for Progressive Rock, a feat which placed him on the MD honor roll).

MP1455BU - 5.5"x14"
Shell: 9ply Bubinga
Hoops: Die-Cast(8 Hole Chrome)
Lugs: MSL-SCT(Chrome)
Strainer/Butt: MCS100A/MCS70B(Chrome)
Snappy: MS20SN14S
Mike Portnoy comments from the Tama Signature Palette Snare Catalogue:

"I came up with the basic concept for my Melody Master signature snare drums (I named them after my daughter Melody) about four years ago. I thought about how many drummers use several different snares in the studio. Or how they have two snare drums on their own kit to get two different types of sounds. So I suggested to Tama the idea of a snare strainer that locked into several different positions as opposed to just two. In response they built me a custom drum with a foot pedal that activated the throw-off on the drum. It functioned much like a tympani or it could lock into three positions: off, lose, and tight. Later we took the three-position concept and applied it to the much simpler manual throw off that's used in the new signature snares.

"With this unique Three-Way strainer, I can get different settings with the same drum from song to song - and I can even change settings from section to section within the same song.

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