The TAMA STARPHONIC Aluminum snare drum features a 1.2mm thick seamless Aluminum shell for a crisp, open sound with bright, complex overtones. The aluminum shell maximizes the most positive attributes of STARPHONIC features, such as the Freedom Lug, the Grooved Hoop and Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Snappy Snare. With such exhilarating sound quality, this drum will undoubtedly change your mind about the sound of Aluminum.