The Tama Mike Portnoy Signature 14 x 5.5 Snare Drum is a distinctly signature model that exudes the players style. Named after his daughter Melody it features a unique three-way snare strainer that enables the player to effortlessly switch tonality without the inconvenience of changing drum it is highly versatile. Encapsulating a unique and distinct tone Portnoys formidable sound is effectively replicated through a painstaking manufacturing process meticulous attention to detail and a 9-ply bubinga shell.The bubinga shells give the snare a balanced amount of highs mids and a rich low end. The sensitive and dark tone of the Bubinga shell makes it ideal for complementing louder and distortion-laden bands with its warm and aggressive attack. Finished with a distinctly Portnoy look it is sure to be a centrepiece of any kit.