The Tama Simon Philips Signature 14??x 5.5?? is a signature snare drum created in collaboration with English drummer Simon Philips and Tama. Named The Gladiator the 1mm black nickel-plated bronze shell construction offers a stunning aesthetic with a quality sound to match. delivering powerful mid-range warm and responsive snare tones to suit most music genres. Complete with nickel-plated hoops to compliment the shell these hoops nicely enhance the bronze shell sound. This snare provides everything you could want from a snare drum with optimum sensitivity along with a strong punch. Ideal for various playing environments this snare will easily fit into any drummer?s setup.