This is a another one-of-a-kind, little brother (actually little sister, since Mike named his snare drums after his daughter Melody) of the Tama 5.5x14 Melody Master maple snare drum. This is the 5x12 hammered steel version. It features a hammered steel shell, diecast hoops, MCS100A 3-position throw off, and Starclassic lugs. This snare is hand-signed by Mike Portnoy, and is the only of it's kind to be fitted with a MUS80B adjustable butt. The second to last photo shows the tape off prep for enlarging the mounting holes for the MUS80B adjustable butt; the holes were enlarged slightly inward to the center tape line. The last photo shows the old fixed butt on the left, with the MUS80B in the center, and the MCS100A throw off on the right.
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