I recently caught up with Anders Johansson, drummer of the Swedish power metal band Fullforce to discuss his favorite piece of gear. I feel the band has a unique ability to create fantastic, complex melodies along with really good, high-energy melodic metal that is worth checking out. Here’s what Johansson had to say about his Tama Starphonic snare drum.

What one piece of gear do you use to obtain your signature sound?
Anders: I play drums, so the one most important single thing would be the snare drum. My Tama Starphonic.

What about it makes it so important to you?
Anders: It has crack and bottom. Lots of volume control and it stays in tune.

What are the major pros and cons?
Anders: Sturdy and reliable.

How long have you had it, how do you use it, would you ever change it?
Anders: I got it in November of last year. As it seems now, I would not get rid of it. But if Tama comes up with something else better, why not?

Any final thoughts or comments on the gear?
Anders: One might think “It’s just a snare drum”, but it really sounds different!

Check out the song: “Walls Of Secrets”