In January 2023, Tama presented a very interesting device, which, in our opinion, could help do away with the recurring where’s-my-drum-key problem. How many of us have experienced disappearing drum keys, soiled moon gels or cracked headphones which have been trampled over? Here is a test of the TAT10 Tama Accessory Tray.
We tested the tray at our recording studio when testing Tama snare drums and Meinl Pure Alloy cymbals.
2. Basic product specification:
• Internal dimensions: 235 mm (9-1/4″) x 254 mm (10″)
• Drink holder: Up to 90mm (3-1/2″) diameter
• Includes an MC61 FastClamp for connecting stands from 15.9 mm to 28.6 mm in diameter
• Includes two S-shaped hooks for hanging two bags
• Rims can hold up to 16 mm (0.63″) diameter drum sticks
• Mounted 5/8″ nut for a straight mic on the bottom of the tray
• Weight capacity: 2.5 kg
3. Product and functionality
The simplicity of design is outstanding in this product and it is by no means a disadvantage. 3D printer owners will probably copy this product in droves. What we have here is a square piece of plastic padded with anti-slip material. You don’t need anything else to organize your drum equipment. We can put a drum key, dampening gels, ear plugs, a phone, headphones and a drink (non-alcoholic, of course) on top of it. The frames of the stand have profiled edges to hold chopsticks, 4 pairs on each side. You don’t need anything else to make you happy. You can also place a small mixer on this stand, remembering that the total load capacity cannot exceed 2.5 kg. The manufacturer has equipped the stand with a traditional Tama MC61 clamp, which allows for mounting the device directly to a hi-hat or another type of stand. The designers also thought of a threaded mount, which is located at the bottom of the stand and allows it to be screwed onto any 5/8″ diameter microphone stand. The price is not a deterrent considering that over 1/3 of it is the cost of a professional clamp. The product deserves our highest rating!
Here’s the score achieved by the TAT10 Tama Accessory Tray snare drum:
Sound: No rating
TOTAL SCORE: 50
Disadvantages – None
Advantages – Lightweight, simple, two mounting options (clamp and thread), enough space to hold most drum accessories and a few drumsticks
The total score is: 5TOP
Enjoy our test video, in which you will see the TAT10 Tama Accessory Tray!