Tama Starclassic 10,12,14,16,22 + Tom Holders Dark Cherry Fade
With completely pro features at a semi-pro price tag and import statistics to back it up, Tama claims its birch-shelled Starclassic Performer is the flat out unchallenged, intermediate-price champion. “There hasn t been an intermediate kit this popular since the old Tama Imperialstar,” remarked Bill Reim, Vice President of Marketing and Advertising at Hoshino USA. “The biggest reason is fully professional sound and features. But the second reason for Starclassic Performer s success is the huge assortment of finishes, more than any other intermediate drum line and more than even a lot of the pro price range kits. Plus these are superior finishes and the new Dark Cherry Fade is one of the best looking finishes we ve ever offered in any drum line.
Starclassic Performer brings you the distinct sweet and fat sound that only birch can provide. These precision-crafted 100% birch drum shells offer center, projection, and punch. Fusion set configuration includes 22″ x 18″ bass drum,10″ x 8″ tom, 12″ x 9″ tom, 14″ x 12″ floor tom. Toms shells are 6-ply 6mm, bass drum shell is 7mm, 7-ply. The MTH909 slideable tom-holder gives you nearly limitless setting flexibility.
A significant number of pro players still prefer the sound of birch and many more are rediscovering birch’s round, slightly darker sound and great projection. Starclassic Performer shells are 100% birch with thin shell construction that offers a resonance and clarity that rivals some of the best maple kits. Best of all, advances in drum technology allow Tama to offer this fully professional drum for the price you’d pay for an intermediate set.
The Star-Cast Mounting System has always provided maximum resonance and stability for Tama’s pro-drums. Now it has a more streamlined designed, making it easier to position toms closer together. In addition, a switch to aluminum provides lighter weight and even truer tonal vibration. Star-Cast is also now plated to match your drum’s shell hardware.
Performer’s completely redesigned tom-holder expands setting flexibility with a sliding connector unit that moves back and forth up to 50mm (2 inches). Simply unloosening one bolt allows you to adjust the proximity of the tom toms. Now any sized drum can be exactly positioned with ease.
Hoops not only affect drum tuning, they also affect drum sound. That’s why the choice of hoops was so important to the designers of Tama’s professional drum lines. For the Starclassic Performer, Tama chose zinc die-cast hoops, which are manufactured by injecting molten metal into molds. Die-cast hoops have more density and are more consistent in shape than triple-flanged hoops, which are manufactured by bending metal plates. Die-cast hoops make tuning more consistent and easier to achieve because the tension bolts always contact the hoop properly. Drums fitted with die-cast hoops also offer crisper attack, clear and resonant highs, and much more powerful rim shots.
Starclassic’s claw hooks feature rubber spacers that help protect wood hoops from damage. The hooks and hoops work as one unit and won’t separate or rattle, even on loose tunings.
Tama’s MSB30 die-cast bass drum spur brackets hold the spur bracket securely, thanks to the same powerful hinge mechanism used on the MTB30 mounting bracket. Unique memory markers found on the folding spur bracket help simplify set up.
Starclassic’s Air Pocket rubber feet feature a special air chamber, that eliminates the transfer of vibrations to the floor (which chokes sustain and sound) and absorbs shock for better playing.
Evans drum heads are featured on all Tama Starclassic Performer drums (except bass drum front heads). On the rack and floor toms, Genera G2 2-ply clear batter heads and Genera G1 1-ply clear bottom heads provide both durability and solid sound. Starclassic bass drums are fitted with Genera EQ4 clear batter heads.
Cymbals not included.
Tama Starclassic Performer 4-Piece Shell Pack Features:
22″ x 18″ bass drum
10″x 8″ and 12″ x 9″ toms
14″ x 12″ floor tom
MTH909 double tom holder
Cymbals not included