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Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals  

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All-poplar 6-ply shells with precision bearing edges and visually appealing, durable covered finishes. 22" x 18" kick, 10" x 8" and 12" x 9 toms, 16"...Click To Read More About This Product

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A solid entry-level to intermediate kit that includes all the extras!

All-poplar 6-ply shells with precision bearing edges and visually appealing, durable covered finishes. 22" x 18" kick, 10" x 8" and 12" x 9 toms, 16" x 14" floor tom, and 14" x 5-1/2" snare. Includes Meinl HCS 14" hi-hat, 16" crash, and 20" ride cymbals. Hardware includes kick pedal, snare stand, straight, boom, and hi-hat cymbal stands, plus throne.

FEATURES
  • 22" x 18" kick
  • 10" x 8" and 12" x 9 toms
  • 16" x 14" floor tom
  • 14" x 5-1/2" snare
  • Hardware includes kick pedal, snare stand, straight, boom, and hi-hat cymbal stands, plus throne
  • Meinl HCS cymbals, including 14" hi-hat, 16" crash, and 20" ride

Fully equipped and stage-ready!

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TamaImperialstar 5-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals
 
4.4

(based on 13 reviews)

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    (8)

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    (4)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound (5)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Responsive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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Sweet drumset for a good prices

I've been looking for a decently priced but quality drumset. I haven't owned drums for 12 years due to playing more guitar. I own a Gibson guitar and Stingray Bass so I thought that...Read complete review

I've been looking for a decently priced but quality drumset. I haven't owned drums for 12 years due to playing more guitar. I own a Gibson guitar and Stingray Bass so I thought that a cheap beginner set wouldn't fit my jam spot. I always remember Tama as being a respectable drum manufacturer. I love this drum set. Beautiful hairline gold color, heaty duty hardware, and decent enough cymbals for me at the minute. I added the 18 Meinl crash to complete the set and I think all in all, these drums sound great. Maybe I'll pick up a set of Aquarian heads but I'm sure it'll sound amazing.

I highly recommend this drumset.

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Imperialstar

over all if you just started or want to get into drumming this is a great set to start out on
it comes with basically everything you need to get started
Well...Read complete review

over all if you just started or want to get into drumming this is a great set to start out on
it comes with basically everything you need to get started
Well this is no Ferrari of drum sets its just a begginer so the quality for a begginer is good. But eventually you will want to replace the stock heads and cymbals and hardware
For a begginer this drum kit is great it comes with all the stuff you need to start and see if drumming is for you

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet drumset for a good prices

By Mike B.

from N. IL

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Pros

  • Decent Cymbals
  • Excellent Hardware
  • Good price

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals:

      I've been looking for a decently priced but quality drumset. I haven't owned drums for 12 years due to playing more guitar. I own a Gibson guitar and Stingray Bass so I thought that a cheap beginner set wouldn't fit my jam spot. I always remember Tama as being a respectable drum manufacturer. I love this drum set. Beautiful hairline gold color, heaty duty hardware, and decent enough cymbals for me at the minute. I added the 18 Meinl crash to complete the set and I think all in all, these drums sound great. Maybe I'll pick up a set of Aquarian heads but I'm sure it'll sound amazing.

      I highly recommend this drumset.

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      good set at a good price

      By brad kluka

      from shit hole TX

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      Comments about Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals:

      the only draw back is the size of the toms.... the imperialstar has kind of an off set up. a 10'' a 12'' and a 16'' tom it's kind of like a standard set and a fusion set mixed together.i had to order a seperate head for the ten inch to complete the set. they sound great with the remo heads,.. and i did have some tuning issues with the 10 '' tom until i broke in the set,.... but this is a really good deal. i got the set i have wanted for years, and i didn't break the bank.
      everything that you would really need asfar as i am concerned
      i have played on alot of sets, and as i have seen better quality(but not much better) this one is suprisingly heavy duty for the price they are asking. same with the cymbals. you can get better meinls, but this is good quality to be included with this set,.... this is one of the reasons that i chose this one.
      the tama guys really thought this through. the stock headfs aren't bad ,... i replaced mine immediatly with remo pinstripes. all the adjustment screws lock tight with minimal effort. and the stands dont have that ''cheap '' feel. i can't say much considering i had a gammon set that someone gave to me before this one. i do know that this set sells for up to 1500.00$ retail. so you get it here for a steal.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Set

      By Sam Cope

      from Maryland

      Comments about Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals:

      Tama Imperialstar 5-piece with Meinl cymbals

      Easy setup. Don't worry if you've never set up a set before there are paper and dvd instructions included. The cymbals are decent for a beginning set. I haven't used the hi-hats but the 16" crash sounds nice and the 20" ride is okay, (the bell is kinda meh). I recommend buying better heads because the stock ones won't last long.

      The two main toms and the snare were already tuned and sounded great, only leaving the kick and floor to put together. The cymbal stands are thick and sturdy but did not include memory locks.

      Overall, I am very satisfied with this set. My only complaint is that there are no memory locks on the cymbal stands, which is why I gave features a nine.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      quality and value

      By Rock n Rob

      from West BG Virginia

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      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals:

          For the price,, you just can't beat this kit.I added the Tama Iron Cobra double bass pedal,Remo Heads and Zyldjian cymbals and hi hats and i couldnt be happier! The stock cymbals and heads were decent enough to get me through til I could afford the upgrades. After the upgrades,, I feel like it's about as high quality and as professional as you can get. The cymbal stands and the seat have held up very well(3 yrs), But they have only seen the road a few times. So if your a touring musician,, Keep in mind,,,your gonna need to replace things on a regular basis.

          (2 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Imperialstar

          By Brett Doane

          from wisconsin

          Comments about Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals:

          over all if you just started or want to get into drumming this is a great set to start out on
          it comes with basically everything you need to get started
          Well this is no Ferrari of drum sets its just a begginer so the quality for a begginer is good. But eventually you will want to replace the stock heads and cymbals and hardware
          For a begginer this drum kit is great it comes with all the stuff you need to start and see if drumming is for you

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great kit for anyone

          By Dannyshasta

          from Gulfport, MS

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          Pros

          • Great price
          • Great Sound
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Jazz Clubs
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals:

          For the price this is all you need to start playing right now.I've been playing this kit for 8 months. It's my practice set. I've used it for smaller gigs. I've replace heads with EvansG2 and the cymbals with Sabian Ax and xs20 and it sounds awesome! This is not a bottom of the line drum kit but I would defiantly change out heads and cymbals before playing live. Perfect For beginners and for a practice or even a studio kit. The cymbals it comes with are decent... except for the crash. The Hardware is sturdy but I've replaced everything with Gibralter. If you are thinking about playing, this is the kit you need to seriously consider investing in. You will not be disappointed!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          TAMA IMPERIALSTAR

          By XxTamaRemoDrummerxX

          from NJ

          About Me Experienced

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          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • None Really

          Best Uses

          • Gigging
          • Practice

          Comments about Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals:

          So i bought this kit about 3 years ago as my second drumset. This thing was great cause it sounded pretty good and it was ready to play right out of the boxes. I replaced the stock cymbals and heads after about 3 weeks cause they just werent doing it anymore. Im now looking to replace it because her time is pretty much up, but i would recommend this kit to Beginners/intermediate drummers cause it really is a great kit while it lasts. Check out my band Shadow of the Abyss on facebook and youtube to hear me play this kit!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice starter set

          By Natedogg

          from Kenosha,Wi

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals:

            Nice starter set that me and my little girl will be jamming for year's to come. I was surprised with the big sound I got for such an inexpensive set.I had compared at a lot of other sets but in the end I'm glad I went with Tama. I also was very impressed with the cymbal's I got with this set especially the high-hats.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome

            By Lonnie Cusack

            from TX

            Comments about Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals:

            Great drums!
            Love the drums! Great instructional video to help put together! The written instructions are harder to follow than DVD.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good quality for good price.

            By Nathan Hunsley

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals:

            I bought this set right after Christmas when I sold mine, it was a easy set up, and once tuned to your style of preference, their great! For the price of them, their a deal! I also really like the bass peddle that comes with it, it has a great feedback and good responce to your foot, where some peddles aren't very good. But a WARNING, if you buy the Gold Hairline set, thinking they're going to be very gold like the picture shows, it's not. It's more of an olive color, but still very cool looking! Just not what I was expecting. Enjoy

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