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Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Standard Drum Set
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The Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Standard Drum Set is a complete drum package. It comes with toms and bass drum constructed of 100% poplar, topped off w...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Standard Drum Set is a complete drum package. It comes with toms and bass drum constructed of 100% poplar, topped off with Tama's tough PVC covered finishes. The snare drum is composed of solid steel. The drums are outfitted with Imperialstar lugs, bass drum spurs, tom holder, snare strainer, and thicker drum heads on batter side. The kit also includes the Stagemaster hardware series, and an HT25 drum throne. Cymbals not included.
Shell material: 100% poplar in toms and bass drum, steel snare drum
Shell finishes: Tama original PVC covering
Imperialstar lugs, bass drum spurs, tom holder and strainer
Thicker drum heads on batter side
Redesigned "Stagemaster" hardware series
Comes with HT25 drum throne
12" x 9" and 13" x 10" toms
16" x 16" floor tom
5-1/2" x 14" steel snare Bass pedal
Straight, hi-hat, and boom cymbal stands
Reviewed by 19 customers
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I just received my Tama Imperialstar five-piece kit after waiting out a backorder, and I must say that it was well worth the wait. These drums are gorgeous - the red finish is deep and lustrous. Assembly was quick and easy, and everything sounds great. I am impressed with the sturdiness of the included hardware, as well as the solidity with which the bass drum sits on the floor. I waited 40 years to finally get drums, although I've played other peoples' for years; thanks to my extremely generous wife, this is the first set I've owned. Based on what I've seen and heard so far, these Tamas may be the last set I will ever need to buy.
I bought a 5-piece set of Tama Imperialstars in Vintage Red back in 2005, and I must say it's a kit I'll stay with for life. Hardware wise, there are no complaints or faults; it's very high quality and has incredible pitch and tone as long as you know how to tune drums. For the shells alone, $500 is freakin' cheap for such a beautiful set of drums.As far as what comes with the kit, the Tama heads work fine as resonant heads, but will leave marks and will wear down quickly as batter heads. The cymbals don't sound too good either, so I'd get a more professional line of heads and cymbals for this kit. Once I did, my Imperialstars sounded as good if not better than any professional or custom-made kit I've ever heard.Bottom Line: If you have truckloads of money to spend on some ugly DW kit or someone's famous signature kit, go right ahead, but for those of use that savor every dollar, the Imperialstar simply can't be beat.
I bought the imperial star about a month ago and have no complaints about it at all. I would recommend this kit to a beginner. If you have a little more experience in the drumming world, you should probably invest for a more expensive and better quality kit. But this is the perfect kit for starter. Also, this kit sounds great if you know what kind of heads to put on. Adding an evans emad to the bass, evans ec2s on the toms, and remo on the snare. I would also recommend replacing the cymbals because the standard are terrible. Zildjian, sabians, or paiste are the best. This kit is very impressive for its price. Replacing the heads and cymbals and you are all set!
This is a great set for anybody. I came home to it completely assembled, so I don't know how setting it up is. The kick drum is intensely deep and powerful, (probably the best part of the kit, great for double bass). The toms have a rich, deep, projecting tone. With duct tape and meticulous tuning, I've "unbongified" the toms, (unbongify meaning getting rid of the annoying, George-of-the-Jungle like overtones). The snare isn't the greatest, (well, it's not very fair for me to rate the snare because I purchased the Pearl Joey Jordison Signature snare drum with is, so comparing it to that is, well, ridiculous). Hardware has held up, (for three weeks anyway). Great set! Cannot beat it for the price!
I have had 3 kits. The first one was legally trash. The second was good for a while, but it couldnt take a beating. I got my ImperialStar today and it is the best i have seen in a while. All around good kit! I suggest it to the beginner, intermediate, or average drummer.
I really thought hard about an e-kit, but I am glad I went with this acoustic set. Everything about the set is well made,in particular, the stands. It sounds great and has all you need to get started. Buy it and you will be pleased with the kit.
This is a pretty nice drum set for the money. If your just startin off playing, I would recomend this set. You may have to get a new throne because the one it comes with is not very good. Our band used it to record our CD and it came out pretty good. If your looking for value go with this set, you won't regret it.
I purchased this set about a month ago and it is a very great value. The only thing i disliked on this set was the heads, but what can you expect when you heard/played remos or evans. Other than the heads, I love my Tama Imperialstar all around. Its beautiful, sounds great, and you can add a whole lotta extras to it. Highly reccomended- Matthew Ashy
first off, the shell pack itself sounds great with more than any begginer could ask for. it's a great set even for intermediate and above drummers. plus musician's friend threw in the stands, pedal, and hardware that others wouldn't that could end up with you paying the price for a proffesional set.
I'd have to say that this drum set is one of the best choices for a beginner/intermedate drummer. Straight out of the box the kit sounds pretty nice. But if you throw on some remo rings it gives the set an even better sound. And if you slap on some B8 pro cymbals(dont just get B8 they sound like a frying pan) you can have a great sounding kit, which really isn't that much when it comes to drums.
This kit is simply great! The highest quality kit for the money. The stock heads were not bad at all! Everything looks like it should cost hundreds more! The only thing I didn't like was that the bass pedal was really cheap. The best kit for the money hands down.
When I first got the imperialstar kit I didn't expect it to be as good as it is, so after I put some new evans skins on it,and hooked it up with some super nice z custom ziljians,and later got a double bass pedal which opened and a whole different world of drumming for me. I definetly recommend this kit b/c it sounds great and great to build off of. If you're looking for an awesome kit with double bass or like six toms and great hardware, but can't afford it, this imperialstar is a great way to establish a foundation to progressively add toms, another bass drum, cymbals etc. This kit has great potential.
This is the first set that I have owned for about 7 years. I finally decided I would get another one and after reading several reviews I decided on the Imperialstar. MAN IM GLAD I DID!!! I didnt wanna pay a truckload of money for a new set and this set has it all without breaking the bank. Its got a great feel to it and the upgraded features cant be beat. I'm excited about getting back into playing and having a great kit like this one makes it that much more enjoyable.
I got this tama kit mainly for a practice kit. But let me tell ya this kit is way more than just a practice kit. Its got a great overall sound to it right outa the box. All that you really need to do to make this kit sound great is some Remo rings, and either Sabian B8 Pro or some Zildjian ZHT cymbals on there (dont get sabian B8 or Zildjain ZBT or ZXT they sound like frying pans) after you add on those minor additions this kit is great.
The new Imperialstar line are by far the best entry levels I have ever used. The stock heads aren't great. Throw some Evans or other 2-ply's on there and your set. The poplar isnt bad, nice deep boomy sound. Especially the bass drum, you even get an adjustable 30 pedal!
This is just an amazing kit! I bought this Tama about a four weeks ago and is my first kit ever. This kit sounds great if you know what kind of heads to put on it. After purchasing this kit and replacing the heads with Evans EC2s, this would defiantly have my recommendation to you.
I recieved this drum set as a generous gift for Christmas 06 and I was blown away by the quality of sound and versatility of both the set up and the drum's overall performance! These are an amazing set of drums! The only gripe I have is after a while the snare and bass heads start losing their sound. I recommend changing the snare and bass heads not too long after you get it. Other than that they're AMAZING!!!
I've had this set for about 6 months now. I play hard Rock and metal and alot of thrash. This drumset can take a beating. Nothing loosens up really except for occasions, and it's really tough. I still use it now today.
I bought these drums on impulse because they were on clearance. Along with it I bought a Sabian B8 Pro 20" ride, some Paiste hi hats, and paiste crash. Little did I know that these came with free Meinl HCS cymbals!! I bought the standard version without the cymbals and it still had them! I was amazed and incredibly fortunate. It came with a 16" crash, 14" hi-hats, a 20" ride, and a 10" splash. I use all of them except the ride cymbal. Onto the drums. They sound great. I'm sure with the right tuning and some nice heads they will sound professional based on the sound I'm already getting. The hardware is sound. My only complaint is the throne, whic won't support my weight, and I'm only 150! So for now I have to sit really low until I get a new throne. Aside from that, you owe it to yourself to get these drums!