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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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Break into a higher level of drumming with this entry-level poplar set.

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.

  • Entry-level set
  • 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
  • 22" x 18" bass
  • 12" x 9" and 13" x 10" toms
  • 16" x 16" floor tom
  • 5-1/2" x 14" steel snare Bass pedal
  • Snare stand
  • Straight, hi-hat, and boom cymbal stands
  • Throne

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Exactly Right

By Moonman50

from Philadelphia, PA

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.


Amazing set of drums

By Rasmith

from St. Louis, MO

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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.


Very impressive kit!

By IronSights561

from Wellington, Fl

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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!


Very nice

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

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!


Good Kit

By Matt Man

from Woodville Texas

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.


good stuff

By Greg-sWgX5

from Florida

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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.


Pretty Good Value

By TheRangels

from IL

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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.


Great Buy!!!


from Lafayette, LA

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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


everything you need to start, except cymabals

By zildjian4life

from South Carolina

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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.


Pretty Nice Kit

By xXTamaDrummerXx

from Sun Prairie Wisconsin

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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.

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