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Tama Imperialstar 8-Piece Double Bass Drum Set with Cymbals

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This Tama Imperialstar 8-piece Drum Set is the most affordable Tama drum kit ever to incorporate so many high-end features.

With over 40 years of experience, Tama knows what drummers really want. Which is why, no matter how long you've been playing the drums, no matter what budget you have to work with, Tama has the set you need, want, and can afford. Every aspect of the modern drum kit was exhaustively examined and reexamined and then improved before it was accepted as part of the Imperialstar design. Which is why, if you start playing Imperialstar now as a beginner, you'll still enjoy playing it when you've achieved pro-status. That's how good these groundbreaking new drums are.

Only Tama Imperialstar comes with a complete set of genuine Meinl HCS cymbals. These high-quality brass cymbals are made in Germany and are sonically matched so they sound great together. They are even lathed for a more refined tonal character. The set includes 14" hi-hats, 16" crash and an 20" ride cymbal.

Tama Drum Shells:100% poplar 6-ply/7.5mm
Poplar wood has been used in making drum shells for over 50 years. It offers a full, warm tone combined with medium attack.

Precise Bearing Edges
A drum's bearing edge is one of the most important components in drum sound. Tama's advanced edge-cutting process provides extremely precise bearing edges”which allow Tama shells to ring openly and fully, and provide a wide range of tuneability, sensitivity, and response.

100% Glued Finishes
Some drum companies only affix their wraps to the drum shell by taping the finish at "selected contact points." At Tama, all wrapped finishes are glued to the shell 100% to eliminate warping, buzzing, or lifting. This process allows the shell to resonate fully and consistently. It's more work, but Tama feels the extra effort is worth it, for a difference you can see and hear.

Original Small Lugs
Imperialstar lugs are 10% smaller than the lugs of Tama's previous Swingstar Series for even greater shell resonance.

Drumheads
Batter-side heads are made of clear 250 microns-thick film for richer tone and greater durability. Ring mufflers on bass drum heads remove the need for additional internal muffling.

Accu-Tune Bass Drum Hoops
A special-formulation hi-tech material offers lighter weight and faster, more stable, tuning than traditional metal hoops. In addition, since Accu-Tune hoops use tension bolts instead of clawhooks and T-rods, head changes and packing up are a breeze.

Spur Brackets
Imperialstar spur bracket features the same look and style as Tama's high-end Starclassic drums and provides maximum durability and stability.

Tom Holder
Tama L-Rod and Omnisphere tom holder systems have received acclaim from drummers for over 25 years. These systems offer easy positioning, maximum flexibility, stability, and greater sound than standard designs which penetrate the shell interior and can inhibit resonance.

Tom Brackets
The eye-bolt structure is rock solid, holding the toms in place securely.

FEATURES
Configuration
  • Bass drum(s): 22" x 18"
  • Tom(s): 8" x 7", 10" x 8", 12" x 9"
  • Floor tom(s): 14" x 14", 16" x 16"
  • Snare: 14" x 5-1/2"
  • Total pieces: 8
Extras
  • Cymbals: yes
  • Total cymbals: 3
  • Hardware: yes
  • Bass pedal: yes
  • Hi-hat stand: yes
  • Boom stand: yes
  • Straight stand: yes
  • Throne: yes
  • Hardware pieces: 6
Shells
  • Shell material: Poplar
  • Construction: 6-Ply
  • Thickness (mm): 6.5
  • Bearing edge: 45
Drum Hardware
  • Material: Steel
  • Mounts: Traditional
  • Hoops: Die-cast
  • Lugs: Standard
Other
  • Heads: Factory
  • Finish type: Wrap
  • Origin country: China

An entry-level set fit for royalty. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Cymbals included:
  • Meinl HCS 14" hi-hat pair
  • Meinl HCS 16" crash
  • Meinl HCS 20" ride
  • Hardware includes:
  • Double Tom Holder (MTH600)
  • Boom Cymbal Stand (HC33BW)
  • Straight Cymbal Stand (HC32W)
  • Snare Stand (HS30W)
  • Hi-Hat Stand (HH35W)
  • Kick Pedal (HP200 Iron Cobra)
  • Drum Throne (HT25)
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TamaImperialstar 8-Piece Double Bass Drum Set with Cymbals
 
4.3

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3.0

Accu-break

By Talon

from International Falls, MN

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Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Responsive

Cons

  • Poorly Made

Best Uses

    Comments about Tama Imperialstar 8-Piece Double Bass Drum Set with Cymbals:

    Great drumset, huge sound, beautiful. Only problem at all is the Accu-tune hoops. THEY ARE GARBAGE. After practicing for only 2 short weeks the bass skins had TERRIBLE wear in them perfectly lined up with every bolt! This of course caused them to break and need replacing much sooner than anticipated. After replacing the accutune hoops the problem completely disappeared. REPLACE THE ACCUTUNE HOOPS TAMA!

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    5.0

    KILLER Deal!

    By Daddy Dan

    from Beautiful Walls, MS

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    Pros

    • Booming Sound
    • Great Hardware
    • Great looking
    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Versatile
    • Well made

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tama Imperialstar 8-Piece Double Bass Drum Set with Cymbals:

      First...I am not a drummer but knew we needed new drums, needed something "BIG" for our Christian concert gigs! The tech at MF took the time to discuss our group's goals and knew the sound and "look" we were going for...VERY helpful and informative. So with his help, and with the trust I have from my past purchases from Musician's Friend, and his reassurance that this is what we needed, I felt secure enough with his input that...I bought them! After adding a rack with an electronic kit for additional effects, adding 4 cymbals (making it a total of 7), putting two new heads with our logo on the kicks, tuning and tweeking...let me tell you people...our drummer is tickled to death!!! The set looks great "as is" but with the additions we have made, seeing the set up on stage is VERY impressive! And the sound is GREAT!!!!!! So much better than the "Frankinstein" set we've been using! The kicks THUMP!!!
      We are very happy with this selection!!
      Thanks Musician's Friend for helping me locate what our group needed.
      VERY pleased!

       
      5.0

      Great Experienced Drummer's Drum Set

      By P-Tat

      from Stone Ridge, NY

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      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Great Vamping
      • Huge Tone
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gigs
        • Rock Bands
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Tama Imperialstar 8-Piece Double Bass Drum Set with Cymbals:

        I am proffessional drummer and this is a great set, but the bass drum pedal slips with or without a carpet.

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