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Tama Imperialstar 8-Piece Double Bass Drum Set with Meinl HCS 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.

Includes hardware and cymbals.

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

Imperialstar 8-Piece Double Bass Drum Set with Meinl HCS Cymbals

  • Cymbals included:
    Meinl HCS 14" hi-hat pair
    Meinl HCS 16" crash
    Meinl HCS 20" ride
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TamaImperialstar 8-Piece Double Bass Drum Set with Meinl HCS Cymbals
 
4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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  • Great sound (3)
  • Huge tone (3)

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1.0

Wish I had it to do over

By Mike C-

from Cortlandt Manor, NY

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Pros

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Too Much Reverb

    Best Uses

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

      Very flat not a rich tone

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      These drums sound great

      By Versatile Drum Guy

      from Philadelphia

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Great value
      • Huge Tone
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Progressive and Metal

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

        Shells are very well made and sound great. Not sure what other comment is about regarding not great tone, but these drums have nice full tone that make them a great gigging kit. Great value here with double bass set up a total of 5 toms.....you can even break down the kit into two smaller ones for rehearsal. Love the quality of build

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Everything I had hoped for

        By Dwils119

        from Indianapolis, IN

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        Pros

        • Great Sound
        • Huge Tone
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Venues

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

          I ordered this drum kit a few weeks ago. When i started putting the second bass drum together, I discovered a major 8-10 inch crack. I had to of course send not only that bass drum but the entire kit back to have it replaced. Musiciansfriend next day aired my replacement and it was all intact. Got it out together and I'm very pleased with the purchase. if you're looking for a drum kit that truly comes with everything you need and then some for a descent price, I would highly recommend the Tama Imperialstar.

           
          5.0

          Great Drum Set!

          By J

          from Michigan

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          Pros

          • Great Sound
          • Huge Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any

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

            This is a great set for any Drummer to have! I would recommend replacing the stock drum heads but they work for the time being, otherwise for a all in one set its perfect! Obviously there will be things to change (heads, Cymbals) but for the price you cant beat it

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