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Tama Starclassic Maple 4-Piece Shell Pack with Black Nickel Hardware
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Tama ignited a thin-shell revolution with their Starclassic drums. This basic 4-piece Starclassic drum shell configuration provides a perfect foundat...Read More
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Tama understands your passion and has created a set to express every genre, style, mood, and technique.
Tama ignited a thin-shell revolution with their Starclassic drums. This basic 4-piece Starclassic drum shell configuration provides a perfect foundation for creating everything from hard-driving rock to serpentine funk grooves.
This Starclassic Maple kit includes a 22" x 18" bass drum, 10" x 8" and 12" x 9" mounted toms, a 16" x 14" floor tom, and black nickel-plated hardware.
For the optimum transfer of vibrations from head to shell, a thinner shell is better. However, less thickness often equals less strength. Instead of simply making thinner drum shells by using fewer plies, Tama slims down each ply and then cross-laminates them into a 6-ply 5mm-thick shell (7-ply 7mm bass drum). This combination results in a thinner shell that's actually stronger than others of greater thickness. Starclassic shells utilize maple, the most popular shell material today because of its warm clear sound.
Minimum Shell Contact
From the Star-Cast Mounting System to the single small lugs, every aspect of Starclassic was designed to accord with Tama's ideal of the bare-minimum of shell contact. Instead of metal badges riveted to the shell, Starclassic utilizes a maple airhole cap and a logo that is imprinted onto the shell before the final finish is applied. These features also contribute to Starclassic's rich, timeless appearance.
Star-Cast Mounting System
The Star-Cast Mounting System has always provided maximum resonance and stability for TAMA's pro-drums. Now TAMA has improved it. A new streamlined designed makes it easier to position toms closer together for greater ease and comfort than ever before. In addition, a switch to aluminum provides lighter weight and even truer tonal vibration. Last, but not least, Star-Cast is now plated to match your drum's shell hardware!
Hoops not only affect drum tuning they also affect drum sound. That's why the choice of hoops was so important to the designers of Tama's professional drum lines. For Tama's Starclassic Maple, Tama chose zinc die-cast hoops, which are manufactured by injecting molten metal into molds. Die-cast hoops have more density and are more consistent in shape than triple-flanged hoops, which are manufactured by bending metal plates. Die-cast hoops make tuning more consistent and easier to achieve because the tension bolts always contact the hoop properly. Drums fitted with die-cast hoops also offer crisper attack, clear and resonant highs, and much more powerful rim shots.
Starclassic's claw hooks feature rubber spacers that help protect wood hoops from damage. The hooks and hoops work as one unit and won't separate or rattle, even on loose tunings.
Bass Drum Spur Bracket
Tama's MSB30 die-cast bracket holds the spur bracket securely, thanks to the same powerful hinge mechanism used on the MTB30 mounting bracket.Unique memory markers found on the folding spur bracket help simplify set up.
Air Pocket Rubber Feet
Starclassic's Air Pocket rubber feet feature a special air chamber that eliminates the transfer of vibrations to the floor (which chokes sustain and sound) and absorbs shock for better playing.
Hold Tight washer
The Hold Tight washer is a unique invention: a non-loosening washer! Its cup-shaped stainless steel washer contains a rubber ring so the tension rod pushes both the cup washer and the rubber ring. Normally, vibrations will eventually loosen the tension rod. But the softness of Hold Tight's rubber ring keeps it in contact with both the tension rod and the hoop at all times and maintains friction between them, so that tension is always preserved.
Evans drumheads are featured on all Starclassic Maple drums (except bass drum front heads). On the rack and floor toms, Genera G2 2-ply clear batter heads and Genera G1 1-ply clear bottom heads provide both durability and solid sound. Starclassic bass drums are fitted with Genera EQ4 clear batter heads.
Cymbals and hardware not included.
- Minimum shell contact
- Star-Cast mounting system
- Die-cast hoops
- Claw hooks
- Bass drum spur bracket
- Air pocket rubber feet
- Hold tight washer
- Evans heads
- Drum sizes:
- 22" x 18" bass drum
- 10" x 8" and 12" x 9" mounted toms
- 16" x 14" floor tom
- Maple shells
- Toms: 5mm, 6-ply
- BD: 7mm, 7-ply
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I've had my kit for a few years and I love it. Toms sound sooo good and I can get many sounds out of the kick for metal, rock, jazz, reggae and whatever. I always get compliments on it at every gig. Zildjian a and k cymbals make it sound phenomenal.