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Tama Starclassic Performer 4-Piece Shell Pack  

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Starclassic Performer brings you the distinct sweet and fat sound that only birch can provide. These precision-crafted 100% birch drum shells offer c...Click To Read More About This Product

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With the distinct sweet and fat sound that only birch provides.

Starclassic Performer brings you the distinct sweet and fat sound that only birch can provide. These precision-crafted 100% birch drum shells offer center, projection, and punch. Fusion set configuration includes 22" x 18" bass drum,10" x 8" tom, 12" x 9" tom, 14" x 12" floor tom. Toms shells are 6-ply 6mm, bass drum shell is 7mm, 7-ply. The MTH909 slideable tom-holder gives you nearly limitless setting flexibility.

A significant number of pro players still prefer the sound of birch and many more are rediscovering birch's round, slightly darker sound and great projection. Starclassic Performer shells are 100% birch with thin shell construction that offers a resonance and clarity that rivals some of the best maple kits. Best of all, advances in drum technology allow Tama to offer this fully professional drum for the price you'd pay for
an intermediate set.

The Star-Cast Mounting System has always provided maximum resonance and stability for Tama's pro-drums. Now it has a more streamlined designed, making it easier to position toms closer together. In addition, a switch to aluminum provides lighter weight and even truer tonal vibration. Star-Cast is also now plated to match your drum's shell hardware.

Performer's completely redesigned tom-holder expands setting flexibility with a sliding connector unit that moves back and forth up to 50mm (2 inches). Simply unloosening one bolt allows you to adjust the proximity of the tom toms. Now any sized drum can be exactly positioned with ease.

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 the Starclassic Performer, 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.

Tama's MSB30 die-cast bass drum spur brackets hold 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.

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.

Evans drum heads are featured on all Tama Starclassic Performer 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.

  • 22" x 18" bass drum
  • 10"x 8" and 12" x 9" toms
  • 14" x 12" floor tom
  • MTH909 double tom holder
  • Hardware and cymbals not included

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    Simply Amazing

    By MeowMixFan123-heE9I

    from Brooklyn NY

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    I always used to be a maple guy, until I played this set and fell in love with it. The birch shells have a deep, rich, powerful tone with a dark beautiful sustain. And the bass drum is a CANNON!! Especially if u have an EMAD for this baby. When I play gigs with this thing, everyone tells me that whenever I hit the bass drum they feel like they're getting punched in the stomach. Especially when I have it mic'd up. Add a good kick drum mic and this baby shakes the walls, literally. The snare's okay, nothing special, but buying another snare isn't a huge setback. And on recording, this kit blows away any maple kit I've ever recorded with. The rich sound of these birch shells give off is like an orgasm for your ears. I don't think I will ever go back to maple. Not that I don't love the bright attack of maple kits, but the rich sound and feel of playing birch is just phenomenal, and much cheaper. I'm speechless.



    By Anon-o-Musician

    from Denver, CO

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    First off, beautiful finish. Secondly, these things project. Bass drum is loud without losing any low end. Great birch kit, it's what a birch kit should sound like! I'm glad I bought these


    The last drum kit I will buy.

    By Drummergirl-u1c6-

    from Fort worth, TX

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    I bought a 5-piece shell pack along with the Roadpro hardware, about 3 years sgo. I absolutely LOVE this kit!! It sounds great live, and even better recorded. Great booming bass, toms that stay in tune, sturdy hardware, nice snare, beautiful finish...what more can I say!!



    By mrez123

    from Chicago

    Great kit for all types of playing. Super sensitive toms with great response and feel, and a BOOMING bass drum. Beautiful finish, and Tama Starclassic Mounting system is the best ive ever used.


    Tama Starclassic Performer

    By Tama Starry Eyed Classic

    from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

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    I have written many reviews for Paiste Signature Series cymbals because they are breathtakingly beautiful, pure sweetness, musical and melodic, and just flat out the best of the best (Paiste). I figured I'd review my thunderous babies of boom and doom as well. I love the Tama Starclassic Performer Series. I have a now 6-piece (I added a 16 x 18 floor tom) red sparkle fade kit. I have an 8-piece kit if you count 8" & 10" Tama mini tymphs (timbales).I remember sitting behind a red sparkle fade 5-piece, kicking the bass drum, and falling in love. I knew at that moment they would be mine.These drums are very open and dark. They have a very deep, meaty, powerful sound to them. I have always felt that Tama made awesome drums, but these just blew me away and left me breathless.They just sound the way drums should sound. There is no other way to put it. They are raw, boomy, thunderous, and just sound so natural with a darker edge (birch wood). They literally growl. My rhythm guitar player plays edgy, dark, heavy, machine gun riffs, and these babies just accent his playing. Together, we sound like a machine.We tape ourselves on my 4 track cassette recorder, and man, does it sound wicked.The snare (I was fortunate that this came with my kit) offers a powerful, piercing crack. I got a great deal on the 5-piece shell kit, but it came with no hardware or cymbals. So, needless to say, between the shell kit, hardware, and cymbals, I spent a fortune, but I'll tell you what - there is no price tag on the essential beauty of harmonic sounds and melodic music with a good beat and rhythm. I bought the best of the best, and it shows in every sense of the word the minute I get behind that kit. Love or money? I choose love. I can always make more money, and these babies will be around forever. They are built like a rock and solid as steel. They are a very smart investment.

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    A good buy!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I played this in a gig and it was quite nice. I played a kit with the stock evans heads which were quite good. The sound was somewhat punch also. I used a matching snare which also had a great sound in the open space i was playing in. I would recommend this to anyone will to spend the money for a birch kit but their are cheaper maple kits and birch kits that sound just as good and better


    dont settle for less

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I can't say anything negative about this kit. The stock snare it comes with I've been playing on for about 3 years with the original heads. The toms can be tunned well in so many different pitches. The bass drum...is simply amazing. I put e-mads on it, and it sounds so amazing. It had the perfect amount of thud that hits your chest. I could talk all day about the bass alone. But seriously if you're considering this kit, GET IT! I played one my friends once, and that was enough to convince me to buy it. You won't regret it and its so amazing.


    Tama = quality

    By Tamadrummer7

    from Illinois

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    I know a guy who owns this kit. He is in my brothers band, and this kit is AWE-MAZING. absolutely sensational. These drums sound so great and also look amazing. I've been to countless live shows where he used these, and they just cut through it all, and are very clear, and responsive. Tama=quality.

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