Tama is a brand that is trusted by drummers all over the world. Known for uncompromising quality, Tama drums keep the beat on some of the biggest stages the world has ever seen. If you are looking for a set of drums that deliver top-notch tone, a Tama kit is definitely right for you. Tama founder Hoshino Gakki originally began manufacturing drums in 1965 under the brand name “Star Drums”. Already involved in the manufacturing of guitars and amplifiers, drum construction steadily grew to the point where it took over the majority Hoshino’s factory. In 1979 he made the decision to focus his efforts on drums and, as a tribute to his wife, he named his new line after her. With that, Tama (which translates to “Jewel”) drums were born.
Today, Tama drums are among the most popular in the world, played by a list of artists that reads like a veritable who’s who. Mike Portnoy of Dream Theatre, Lars Ulrich of Metallica, Stewart Copeland of the Police, John Tempesta of the Cult, Brandon Barnes of Rise Against, and Jack Bevan of Foals are just a small sampling of the drummers who trust their sound to Tama.
When it comes time to purchase Tama drums of your own, the first thing you should do is make a choice between buying an entire kit or individual drums. Both options have advantages. Buying a complete kit gives you the peace of mind of knowing that the drums are going to perfectly complement one another, while buying individual drums affords you the opportunity to come up with a unique set up by mixing and matching different drums. There’s no right or wrong way of doing things, just different options to suit different needs.
If you’re a beginner looking for their first kit, definitely check out the Silverstar VK Limited Edition 5-Piece Shell Pack. This kit packs all kinds of playability and performance, while being durable enough to withstand the rigors any player will put it through. If, on the other hand, you’re a more experienced drummer who’s looking for a great new kit to take out on the road, have a look at the Superstar SL Custom Hyper-Drive 6-Piece Shell Pack. Powerful and versatile, these drums are full of sonic clarity, all with a look that will stand out on any stage. Just as the name suggests, these drums will make you feel like a super star.
If you’d rather purchase your drums individually, Tama has you covered here as well. With a wide assortment of snare drums, toms, kick drums and more available here, you have total freedom to craft a kit that will sound exactly the way you want.
Tama truly is the jewel of the drumming world. For almost 50 years, Hoshino Gakki’s drums have been keeping the beat for some seriously legendary artists. Slide up behind a Tama kit today and you’ll quickly understand what all the fuss is about.