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TAMA Imperialstar 5-Piece Complete Kit with Meinl HCS Cymbals

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With more than four decades of drum building experience, TAMA knows what drummers really want. With this in mind, Tama has again applied their experi...Click To Read More About This Product

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A complete set with cymbals and hardware, refined for the ultimate beginner playing experience.

With more than four decades of drum building experience, TAMA knows what drummers really want. With this in mind, Tama has again applied their experience and innovation to improve their award-winning Imperialstar line. Imperialstar continues to be the undisputed entry-level kit standard due to Tama's time-tested consistency, excellent sounding shells, ergonomic and durable hardware and full set of Meinl HCS cymbals. Tama's new Stage Master 40 series hardware adds further improvement and distinction to Imperialstar.

The 40 series features a redesigned and sleek double-braced tripod design that follows the design line of Tama's higher end hardware. All stands also feature an updated die-cast collar joint that securely locks-in height positioning and the cymbal stands feature Tama's Quick-Set Cymbal Mate for efficient ease of cymbal set up. Tama's HP200P is included with pro features including sold base plate, chain drive, Power Glide Cam, dual-side beater and separate spring tension and beater angle adjustment. To complete the hardware set-up, Tama includes a comfortable, height-adjustable throne.

Tama has partnered with Meinl cymbals to offer a full size of HCS series cymbals - 20 in. ride, 16 in. crash and 14 in. hi-hats. These cymbals allow the developing drummer to acquire a sense of musicality and offer a total drum set experience.

The heart of the kit lies in the Tama's shell specification. All shells are 6-ply 7.5 mm 100% poplar and cut with Tama's precision bearing edges for 100% drum head to shell vibration transfer and sensitive response. All shells include Tama durable wraps that are 100% bonded to the shell with glue to prevent the wrap from warping for lifting.

Tama has applied their collective drum making expertise to add components that further add value to this kit and give it the feel and performance of a professional kit. The slick Omnisphere L-Rod tom holder is a ball/socket rotational design, which allows the toms to be positioned with flexibility and security. The L-Rods include memory locks and hold the tom without any metal support penetrating the tom shell, which helps to optimize drum tone. Tama’s Accu-Tune bass drum hoops provide excellent tuning stability and durability. The bass drum spur brackets are adjustable and include spur tips that can be recessed into a nylon housing when needed. Tama uses a large, smooth wing nut throughout the kit that are easy to turn and easy on the fingers, a small but important detail.

FEATURES
  • 100% poplar 6-ply 7.5 mm shell
  • New Stage Master 40 Series hardware
  • Iron Cobra 200 drum pedal
  • Includes drum throne
  • MEINL HCS cymbals
  • Wrap-glued to the shell
  • Omnisphere tom holder
  • Accu-Tune bass drum hoops
  • TAMA Precision bearing edges
  • Durable drum heads

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SPECIFICATIONS
Configuration
  • Bass drum(s): 22 in. x 18 in.
  • Tom(s): 10 in. x 8 in., 12 in. x 9 in.
  • Floor tom(s): 16 in. x 14 in.
  • Snare: 14 in. x 5 in.
  • Total pieces: 5
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): 7.5
  • Bearing edge: Not specified
Drum Hardware
  • Material: Steel
  • Mounts: Suspended
  • Hoops: Triple-flange
  • Lugs: Patented
Other
  • Heads: Factory
  • Finish type: Wrap
  • Origin country: China
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TAMAImperialstar 5-Piece Complete Kit with Meinl HCS Cymbals
 
5.0

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  • Great sound (3)
  • Versatile (3)

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5.0

The best beginner kit

By Mike the drum guy

from Philadelphia

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Excellent Overall Quality
  • Great Sound
  • Nice Cymbals
  • Sturdy Hardware
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming with Friends
    • Learning the Drums

    Comments about TAMA Imperialstar 5-Piece Complete Kit with Meinl HCS Cymbals:

    My friend told me about this kit and said I should get it. I am not very experienced with drums, but this kit feels very solid and sounds much better than I expected it would sound. Add that good cymbals were included, and even a throne, I think this kit offers the best bang for the buck. I really love playing these drums!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great kit

    By DrummingGal

    from Seattle, Washington area

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • excellent value
    • Great Sound
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • funk band
      • Jazz Clubs
      • just for fun
      • practice
      • rock band
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues
      • Symphonies
      • travel kit

      Comments about TAMA Imperialstar 5-Piece Complete Kit with Meinl HCS Cymbals:

      great kit. we also own the TAMA bubinga kit and except for a BIG LOW tone from the bubinga, this reasonably priced kit delivers a great sound and a great price!
      The good stuff stays at home and this is the travel gig kit!

       
      5.0

      Awesome Tama set!! Very happy with it.

      By Lou

      from NJ

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Add on Tom / Floor Tom Options
      • Great Snare
      • Great Sound
      • Huge Tone
      • Responsive
      • Sensitive
      • Solid HW
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Jazz Clubs
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks
        • Symphonies

        Comments about TAMA Imperialstar 5-Piece Complete Kit with Meinl HCS Cymbals:

        Picked this set up a few weeks ago and I am using them on a live gig tomorrow. They are awesome. The snare has a great sound (although I mostly use my 10 lug Tama Artwood maple snare). The HW is awesome (bass drum pedal is really smooth but I am using my double pedal setup) and the cymbals are pretty nice for the price point. The toms and bass drum sound phenomenal and have a great dynamic and tuning range. The bottom heads are really thin (and cheap), today I took the Tama 10" batter head and placed it on the bottom and used a new Remo Ambassador as a batter head and it made a really nice improvement on an already great sound (a bit more focused). I will do this for the other tom and floor tom as well. For now the bass drum heads will stay put. I really like this kit and it sounds and feels more like one costing twice a much. Nice job Tama!

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