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TAMA Rockstar Shell Pack

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No other drum has come to personify pro features at an affordable price like Rockstar. Not so many years ago, only pro-priced kits were equipped with...Click To Read More About This Product

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Classic Tama rock drums with plenty of pro muscle, but without the big price tag!

No other drum has come to personify pro features at an affordable price like Rockstar. Not so many years ago, only pro-priced kits were equipped with sophisticated features such as the Star-Cast mounting system, foldable spurs, and the modular tom mount. Now these features come standard with the very affordable Rockstar.

Huge tone comes from birch/basswood shells. Gorgeous covered finishes provide perfect protection for the shells. Bass drum features matching wood bass drum hoops and upgraded heads.

The set consists of 10" x 8" and 12" x 9" mounted toms, a 16 x 16" floor tom, a 22" x 18" bass drum, 5-1/2" x 14" snare drum, and a Star-Cast mounting system.

Cymbals and hardware not included.

  • Birch/basswood shell
  • Bass drum: 7-ply, 7mm
  • Toms and snare: 6-ply, 6mm
  • Covered finishes protect shells from road damage
  • Matching wood bass drum hoops Upgraded heads for great sound right out of the box
  • Shell sizes:
    • 10" x 8" and 12" x 9" mounted tom drums
    • 22" x 18" kick drum
    • 16 x 16" floor tom
    • 14" x 5-1/2" snare drum
    • Cymbals and hardware sold separately
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    More than adequate

    By Mike Clancy 2112

    from Staten Island, N.Y.

    I had every intention of going for a DW set,until,by chance, I saw a sharp looking red setof Rockstars and decided to give them a try.I was shocked at how good they sounded. Toms gavea surprisingly good low end, as did the 22" bass.I did replace the snare however, as i prefera 7" maple. I changed the tom heads to pinstripeson the batters and ambassadors on the resonantsand clear Evans on the bass. The kit sounds great. With the money I saved I purchased an 8" and 10" tom and 2 16" zildjians!! Highly recommended.


    Joskey 41

    By Joskey41

    from New Jersey

    I own my Tama "Rockstar custom" for the past seven years. I have recorded and played in live shows with them and in both situation I've always gotten good respond out of my them. Although I've experiment with different heads over the past years looking for a certain sound and tone, and finally I came across with the "Evans Ecs 2" for my toms, genera dry for both of my snares,and the Emad for my bass drum. Combining both elements (drums and heads) gave me the sound that I'am happy with. Over all, tama rockstar are good looking, sounding drums and built to last for a long time.



    By drumsforall

    from Madawaska, ME

    I played this set at a battle of the bands a few months ago, including stock heads and it rocked. For stock, the heads sounded nice, and it was easy to adjust right before we played. Perfect name, I think I might buy this.


    Alright drums, pretty good price

    By someone-IOhG9

    from USA

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    I have my dad's old 1990 maroon Rockstar kit that I decided to start to use because I decided my Roland Electric kit would be too much of a hassle to bring to gigs, and in a lack of money for a better set, I decided to fix it up, because at the time it sounded terrible. So I bought a flourescent yellow wrap for it and took off the bass drum mount and covered the holes with the wrap and mounted my rack tom to my crash stand. This made it look contemporary. Then I changed the heads to high-end Evans heads and tuned them well, and got some Zildjian K custom cymbals. I also got new snare wires for the snare drum, because frankly, the snare drum on this kit sucks, and I'm still not too happy with it. The bass drum sounded alright with the Evans heads and an Evans bass drum muffling pillow. The toms tend to have a "wow" to them, unless you tune them acceptionally high, which doesn't sound too good.


    Good Drums for cheap

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I have had these drums for many years now and play them regularly at home and gigs.They have held up very well and havn't had any problems with them.The only upgrade i've done is quality heads.


    Tama RS Kit

    By Lokbox

    from Springfield, MO

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    I got these in 2000 when I started high school. Since then, there has been a lot of modification to the kit. Overall the kit is great. The tom mounting system is fantastic, the kit is easy to set up exactly the same every time and after 8 years I have not had to replace 1 single tama part.For heads, I have went with Evans EC2 for recording and Remo Ebony Ambassador for live performance.I play about 70-80+ shows a year, plus practice these see a lot of use. They are cased at all times when not played. As for modifications, I have put felt muffling strips on the toms (I prefer the beefy thumps), and filled the kick with polyester cotton-like fiber (sounds sweet) for some serious punch. I have also added a 18 inch floor tom to the kit and replaced the snare.


    the rockstar rocks!

    By mikey ramone-t-80z

    from pennsylvania

    I purchased a Tama Rockstar about 5 years ago and they are still holding up very well. These drums are very durable and can take a hard beating. I played tons of shows with them and they don't go out of tune that often. I'd replace the heads when you first get them. Just buy a set of Remo pinstripes and these things will sound great. The hardware is very durable and suitable for touring. I replaced the pedal that comes with the set with an Iron Cobra but it actually comes with a decent pedal. Great drums for beginners and I'm glad to see that Tama is producing the Rockstar again.


    Tama ROCKStar

    By Rock Star-MjNxA

    from Florida

    I have bought a Tama Rockstar kit in 2003 and can say that for that price, it is by far one(if not) the best kit out there. The only problem that I had was that the kit (out of the box) rings a little bit. So what I did was buy new remo pinstripe heads, the ring mufflers that you put underneath the tom heads, the snare rings and of course put an old blanket in the bass drum. All together it cost me an additional $100 but the sound is ammazing. I turn the tension all the way on the lugs and it still has a alot of low end(it makes it incredibly easy to tune). I use the CadPro7 mikes(the cheapest!) and it still sounds like a top of the line kit. The hardware is very sturdy, and hasn't failed me yet. The finish is surprisingly nice and they look awesome on stage even after 4 years of my abuse.


    The Rockstar for Rockstar's

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I have had a rockstar since 97 and with touring and going from place to place this is the set I recommend, It will never let you down it will become part of the family. I have added the 10inch and 12inch add on to my set with Tama Iron Cobra bouble bass petal throw that sucker on a rack and your ready to rock!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Awesome set

    By Drumaddict123

    from Watauga,Tx

    See all my reviews

    This set takes the cake. The 5/14 steel snare is great and responsive. With a powerstroke 3 head this baby will fly. The resonant stock heads are also cool. The toms are great and get a real deep sound. This set is the best for any level player.


    Enduring Quality

    By Drumzapoppin

    from Northern Cambria, PA

    I bought my set of Rockstars back in 1993. I have played them at gigs once a week ever since. I have tried just about every combination of heads that there are, and have settled on Remo muffl'rs on the mounted toms and Evans Hydraulic on all toms. These drums have resonance and tone to spare, so when miked, despite the muffling action of the mufflers and oil they still give me plenty of tone and definition. I have no doubt that they would perform just as well using only pinstripes. Pillow in the Bass drum. Hardware and mounts are solid and durable. The only other set that comes close to the quality costs 10 times more (DW). If this new line is anything like the old line, you will not be sorry for making this purchase.


    Rockstar customs are underrated


    from Ontario Canada

    I got my 1st rockstar custom kit last year, and was suprised at how nice the finish was, and how well the starcast system worked for the toms. It is a slick line of drums, and once you put some remo emperors on top and ambassadors on the bottom, these drums will sound unbelieveable!! I have 2 rockstar kits for teaching purposes, and they perform beautifully.


    very nice...... buuuuuuuuuuuut

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    I am a tama lover and bought one of these sets about 3 years ago. It has truely stood up well. The professional features of this set simply cant be matched. The long but as for one particular thing, the bridged lugs. I LOVE bridged lugs and it was a major plus men I was buying, but after listening to the the set more and more, the really do cut a good bit of resonance and tone from the shells. I've tried every head on the market as well as tunnings and the best way to compensate is a head no thicker than a g2 and get it coated for tonal quality because the cast rims also tend to choke a little overall a great kit, but some of these "features" can be double edged.


    Outstanding Workmanship

    By Ron-Poyp0

    from NC

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    Played other top professional series brands for more than 25 years and really never looked too closely at Tama. When the time came to consider a new set again, I compared sets in two different stores and found the workmanship on these Rockstar drums superior to the competition in the same price category. With new Evans glass heads, these drums sound as good as some sets I've played with three times the pricetag. The custom amber finish rates right up there with higher-priced products and the hardware is extremely durable. Tama is doing it right.

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