Tama 3pc Starclassic Walnut/Birch Drum Set-Marine Pearl  From Tama

The evolution of Starclassic from maple, birch, Bubinga, birch/Bubinga continues, and now - after intense analysis, rigorous research, development, and product testing - we have arrived at the latest Starclassic modern development, Starclassic Walnut/Birch.

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$1,399.99

Retail:  $2,153.83

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This Tama Starclassic uses a hybrid of Walnut and Birch shells to make a drum sound, unlike anything you have heard before. The Walnut interiors have a rich and resonant tone that is accentuated with the thin ply construction. The rack-tom and the floor-tom shells are 6ply/6mm thick and the kick-drum is 7ply/8mm thick. Part of the Starclassic recipe is the die-cast hoops which yield a crisper attack, clear and resonant highs, and much more powerful rim shots. Tama has also upgraded and enhanced their new memory markers and Air Pocket rubber feet which have a special air chamber that eliminates the transfer of vibrations to the floor. All of this and more in an extremely attractive package and price.

 

Manufacturer's Description from Tama

Hybrid Shells

TT/FT/SD:
6mm, 4ply Birch + 2 inner ply American Black Walnut

BD:
8mm, 5ply Birch + 2 inner ply American Black Walnut

The hybrid shell exhibits the focused attack of birch paired with the firm and warm of Walnut. This sound is not only punchy but sweet and mellow. When you beat the drums once, excellent tone will surround you.
The Walnut/Birch hybrid shell will make your drum life state of the art.

Star-Cast Mounting System
The Star-Cast Mounting System on this Tama drum shell pack provides maximum resonance and stability for Tama's drums. A streamlined design makes it easier to position toms closer together for greater ease and comfort. Aluminum provides lighter weight and even truer tonal vibration.

Die-cast hoops
Hoops not only affect drum tuning, but they also affect drum sound. For the Starclassic Series, 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.

Claw hooks
Tama Starclassic Performer'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.

Kick 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 to simplify set up.

Air-cushioned floor tom legs
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 heads
Evans heads are featured on all Starclassic drums (except kick 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.

Throne, snare, hardware, and cymbals not included.

Tama

About Manufacturer

For over forty years, Tama has been an industry leader in professional drums and drum hardware. Their concerted effort to create high-quality products has given enthusiasts and professionals a wide variety of product options. 

The Tama name is derived from the first name of founder Yositaro Hoshino’s wife, Tama Hoshino. "Hoshino" translates to "star field." That's the origin of the star theme that unifies the entire Tama product line — from their entry-level Imperialstar drums and popular Starclassic series to their top-of-the-line Star series drums.  

Tama's innovations can be found in their entry-level sets all the way up to their professional Star series drums. The Starclassic line has been producing premium shell drums like maple, birch, andbubingawith exquisite finishes for over two decades. Their patented Starcast Mount and Star Mount have continued to improve tone and aesthetics without sacrificing quality.

Their high-performance hardware has been one of the most trusted names for quality and durability since 1977 when they bought a portion of the Camco company. Today, the Iron Cobra and Speed Cobra lines have multiple options for players with a variety of needs. 

Whether you are after drums or hardware, Tama continues to be one of the best companies when it comes to getting the most for your money.

 

 

 

 

Specifications

 Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch Drum Features:

  • Upgraded with Quick-Lock tom and floor tom brackets
  • Newly Designed Badge
  • Starcast Mounts
  • Die Cast Hoops
  • Hybrid Walnut/Birch shell

Drums Included:

  • 16" x 22" Bass Drum w/o Tom Mount
  • 8" x 12" Tom
  • 16" x 16" Floor Tom
  • Cymbals, stands, and snare drum sold separately