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Another absolutely stunning Tama arrival, in fantastic sizes and a jaw dropping finish. This kit is the pinnacle of Tama's superb finishing and building process. If you are looking for something top end that's a little bit different this could be the one for you!
The Tama Starclassic Bubinga has created a completely new standard of sonic and visual excellence. Exquisitely grained outer-plies are carefully hand-selected for their extraordinary beauty and to ensure astonishing drum-to-drum consistency. Where different sections of woods or covering are joined, you can touch where each piece meets and experience the feeling of "seamlessness" found in no other drum.
Shells - 9ply bubinga 6mm TT/FT, 7mm BD
African bubinga wood is approximately 53% harder than maple and birch. Acoustically speaking, bubinga provides very sharp and aggressive attack combined with unbelievably rich and fat lows Tama bubinga shells are slightly thicker than their maple drums which they have determined allows the drums to speak its fullest.
Minimum Shell Contact
The Tama designers never stop looking for new ways to increase drum resonance. Nothing is too small to consider because many minute improvements can add up to a signifcant difference in sound. Two good examples of this kind of exacting research are the replacement of the traditional metal badge with the new imprinted insignia and the small metal soundhole with one made of maple.
Star-Cast Mounting System
The Star-Cast Mounting System has always provided maximum resonance and stability for TAMA's pro-drums. A streamlined design makes it easier to position toms closer together for greater ease and comfort than ever before. In addition, a switch to aluminum provides lighter weight and even truer tonal vibration. Last but not least, Star-Cast is now plated to match the drum's shell hardware!
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 Series, they choose 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.
The Starclassic Bubinga Elite'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.
Bass 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 simplify set up.
Super Resonant Mounting System
To maximize the natural resonance of drums, tom toms should be mounted with minimal stress and strain on the shells and hoops. Starclassic drums feature a brand new mounting concept to achieve this goal, called the Super Resonant Mounting System.
To maximize the resonance of drums, it's very important to prevent the vibration of the shells from transferring to the tom stands. Therefore Tama utilize rubber at each contact point between the shell and the mounting system, which helps to isolate the shells and greatly reduces the vibration transference.
The "Quick-Lock" tom brackets equipped on the Super Resonant Mounting System and on Starclassic floor toms have some very distinctive, ground-breaking features.
First and foremost, as their name suggests, these brackets allow for quick and easy setup and breakdown. But the real unique feature of these brackets is that once the drum is positioned on a tom stand or floor tom legs, there is no need to attach and adjust separate memory locks to save the setting. By simply sliding the switch on the tom bracket, the bracket separates into two parts. When the drum is removed for breakdown, the "memory lock" portion remains on the tom stand or floor tom leg. This saves your positioning and makes the next set up quick and easy.
Quick-Lock Tom Brackets
The Quick-Lock tom brackets have some hidden acoustic benefits as well. Following the same principle of reducing vibration transference from drums to the tom stands or floor tom legs, these tom brackets also employ rubber lining to further isolate the drums and enhance resonance.
Floor Tom Legs
In general, floor toms are positioned vertically and are struck with downward force. This means that the floor tom legs receive this downward impact directly. The tips of Starclassic floor tom legs feature a special, hollow, soft rubber construction which help absorb this impact in a way that emphasizes the drum's natural resonance and sustain.
Playability is also one of the key elements that Tama considered in crafting the high-end STAR drum line. This hollow, soft rubber construction on the floor tom legs also provide a very comfortable feel and response when striking the drum.
Hold Tight; Washers
The Hold Tight washer is a totally unique invention: a non-loosening washer! Its cup-shaped stainless steel washer contains a rubber ring so the tension rod pushes both the cup washer and the rubber ring. Normally, vibrations will eventually loosen the tension rod. But the softness of Hold Tight's rubber ring keeps it in contact with both the tension rod and the hoop at all times and maintains friction between them, so that tension is always preserved.
10 x 8 & 12 x 9 Toms
14 x 12 & 16 x 14 Floor Toms
22 x 18 Bass Drum
9 ply Bubinga TT/FT:7mm BD:8mm
Garnet Quilted Bubinga Burst Lacquer
Starcast Mounting System
Black Nickel Hardware
Starcast Diecast Hoops
Quick Lock Brackets
Air Cushioned Floor Tom Legs
Hold Tight Washers
Includes Tama Double Tom Stand and 6 Floor Tom Legs
Made In Japan
9.8/10 Condition - Super Condition, still has the factory Tama heads barely played, original Tags are still attached. No bass drum pedal rash.
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