Here we have a Tamburo Unika drum kit. Tamburo is a new brand to Drumazon which we believe fits in really well amongst our line up of makers offering many unique design concepts. There is a lot to like about these drums and many subtle features that make an incredible amount of difference to the end result of these drums, demonstrating how much thought Tamburo have put in to their drum kits and snare drums.
The Unika is a completely unique shell design with two HPL (high pressure laminate) layers sandwiching a high quality Italian poplar core. This particular shell lay up offers extreme strength and stability whilst remaining lightweight. The unique HPL layers not previously used in drums make the shells completely waterproof preventing deterioration over time. Not only do these shells offer superior strength and protection, they also offer a superior sonic quality unlike anything you've heard from regular wood ply shells.
Tamburo have found that 2.2mm hoops works the best with this shell set up. These are found throughout the range of Toms, Floor and Snares in this series. All mounted toms are on RIMS isolation mounting systems to allow the shells to fully resonate. The floor tom brackets are equipped with anti vibration gaskets. The bass drum on this kit is a 16 x 16, a bass drum riser is included to offer optimal bass drum beater contact in the centre of the head, Tamburo specially make a contoured batter bass drum hoop with a cutaway section at the bottom to allow for proper pedal placement - this bass drum sounds incredible thanks to this flexible design combine with the Evans EMAD system offered as standard.
Another subtle yet effective feature on the 416 kit is a specially sized floor tom, on many compact kits we see a standard rack tom from the builders mainstream series fashioned in to a floor tom with the addition of some leg brackets. All of Tamburo's 416 kits have a proportionately sized floor tom which is unique to the kit, in the case of the Unika its a 13 x 13 and it sounds thunderous.
The Unika series uses the Tamburo ST lug. The Strong Traction Lug is a very serious piece of design. The long lug design creates a stable drum head tension which enhances the mechanical strength of each full rotation turn of the rod. The unique design allows the shell not to be loaded with any tension and remains free to fully conduct air movement produced by the strike of the head. There are 4 main components to the ST Lug, 1) the ABS anti-vibration contacts at the top and bottom. 2) The 0.6mm Alloy Pipe travelling between the two ABS points. 3) The stainless steel covers which case the sides of ABS points. 4) The brass pin.
Against the trend, Tamburo offer all their kits with a matching snare drum which too is sized specifically for the configuration. The Unika 416 kit comes with a 13 x 6.5 snare drum with 2.2mm Triple flanged hoops, 25 strand steel wires and Tamburo's proprietary design snare system. The fused block lug allows for great feeling and precise adjustment. A small magnet is fitted within the mechanism to ensure stability and grip over time. The die cast butt plate features a bridge design reducing shell contact whilst maintaining good grip of the wire.
All Tamburo kits come fitted as standard with high specification Evans USA drum heads which means the kit is ready to play straight out of the box.
The drum set we have here is finished in Fantasy Yellow from the Fantasy line finishes which is just jaw dropping. The Unika is one of Tamburo's professional series drum ranges, the 416 is aimed at the professional player looking for a compact set up with out any compromise on durability or sound quality. Unika is aimed to be an easy to tune, powerful yet versatile sounding shell featuring a strong structure making it perfect for the gigging drummer.
- 10 x 7 Tom with RIMS Mount
- 13 x 13 Floor Tom
- 16 x 16 Bass Drum with Riser
- 13 x 6.5 Snare Drum
- HPL / Poplar / HPL Shell
- Tamburo ST 'Strong Traction Lugs" Throughout
- Unique sandwich shell design
- Perfect Curve Edges
- 2.2mm Triple Flanged Hoops
- Tamburo own design Snare Strainer system
- Evans USA Heads throughout
- Fantasy Yellow Finish
- Includes Clamp on Tom Holder and 3 x Floor Tom Legs
- Hand Made In Italy