TAMA STAR WALNUT 4 PIECE SHELL PACK IN DARK MOCHA WALNUT (EX-DEMO)
Here we have a totally mind blowing Star Walnut! STAR is the new flagship line for TAMA drums. It takes the knowledge and research they cultivated for the Starclassic series to the next level, by re-examining every detail to enhance shell resonance.
Walnut has long been favored by furniture makers for both its beauty and durability. As a drum shell material, Walnut's naturally EQ'ed tone has been praised by the drum community for both the stage and the studio. The new STAR Walnut shells project booming low end with enough cut to be heard through any mix.
Vibration produced by hitting a drum transfers to the shell through the contact point between the drumhead and the shell. Therefore, the shape of the bearing edges is one of the most important factors in a drum's sound.
STAR drums feature a bearing edge shape as shown in the diagram. Its peak is rounder than TAMA's traditional bearing edge. This rounded peak provides more contact between the drumhead and shell, allowing vibration to travel from the drumhead to the shell more efficiently. Also, the peak position of the edge is 3.5mm from the shell's outer surface, which further improves contact between the drumhead and drum.
Hoops are a crucial element to a drum's sound and ease of tuning. STAR drums feature die-cast zinc hoops, which are manufactured by injecting molten metal into molds. Die-cast hoops are denser and more consistent in shape than triple-flanged hoops, which are manufactured by bending metal plates.
Quick-Lock Tom Brackets
The new "Quick-Lock" tom brackets equipped on the Star-Cast 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.
These 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.
Bass Drum Spurs
The bass drum spurs adopt the same concept as the floor tom legs. Since the bass drum spurs receive the horizontal impact from the pedal striking the bass drum, properly absorbing this impact is critical to the natural resonance of the bass drum shell and for a comfortable feel from the bass drum pedal. This is why we designed STAR bass drum spurs with soft, high-mass rubber feet.
There is one more important consideration. Most bass drum spurs have metal spikes at the end to prevent slippage while playing. This is an important feature for many drummers, so to achieve the same impact absorption principle while using metal spikes, STAR bass drum spurs feature a unique 2-piece construction. The spike is separated from the rest of the spur by rubber, which absorbs the impact without transferring it to the spike itself, allowing the bass drum shell to vibrate and resonate more freely.
Minimum Shell Contact
Every piece of hardware that is attached to shells affects the resonance and sound of the drums. In developing the STAR drum line, every detail was carefully considered to maximize resonance and optimize sound.
The newly designed lugs for STAR drums have a luxurious, sophisticated look, as well as an extremely low mass bridge construction for minimum shell contact. The bass drum claw hooks follow the same principle by "floating" on the surface of the bass drum hoops. STAR drums also feature an imprinted badge and small wooden air hole grommet which further reduce the weight of materials on the shell and improve resonance and sound.
The 10,16 & 22 from this kit were used for an audio demo, the heads have been replaced so everything is like new, the 12 is absolutely as new and unplayed. There is one slight nick on the back bass drum hoop and the display head was ported for the demo. A great opportunity to get a Star Walnut at a special price.
10 x 7 & 12 x 8 Toms
16 x 16 Floor Tom
22 x 16 Bass Drum
All Walnut Shell TT/FT/SD: 6ply 5mm, BD: 7ply 6mm
Finished in Dark Mocha Walnut Lacquer
Super Resonant Mounting System
Quick Lock Tom and Floor Brackets
Newly Designed Bass Drum Spurs and Floor Tom Legs
New Minimal Shell Contact Hardware
Newly Designed Lug
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