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Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals
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The Tama Imperialstar 5-piece Standard Drum Set is the most affordable Tama drum kit ever to incorporate so many high-end features.

With over 40 years of experience, Tama knows what drummers really want. Which is why, no matter how long you've been playing the drums, no matter what budget you have to work with, Tama has the set you need, want, and can afford. Every aspect of the modern drum kit was exhaustively examined and reexamined and then improved before it was accepted as part of the Imperialstar design. Which is why, if you start playing Imperialstar now as a beginner, you'll still enjoy playing it when you've achieved pro-status. That's how good these groundbreaking drums are.

Only Tama Imperialstar comes with a complete set of genuine Meinl HCS cymbals. These high-quality brass cymbals are made in Germany and are sonically matched so they sound great together. They are even lathed for a more refined tonal character. The set includes 14" hi-hats, 16" crash and an 20" ride cymbal.

Tama Drum Shells:100% poplar 6-ply/7.5mm
Poplar wood has been used in making drum shells for over 50 years. It offers a full, warm tone combined with medium attack.

Precise Bearing Edges
A drum's bearing edge is one of the most important components in drum sound. Tama's advanced edge-cutting process provides extremely precise bearing edges-which allow Tama shells to ring openly and fully, and provide a wide range of tuneability, sensitivity, and response.

100% Glued Finishes
Some drum companies only affix their wraps to the drum shell by taping the finish at "selected contact points." At Tama, all wrapped finishes are glued to the shell 100% to eliminate warping, buzzing, or lifting. This process allows the shell to resonate fully and consistently. It's more work, but Tama feels the extra effort is worth it, for a difference you can see and hear.

Original Small Lugs
Imperialstar lugs are 10% smaller than the lugs of Tama's previous Swingstar Series for even greater shell resonance.

Batter-side heads are made of clear 250 microns-thick film for richer tone and greater durability. Ring mufflers on bass drum heads remove the need for additional internal muffling.

Accu-Tune Bass Drum Hoops
A special-formulation hi-tech material offers lighter weight and faster, more stable, tuning than traditional metal hoops. In addition, since Accu-Tune hoops use tension bolts instead of clawhooks and T-rods, head changes and packing up are a breeze.

Spur Brackets
Imperialstar spur bracket features the same look and style as Tama's high-end Starclassic drums and provides maximum durability and stability.

Tom Holder
Tama L-Rod and Omnisphere tom holder systems have received acclaim from drummers for over 25 years. These systems offer easy positioning, maximum flexibility, stability, and greater sound than standard designs which penetrate the shell interior and can inhibit resonance.

Tom Brackets
The eye-bolt structure is rock solid, holding the toms in place securely.

Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals Features:

  • 100% poplar 6-ply/7.5mm shells
    Precise bearing edges
    100% glued finishes
    Original small lugs
    Drum heads
    Accu-tune bass drum hoops
    Spur brackets
    Tom holder and brackets

Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals Specifications:

  • Drum sizes include:
    22 x 18" Kick
    10 x 8 and 12 x 9" Toms
    16 x 14" Floor Tom
    14 x 5-1/2" Snare Drum

    Hardware includes:
    Double Tom Holder (MTH600)
    Boom Cymbal Stand (HC33BW)
    Straight Cymbal Stand (HC32W)
    Snare Stand (HS30W)
    Hi-Hat Stand (HH35W)
    Kick Pedal (HP200 Iron Cobra)
    Drum Throne (HT25)

    Cymbals included:
    Meinl HCS 14" hi-hat pair
    Meinl HCS 16" crash
    Meinl HCS 20" ride

Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals

Wood hoops - 30 day warranty.
All hardware (metal hoops) and shell finish - One year warranty.
Shells - 5 year warranty.

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Product Reviews
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  • Tama Imperialstar

    As reviewed by gerardo on 5/10/2015

    I am overall completely satisfied with this product, from the drums themselves, to the cymbal mates, and everything in between. The drums, cymbals, and hardware are stable and strong, and so are the sounds. The only issue I had were the felt snare bands that tied the snares to the drum. Since they were felt and since I keep everything on my snare tight, one of the felt bands ripped, and I am now using a twine sort of material to tie it on. The snare still has a great crack to it regardless. I am absolutely glad I have this product.

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  • worthwhile

    As reviewed by Jerry on 7/23/2015

    Overall, for the price, I am happy with this set. However, I did immediately upgrade to a higher quality Sabian set of cymbals: a much better sound than the lower quality Meinl. I am also disappointed in the snare attachment, and higher pitch due to its size (I prefer a larger snare drum with a deeper sound), so I upgraded. And to round it out I acquired to extra boom stands for a splash and china to complete my cymbal ensemble, and a Mapex double bass pedal. Except for the snare, as previously mentioned, I am very satisfied with the Tama shells. The tom toms, floor tom, and bass (once adjusted to my specifications) sound really sharp and warm. Although, I did put in a damper pillow in the bass to get the required effect. But this set now sounds nearly as good as my two other sets, a Ludwig and Premier (each of which cost thousands more than I spent on this set). This is an excellent set for beginners right out of the box... and with a few upgrades and fine tuning it can make a good working set for smaller to medium sized gigs.

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  • Great Drum Set

    As reviewed by mike on 6/30/2015

    I don't know...I sort of like the Imperial Star design on the face of the bass drum. With that stupidity this drum set. Nice warm sound, crisp snare, solid hardware, handles the road without any damages so far, sounds good in studio. I will expand the set to include an additional bass and ride tom to give me that three across run and double beat on the bass. I have had my basic set for about five years.

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