Pros from John Blackwell to John Tempesta have had high praise for Starclassic Bubinga. Tama's Bubinga drums offer a totally unique sound that's unparalleled in the drum world: the sharpest attack combined with the richest, fattest, fullest sound. This bass drum is 22" x 18".
It was time for something new in drums. Tama found that something in African bubinga wood, which is approximately 53% harder than Maple and Birch. Starclassic Bubinga shells are slightly thicker than those in Tama's Starclassic Maple series. Tama's builders concluded that a slightly thicker bubinga shell brought out the best characteristics of the wood: a more aggressive attack, a fuller deep/dark tone, a more powerful resonance, and unbelievably rich, fat lows. These shells are made of 8-ply bubinga plus one outer ply maple shell for optimal finish characteristics. Bass drum plies are 8mm thick.
The Star-Cast Mounting System has always provided maximum resonance and stability for Tama's pro-drums. Now it has a more streamlined designed, making it easier to position toms closer together. In addition, a switch to aluminum provides lighter weight and even truer tonal vibration. Star-Cast is also now plated to match your drum's shell hardware.
Starclassic'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.
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.
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.
The Hold Tight washer is a totally new and 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.
Starclassic bass drums are fitted with Genera EQ4 clear batter heads.