To own a drum set that's beautifully crafted and sounds great through countless performances doesn't have to mean draining your bank account - in fact, it's as simple as sticking with Tama. Since 1974, Tama has been passionate about providing top-quality kits for anyone who has the desire to play, and their catalog is loaded with more than enough options to prove their dedication. From 5-piece shell packs to 6-piece kits with cymbals and even 8-piece sets with a double bass, Tama has a set for every style and taste. Before choosing a drum set, it helps to understand some of the different models that Tama offers. For example, Imperialstar kits are made and priced for beginners, and the Imperialstar 6-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals will have you honing your craft for an audience in no time. Featuring a complete set of genuine Meinl HCS cymbals, 6-ply shells on each drum, precise bearing edges, 100% glued finishes, Accu-Tune bass drum hoops and more, what you have here is the most affordable Tama kit ever to incorporate so many high-end features. Now, for those who are already well-versed with the stage, check out Tama's Star series. By re-examining every detail of the Starclassic line, Tama took that series to a whole new level and made "Star" their flagship line. Constructed specifically for the pros, any one of these kits will impress you, but if you still can't decide where to start, we'll suggest the Star Walnut 4-Piece Shell Pack. The natural EQ'd tone makes these drums perfect for both stage and studio use, while the walnut shells project booming low end with just enough cut to break through even the loudest mix. From its sophisticated looks to its easy tuning and crisp attack, the Star Walnut 4-Piece Shell Pack will put a smile on the face of any gigging percussionist. And Tama's drum sets go well beyond these two choices. Their Silverstar lineup is also worth checking out if you're an aspiring percussionist, and this section has plenty of shell packs and top-notch sets from the Starclassic series as well. When all is said and done, you can have peace of mind knowing that the Tama kit you go with has been created by a team of experts who love playing the drums just as much as you do.