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 wan... Click To Read More About This Product
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 Meinl HCS 18" crash/ride and Meinl HCS 14" hi-hats.
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 claw hooks and T-rods, head changes and packing up are a breeze.
Imperialstar spur bracket features the same look and style as Tama's high-end Starclassic drums and provides maximum durability and stability.
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.
The eye-bolt structure is rock solid, holding the toms in place securely.
This set includes a hardware pack including a MTH600 double tom holder, HH35W hi-hat stand, HP200P Iron Cobra drum pedal, HS30W snare stand, HC33BW boom cymbal stand, HT25 drum throne and a bass drum lift.
GUITAR CENTER'S PRO COVERAGE
Pro Coverage gives you added warranty protection for your new gear. Stepping in where the manufacturer's "normal wear and tear" coverage ends, our Pro Coverage program offers you upgraded coverage if your product ever fails Read More.
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Comments about Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Drum Set with 18" Bass Drum and Meinl Cymbals:
This is my go to kit for small venues. Despite the cons I noted I really like this kit. The build quality is excellent and after replacing the tom batter heads with Evans EC2, the snare with a Remo Emperor and the bass with an Evans hydraulic I was able to get some really nice rock ready sounds out of these drums. The cymbals are another story and don't sound all that good. Definitely not good enough to gig with IMHO. I use the Zildjians and Sabians from my larger kit. But they are certainly OK for practice or for a beginner. I wish I could have gotten this for less as a pure shell pack with no cymbals. That would have been a much better value.
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