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Tama Imperialstar 6-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals Black

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This Tama Imperialstar 6-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 wa... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

This Tama Imperialstar 6-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.

Drumheads
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.

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
Specifications
Drum sizes include:
22 x 18" Kick Drum
10 x 8 and 12 x 9" Toms
14 x 12 and 16 x 14" Floor Toms
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
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Wood hoops - 30 day warranty.
All hardware (metal hoops) and shell finish - One year warranty.
Shells - 5 year warranty.


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TamaImperialstar 6-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Responsive (5)
  • Great sound (4)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Huge tone (3)
  • Sensitive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Accompaniment (5)
  • School bands (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Jazz clubs (3)
  • Soundtracks (3)

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(44 of 47 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great kit and even greater value!

By Anthony Vass

from Round Lake Beach, IL

Comments about Tama Imperialstar 6-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals:

I have not drummed in 25 years and wanted something of quality to have fun with and NOT a budget buster. After looking online at probably a 100 kits this one popped out at me. This is truly a unpack and play package. High quality and great sound. GREAT price! It was easy to transport from the store, it fit in a small mini-van without a problem and unpacking and setup was quick and hassle free. 100% satisfied!! Highly recommend.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing kit for the price!!

By DAWN COOLEST MOM EVER

from HARDIN, TX

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Sensitive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Tama Imperialstar 6-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals:

    This was bought for my son for Christmas this year and to say the least he was more than EXCITED to receive this Tama kit!! It's absolutely beautiful and sounds just as good as it looks!! I'm sure he'll enjoy it for many years to come. He plans on adding more cymbals and changing out the snare eventually with a Lars Ulrich signature snare. That's just his preference there's absolutely NOTHING wrong with the snare that came with this kit! Again, I'm thrilled we ran across this kit we researched several brands and landed on Tama. Also, several retailers and Guitar Center had the best prices, shipping, etc. Altogether GREAT experience AGAIN purchasing with Guitar Center...Thanks!!!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    perfect kit

    By freddy

    from marana,arizona

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Jazz Clubs
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks

    Comments about Tama Imperialstar 6-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals:

    great kit, excellent quality ,takes time to set up,but it is a complete set and I learned a lot having to put it together piece by piece

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Its decent for a starting drummer

    By The one

    from Oregon

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Flat Sound

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • Jazz Clubs
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues
    • Soundtracks
    • Symphonies

    Comments about Tama Imperialstar 6-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals:

    I got this drum set when I first started drumming and I still own it. For me its extremely hard to get a good sound of it and normally takes me around thirty minutes to tune each drum. How ever its a very good drum set if your starting out

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Awesome for the price.

    By Jon

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Tama Imperialstar 6-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals:

    The kit was promptly shipped and arrived on schedule. I am getting back into drumming after many years and this will do just fine. A decent set of drums, nice hardware, good sound. Awesome for the price. The included cymbals could use some help. The reason I gave it four stars and not five, is because the set is a 2013 model, and it must have been sitting in a warehouse for some time. The TAMA decals on the toms are separating from the drums.

     
    5.0

    Very happy with the purchase

    By Sherry

    from undisclosed

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Tama Imperialstar 6-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals:

    Love the new drum set! Donated this to a local high school in memory of a friend who was a drummer and the kids loved it, the teacher is very pleased and the color of the drum matches the school colors. Very happy with the purchase.

     
    5.0

    Best kit I've owned yet...

    By Drumminrob

    from Salt Lake City, UT

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Great Sound
    • Huge Tone
    • Responsive
    • Sensitive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Jazz Clubs
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues
      • Soundtracks
      • Symphonies

      Comments about Tama Imperialstar 6-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals:

      I have been drumming for 25+ years, have owned several Tama drum kits as well as a few other different brands over the years. I really like Tama drums because of their sound, I have not played another drum kit with the sound that Tama drums have! But that's my opinion. This kit really popped out at me after searching tons of drum kits

      However since I got this kit, I have played several gigs with it! I absolutely love this drum kit, I had to replace the Tama batter heads with Remo Pinstripe, Kept the 20" Meinl Ride and replaced all the others with my Sabian B8 Cymbals, replaced the single Tama Iron Cobra 200 pedal with the Tama Iron Cobra 600 Double Pedal, Tama RoadPro Double Tom Stand for the 2 floor toms, and now this kit is just prefect for my playing style. Looks beautiful on stage too!

      This kit was really easy to setup, took a little time at first from out of box, but now very easy. The tuning of these drums are great, they stay in tune very well. Since I play gigs almost every weekend that's a lot of transporting, so tuning was a major concern with many other drum kits I've had but my Tama drums. All the Tama kits I've owned all stayed in tune pretty well. This kit is really great in keeping in tune ever since replacing the original heads.

       
      4.0

      Great starter kit!

      By Jimmy

      from Arkansas

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Great Sound
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Says comes with a free gift. Which i never got.

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment

      Comments about Tama Imperialstar 6-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals:

      Has a good sound but i had to add dampping gels to take the ring out of the toms. I haven't played in over 20 years. It's not like riding a bicycle. The only down side is. It say's it comes with a free gift, I never got the gift.

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Everything is fine except the delivery's delay

      By JJ

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Child

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Tama Imperialstar 6-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals:

      Almost two months later got the product after purchasing on line. The Drum itself is very good, if the delivery can be improved, it will be perfect.

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