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Tama Imperialstar 8-Piece Double Bass Drum Set with Meinl HCS Cymbals Candy Apple Mist

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This Tama Imperialstar 8-piece 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 w... Read More

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Overview

This Tama Imperialstar 8-piece 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 new 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.

Includes hardware and cymbals.

Features
  • Configuration
  • Bass drum(s): 22" x 18"
  • Tom(s): 8" x 7", 10" x 8", 12" x 9"
  • Floor tom(s): 14" x 14", 16" x 16"
  • Snare: 14" x 5-1/2"
  • Total pieces: 8
  • Extras
  • Cymbals: yes
  • Total cymbals: 3
  • Hardware: yes
  • Bass pedal: yes
  • Hi-hat stand: yes
  • Boom stand: yes
  • Straight stand: yes
  • Throne: yes
  • Hardware pieces: 6
  • Shells
  • Shell material: Poplar
  • Construction: 6-Ply
  • Thickness (mm): 6.5
  • Bearing edge: 45
  • Drum Hardware
  • Material: Steel
  • Mounts: Traditional
  • Hoops: Die-cast
  • Lugs: Standard
  • Other
  • Heads: Factory
  • Finish type: Wrap
  • Origin country: China
Specifications
  • 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 8-Piece Double Bass Drum Set with Meinl HCS Cymbals
 
5.0

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5.0

Amazing set, it sounds amazing.

By ReeseV

from Iowa

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Durable
  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Heavy Metal

    Comments about Tama Imperialstar 8-Piece Double Bass Drum Set with Meinl HCS Cymbals:

    I bought this set, and it was shipped straight to my house within a month. It is easy to tune and is mostly set up for you. The cymbals sound absolutely amazing.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great sound good quality

    By Monchi s

    from Murrieta ca

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jazz Clubs
      • Rock band

      Comments about Tama Imperialstar 8-Piece Double Bass Drum Set with Meinl HCS Cymbals:

      I order this drum set on December and was delivered at the end of January and it was worth it good sound professional size smooth I will recommend to anyone who loves playing drums

      (28 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Set

      By Alex

      from Moline, Illinois

      Site Member

      Comments about Tama Imperialstar 8-Piece Double Bass Drum Set with Meinl HCS Cymbals:

      I ordered my drum set 2 years ago around christmas time and it was on backorder. It was well worth the wait. Before this kit I had an 8 piece sound percussion and an electronic alesis dm10. This drumset sounds amazing and I would choose it over both of them any day. The cymbals are just an extra bonus to a great sounding kit. Great for metal and very durable. To top everything off, the look of this drum set is even better in person and I'm always getting complimented from drummers.

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