Tama Starclassic Bubinga 4-Piece Shell Pack with Black Nickel Hardware  

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Pros from John Blackwell to John Tempesta have sung the praises of Tama's Starclassic Bubinga, drums and their ability to combine the sharpest attack combined with the richest, fattest, fullest sound.... Click To Read More About This Product

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Pros from John Blackwell to John Tempesta have sung the praises of Tama's Starclassic Bubinga, drums and their ability to combine the sharpest attack combined with the richest, fattest, fullest sound. Black nickel shell hardware. This drum shell pack includes a 22" x 18" bass drum, 10" x 8" and 12" x 9" mounted toms, and a 16" x 14" floor tom.

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 drum shells are made of 8-ply bubinga plus one outer ply maple shell for optimal finish characteristics. Tom drum plies are 7mm thick, 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.

Hoops not only affect drum tuning, they also affect drum sound. That's why the choice of hoops was so important to the designers of Tama's professional drum lines. For the Starclassic Bubinga, Tama chose zinc die-cast hoops, which are manufactured by injecting molten metal into molds. Die-cast hoops have more density and are more consistent in shape than triple-flanged hoops, which are manufactured by bending metal plates. Die-cast hoops make tuning more consistent and easier to achieve because the tension bolts always contact the hoop properly. Drums fitted with die-cast hoops also offer crisper attack, clear and resonant highs and much more powerful rim shots.

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.

Evans drum heads are featured on all Starclassic Bubinga drums (except bass drum front heads). On the rack and floor toms, Genera G2 2-ply clear batter heads and Genera G1 1-ply clear bottom heads provide both durability and solid sound. Starclassic bass drums are fitted with Genera EQ4 clear batter heads.

Cymbals and hardware not included.

  • 22" x 18" bass drum
  • 12" x 9" and 10" x 8" rack toms
  • 16" x 14" floor tom
  • Black nickel shell hardware
  • Star-Cast mounting system
Wood hoops - 30 day warranty.
All hardware (metal hoops) and shell finish - One year warranty.
Shells - 5 year warranty.

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By Bryan Lastres

from Miami,Fl

Sounds like nothing else on this planet i bought mines for 3000 at guitarcenter store so online is a way better place to buy it at brings evans genera2 heads which are pretty good here double headed they look great make sure you pick up tama warlock bubinga snare to match with this kit since its bubinga i have had this kit since the first month it came out i was first person to buy it at the store and i don't regret it

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By Josh

from Indianapolis

AMAZING!! This kit is absolutely unbelievable, the tones are perfect for recording. In the studio the engineer didnt even have to mess with the toms, and certain styles of music wouldnt need any work on the kick. This kit looks beautiful but it even sounds better, I have owned it for 5 days and I plan on never buying anything but bubinga wood from Tama ever again. If you have the money to spend, buy nothing else, you will be blown away! Nothing but great compliments!!!! Thank you Tama!

(9 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


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By Little Drummer Dude

from Mid-West, America

I played a lot of drums looking for these... I could have bought any set I wanted, DW Collector, Pearl Reference, Gretch Renown, I even played a set of Craviotto drums, I chose Tama Starclassic Bubinga. They are the best sounding and maybe loudest drums I own. And with the glitter in the lacquer finish they look great, especially on stage. I've received many compliments on them. My other sets are Mapex Pro M(maple), and Yamaha Recording Custom(birch), but I only use those to rehearse now.

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