Drummers have enjoyed the sound of Birch for over thirty years. Starclassic Performer brings you the distinct sweet and fat sound that only Birch can provide. The newly developed tom-holder gives you ... Click To Read More About This Product
Drummers have enjoyed the sound of Birch for over thirty years. Starclassic Performer brings you the distinct sweet and fat sound that only Birch can provide. The newly developed tom-holder gives you nearly limitless setting flexibility.
With so many maple kits on the market today, it's almost hard to remember that just 15 years ago, birch kits were more popular than maple. But a significant number of pro players still prefer the sound of birch and many more are rediscovering birch's round, slightly darker sound and great projection. Starclassic Performer shells are 100% birch with thin shell construction that offers a resonance and clarity that rivals some of the best maple kits. Best of all, advances in drum technology allow Tama to offer this fully professional drum for the price you'd pay for an intermediate set.
The Star-Cast Mounting System has always provided maximum resonance and stability for TAMA's pro-drums. Now we've improved it. A new streamlined designed makes it easier to position toms closer together for greater ease and comfort than ever before. In addition, a switch to aluminum provides lighter weight and even truer tonal vibration. Last but not least, Star-Cast is now plated to match your drum's shell hardware!
Performer's completely redesigned tom-holder expands setting flexibility with a sliding connector unit that moves back and forth up to 50mm (2 inches). Simply unloosening one bolt allows you to adjust the proximity of the tom toms. Now any sized drum can be exactly positioned with ease!
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 our Starclassic Performer, we 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 new 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.
Evans drum heads are featured on all Starclassic Performer 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.