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Tama Superstar Hyper-Drive Maple 6-Piece Shell Pack Vintage Blue Metallic

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For nearly forty years, the Superstar name has stood for groundbreaking design, superior build quality, sterling tone and clear projection. Now Tama introduces this legendary kit in its most sonically... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

For nearly forty years, the Superstar name has stood for groundbreaking design, superior build quality, sterling tone and clear projection. Now Tama introduces this legendary kit in its most sonically aggressive persona yet, featuring 100% maple shells. Thinner and livelier than ever, the Tama designers have dialed in the perfect combination of sensitivity and high-end "cut" and shallow toms for quicker resonance.

Drawing on Superstar of the past, its classic Tama T-shape badge and streamlined low-mass single lugs point to the simpler state of art of the '70s, while the ingenious Star-Mount system eclipses everything in its class–all at a surprisingly affordable price.

Features

Configuration
  • Bass Drum(s): 22" x 18"
  • Tom(s): 10" x 6-1/2", 12" x 7"
  • Floor Tom(s): 14" x 12", 16" x 14"
  • Snare: 14" x 5-1/2"
  • Total Pieces: 6
  • Hardware: Not Applicable
  • Cymbals: Not Applicable
Shells
  • Shell Material: Maple
  • Construction: Multi-ply
  • Thickness (mm): Multiple
  • Bearing Edge: 45
  • Reinforcement Ring: Not Applicable
Drum Hardware
  • Material: Zinc
  • Mounts: Suspended
  • Hoops: Die-cast
  • Lugs: Patented
Other
  • Heads: Factory
  • Finish Type: Lacquer
  • Country of Origin: China
Specifications
Configuration
  • Bass Drum(s): 22" x 18"
  • Tom(s): 10" x 6-1/2", 12" x 7"
  • Floor Tom(s): 14" x 12", 16" x 14"
  • Snare: 14" x 5-1/2"
  • Total Pieces: 6
  • Hardware: Not Applicable
  • Cymbals: Not Applicable
Shells
  • Shell Material: Maple
  • Construction: Multi-ply
  • Thickness (mm): Multiple
  • Bearing Edge: 45
  • Reinforcement Ring: Not Applicable
Drum Hardware
  • Material: Zinc
  • Mounts: Suspended
  • Hoops: Die-cast
  • Lugs: Patented
Other
  • Heads: Factory
  • Finish Type: Lacquer
  • Country of Origin: China
Pro Coverage
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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TamaSuperstar Hyper-Drive Maple 6-Piece Shell Pack
 
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1.0

Bent rims, uneven bearing edges, poor follow through

By $Texas

from San Diego

About Me Professional Musician

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    • Poorly Made

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tama Superstar Hyper-Drive Maple 6-Piece Shell Pack:

      I've been a big Tama fan for years, but what they're doing with these drums is not cool. Every drum accept the 16" floor tom had AT LEAST one bent hoop and BOTH hoops were bent on several. The 12" and 14" toms were egged (as in not round) and two had bearing edges cut so poorly that when I set them on a level surface they rocked back & forth like your grandma's rocking chair. I'd read reviews saying these drums weren't easy to tune & its easy to see why. Tama sells these kits with bent hoops and drums with bearing edges that rise & fall. If the drum head cannot sit flat then there's no way to tension the heads evenly and that means the DRUMS ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO TUNE. I took them to a professional drum builder who confirmed what was wrong with the drums & who said no drums should ever leave a factory THAT poorly made & that Tama was the most frequent drum maker for which he had to correct poorly cut edges. I called Tama directly and after a couple weeks of correspondence they said that "I just have different standards". Really? My standard is simple & I believe you would agree this is more than reasonable: I expect drums at this price will 1. be round, 2. have evenly cut bearing edges, 3. have hoops that are not bent out of shape. Does that seem unfair? They said the more expensive lines have stricter tolerances. Translation: the hoops too bent for the Star and Starclassic lines get thrown to the Superstar line. To their credit they offered to exchange the kit but said I was likely to have the same problems. No one has time for that. NOT COOL TAMA. NOT COOL.

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      5.0

      High build quality, professional sound, modest price

      By BKoz559

      from Fresno, Ca

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Made in China

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      • Everything

      Comments about Tama Superstar Hyper-Drive Maple 6-Piece Shell Pack:

      I've been playing off an on since the late 90s. I had to go on a hiatus for about 10 years but have recently made an opportunity to play again. I'm not in a band anymore and likely won't be doing gigs with this kit, just for my own enjoyment and record some tracks with friends in a home studio. Previously I owned several kits over the years with the most recent being a Tama Starclassic Performer fusion kit from 2003. I'm familiar with Tama drums. While the Starclassic was a fantastic kit I ended up selling it because I wasn't using it and since I bought it used it already pretty beat up. I wanted to go back to a maple kit with die-cast hoops, virgin bass drum and higher build quality. While I had my eye on the Starclassic I came across this Superstar Hyper-Drive series with fast tom sizes, die-cast hoops, virgin bass drum, maple shell, black nickel hardware, 1-piece bridge-style lugs with true floor-toms and a matching snare for a moderate price. While a Japanese Tama would be nice I thought about this for a while and ultimately decided to go for it. I don't regret my choice. The quality is professional-grade, the hardware is durable and looks awesome with the black nickel finish. The short toms may not be for everyone but I found that I now prefer the quicker decay and tone they offer. Plus it gives you greater versatility for positioning them. The bass drum resonant head is awesome looking, it appears to be similar to a Powerstroke 3 or EQ3 but with a thin rubbery coating. I'm not positive what it's made of but I tried a few different heads that I had and the stock head, unported, with a Remo Muffl and an EMAD on the batter sounds like a giant hairy-chested beast! I never used the stock tom and snare heads, they felt kinda thin. I'm using Evans EC2s and a Genera Dry on the snare. Lastly, around the time of this writing I have been informed that Tama will no longer produce these kits going into the end of 2017. Too bad, I say get one while you can!

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