Tama's highest priority feature when developing the Superstar SK Hyper-Drive 6-Piece Drum Kit was the sound. To enhance Superstar's great looks, basswood ” with its excellent consistency and regular g... Click To Read More About This Product
Tama's highest priority feature when developing the Superstar SK Hyper-Drive 6-Piece Drum Kit was the sound. To enhance Superstar's great looks, basswood ” with its excellent consistency and regular grain patterns ” is used for the inner plies on all Superstar drum shells. Precisely cut bearing edges bring out the great response and powerful resonance of these superbly crafted shells. Bass drum shells are made from 7 plies of 7mm basswood; toms and snare drum are made from 6 plies of 6mm basswood.
How often have you imagined the drums you'd like to play? The sound. The professional hardware. The finish gleaming in the spotlights. Then you wake up and see what you can really afford. Kind of an unwelcome reality check ” unless you've seen and played Tama Superstar. Superstar has all the killer looks and in-your-face attitude you expect from a pro rock set. But Superstar is more than just attitude. Superstar provides all the power, projection, and durability you expect from professional kit, but at a price that's much less than the traditional intermediate set. In sound, features looks and quality, Superstar breaks through the price barriers and delivers the goods ” all the sound and all the attitude you ever dreamed of.
No other drum embodies pro features at an affordable price like Superstar. In a first for this price range, Superstar is equipped with the same zinc die-cast hoops featured on Starclassic drums. Die-cast hoops not only make tuning easier and more consistent, they also provide crisp attack, clear and resonant highs, and much more powerful rim shots.
All Superstar rack toms are fitted with the same Star-Cast Mounting System as Starclassic drums. This unique system offers total tom isolation and unhindered shell resonance without the adverse effect on tuning or complicated head changes found in less advanced suspension designs.
The Sound Bridge high-tension, low-mass lug was specifically designed for Superstar. Sound Bridge's unique structure looks much like a traditional high-tension lug, but the body of the lug "floats" over the shell to minimize shell contact so the drum can resonate to its fullest. However, Sound Bridge still offers all the benefits of the traditional high-tension lug: it offsets the tension of the batter side and bottom side heads, reduces the stress on the shell, and provides greater protection to the drum shell during transport.
All Superstar "Power Craft" drum heads ensure a great sound practically right out of the box. Batter-side heads are made of Dupont Mylar film for richer tone and greater durability. Ring mufflers on bass drum heads remove the need for extra internal muffling.
All Superstar kits come standard with upgraded Roadpro cymbal stands. The toothless Quick-Set cymbal tilter lets you adjust the angle freely and hold it in position by the friction of six metal disc plates instead of gears. You're completely free to adjust it to any angle you desire. This mechanism also has a more durable structure than the conventional gear tilter.
Cymbals not included.
Reviewed by 16 customers
I have played every drum there is Pearl,Yamaha,Gretch,Sonor,Ludwig etc and each drum has there own style but the Tama Drums have a unique sound and unique style i belive is the best drums i have ever played
These drums are the best! The bass drum is very punchy, but I recommend the EMAD (batter) and a pillow inside for maximum punch. I use G2's (batter) and G1's (reso), and if they're tuned correctly, they sing. Change the snare (it's not the best; doesn't even have a snare bed!). Oh, and, the hardware is top-notch too.
This kit is amazing. The toms are really punchy and the snare is good tight or loose. The bass drum is the best because the heads that came with it had the rings on the inside of both bass heads. I have no pillow or any other muffling, and it sounds great. The only reason I gave the quality 4.5, is because you absolutely have to buy rings for the tone and to shorten the decay on the floor toms.
The first thing about this kit is it looks amazing I got it in satin cherry fade and it's beautiful. The toms sound nice and punchy. I put some clear ec2's on them and tuned em low and they have a nice low end punch. The bass drum needs some inner muffling, but if you put a pillow in it sounds great. The only problem iv'e had is the vibration from the bass drum causes my smaller floor tom to move forwards meaning I have to push it back every few minutes.
I just bought this kit. wow!!! its loud!!! the toms sound amazing with a set of ec2 clear heads. The bass drum is great with an aquarian SK2. The whole kit is gorgeous and built like a tank, Blows Pearl kits at the same price into the weeds!!!!! Now i know why Tama say "the strongest name in drums!!!!!!
In a nutshell: These are the best sounding drums Ive ever owned. The toms sound outstanding! This kit is very easy to tune. The heads that come with this kit are really good also. I would definately recommend this kit to anybody. Sounds great during recordings at gigs. A++++
I got these drums a few months ago. I can honestly say that these drums are the best drums I have ever purchased. They sound great live or in the studio. The Birch and Basswood have no problem projecting your beefy beats. I am not too fond of the stock heads, but with a set of Evens EC2's on the toms and an Emad2 on the Bass, you can totally tear down the building with this set.
i play punk rock/rock/classic rock and these drums are just awesome..they have a great punch to them. Theyre shorter in size so they are much more versitile .. my setup is different though. i have 2 bass drums 4 rack toms 2 floors and a snare..If you are considering a new set i wouldnt go any other way..
In my personal opinion, the set in itself is a great investment, it is a Tama. The look, the sound and the engineering of it is awesome. After I put it together, I was pleased on the way it gives a great sound whether you play Rock, Jazz, Latin or Pop, it works for all. I will recommend this set to Drummers who's budget is tight but are willing to make a little effort and sacrifice and you will not be disappointed. It sounds great live and in the studio. I give it 5 stars!
After a long, long wait I received my Superstars. The first thing I noticed was how perfect the finish was with the black nickel hardware. After a little playing, it was clear that the birch/basswood combo is perfect for this type of drum. Pop a set of Evans G2s on the toms and they are as focused and punchy as they come.Tama's hardware is absolutely top-notch. The roadpro line is so much better than I'd expected at this price point. It never budges a bit. The Starcast tom mounts are also great - very configurable and you get the bonus of a virgin bass drum.I'd absolutely recommend this kit to anyone looking for a focused, configurable, and competitively priced drum kit. Every time I play, I find another thing I love about this drums.If I had one wish, it would be for Tama to offer a few different configurations (12/14 rack and 16/18 floor, for example).
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