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Tama Superstar SK Hyper-Drive 6-Piece Drum Set

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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

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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.


  • 22" x 18" bass drum
  • 10" x 6-1/2" and 12" x 7" mounted toms
  • 14" x 12" and 16" x 14" floor toms
  • 6" x 13" snare drum
  • MTH900AS single tom adapter (2)
  • MC61 FastClamp (2)
  • Brushed nickel drum hardware
  • Specially designed bass drum front head
  • HC72 straight cymbal stand
  • HC73BWN boom cymbal stand
  • HH75W hi-hat stand
  • HP200 kick drum pedal
  • HS70WN snare stand
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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(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


With an axe, there has to be armor!

By James brown

from orange county CA

Like all tama products this is amazing. The shallow toms suprisingly cut through all sound and have a great big roar, along with the thumping bass drum! I would get a separate snare like a pork pie. But other than that, its a gggrrrrreeeeaaaattt buy.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


Tama Superstar SK Hyper-Drive 6-Piece Drum Set

By Candido Virgen

from Las Vegas, NV

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!

(5 of 16 customers found this review helpful)


One of the Best

By David

from orlando Fl

I just got this for my 15th birthday, but don't think I don't have experiance. I've been playing for 5-6 years and I've played over 10 different sets, Ludwig, Pearl, DW, and even more. I love the sound of the drums. The snare sounds good out of the box, with a little tuning of course. The factory heads aren't the greatest but they're good enough for anyone who is intermediate to maybe even pro. The bass drum has a great amount of power. It has a very low tone. The toms are good but the heads, like I said earlier, aren't the best. You get a lot of ring at first but the easiest solution is duct tape. just a strip about 4 inches does the trick. They whole set sounds great I love everything about it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


awesome drums!

By marco

from pittsburgh

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..

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