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Zev Rose on Starclassic Walnut/Birchplay button

Zev Rose on Starclassic Walnut/Birch

The Pocket Queen Taylor Gordon on her new TAMA Starclassic Walnut Birchplay button

The Pocket Queen Taylor Gordon on her new TAMA Starclassic Walnut Birch

Simon Gattringer on Starclassic Walnut/Birchplay button

Simon Gattringer on Starclassic Walnut/Birch

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James Payne on TAMA Starclassic Performer


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TAMA Starclassic drums have become an industry standard since their original launch in 1994, but they have never stopped experimenting. These TAMA Starclassic Walnut/Birch shell packs follow a long history of woods in the series. Depending when they bought their Starclassic drums, an entire generation of drummers have formed personal connections with maple, birch, bubinga and various hybrids. TAMA's experiments with wood have allowed drummers to select and personalize their own sound, while keeping the peace of mind that comes with an acclaimed series from a trusted brand. Starclassic Walnut/Birch is the next step in this evolution. It's a welcome addition to Guitar Center's selection of TAMA snare drums and kits.

TAMA Starclassic Walnut/Birch 4-Piece Shell Pack with 22" Bass Drum Main Features

  • 4-piece shell pack with 22x16" kick drum, 10x8 and 12x9" toms and 16x14" floor tom
  • 4-ply birch + 2-ply walnut toms, 5-ply birch + 2-ply walnut bass drum
  • Proprietary TAMA Star-Cast aluminum mounting system, Quick-Lock tom brackets and premium die-cast hoops
  • Staggering array of finish options, EVANS heads and other high-end touches

Another Step Forward for an Industry Standard

For over 25 years, TAMA Starclassic has been a go-to choice for professionals and working drummers. It's synonymous with quality and reliability. The series has never wavered from these priorities, even while constantly evolving in the pursuit of the perfect high-end drum kit for the widest variety of players. This 4-piece Starclassic Walnut/Birch shell pack features quick 10 and 12" toms, a large 16" floor tom and 22" kick. This allows sharp, punchy fills and booming accents in any genre. Matching snare drum sold separately.

Birch and Walnut Combine for Wide Frequency Response

The TAMA Starclassic series is known for putting multiple diverse shell materials all under one roof. This kit brings a birch/walnut mixture into the family. Each shell consists of birch outer plies (4 for toms, 5 for kick) and 2 inner plies of American Black Walnut treated with lacquer. By analyzing the perfect ratio of walnut to birch, TAMA was able to engineer a superior low-to-mid frequency warmth that perfectly complements the clear attack and higher frequency projection of birch. The rich, cutting sound is familiar, but distinctively different from TAMA sounds of the past.

Advanced Hardware Updates from a Trusted Name

TAMA has long been respected for its excellent hardware, and this Starclassic kit pulls out all the stops. That starts with premium die-cast hoops, which offer crisper attack, clear and resonant highs and more powerful rim shots. The toms are mounted via a system of proprietary hardware that ensures freedom of adjustment, sturdiness when locked and unhindered resonance for the shells. This begins with the swivel-wing double tom holder and the sleek Star-Cast mounting system. But the real upgrade is the Quick-Lock tom bracket. This attachment separates into two parts, one of which stays on the holder. That means players can adjust their toms exactly how they want them, then slide them off, and the exact position is saved.

Diverse Finish Options for Shells and Hardware

TAMA Starclassic is meant to be a premium option for every type of player, and the finishes put that goal on full display. From elegant fades to wild neon colors, these lacquers and wraps give the player another way to show their personality. Certain finishes are outfitted with blackened hardware to create a unique overall look.

This shell pack includes shells fitted with EVANS heads. Cymbals, snare and hardware sold separately.
TAMA Starclassic Walnut/Birch 4-Piece Shell Pack With 22" Bass Drum Lacquer Ocean Blue Ripple
TAMA Starclassic Walnut/Birch 4-Piece Shell Pack With 22" Bass Drum Lacquer Ocean Blue Ripple
TAMA Starclassic Walnut/Birch 4-Piece Shell Pack With 22" Bass Drum Lacquer Ocean Blue Ripple

collapse expand iconFeatures

  • High-end 4-piece shell pack with 22" kick, 10 and 12" toms and 16" floor tom
  • Double tom swivel attachment, proprietary mounting system and die cast hoops
  • Snare, cymbals and hardware sold separately

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  • Bass drum(s): 22x16"
  • Tom(s): 10x8", 12x9"
  • Floor tom(s): 16x14"
  • Total pieces: 3
  • Shell material: Multiple
  • Construction: 6-ply (Toms), 7-ply (Bass)
  • Thickness (mm): 6 mm (Toms), 8 mm (Bass)
  • Bearing edge: Rounded
Drum Hardware
  • Material: Steel
  • Mounts: Suspended
  • Hoops: Die-cast
  • Lugs: Standard
  • Heads: Branded
  • Finish type: Multiple

collapse expand iconWarranty

Wood hoops - 30 day warranty.
All hardware (metal hoops) and shell finish - One year warranty.
Shells - 5 year warranty.