STAR is the flagship line for TAMA drums. It takes the knowledge and research cultivated for the Starclassic series to the next level, by re-examining every detail to enhance shell resonance.
Walnut has long been favoured by furniture makers for both its beauty and durability. As a drum shell material, Walnut’s naturally EQ’ed tone has been praised by the drum community for both the stage and the studio. The STAR Walnut shells project booming low end with enough cut to be heard through any mix.
- 10x7in Tom 6ply/5mm
- 12x8in Tom 6ply/5mm
- 14x14in Floor Tom 6ply/5mm
- 16x16in Floor Tom 6ply/5mm
- 22x16in Bass Drum 7ply/6mm
- 14×5.5in Snare Drum 6ply/5mm
Finish: Satin Black Japanese Sen Burst
*Tom holders and hardware not included.
*Pic only shows 16in floor tom. Price includes both 14in and 16in floor toms.
Tama’s innovative Star-Mount system maximises the drums’ resonance, also providing support at four separate points on the batter side hoop of the drums.
Minimum Shell Contact
From the Star-Cast Mounting System to the single small lugs, every aspect of Starclassic was tailored to combine with Tama’s ideal of the bare-minimum of shell contact. Instead of metal badges riveted to the shell, Starclassic uses a maple air-hole cap and a logo that is imprinted onto the shell before the final finish is applied. These features also contribute to Starclassic’s rich, timeless appearance.
Walnut is renowned for its solid and stable properties. Its tone is distinctively warm and thick sounding. The Walnut tonewood also offers an equal amount of highs, mids, and lows lending to an overall balanced and comprehensively well rounded sound.
Quick-Lock Tom Brackets
Tama quick-lock tom brackets provide a fast and easy way to setup and breakdown your kit. Additionally, once the drum is positioned on legs or a tom stand there is no need to attach and adjust separate memory locks to save the setting. By simply sliding the switch on the bracket, it will separate into two parts, keeping the ”memory lock” portion on the stand or leg, saving your positioning and making the next set up quick and easy.
Quick-Lock brackets also employ rubber lining for the purpose of reducing vibration transference to the tom stands or floor tom legs; further isolating the drums and enhancing resonance.
Tama’s zinc Die-Cast Hoops are manufactured by injecting molten metal into molds, creating a dense hoop that’s more consistent in shape than triple flanged hoops. This design provides the drums with a crisp attack, clear, resonating highs and powerful rim shots. Die-Cast hoops make tuning more consistent and easier to achieve because the tension bolts always contact the hoop properly.
The claw hooks stabilise the wooden bass drum hoops, keeping them in place no matter how hard you play. The claws feature built-in rubber lining which helps protect the wood and maintain tuning even during long performances. The rubber spaces also help protect the claw hooks and tension bolts form damage when the bass drum is placed on the ground.
Air Cushioned Floor Tom Legs
Starclassic’s air pocket rubber feet are designed with a special air chamber that absorbs shock and helps eliminate the transfer of vibrations to the floor, creating an enhanced and comfortable playing experience.
The STAR drums feature a bearing edge shape that has a rounder peak than Tama’s traditional bearing edge. The unique rounded peak provides more contact between the drumhead and shell, allowing vibration to travel from the drumhead to the shell more effectively.