IT'S ABOUT TRADITION…
Over its 40-plus years of drum building, Tama has become well known and respected for many things, but probably none so critical as the skill and knowledge of its craftsmen, and its use of quality components. Whether it's the careful selection of wood that goes into forming the shell, the grade of metals used in castings, or the purity of the finishes used—Tama doesn't compromise. Nowhere is this more evident than in Tama's new Superstar Classic.
For example, Superstar Classic shells aren't just some pre-formed hardened mash of maple scraps. They're precision made of 100% quality maple at Tama's own factory, using Tama's time-tested staggered seam construction method for superior strength, stability, and sound. After forming, the shell is cleaned, sanded, and given its bearing edges by exacting cutting machines, each controlled by skilled Tama craftsman. The shell is then thoroughly inspected before being finished.
Building drum shells like this isn't the cheapest way, but it's the best—something Tama always strives for in everything it makes, regardless of price.
Regardless of how well made or how attractive a set of drums are, it doesn't mean a thing unless they sound good. The proof of Tama's sound lies in a legacy of many of the most prestigious and popular recordings of the past four decades, played by respected, top artists of every genre.
Tama recognizes a drum's sound is the result of numerous factors working in tandem that give it its voice. Superstar Classic's warm, distinctive sound comes from a heightened awareness of these factors, fostered by Tama's many years of drum design, building, and advanced technology. Features such as Tama's Star-Mount tom mount system, super-resonant thinner gauge shell construction, and original 45˚ bearing edge, all contribute to give Superstar Classic its round, voluminous voice.
The result: despite a price most will find "too good to be true," Superstar Classic's clear projection, warm tone, and impressive resonance more than live up to the Tama legacy of great sound.
Mention the Tama name and the first thing most drummers think of is rugged strength and exceptional roadability. Perhaps Tama's reputation in this area is overstated in relation to its many other qualities, but nevertheless, well-earned.
Catapulted into prominence by its groundbreaking heavy-duty hardware devlopement in the 70's, Tama became the go-to drum line of the 80's for high-caliber touring artists. This meant not only did Tama's drums need to sound and look good, they also needed to be durable and consistent—something that's been road proven throughout the years by hard-hitting icons such as Billy Cobham, Stewart Copeland, Lars Ulrich, Kenny Aronoff and countless others.
Naturally, the longer the life of your drums, the better the value they represent. So, while Superstar Classic may not be the last drums you buy in your lifetime, they will certainly last a lifetime—and longer.
There are lots of reasons why Tama is known for being "The Strongest Name in Drums
This 5pc Accel-Driver Kit Configuration is
- 18"x22" Bass Drum
- 8"x10" Tom Tom
- 9"x12" Tom Tom
- 14"x16" Floor Tom
- 6.5"x14" Snare Drum
- Tom Holder MTH600
Includes The Iron Cobra 600 Hardware Kit HV5WN
HS80W Roadpro Snare Stand
HC83BW Roadpro Boom Cymbal Stands (2pcs)
HH605 Iron Cobra Hi-hat Stand
HP600D Iron Cobra Duo Glide Single Pedal