The Tama Star Walnut 4 Piece Shell Pack in Atomic Orange features 100% walnut shells to offer brilliant durability and beautifully balanced tone ideal for the studio and stage.
Atomic Orange Star Walnut
Part of the flagship STAR series, this shell pack features astonishing attention to detail to ensure a high-quality kit with unparalleled resonance, practical functionality and lusciously full tone.
Building upon the knowledge and research used in the making of their Starclassic series, Tama have painstakingly re-examined every aspect of the kit to take their STAR drums to the next level.
The result is a drum kit with innovatively designed hardware, thoroughly considered bearing edges and smart features to ensure your drum set up, playing and pack down experience is second to none.
Tama Star Walnut Atomic Orange Drum Kit Configuration:
- 22” x 16” Bass Drum
- 10” x 7” Tom
- 12” x 8” Tom
- 16” x 16” Floor Tom
Delivering an eye-catching aesthetic to make sure you stand out, this Tama Star shell pack is finished in a striking Atomic Orange colour.
Providing a bright flash of popping colour designed to turn heads, this Tama drum kit wasn’t made for the shy and retiring.
The shimmering lacquered finish offers a shinning look that is complemented perfectly by the sleek chrome hardware.
Offering an impactful appearance, the beautiful finish of this drum kit serves to highlight the top-quality tone and incredible detail of this high-end instrument.
Utilised by furniture builders because of its beauty and durability, Walnut delivers a drum tone filled with a well-balanced response across all frequencies.
Characterised by its clear, cutting highs, rounded mid-range and full, warm lows, Walnut delivers a stunningly versatile kit sound.
The toms of this Tama kit are constructed from 6 plies / 5mm of Walnut while the bass drum is slightly thicker at 7 ply / 6mm.
Thick enough to provide durability and strength but thick enough to impede resonance, these shells have been created to deliver optimum tone and a distinctive, warm fat sound.
Providing a naturally EQ’d response, the Tama Star Walnut is ideal for both live and studio performance settings.
Offering the cut required to pierce through the mix in live performance and the full tone needed for studio recording, this is a versatile drum kit for the diverse modern drummer who plays many genres.
Rounded Peak Bearing Edges
Tama have designed the bearing edges of the Tama Star Walnut to have a rounder peak than that found on their other kits.
This rounded peak is set at 3.5mm from the shell’s outer surface to provide more contact between the drumhead and the shell.
This design serves to allow the vibrations from the drumhead to travel through to the shell more efficiently, resulting in a responsive drum sound that delivers unimpeded tone.
Providing a durable hold and easier tuning, all the toms of the Tama Star Walnut kit are fitted with Die-Cast Zinc Hoops.
Offering a more consistent shape than triple flanged hoops, die cast hoops are manufactured by injecting molten metal into moulds to ensure an even build.
In comparison, triple flanged hoops are constructed from metal plates that are bent into shape which can result in shape inconsistency that then has a detrimental impact on the tuning response.
Having a more consistent hoop shape results in a more accurate and reliable tuning response, providing drums that are easier to tune and that stay in tune longer.
In this instance, the die cast hoops allow the Tama Star to deliver crisper attack, greater projection and a more focused, powerful tone.
Hold Tight Washers
Tama’s hold tight washers feature a patented C-shaped design which is fitted with a rubber ring to prevent tension rods from loosening as you play.
Over time, as you play your drums, the vibration from the drumhead can cause tension rods to loosen.
The rubber rings within the hold tight washers help to absorb the impact of the vibration, preventing the tension rods from moving and therefore keeping them in constant contact with the hoops to prevent loosening.
The result is a drum kit with more consistent, longer lasting tuning allowing you to spend less time tuning and more time playing.
Super Resonant Mounting System
This Tama Star Walnut kit features a brand new mounting concept that has been specifically designed to minimise strain on the toms when mounted.
When a rack tom is mounted it instantly comes under pressure, stress and strain which impedes the shell’s natural resonance.
To combat this, Tama have spent a lot of time and effort researching and designing their tom mounting system to ensure minimum stress on the shell and hoops to maximise natural shell resonance.
The patented Super Resonant Mounting System consists of 3 contact points; 2 on the batter hoop and 1 on the bottom hoop.
These contact points have been calculated to create the largest possible theoretical triangle on the drums to ensure supportive distribution of the weight in order to minimise stress on the shell.
The top contact points support the weight of the drum while the bottom point supports the horizontal weight harnessed when the tom is positioned.
Each contact point is fitted with a rubber stopper to prevent vibration transfer between the shell and the mounting system.
Quick-Lock Tom Brackets
One of the ingenious patented features of the Tama Walnut kit are the quick lock tom brackets.
Part of the Star-Cast Mounting System on floor and rack tom brackets, this innovative feature allows quick and easy setup and pack down of the drumkit.
The quick lock and the tom bracket are one complete device on the drum. This means that once your drums are setup in your desired position there’s no need to add extra locks or components to your kit.
All you have to do is simply slide the switch on the tom bracket to set the memory lock in place.
When the switch is slid the tom bracket separates into two parts with the lower “memory lock” portion remaining on the tom mount or floor leg.
Negating the need for drum keys or extra components, a quick slide of the switch locks your positioning in place allowing you to set and forget your ideal placement.
Then the next time you come to set up you achieve consistent positioning with speed and ease.
Offering a hidden acoustic benefit, the quick-lock tom brackets also feature a rubber lining that helps to reduce vibration transfer from the shell to the tom mount / tom legs, which isolates the drums and enhances shell resonance.
Hollow Tip Legs
The floor tom legs included with the Tama Star Walnut kit feature a special hollow tip, again designed to improve the natural resonance of the drum.
Made from a soft rubber material, the feet of the tom legs help to absorb vertical striking impact to prevent vibration transfer which helps to maintain a natural floor tom sustain.
In addition to improving the overall resonant tone of the floor tom, these specially designed legs also provide a very comfortable, responsive playing feel.
2 Piece Spurs
Featuring soft, high-mass rubber feet created to absorb the horizontal impact imparted by the bass drum beater, Tama have designed their bass drum spurs to ensure tonal enhancement.
The feet feature a 2-piece construction in which the spike is separated from the rest of the spur by a rubber barrier.
The intention behind this is that the rubber absorbs the impact of the bass drum beater without transferring it to the spike, which allows the bass drum shell to vibrate and resonate more freely.
The result is a bass drum that maintains sturdy placement, free of forward creep, without jeopardising the tonal qualities of the shell.
Minimal Contact Shell Hardware
Each component of the Tama Star shell hardware has been created to ensure minimal impedance of the shell sound.
The newly designed lugs not only provide a sophisticated aesthetic, they also feature an extremely low mass bridge construction to ensure minimal contact with the shell.
Similarly, the bass drum claw hooks utilise the same principle by “floating” on the surface of the bass drum hoop.
This raised hook design ensures the claws have minimum contact with the hoop allowing it to resonant as openly and freely as possible.
Instead of using separate badges that are drilled onto the drums, causing further disruption to the shell’s natural response, Tama have opted to use a stunning imprinted Tama Star winged badge.
The air vents have also been kept to a small size to further reduce the weight of the materials on the shell.
All of the shells in this Tama Star Walnut kit are fitted with Remo heads to ensure you have a durable, responsive and reliable sound straight out of the box.
The toms feature Remo Coated Ambassador batter heads and Remo Clear Ambassador resonant heads to deliver a full, well-rounded tom tone.
The bass drum is fitted with a Remo Coated Powerstroke 3 batter head and a Remo Fiberskyn Powerstroke 3 Diplomat on the front side to offer powerful punch and a smart aesthetic.
Combining innovative design, luscious looks and remarkably resonant tone, this Tama Star Walnut is the epitome of top-end style.
The 100% Walnut shells produce a beautifully balanced tone that’s well represented across all frequencies making it the ideal choice for a wide range of performance styles and settings.
The impeccable attention to detail with regards to the design and construction of the shell hardware serves to ensure the shell’s natural tone shines through.
From the tuning consistency of the die-cast hoops, to the reliability of the hold-tight washers, the innovative design of the quick-lock tom brackets and the stability of the Super Resonant Mounting System, Tama have thought of everything to ensure this drum kit delivers professional functionality and sound.
Topped off with an eye-catching Atomic Orange finish, this flagship Tama drum kit is at the forefront of modern, cutting edge design.
For striking aesthetics, beautifully balanced tone and innovative design, buy the Tama Star Walnut 4 Piece Shell Pack in Atomic Orange now from PMT Online.
Tama Star Walnut Atomic Orange Drum Kit Key Features:
- 10x7” & 12x8” Rack Toms, 16x16” Floor Tom, 22x16” Bass Drum
- 100% Walnut Shells
- 6 Ply Toms
- 7 Ply Bass Drum
- Die-Cast Hoops
- Hold Tight Washers
- Quick-Lock Tom Brackets
- Super Resonant Mounting System
- Peak Position Bearing Edges
- Hollow Rubber Feet Floor Tom Legs
- Minimal Contact Shell Hardware
- 2 Piece Bass Drum Spurs
- Remo Drumheads
|Hardware / Cymbals||cymbals and hardware not included|
|Bass Drum Size||22" x 16"|
|Floor Tom Size||16" x 16''|
|Rack Tom Size||10" x 7", 12" x 8"|
|Shell Count||4 piece kit|
|Snare Size||snare not included|
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