Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch 4pc Shell Pack in Lacquer Phantasm Oyster
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The Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch 4-Piece Shell Pack in Lacquer Phantasm Oyster combines the warm low end of walnut with the cutting projection of birch to deliver a versatile kit sound ideal for a wide range of styles and performance settings. Providing a new twist on the Tama Starclassic sound, this stylish shell pack delivers rich resonance, sound enhancing hardware and well-balanced tone.
The Evolution of the Starclassic
Added to the Tama Starclassic series at NAMM 2019, the Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch is the latest incarnation of this popular range.
Following in the footsteps of the maple, birch, bubinga and birch/bubinga models, the Starclassic walnut birch fits perfectly into the range to deliver a new twist on the Starclassic sound.
After rigorous research, extensive testing and intense analysis, Tama have developed the ideal ratio of walnut to birch, to deliver a drum kit with superb low-end warmth and clear, top end attack.
A versatile setup for a wide range of musical styles and performance settings, this Tama shell pack is the perfect companion to the contemporary drummer.
Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch 4-Piece Shell Pack Configuration:
- 10 inch x 8 inch Rack Tom
- 12 inch x 9 inch Rack Tom
- 16 inch x 14 inch Floor Tom
- 22 inch x 16 inch Bass Drum
Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch Shell Pack Key Features:
- Die-Cast Hoops
- Quick Lock Tom Brackets
- Star Cast Mounting System
- MTH1000 Double Tom Holder
- Starclassic Bass Drum Spur Brackets
- Air Cushioned Floor Tom Legs
- Hold Tight Washer
- Evans Heads
One of a variety of colour options, this Tama Starclassic shell pack features a striking Lacquer Phantasm Oyster design.
Delivering an eye-catching look, the lacquer finish combines bright red, purply blue and white stripes to provide an aesthetic that demands attention.
Accentuated perfectly by the compact Tama lugs and chrome shell hardware, this Tama Starclassic Birch/Walnut kit looks as stunning as it sounds.
Tama have used a range of extensive testing and research in the pursuit of the perfect blend of walnut and birch.
Characterised by equal amounts of high, mid and low frequencies Walnut delivers a big warm tone.
Meanwhile birch boasts a boosted high end with a slightly subdued mid-range and a punchy low-end response for an overall loud cutting sound.
The combination of the two complement each other perfectly to produce a sound that has a brilliant balance of tone across the full frequency range.
The even highs of walnut are filled in by the boosted highs of birch, while the slightly reduced mids of birch are increased by the even mid-range of walnut.
The combined low-end response of both woods serves to deliver a big, full, punchy bottom end.
The result is a drum kit that offers cutting projection ideal for live performance settings, but great depth of low-end tone perfect for studio recording.
All the toms of the Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch kit are fitted with zinc Die-Cast hoops to provide a durable hold and easier tuning.
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 an inconsistency of shape that has a detrimental impact on the tuning response.
Having a 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 create a crisper attack, with drums that deliver greater projection and a more focused, powerful tone.
Hold Tight Washers
Complementing the consistency of the die-cast hoops perfectly, the Tama 4-piece shell pack is fitted with hold tight washers.
Created to prevent tension rods loosening as you play, the Tama hold tight washers feature a patented C-shaped design which is fitted with a rubber ring.
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 and hence keep the tension rods in constant contact with the hoops to prevent loosening.
The result is a drum kit with more consistent, longer lasting tuning which means you can spend less time tuning and more time playing!
Quick-Lock Tom Brackets
Part of the Star-Cast Mounting System on rack toms and fitted to floor toms, the innovative patented design of the Tama Quick-Lock Tom Bracket ensures fast, easy setup and pack down of your drums.
The quick lock and tom bracket are fitted to the drums as one complete device, which means that once your drums are set up in the desired position there's no need to add extra locks or components to your kit.
Simply slide the switch on the tom bracket to set the memory lock in position. Once slid the tom bracket then separates into 2 parts with the lower inchœmemory lock inch portion remaining on the tom stand or floor leg.
So, the next time you come to set up your kit you achieve consistent positioning with speed and ease.
In addition to increasing setup speed and consistent placement, the Quick-Set Lock also offers acoustic benefits.
Featuring a rubber lining which works to reduce vibration transfer from the shell to the tom mount / tom legs, the quick lock tom bracket isolates the drum to enhance the shell resonance.
Star-Cast Mounting System
Ensuring maximum resonance and stability, the Star-Cast Mounting System of this Starclassic kit aids secure positioning and easy placement of the rack tom.
The streamlined design of the Tama Star-Cast mount means it's easier to position your toms closer together to achieve your ideal, most comfortable playing position.
Upgrading the already innovative design, Tama have switched the construction of the Star-Cast mount to aluminium to provide a lighter weight and an even truer tonal vibration.
And, adding style to substance, the Tama Star Cast Mounting System is now chrome plated to match the shell hardware for a beautifully consistent overall drum kit aesthetic.
Air Cushioned Floor Tom Legs
Working in conjunction with the quick-lock tom brackets, the Tama Starclassic Walnut Birch kit comes complete with specially designed floor tom legs to aid stability, assist drum resonance and improve playing feel.
Featuring innovative Starclassic Air Pocket rubber feet that house a special air chamber, the Tama air cushioned floor tom legs eliminate vibration transfer from the drum to the floor.
Transfer of vibration from the floor tom to the floor surface results in the suppression of the drum sustain and sound.
To prevent this dampening, the air chamber legs stop the transfer of the drum vibration to the floor which in turn improves the overall projection and resonance of the floor tom.
In addition, the air chamber feet help to absorb the shock of the drumstick hitting the drum for a better playing feel.
Bass Drum Spur Bracket and Claw Hooks
The Tama MSB30 die-cast bracket fitted to the bass drum of the Tama Starclassic Walnut Birch kick drum holds the bass spurs securely thanks to its powerful hinge mechanism.
Ensuring your bass drum remains firmly planted in place no matter how hard you play, the Tama bass drum spur prevents forward creep.
The unique memory marker found on the folding spur bracket helps to simplify set up to ensure you always achieve your ideal bass drum positioning.
The bass drum is also fitted with claw hooks which feature rubber spacers to keep the wood hoops protected from damage.
The bass drum hooks and hoops serve to work as one unit and don't separate or rattle even on loose tunings.
The result is a solid bass drum response and a consistent bass drum tuning that you can rely on.
As with all Tama Starclassic drums, this Walnut / Birch drum kit is fitted with Evans drumheads to ensure a durable playing response and a solid sound straight out of the box.
The rack and floor toms come complete with Evans Genera G2 2-ply clear batter heads over Genera G1 single ply clear resonant heads, while the bass drum is fitted with a Genera EQ4 clear batter head with a Tama logo resonant head on the front.
Offering a beautiful blend of balanced tone, innovative hardware and stylish looks, this Tama Starclassic 4-piece shell pack is a brilliant choice for the modern drummer.
The refined combination of walnut and birch delivers a sound filled with cutting projection and bottom end warmth to ensure a versatile range of tone ideal for a wide variety of musical settings.
Highlighting Tama's continuous pursuit of improved tone, the sound enhancing hardware ensures this drum kit provides practical functionality and superb sound.
For versatile sound, rich resonance and striking aesthetics, grab the Tama Starclassic 4-Piece Shell Pack in Lacquer Phantasm Oyster today from Pro Music Tech Online!
Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch 4-Piece Shell Pack in Lacquer Phantasm Oyster:
- 10x8 inch & 12x9 inch Rack Tom, 16x14 inch Floor Tom, 22x16 inch Bass Drum
- Die Cast Hoops and Hold Tight Washer for Long Lasting Tuning
- Quick Lock Tom Brackets for Consistent Placement
- Star Cast Mounting System for Precise, Secure Positioning
- MTH1000 Double Tom Holder Included
- Starclassic Bass Drum Spur Brackets
- Air Cushioned Floor Tom Legs to Aid Resonance and Feel
- Evans Genera Drumheads
|Shipping Weight (kg)||15.000000|
|Hardware / Cymbals||cymbals and hardware not included|
|Finish||Lacquer Phantasm Oyster|
|Bass Drum Size||22" x 16"|
|Floor Tom Size||16" x 14"|
|Rack Tom Size||10x8", 12x9"|
|Shell Count||4 piece kit|
|Shell Material||birch / walnut|
|Snare Size||Snare Not Included|
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