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Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch 5pc Shell Pack in Lacquer Arctic Blue Oyster

Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch 5pc Shell Pack in Lacquer Arctic Blue Oyster



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The Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch 5-Piece Shell Pack in Lacquer Arctic Blue Oyster features a precise blend of walnut and birch to deliver a well-balanced tone of low-end warmth and cutting top-end projection. Featuring a flexible configuration, this shell pack provides rich resonance, sound assisting hardware and versatile sound.

Heir to the Starclassic Throne

Introduced at NAMM 2019 as the latest incarnation of the Tama Starclassic range, the Starclassic Walnut/Birch provides a new twist on the Starclassic sound we know and love.

Continuing the success of the maple, birch, bubinga and birch/bubinga models, the Starclassic walnut birch slots neatly into the series to deliver a new take on the Starclassic sound.

Following extensive testing, intense analysis and rigorous research, Tama have created a shell with the perfect ratio of walnut to birch to deliver a drumkit that delivers superb low-end warmth and clear top end attack.

The perfect companion to the contemporary drummer, this Tama 5-piece shell pack offers a flexible configuration and versatile tone ideal for a wide range of musical styles and performance settings.

Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch 5-Piece Shell Pack Configuration:

  • 10” x 7” Rack Tom
  • 12” x 8” Rack Tom
  • 14” x 12” Floor Tom
  • 16” x 14” Floor Tom
  • 22” x 16” Bass Drum

Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch Shell Pack Key Features:

  • Die-Cast Hoops
  • Quick Lock Tom Brackets
  • Star Cast Mounting System
  • 2 x MC69 Single Tom Attachments Included
  • Starclassic Bass Drum Spur Brackets
  • Air Cushioned Floor Tom Legs
  • Hold Tight Washer
  • Evans Heads

Beautiful Arctic Blue

One of a range of different colour options available, this Tama Starclassic shell pack features a striking Lacquer Arctic Blue Oyster finish.

Delivering a striking look, the blue oyster lacquer blends a luscious light blue background with darker grain detailing for an eye-catching overall aesthetic.

Complemented perfectly by the compact Tama lugs and all chrome shell hardware, this Tama Starcaslssic birch/walnut kit look as stunning as it sounds.

Balanced Blend

Tama have utilised a range of extensive research and testing processes to achieve the ideal blend of walnut and birch in the creation of this Tama Starclassic kit.

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.

Flexible Configuration

Having a 2 up 2 down configuration allows for superb flexibility when it comes to the setup of your drum kit.

Whether you need the full range of tone that this full 5 piece shell pack offers or you want a smaller, more portable set up for little venue gigs, this Tama kit lets you achieve it.

The flexibility of 2 rack toms and 2 floor toms means you can quickly and easily tailor make your drum setup to achieve the exact sound you require.
From a small 1 up 1 down kit for jazz gigs, or a 2 up 1 down for rock gigs, through to the full 2 up 2 down setup for prog performances, this shell pack lets you decide. 

The flexibility of this 5-piece Tama shell pack means you can always select your ideal set up to meet the needs of your current projects, making it the ideal option for the diverse, adaptable modern drummer.

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.

Quick-Lock Tom Brackets

Part of the Star-Cast System on floor and rack tom brackets, the innovative, patented Quick-Lock Tom Brackets allow fast and easy setup and pack down of the drum kit.

The quick lock and the tom bracket are one complete device on the drum. This means that once your drums are set up in your desired position there’s no need to add extra locks or components to your kit.

All you have to do is slide the switch on the tom bracket to set the memory lock in position.

When the switch is slid the tom bracket then separates into two parts, with the lower “memory lock” portion remaining on the tom stand or floor leg.

No 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 your kit you achieve consistent positioning with speed and ease.

Another positive aspect of this innovative design are the hidden acoustic benefits.

The quick-lock tom brackets feature a rubber lining which serves to reduce vibration transfer from the shell to the tom mount / tom legs, which isolates the drums and enhances the shell resonance.

Die-Cast Hoops

All the toms of the Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch kit are fitted with Die-Cast Zinc 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 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 Starclassic Walnut Birch 5-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!

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.

Evans Drumheads

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 luscious light blue aesthetic, a well-balanced blend of tone and innovative sound-assisting hardware, this Tama Starclassic shell pack is a stunning choice for the modern drummer.

The considered blend of walnut and birch ensures full tone that’s represented well across the full frequency range to deliver a sound that is perfectly suited to a range of musical styles and performance situations.

The 2 up 2 down configuration allows for a flexible setup that you can tailor to suit your needs every time you play.

Highlighting Tama’s constant pursuit of improved tone, the resonance-aiding hardware designs ensure this drum kit provides practical functionality and superb sound at all times.

For a flexible setup, stunning sound and innovative hardware design, buy the Tama Starclassic 5-piece Shell Pack in Lacquer Arctic Blue Oyster today from Professional Music Tech Online!

Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch 5-Piece Shell Pack in Lacquer Arctic Blue Oyster: 

  • 10x7” & 12x8” Rack Toms, 14x12” & 16x16” Floor Toms, 22x16” 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
  • 2 x MC69 Single Tom Attachment Included
  • Starclassic Bass Drum Spur Brackets
  • Air Cushioned Floor Tom Legs to Aid Resonance and Feel
  • Evans Genera Drumheads


More Information
Manufacturer Tama
SKU 301066
Shipping Weight (kg) 15.000000
Colour blue
Hardware / Cymbals cymbals and hardware not included
Finish Lacquer Arctic Blue Oyster
Bass Drum Size 22" x 16"
Floor Tom Size 14" x 12", 16" x 14"
Rack Tom Size 10" x 7", 12" x 8"
Shell Count 5 piece kit
Shell Material maple / walnut
Snare Size Snare Not Included


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