The Tama Imperialstar 5-piece the drum set is the most affordable Tama drum kit ever to incorporate so many high-end features. With over 40 years of experience, Tama knows what drummers really want. This is why, no matter how long you’ve been playing the drums, no matter what budget you have to work with, Tama has the set you need, want, and can afford. Every aspect of the modern drum kit was exhaustively examined and reexamined and then improved before it was accepted as part of the Imperialstardesign. This is why, if you start playing Imperialstar now as a beginner, you’ll still enjoy playing it when you’ve achieved pro status. That’s how good these groundbreaking drums are.
TAMA Imperialstar drums are an industry standard for beginning drummers who want a high-quality drum set experience at an excellent value. TAMA’s philosophy is that the beginning/aspiring drummer realizes maximum enjoyment and personal fulfillment on a fully functional, highly durable, and quality sounding acoustic drum set/cymbal package. This is the foundation for TAMA, and they designed Imperialstar to be a proven value that is uncommon in the world of today’s entry-level drum set category.
TAMA fully supports the idea that good sounding cymbals are critical to an essential acoustic drum set experience, so they have collaborated with Meinl on the cymbal set up and include Meinl’s HCS series cymbals. They produce clean sonic separation and are highly durable to allow full dynamic exploration. Only Tama Imperialstar comes with a complete set of genuine Meinl HCS cymbals. These high-quality brass cymbals are made in Germany and are sonically matched so they sound great together. They are even lathed for a more refined tonal character. The set includes 14″ hi-hats, 16″ crash and a 20″ ride cymbal.
For TAMA, sound and durability go hand-in-hand and Imperialstar delivers on both accounts. 100% poplar 6-ply, 8 mm shells achieve full, deep sounds that include TAMA’s precision bearing edges for efficient sound transfer from drumhead to shell. A drum’s bearing edge is one of the most important components in drum sound. Tama’s advanced edge-cutting process provides extremely precise bearing edges that allow Tama shells to ring openly and fully, and provide a wide range of tuneability, sensitivity, and response. For the hoops, special-formulation hi-tech material offers lighter weight and faster, more stable, tuning than traditional metal hoops. In addition, since Accu-Tune hoops use tension bolts instead of claw hooks and-rods, head changes and packing up are a breeze.
Some drum companies only affix their wraps to the drum shell by taping the finish at selected contact points. At Tama, all wrapped finishes are glued to the shell 100% to eliminate warping, buzzing, or lifting. This process allows the shell to resonate fully and consistently. Its more work, but Tama feels the extra effort is worth it, for a difference you can see and hear. Imperialstar lugs are 10% smaller than the lugs of Tama’sprevious Swingstar Series for even greater shell resonance. Batter-side heads are made of clear 250 microns-thick film for richer tone and greater durability. These ultra low-mass lugs further enable toms and floor toms to reach their full, rich tones.
Good quality hardware is essential to an enjoyable drum set experience and TAMA has a glowing reputation for making the highest-grade hardware in the industry. TAMA brings their hardware expertise toImperialstar by offering a super sturdy and highly adjustable ball/socket 10.5mm double tom holder with memory locks, a height-adjustable padded throne, and double-braced, 3-tiered cymbal stands that combine stability with full height adjustment/positioning. Bass drum pedal and hi-hat stand are critical to any drummer’s performance expression, therefore TAMA includes a bass drum pedal that has an underside rock plate for stability, along with independent tension and beater-angle adjustments to allow drummers to find their desired bass drum feel. The double-braced hi-hat stand assures stability and includes a secure-grip clutch for prolonged and secure performance, along with seat-cup angle adjustment for customized cymbal feel.
Several configurations and finishes are available to customize the appropriate drum sizes and finish aesthetic for each individual. Add-on drums are available to accommodate drum set expansion.
Imperialstar offers the entry-level drummer incredible value derived from a different kind of product experience. TAMAinvites you to engage in your full drum set potential by exploring the imperialstar acoustic drum set experience.