The Tama Imperialstar 5-piecethe drum set is the most affordable Tama drum kit ever to incorporate so manyhigh-end features. With over 40 years of experience, Tama knows what drummersreally want. This is why, no matter how long you’ve been playing the drums, nomatter what budget you have to work with, Tama has the set you need, want, andcan afford. Every aspect of the modern drum kit was exhaustively examined andreexamined 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’llstill enjoy playing it when you’ve achieved pro status. That’s how good thesegroundbreaking drums are.
TAMA Imperialstar drums are an industry standardfor beginning drummers who want a high-quality drum set experience at anexcellent value. TAMA’s philosophy is that the beginning/aspiring drummerrealizes maximum enjoyment and personal fulfillment on a fully functional,highly durable, and quality sounding acoustic drum set/cymbal package. This isthe foundation for TAMA, and they designed Imperialstar to be a proven valuethat is uncommon in the world of today’s entry-level drum set category.
TAMA fully supports the idea that good soundingcymbals are critical to an essential acoustic drum set experience, so they havecollaborated with Meinl on the cymbal set up and include Meinl’s HCS seriescymbals. They produce clean sonic separation and are highly durable to allowfull dynamic exploration. Only Tama Imperialstar comes with a complete set ofgenuine Meinl HCS cymbals. These high-quality brass cymbals are made in Germanyand are sonically matched so they sound great together. They are even lathedfor a more refined tonal character. The set includes 14″ hi-hats, 16″crash and an 20″ ride cymbal.
For TAMA, sound and durability go hand-in-handand Imperialstar delivers on both accounts. 100% poplar 6-ply, 8 mm shellsachieve full, deep sounds that include TAMA’s precision bearing edges forefficient sound transfer from drumhead to shell. A drum’s bearing edge is oneof the most important components in drum sound. Tama’s advanced edge-cuttingprocess provides extremely precise bearing edges that allow Tama shells to ringopenly and fully, and provide a wide range of tuneability, sensitivity, andresponse. For the hoops, special-formulation hi-tech material offers lighterweight and faster, more stable, tuning than traditional metal hoops. Inaddition, since Accu-Tune hoops use tension bolts instead of clawhooks andT-rods, head changes and packing up are a breeze.
Some drum companies only affix their wraps tothe drum shell by taping the finish at selected contact points. At Tama, allwrapped finishes are glued to the shell 100% to eliminate warping, buzzing, orlifting. This process allows the shell to resonate fully and consistently. It’smore work, but Tama feels the extra effort is worth it, for a difference youcan see and hear. Imperialstar lugs are 10% smaller than the lugs of Tama’sprevious Swingstar Series for even greater shell resonance. Batter-side headsare made of clear 250 microns-thick film for richer tone and greaterdurability. These ultra low-mass lugs further enable toms and floor toms toreach their full, rich tones.
Good quality hardware is essential to anenjoyable drum set experience and TAMA has a glowing reputation for making thehighest-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 anddouble-braced, 3-tiered cymbal stands that combine stability with full heightadjustment/positioning. Bass drum pedal and hi-hat stand are critical to anydrummer’s performance expression, therefore TAMA includes a bass drum pedalthat has an underside rock plate for stability, along with independent tensionand beater-angle adjustments to allow drummers to find their desired bass drumfeel. The double-braced hi-hat stand assures stability and includes secure-gripclutch for prolonged and secure performance, along with seat-cup angleadjustment for customized cymbal feel.
Several configurations and finishes areavailable to customize the appropriate drum sizes and finish aesthetic for eachindividual. Add-on drums are available to accommodate drum set expansion.
Imperialstar offers the entry-level drummerincredible value derived from a different kind of product experience. TAMAinvites you to engage in your full drum set potential by exploring theImperialstar acoustic drum set experience.