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Tama IS52C Imperialstar 5-Piece Drum Kit

The Tama IS52C Imperialstar is perfect for your studio, stage and practice space and features newly redesigned Stagemaster hardware. (89) Read 12 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Whether you're looking for a kit for home recording, rehearsing or gigging, or you're just getting started playing, we defy you to find a better set with better features for the price. Plus it includes an Instructional DVD.

You're serious about drums. Tama's serious. That's why Imperialstar isn't a new name on an old design. Even the state-of-the art drum making facility where Imperialstars are created is completely new. Every aspect of Imperialstar was exhaustively examined, re-examined and rethought before it was allowed to be part of the final Imperialstar design.

Shells: 100% Poplar 6ply 7.5mm
Poplar wood has been used in making drum shell for over 50 years. It offers a full, warm tone combined with medium attack.(except metal snare drum)

100% Glued Finishes
Some drum companies only affix their wraps to the drum shell by taping the finish at select contact points. At TAMA, all of our wrapped finishes are glued to the shell 100% to eliminate warping, buzzing or lifting. This process allows the shell to resonate fully and consistently. It's more work, but it's worth it. A difference you can see and hear!

Drum heads
Batter side heads are made of clear Dupont Mylar film (250 microns thick) for richer tone and greater durability. Ring mufflers on bass drum heads remove the need for additional internal muffling.

Cymbals
It's time to raise the bar yet another notch. We've upgraded to even higher quality GERMAN-MADE brass cymbals that feature greater stick definition and livelier sound. The heavier weights and larger bells of these new cymbals offer brighter sounds, higher pitch and more cut than their predecessors-check out the 20 in. ride cymbal's bell, which has absolutely amazing cut! The hammer marks and brilliant finish provide an appearance that is as impressive and professional as the sound.

Noiseless Design
Just as with Tama's high-end Roadpro hardware, their new Stagemaster stands were designed with the elimination of noise a top priority. A special rubber cap at the end of the upper tube eliminates swaying and rattling, and a special nylon sleeve underneath the die-cast joint of the base section further reduces vibration and swaying.

Throne HT25
Universal height adjustment: Unlike other thrones in this price range, Tama's offers more height adjustment flexibility. Others use a bolt and nut through pre-set holes in the center tube. Seat Top: This 13 in. diameter seat is larger & more comfortable than the previous Swingstar seat.

Escape Claws
The "Escape Claws" rubber cushions support the snare drum by "floating" on the metal support arms for improved resonance. In addition, they help reduce fatigue by softening the impact on your arms and wrists while playing the snare drum.

Hi-hat Stand HH35W Spare-The-Rod-Hi-hat Rod Protector
No more hi-hat rods getting bent out of shape during transport! With Spare-The-Rod, you can save your hi-hat rod from the rigors of the road by packing it in the specially designed upper tube section of pipe.

Drum Pedal HP30 Beater Angle Adjustment
You won't find adjustable beater/footboard angles on most pedals in this price range. But Tama's HP30 comes standard with an angle adjustment system. Tama provides players with incredible versatility and adjustability.

Drum Pedal HP30 Dual Sided Beater
Now you can switch quickly and easily between the two very different sounds of nylon and felt. For an even bigger sound, the DS30 offers a larger hitting surface. Choose nylon for a snappy, wet sounding kick suitable for rock and heavier music. Choose felt for a bassier thump sound, good for all styles.

Precision Bearing Edges
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 - which allow their shells to ring openly and fully, and provide a wide range of tuneability, sensitivity and response.

New Design Lugs
Tama's new lugs are 10% smaller than the lugs of their previous Swingstar Series for even greater shell resonance. With Imperialstar, dead and lifeless drum sounds are a thing of the past.

Accu-tune Bass Hoop
A 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 clawhooks and T-rods, head changes and packing up are a breeze.

Spur brackets
New design spur bracket features the same look and style as Tama'shigh-end Starclassic drums and provides maximum durability and stability.

Tom Holder
TAMA L-rod and Omnisphere tom holder systems have received acclaim from drummers for over 25 years. These systems offer easy positioning, maximum flexibility, stability and greater sound than standard designs which penetrate the shell interior and can inhibit resonance.

Boom / Straight convertible Tilter (HC33BW)/
If there's no room for a boom, simply convert to a straight stand! The boom arm stores neatly inside the upper tube.

Snare Stand HS30W
The Tama HS30W features a Universal Gearless Tilter. The universal tilter securely holds its position with metal-plate friction instead of traditional gears so you can adjust it to hundreds of positions with ease.

Hi-hat Stand HH35W Swivel Foot
Since the foot pedal can be rotated around the tripod base, the Swivel Foot feature greatly expands floor space and set-up flexibility.

Hi-hat Stand HH35W Safety bottom Seat
The scooped Safety Seat adds more stability to the bottom cymbal and can be adjusted for changes in hi-hat tone. Since the felt is fixed to the seat, it can't be lost during transport. You can finally get rid of those extra hi-hat cymbal felts.

Drum Pedal HP30 Spring Tension Adjustment
Inspired by Iron Cobra's Spring Tight feature, this specially shaped nut prevents the spring unit from loosening.



zZounds is an authorized dealer of Tama products.
Shell: 100% Poplar 6-ply/7.5mm

Drum Hardware: Hard chrome-plated

Drum Heads: Tama 250 micron head on batter side

Cymbal: German-made brass machine-hammered cymbals

Components

Drums:
18" x 22" Bass Drum

9" x 12" Tom

10" x 13" Tom

16" x 16" Floor Tom

5.5" x 14" Metal Snare Drum

Hardware:
Tom Holder
Straight Cymbal Stand
Boom Cymbal Stand
Snare Stand
Hi-Hat Stand
Bass Drum Pedal
Drum Throne

Cymbals:
MEINL "HCS" 14" Hi Hat Cymbals
MEINL "HCS" 16" Crash Cymbal
MEINL "HCS" 20" Ride Cymbal
Tama Warranty ´╗┐Tama offers a five year warranty on drum shells, a one year warranty on hardware including accessories and parts, and a 30 day warranty on bass drum hoops.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-669-4226
Customer Reviews
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"Excellent Kit For Beginners to Avanced Players!!"
Sound: You may not know, but you can make pretty much any drum set sound great with high quality heads! The wood has some effect, but in the end it really comes down to how the drums were made, what heads are used, and how well you play! The sound of these drums with evans heads are very nice! I have played drums since I was 8. My father had a high quality Rogers kit that I played growing up. This Imperialstar Kicks its tail! If you want an awsome sound these drums are for ROCK! Feature: I was amazed when I saw how much Drumset you get for this price! Amazing Value! 10 years ago you would have paid $1,500.00 or more for this level of a kit! Yes, this has very advanced features that I love! Features found on much more expensive kits.All the features found on this kit are great. Ease of Use: The Stock heads for my kit were very hard to tune. I would suggest however that you talk to your local music shop and get nicer heads suited towards your style of playing. It's very hard to put a head on a drum we all would like. Tama has a great website full of Info. So many famous drummers use Tama drums! Lots of UTUBE video on set up as well. With Tama, you can't go wrong. These drums are tuff! I played a set in highschool! We beat the heck out of them! they kept right on playing. Quality: Made very well! These drums are known for their durability! These drums are flawless! I have owned them for 4 months now! I ordered a 10" Tom to expand my five peice. The set looks sweet! My set is the dark blue, and man I sit and find myself staring at it for hours! The more light you shine on it, the more brilliant it looks! Sweet Drumset! I will tell you I am an experienced drummer on a family budget. These drums are the best choice out there for a kit in this price! Play them, gig them, they will last you and dazzle a crowd! Value: Look around, I did! No better kit out there for the buck. Yes, a drum is a drum, but when you look at hardware, cymbals, and the legendary durabiltiy Tama offers you, these drums are unbeatable! The cymbals you get are definatly nice sounding. A beginner would score big time! An advanced player will upgrade to be expected as they want a custom sound! Manufacturer Support: Tama has been around a long time. They don't mess around.I have not had any warranty issues. The drums are superb. The Wow Factor: These drums look awsome! On a stage the girls would go wild if you are a great player! The drums have the class to carry you all the way! Overall: I plan to keep my set for the next ten years! These drums will last just fine. I play in bands, and as a hobby. Like anything, the more you use it the more you have to fix it! Drum are the same. With Tama, you will have the least down time of all other drums out there I'm sure.
Style of Music: Rock, Metal
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Sound: The Imperialstar sounds awesome for an entry level kit! The quality is just top notch. These is perfect for a drummer on a budget like me. Tama's advertisement is on the money here, the only entry level on the whole package is the price! I'm glad I chose the Tama Imperialstar over the Pearl Forum kit. I replaced all the Tom heads with Remo Coated Emperor Heads, Remo Coated Emperor X Reverse Dot Snare head and Remo Clear Powerstroke 3 on my Bass drum and the drums just came alive! The stock Tama heads are okay but if you want an even more awesome tone, you've got to get Remo heads, believe me, it's worth it. The Tama German made cymbals sounds pretty good to me. I will eventually replace them with a set of Zildjian but the more I play them the more they're sounding great! You can tell that they are not some cheap ass cymbals that usually come in these entry level package kit. The 18" X 22" Bass drum sounds deep and clean. The metal black chrome snare looks and sounds awesome!! Feature: The hardware that came with the kit are awesome!! They are high quality stands & pedals and better than the Pearl hardware that came with the Forum kit. The Hi-Hat pedal has a swivel foot that enables the pedal to be re-positioned to make room for a slave pedal from a twin bass pedal which is so awesome since I just ordered a Tama Iron Cobra Twin Bass Pedal, this would be perfect! The Hi-Hat Stand that comes with the Pearl Forum Kit doesn't have a Swivel foot and the pedal is fixed. Good luck using a twin bass pedal on that one. The bass pedal that it came with is also awesome! It features Tama's famous Power Glide drive which are found on their high end Iron Cobra bass pedals and have the bells and whistles of an expensive bass pedal. It has a beater angel adjustment, dual sided beater head (felt & nylon) and slip free spring tension adjustment nuts and it looks cool!! I got my kit in vintage red and the finish looks so awesome! It's hard to believe this is an entry level kit. Everything comes in the box and ready to rock!!! Ease of Use: Super easy to setup. The bass drum, floor tom & the throne requires assembly. The only tool you need to put them together is a drum key which is by the way comes with the kit! A little straight forward easy to follow instruction manual is supplied for the inexperienced beginner. It's very helpful if this is you first kit. Once everything is setup correctly, everything works and functions as they should be. Quality: Absolutely superb quality! An entry level kit that is not entry level quality. Tama is one of the most innovative leaders in acoustic drum designs. They hit it right on the money with the new Imperialstar Kit. There are absolutely no cheap parts on this kit. The kit is as good as it gets on this price range and with the right setup it will sound from good to great. And in the end, a drum is a drum is a drum. You don't need a Starclassic! Value: Absolutely fantastic value! It's a COMPLETE READY TO ROCK KIT IN A BOX for a super great price. The Pearl Forum series which is on the same entry level price range only comes with 3 cymbals, a pair of hi-hats and a crash/ride. The Tama Imperialstar comes with complete 4 very high quality and great sounding cymbal set, hi-hats, crash and ride cymbal that comes with an awesome Tama straight/boom stand. I couldn't ask for a better value. And yes I bought it here at Zzounds! Manufacturer Support: I never dealt with the company before and I don't think I will ever need to. The Wow Factor: The Tama Imperialstar looks absolutely beautiful! The vintage red finish is deep, lush and brillaint. Makes me look good when I'm playing. It does have the look of an expensive professional kit. Yes, I would buy another kit again in a heartbeat. Overall: With this level of quality, I don't think I'm going to wear this kit out anytime soon. I play mainly as a hobby now and I think this would last me for a very long time. I seriously feel that it would also hold up to gigs and outdoor performances and I would definitely take it out on a gig. I'm very satisfied with the overall sound, quality, and features of the Tama Imperialstar kit and I'm very happy with it. Thinking about getting a drum kit? Well this is it! You will not be dissapointed.
Style of Music: Metal, Hard Rock, Classic Rock & Blues.
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