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Tama PL42S Starclassic Performer 4-Piece Drum Shell Kit

Made with a combination of birch and bubinga, the Tama PL42S Starclassic Performer shells offer a tone that is deep, focused, and the right amount of sweet. (1) Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The distinct and traditional sound of birch has made it the choice of many pro drummers for last thirty years. But TAMA believes it's time to take birch in an entirely different direction. By using bubinga wood for the inner layers of a birch shell, this mixture of birch and bubinga has created a sound with a sweeter and deeper tone which exhibits the focused attack of birch paired with the enhanced lows of bubinga.

Shells(Bubinga + Birch)

- Tom Toms/Floor Tom: 4-ply Birch + 3 inner plies Bubinga, 6mm
- Bass Drum: 5-ply Birch + 3 inner plies Bubinga, 8mm

By using bubinga wood for the inner layer of the birch shell, TAMA has created a chapter in the Starclassic series.

Hybrid tone, which exhibits the focused attack of birch paired with the enhanced lows of bubinga.

Star-Cast Mounting System (US.PAT.NO.5454288)

The Star-Cast Mounting System has always provided maximum resonance and stability for TAMA's pro-drums. A streamlined design makes it easier to position toms closer together for greater ease and comfort than ever before. In addition, a switch to aluminum provides lighter weight and even truer tonal vibration. Last but not least, Star-Cast is now plated to match your drum's shell hardware!

Sliding Tom Holder

Starclassic Performer's tom-holder expands setting flexibility with a sliding connector unit that moves back and forth up to 50mm (2 inches). Simply unloosening one bolt allows you to adjust the proximity of the tom toms. Now any sized drum can be exactly positioned with ease!

Die-Cast Hoops

Hoops not only affect drum tuning; they also affect drum sound. That's why the choice of hoops was so important to the designers of TAMA's professional drum lines. For our Starclassic Series, we choose zinc die-cast hoops, which are manufactured by injecting molten metal into molds. Die-cast hoops have more density and are more consistent in shape than triple flanged hoops, which are manufactured by bending metal plates. Die-cast hoops make tuning more consistent and easier to achieve because the tension bolts always contact the hoop properly. Drums fitted with die-cast hoops also offer crisper attack, clear and resonant highs and much more powerful rim shots.

Claw Hooks

Starclassic Performer B/B's claw hooks feature rubber spacers that help protect wood hoops from damage. The hooks and hoops work as one unit and won't separate or rattle, even on loose tunings.

Bass Drum Spur Bracket

TAMA's MSB30 die-cast bracket holds the spur bracket securely, thanks to the same powerful hinge mechanism used on the MTB30 mounting bracket.Unique memory markers found on the folding spur bracket help simplify set up.

Air Cushioned Floor Tom Legs

Starclassic's Air Pocket(TM) rubber feet feature a special air chamber, that eliminates the transfer of vibrations to the floor (which chokes sustain and sound) and absorbs shock for better playing.

Evans(R) Heads

Evans(R) heads are featured on all Starclassic drums (except bass drum front heads). On the rack and floor toms, Genera G2 2-ply clear batter heads and Genera G1 1-ply clear bottom heads provide both durability and solid sound. Starclassic bass drums are fitted with Genera EQ4 clear batter heads.

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Components
- Bass Drum 1: PLB22EM 18 x 22"
- Tom Tom 1: PLT10A 8 x 10"
- Tom Tom 1: PLT12A 9 x 12"
- Floor Tom 1: PLF16A 14 x 16"
- Double Tom Holder 1: MTH909
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
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