Tama Superstar drum sets are one of the most important introductions in the Tama's history. Superstar represents as radical a departure as Tama's Starclassic Performer did, which brought the entire intermediate drum set category back to life. With die-cast hoops and Star-Cast mounting and meticulous made shells, Superstar represents an completely new class and category of drums.
All Superstars feature zinc die-cast hoops and the Star-Cast mounting system. Also notable is use of high-tension lugs, which have been updated with a low-mass, low contact design Tama calls 'Sound Bridge.'
The drums are the first products from Tama's new factory in mainland China.
Birch & Basswood Shells
Bass Drum: 7ply, 7mm
Tom Tom, Floor Tom & Snare Drum: 6ply, 6mm
Tama's highest priority feature when developing the new Superstar series was sound. Superstar shells use birch for the main inner plies for strong projection and aggressive open sound. To enhance Superstar's great looks, basswood, with its excellent consistency and regular grain patterns, is utilized for the inner plies on all Superstar shells as well as the outer plies on Superstar Custom SL. Precisely cut bearing edges bring out the great response and powerful resonance of these superbly crafted shells.
No other drum embodies pro features at an affordable price like Superstar.
In a first for this price range, Superstar is equipped with the same zinc die-cast hoops featured on Starclassic drums. Die-cast hoops not only make tuning easier and more consistent, they also provide crisp attack, clear and resonant highs, and much more powerful rim shots.
Star-Cast Mounting System
All Superstar rack toms are fitted with the same Star-Cast Mounting System as Starclassic drums. This unique system offers total tom isolation and unhindered shell resonance without the adverse effect on tuning or complicated head changes found in less advanced suspension designs.
Sound Bridge High-Tension Lug
The Sound Bridge high-tension, low-mass lug was specifically designed for Superstar. Sound Bridge's unique structure looks much like a traditional high-tension lug, but the body of the lug "floats" over the shell to minimize shell contact so the drum can resonate to its fullest. However, Sound Bridge still offers all the benefits of the traditional high-tension lug: it offsets the tension of the batter side and bottom side heads, reduces the stress on the shell, and provides greater protection to the drum shell during transport.
Power Craft Drumheads
All Superstar's "Power Craft" drum heads ensure a great sound practically right out of the box! Batter side heads are made of Dupont Mylar film for richer tone and greater durability. Ring mufflers on bass drum heads remove the need for extra internal muffling.
All Superstar's catalog kits come standard with upgraded Roadpro cymbal stands. The toothless "Quick-set" cymbal tilter lets you adjust the angle freely and hold it in position by the friction of six metal disc plates instead of gears. You're completely free to adjust it to any angle you desire. This mechanism also has a more durable structure than the conventional gear tilter.
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