Innovative hybrid shells. Gorgeous lacquer finish. This is the result of rigorous testing. The Tama Starclassic Walnut / Birch 5 piece shell pack WBS52RZS-LPO provides a superior, full sound across the spectrum. Enhanced low - mid frequencies add a saturated wave of warmth and punch. The shells are made from a hybrid blend of walnut and birch, which is unique to the Starclassic series. The birch helps to add extra bite and a cutting attack to balance perfectly with the full-bodied walnut tone.
Finished with a funky and striking Phantasm Oyster lacquer, the Starclassic Walnut / Birch is a drumkit of exquisite tone and appearance. Experience the unique tone and solid design now available with the Tama Starclassic.
Please Note: Cymbals, stands, and snare are not included.
Product Ref: 130008
The Starclassic Walnut / Birch is the result of extensive experimentation by Tama to find exceptional drum tone. The tom shells are made from 6mm 4-ply European birch, with a 2-ply inner layer of American black walnut. This combination provides superior quality warmth and richness, with the solid attack of birch for uncompromising tone. The die-cast hoops wrap it up nicely to bring controlled sustain and more clarity to the overall tone. These drums produce a focused attack that would bring great distinction to any musical ensemble.
To add to the balanced sound provided by the shell construction, the bass drum features 22'' x 16'' dimensions. This provides the perfect balance of punch and boom. Not too staccato, just the right amount of resonance. The shell also features a thicker 8mm 5-ply outer layer in contrast to the toms. The Starclassic Walnut / Birch is the ideal choice for the professional drummer looking for a high-quality, focused, and rich tone for their groove sessions, whatever the style may be.
Tama have often been at the forefront of hardware innovation. The Starclassic series is no exception. Tama quick-lock tom brackets make setting up your toms easier than ever before. Once the drum is positioned, it saves your drum position without the need for separate memory locks. The quick-lock tom bracket also features rubber lining to isolate the drums and enhance resonance.
Cushioned floor tom legs keep drums firmly positioned and protected. Designed with a special air chamber that absorbs shock and helps eliminate the transfer of vibrations to the floor, they provide a more comfortable playing experience.
Tama's die-cast hoops are some of the best hoops around. Manufactured by injecting molten zinc into moulds, they are denser and more consistent in shape than triple-flanged hoops. This careful process helps refine a crisp, clear, and focused attack, with powerful rimshots. Not only do they provide a superior playing experience, but they also provide more consistent tuning because of the greater contact between the tension rods and hoop.
With up to 40 years within the drum industry, Tama has developed a unique brand that prioritises both great tonal quality and outstanding aesthetics. With an eclectic list of artists on their roster, Tama have consistently delivered high-quality percussion to a multitude of musicians over the years. This extensive list includes the likes of Animals as Leaders Drummer Matt Garstka, Anthrax's Charlie Benante, ZZ Top's Frank Beard and Kendrick Lamar's Rico Nichols. Tama drums accentuate each individual's specific nuanced style of playing and incidentally give the player unparalleled tone and versatility.