Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Drum Set with Cymbals Review
The Tama Imperialstar 5-piece Standard Drum Set is the most affordable Tama drum kit ever to incorporate so many high-end features.
Tama knows what drummers really want. Which is why, no matter how long you’ve been playing the drums, no matter what budget you have to work with, Tama has the set you need and can afford. Every aspect of the modern drum kit was exhaustively examined and reexamined and then improved before it was accepted as part of the Imperialstar design. If you start playing Imperialstar now as a beginner, you’ll still enjoy playing it when you’ve achieved pro-status. That’s how good these drums are.
Only Tama Imperialstar comes with a complete set of Meinl HCS cymbals. These high-quality brass cymbals are made in Germany and are sonically matched so they sound great when played together. The set includes 14″ hi-hats, and an 18″ crash-ride cymbal.
Tama Drum Shells:100% poplar 6-ply/7.5mm
Poplar wood has been used in making drum shells for over 50 years. You get a full, warm tone combined with medium attack.
100% Glued Finishes
At Tama, all wrapped finishes are glued to the shell 100% to eliminate warping, buzzing, or lifting. This process allows the shell to resonate fully and consistently.
Precise Bearing Edges
The bearing edge is one of the most important components in drum sound. Tama’s advanced edge-cutting process provides extremely precise bearing edges—this allows Tama shells to ring openly and fully, and provide a wide range of tuneability, sensitivity, and response.
Original Small Lugs
Imperialstar lugs are 10% smaller than the lugs of Tama’s previous Swingstar Series for greater shell resonance.
Accu-Tune Bass Drum Hoops
A special-formulation hi-tech material offers lighter weight and faster, more stable, tuning than traditional metal hoops. These hoops look great
The eye-bolt structure is rock solid, holding the toms in place securely.
100% poplar 6-ply/7.5mm shells
Precise bearing edges
100% glued finishes
Original small lugs
Accu-tune bass drum hoops
Great beginner set and will stay relevant as the beginner progresses to intermediate status. Tama produces high quality drum sets at very affordable prices. High quality is their trademark. Couple this set with the Meinl HCS cymbals and you have a great, ready-to-play set.