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Star Bubinga Australian Acacia 7pc Shell Kit
Made in Japan, the flagship STAR series draws upon the knowledge gained from decades of TAMA's expert craftsmanship, and reexamines every detail to enhance shell resonance. The lineup includes the most unique Bubinga, Maple, and Walnut woods the world has to offer.
STAR is the new flagship line for TAMA drums. It takes the knowledge and research we cultivated for the Starclassic series to the next level, by reexamining every detail to enhance shell resonance. STAR Bubinga features a much thinner shell than Starclassic Bubinga. In addition, every shell comes equipped with 9mm thick Sound Focus Rings (SFR) for structural support. This shell configuration provides clear projection and resonance to highlight the distinct sound of Bubinga.
Hold Tight Washers
Die Cast Hoops
Minimum Shell Contact
Quick Lock Tom Brackets
Super Resonant Mounting System.
8x6 Rack Tom
10x7 Rack Tom
12x8 Rack Tom
14x12 Floor Tom
16x14 Floor Tom
5mm, 5ply Bubinga + 1 inner ply Cordia, or 5ply Bubinga + 1 outer ply Australian Acacia + 1 inner Ply Cordia for SAC/PBA, or 4ply Bubinga + 1 outer ply Indian Laurel + 1 inner ply Cordia for LNTI, or 4ply Bubinga + 1 outer & 1 inner ply Cordia for CDKG/CDKR, w/ 9mm Sound Focus Rings
Bubinga wood, which TAMA introduced to the market, has become increasingly popular as a drum shell material. Because of their ultra-high density, Bubinga shells provide rich, fat low end as well as deep, dark tones. STAR Bubinga shells are crafted to be much thinner than their Starclassic counterparts. All the shells are 4.5mm thick, including the bass drums and snare drums. These thinner shells allow the Bubinga material to vibrate more freely, which greatly enhances resonance. All STAR Bubinga shells feature 9mm thick Sound Focus Rings (SFR), which provide clear projection and sustain for a distinct sound, as well as reinforcement.
Tom Toms & Floor Toms: REMO® Coated Ambassador for Batter Side / REMO® Clear Ambassador for Bottom Side
Bass Drums: REMO® Coated Powerstroke 3 for Batter Side / REMO® Fiberskyn Powerstroke 3 Diplomat for Front Side
Snare Drums: REMO® Coated Ambassador for Batter Side / REMO® Snare Ambassador for Snare Side
Hold Tight washers are designed to prevent the tension rods from loosening. They consist of a cup-shaped stainless steel washer which contains a rubber ring. Vibration caused from striking a drum creates space between tension rods and hoops, which can cause the tension rods to loosen over time. The rubber rings on our Hold Tight washers help absorb the impact of vibration and keeps tension rods in constant contact with the hoops to prevent loosening.
Hoops are a crucial element to a drum's sound and ease of tuning. STAR drums feature die-cast zinc hoops, which are manufactured by injecting molten metal into molds. Die-cast hoops are denser and more consistent in shape than triple-flanged hoops, which are manufactured by bending metal plates.
Sonically, die-cast hoops provide crisper attack, greater projection and a more focused and powerful tone. Die-cast hoops also make tuning easier and keep drums in tune longer because of their density and consistency in shape. These hoops combine with the rich, resonant STAR drum shells for a very well-balanced, full-bodied sound.
Every piece of hardware that is attached to shells affects the resonance and sound of the drums. In developing the STAR drum line, every detail was carefully considered to maximize resonance and optimize sound.
The newly designed lugs for STAR drums have a luxurious, sophisticated look, as well as an extremely low mass bridge construction for minimum shell contact. The bass drum claw hooks follow the same principle by "floating" on the surface of the bass drum hoops. STAR drums also feature an imprinted badge and small wooden air hole grommet which further reduce the weight of materials on the shell and improve resonance and sound.