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TAMA Starclassic Performer B/B 4-Piece Shell Pack with Quilted Bubinga Outer Ply

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This Tama Starclassic Performer B/B is a 4-piece drum shell pack that provides sweet and deep hybrid tone, exhibiting the focused attack of birch pai...Click To Read More About This Product

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Focused attack of birch paired with rich lows that only bubinga delivers.

This Tama Starclassic Performer B/B is a 4-piece drum shell pack that provides sweet and deep hybrid tone, exhibiting the focused attack of birch paired with the enhanced lows of bubinga.

This Tama shell pack includes a 22" x 18" kick drum, 10" x 8" and 12" x 9" toms, and a 16" x 14" floor tom. The tom shells are 6mm thick with 4 outer plies of birch, and 3 inner plies of bubinga. The kick drum shell is 8mm thick with 5 outer plies of birch, and 3 inner plies of bubinga. The MTH909 slideable tom-holder gives you nearly limitless setting flexibility.

The Tama Star-Cast Mounting System has always provided maximum resonance and stability for Tama's pro drums. Now it has a more streamlined designed, making it easier to position tom drums closer together. In addition, a switch to aluminum provides lighter weight and even truer tonal vibration. Star-Cast is also now plated to match your drum's shell hardware.

Tama Starclassic Performer's completely redesigned 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.

Hoops not only affect drum tuning, they also affect drum sound. That's why the choice of hoops is so important to the designers of Tama's professional drum lines. For the Starclassic Performer B/B, Tama chose 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.

Starclassic'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.

Tama's MSB30 die-cast bass drum spur brackets hold 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.

Starclassic's Air Pocket 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 drum heads are featured on all Tama Starclassic Performer 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.

Cymbals, snare and hardware not included.

FEATURES
Configuration
  • Bass drum(s): 22" x 18"
  • Tom(s): 10" x 8", 12" x 9"
  • Floor tom(s): 16" x 14"
  • Snare: Not applicable
  • Total pieces: 4
  • Hardware: Not applicable
  • Cymbals: Not applicable
Shells
  • Shell material: Blended
  • Construction: Multi-ply
  • Thickness (mm): Multiple
  • Bearing edge: 45
  • Reinforcement ring: Not applicable
Drum Hardware
  • Material: Multiple
  • Mounts: Suspended
  • Hoops: Zinc
  • Lugs: Standard
Other
  • Heads: Branded
  • Finish type: Lacquer
  • Country of origin: China

A winning combination of birch and bubinga. Order today.

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TamaStarclassic Performer B/B 4-Piece Shell Pack with Quilted Bubinga Outer Ply
 
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5.0

Starclassics just plain rock!

By Redlinez

from Apex, NC

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Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Huge Tone
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tama Starclassic Performer B/B 4-Piece Shell Pack with Quilted Bubinga Outer Ply:

      My favorite drums ever were my 06 Starclassic performer birch drums. These might just be better, still experimenting with them. Put the Emad batter on, waiting for Emad reso to come from MF. The finish is spectacular, especially for the price. There is a definite difference between the lesser expensive drums and these. Feels cool to own one of ten kits in this config!

       
      5.0

      Great Value For The Money

      By tcarttn

      from TN

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Beautiful finish
      • Easy to tune
      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues

        Comments about Tama Starclassic Performer B/B 4-Piece Shell Pack with Quilted Bubinga Outer Ply:

        Bought these after seeing them marked down nearly 55%. Had a damage issue with the initial shipment but Isaac at Musicians Friend was exceptional to work with and went the extra mile to make sure I was taken care of and to get the problem resolved. That being said now on to the drums. My initial reaction when seeing the first piece was WOW. Mine are the Mocha Burst and the pictures do not do this finish justice. I'm sure they won't pop under the lights like one of the sparkle or more colorful finishes but matched with the black nickle rims/hardware these things look line a piece of art. I've played for around 30+ years and this is the nicest kit I have purchased so far. I've always bought 2nd hand to beat around in clubs with. These tuned up very quickly and sound really great with the heads supplied. I used the stock heads on the kick and with no muffling whatsoever inside the drum it sounds awesome. Great projection, attack, and bottom end. For acoustic gigs it will sound great. I may end up porting/muffling once I get to where I need to mic it up but for now, in my living room, it's awesome. The neighbors probably diagree though. I'm sure with time I'll change the kick heads out with the Emad's (which are on my Pearl 20" kick and love em). Overall for the price these were on sale for, I don't think I could have bought anything I would have been satisfied with any more than these.

         
        5.0

        I recommend this product + place to buy

        By Nick

        from Spring, Tx.

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        Pros

        • Great quality
        • Great Sound
        • More Than We Expected

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Tama Starclassic Performer B/B 4-Piece Shell Pack with Quilted Bubinga Outer Ply:

          Great product, worthy for the price. Great place to buy !! Awesome service, Shipping and communication. Very bad loan and financial services

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