With nearly 40 years of drum building experience, TAMA knows what drummers really want. Which is why TAMA has the set you need, want, and can afford no matter how long you've been playing drums or what budget you have to work with.
Tama have completely rethought what an entry level drum kit can be. A bit like taking the engine apart and hot rodding it, Tama examined every component of the Imperialstar with the highest quality used throughout.
TAMA Precision Bearing
A drum's bearing edge is one of the most important components in drum
sound. Our advanced edge-cutting process provides extremely precise
bearing edges - which allow TAMA shells to ring openly and fully, and
provide a wide range of tune ability, sensitivity and response.
Wraps-glued to the shell
Some drum companies only affix their wraps to the drum shell by taping
the finish at "selected contact points". At TAMA, all of our wrapped
finishes are glued to the shell 100% to eliminate warping, buzzing or
lifting. This process allows the shell to resonate fully and
consistently. It's more work, but it's worth it. A difference you can
see and hear!
Original Small Lugs
Imperialstar lugs are 10% smaller than the lugs of our previous
Swingstar Series for even 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. In addition,
since Accu-Tune hoops use tension bolts instead of clawhooks and
T-rods, head changes and packing up are a breeze.
Imperialstar spur brackets provide maximum durability and stability.
TAMA L-Rod and Omnisphere tom holder systems have received acclaim from
drummers for over 25 years. These systems offer easy positioning,
maximum flexibility, stability and greater sound than standard designs
which penetrate the shell interior and can inhibit resonance.
The eye-bolt structure is rock solid, holding the toms in place
Iron Cobra 200Pedal
& STAGE MASTER Hardware Stands
Imperialstar hardware is heavily influenced by our high-end "Roadpro"
hardware series. These stands provide stability, ease-of-use, and
durability at an affordable price.
MEINL HCS Cymbals
Imperialstar all-in-one "READY-TO-ROCK" packages not only have
everything you need to rock, you'll rock better with HCS genuine brass
cymbals from Meinl®, the cymbal maker of choice for many of today's new