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Scott_Hurford
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Post Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:57 am

what is your favorite sounding Tama drums?

Starclassic Maple?
Starclassic B/B?
Starclassic B/B EFX?

or perhaps one of the lower level models?... i want to know your opinions on Tama drums :roll:
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Post Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:32 pm

I really like the Tama Rockstar Custom(discontinued) as I am a fan of the mahagony shells, but I would say for upper end go for the Starclassic Maple.
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Post Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:51 pm

i'm looking into buying a Tama superstar kit, whats are everyone's thoughts on these kits?
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Post Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:56 pm

superstars are excellent sets. i personally like the performers and the bubingas (id really like to try a full set thats set up right, but from what ive heard theyre awesome) but the superstars are amazing drums for the money. if you cant spring for the performers then the superstars are an excellent choice.
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Post Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:34 pm

I know it's all about money at the end of the day, but i just bought a Starclassic Performer Birch Bubinga and it's got some serious balls! It's also got some great tones to it when required too.

I love it and am SO glad I chose that kit. I couldn't be happier!
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Post Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:35 pm

I bought the Starclassic Maple kit some months ago, and I can't imagine playing on anything else.
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Post Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:44 pm

I currently have 100% birch Performers and love them to death. I don't think I'll ever want to sell them. Great quality(I have an older, Japanese model), stunning finish, lots of tone and power.
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Post Thu Jan 04, 2007 4:24 pm

tama make food shells but there service sucks. i ordered a starclassic in custom sizes and the delivery just kept getting put back and after 7 months i lost patience. i purchased a DW instead out of frustration
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Post Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:17 pm

I've got the 9-piece double bass Rockstar set with an extra 8" tom and I thought it sounded great until I played a Starclassic Maple.
...but if I got a new set, and could afford any line, I'd go with birch.
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Post Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:39 am

I have a Swingstar set....
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I don't have the money.... *sigh*
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Post Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:48 am

my Granstars are making me happy in the studio right now~
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Post Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:52 am

phoenix7289 wrote:I have a Swingstar set....
=(
I don't have the money.... *sigh*


swingstars can sound great with the right heads and tuning...dont be ashamed to play a low end set when you can blow people away with the sound. a lot of people complemented me on my set when i changed the heads to coated g2s/g1s. the toms are deep and punchy and the bass with the emad is powerful and boomy. the snare is the weakest point on the set but my spaun covers that....
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Post Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:33 am

anavrinIV wrote:
phoenix7289 wrote:I have a Swingstar set....
=(
I don't have the money.... *sigh*


swingstars can sound great with the right heads and tuning...dont be ashamed to play a low end set when you can blow people away with the sound. a lot of people complemented me on my set when i changed the heads to coated g2s/g1s. the toms are deep and punchy and the bass with the emad is powerful and boomy. the snare is the weakest point on the set but my spaun covers that....


Well I don't use the snare. I bought an Artwood. My tom toms, no matter how much I tighten them, always want to just fall kinda... down, and end up hitting the bass drum... *sigh* I personally would rather have AT LEAST a rockstar... but I'll go for a superstar. Because the swingstar doesn't have the Starcast mounting or w.e for the tom-toms. And I do need new heads.
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Post Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:23 am

phoenix7289 wrote:My tom toms, no matter how much I tighten them, always want to just fall kinda... down, and end up hitting the bass drum....


It sounds like you have some stripping in the threads. You should be able to get this fixed by the tech at a drum shop.
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Post Sun Jan 07, 2007 1:03 pm

i would prefer to play a starclassic the sound of the kit was amazing
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