Tama, which means "jewel" in Japanese, is part of the Hoshino family of products which also includes Ibanez guitars. They have been producing drums since 1965 originally under the name "Star Drums." Besides drum sets, they also offer a complete line of drum hardware including the legendary "Iron Cobra" series of drum pedals ... [more]
About Tama Drums
Originally conceived as a budget line of drums, in 1979 Hoshino revamped the Star Drum lineup in 1979 with a focus on higher-quality drums and hardware. The company was renamed Tama. They made their mark by being one of the first companies to build heavy-duty hardware and mounting systems that stood up to modern playing styles. Their drum set models include the affordable Silverstar series, the popular Imperialstar series and the pro-quality Starclassic line. They also produce a line of snare drums including the popular Starphonic series and a series of signature snare drums featuring such luminary drummers as Mike Portnoy, Simon Phillips, Stewart Copland, Kenny Arnoff and many others. Tama's Cobra series of drum pedals is considered to be among the top in the industry and features the legendary Iron Cobra and the newer Speed Cobra, introduced in 2010.
Why Buy Your Tama Drums From Sam Ash?
Sam Ash is an fully authorized Tama dealer so you can buy your Tama drums and drum hardware with confidence knowing you will receive a factory-fresh, fully warranteed item. Plus we guarantee that you will get your Tama product at the guaranteed lowest price - and we back that up before and after the sale. Fast, free shipping, too!
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