Tama Imperialstar 4-Piece Drum Set w/ Cymbals & Hardware, Hairline Blue

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4.7

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The Tama Imperialstar is a great kit for players of all ages and skill levels. This kit also comes complete with stands and cymbals, making it the perfect starter set.

With over 40 years in the business, Tama knows exactly what drummers want. A quality kit that isn't going to put them in the poor house. Keeping this in mind, Tama built the Imperialstar to deliver outstanding tonal quality at a price anyone can afford. Seriously, this may be the most affordable drum set to ever incorporate so many high-end features. Every aspect of these drums was meticulously examined, reexamined, and then improved upon before it was considered worthy of carrying the Tama name. This is exactly why you can enjoy these drums as a complete novice or a seasoned pro.

This kit was designed to fit the needs of today's players. The modern sizes give these drums a wider tuning range with added tonal clarity, making it incredible versatile. The 6-ply, 7.5mm, 100% Poplar drum shells deliver a full, warm tone with a medium attack and a bold, loud personality. These drums also have precision cut bearing edges which allow them resonate fully while providing a wide tuning range and incredible response. Sizes are…

  • 18"x22" Bass Drum
  • 5"x14" Snare Drum
  • 9"x12" Tom
  • 14"x16" Floor Tom

These drums also feature fully glued finishes which eliminates warping, buzzing or lifting. This process takes more work, but allows the shell to resonate fully which makes an audible difference. Another way Tama improves the tone and resonance of these drums is with their new lug design. The Imperialstar lugs are 10% smaller than those of their previous kits. This decreases the amount of weight on the shell, allowing the drum to really breathe.

To compliment this killer set of drums, Tama is giving you a set of Meinl "HCS" cymbals to go along with it. These cymbals have a lively sound with excellent stick definition. The heavier weights and larger bells of these new cymbals offer brighter sounds, higher pitch and cut way more than their predecessors. This kit includes a pair of 14" hi-hats, a 16" crash, and a 20" ride.

As if all of this wasn't enough, this kit also comes with a full set of Tama Stage Master double-braced hardware. This includes a MTH900B double tom holder, HH35W hi-hat stand, HS30W snare stand, HC33BW boom cymbal stand, HC32W straight cymbal stand, HT25 drum throne, and an Iron Cobra 200 bass drum pedal.

The Tama Iron Cobra 200 is a great variation of everybody’s favorite pedal. This single chain driven pedal has many of the same features you’ve come to know and love about the original Iron Cobra. It features the same power glide cam, para clamp, dual sided beater, adjustable beater angle, adjustable spring tension and spring tight. The power glide cam is Tama’s most popular cam design. This gives you unrivaled speed and power as well as an incredibly smooth stroke. The para clamp provides rock solid stability that guarantees to hold up for even the heaviest hitters. The dual sided beater allows you to choose between the heavy, sharp attach of a hard plastic beater or the warmer, open tones of a felt beater. The adjustable beater angle really allows you to set this pedal up any way you want. The adjustable spring tension and spring tight locking mechanism guarantee precise and stable settings.

Warranty: Five Years on Drum Shell / One Year on Drum Hardware and Drum Finishes / 30 Days on Bass Drum Hoops

Get your Tama Imperialstar 4-Piece Drum Set w/ Cymbals & Hardware, Hairline Blue today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

WARNING:  This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm.

Things You Will Get:

    18"x22" Bass Drum
    5 " Snare Drum
    9"x12" Tom
    14"x16" Floor Tom
    Meinl HCS 14" Hi-Hats
    Meinl HCS 16" Crash
    Meinl HCS 20" Ride
    MTH900B Double Tom Holder
    HH35W Hi-Hat Stand
    HP200P Iron Cobra Bass Drum Pedal
    HS30W Snare Stand
    HC33BW Boom Cymbal Stand
    HC32W Straight Cymbal Stand
    HT25 Drum Throne
    Drum Key
    Owner's Manual
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Series Imperialstar
Model IP42GCHLB

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TamaImperialstar 4-Piece Drum Set w/ Cymbals & Hardware, Hairline Blue
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

100%

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      5.0

      Awesome Sounding Drum Set

      By 

      from Phoenix, AZ

      Staff Reviewer

      Comments about Tama Imperialstar 4-Piece Drum Set w/ Cymbals & Hardware, Hairline Blue:

      The Tama Imperialstar 4-Piece Drum Set w/ Cymbals & Hardware, Hairline Blue is probably the best under low budget drum sets you will ever play. Tama has been making great drums for as long as they've made drums and this Imperialstar is no exception. You will love to play this kit. This is a real hands on review by Rick @ Sam Ash, Phoenix

       
      5.0

      Great Drum Set!

      By 

      from nyc

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great sound
      • Portable
      • Rockin

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Tama Imperialstar 4-Piece Drum Set w/ Cymbals & Hardware, Hairline Blue:

          Nice affordable drum set. Everything you need to start rocking. Great quality for the price. I would recommend to a friend.

          This is a real hands on review by Jeremy @ Sam Ash, NYC.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          7865DC

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          from KOP

          Staff Reviewer

          Comments about Tama Imperialstar 4-Piece Drum Set w/ Cymbals & Hardware, Hairline Blue:

          Great product. Easy to use, easy to setup. Great sound. Nice functionality. Great deal for the price. Lots of fun.
          "This is a real hands on product review from Dave @ Sam Ash KOP"

           
          5.0

          Great Sounding Entry Kit!

          By 

          from Cleveland, OH

          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Complete Kit
          • Great sound
          • Quality Entry-level

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Learning
            • Live Performances
            • Practice
            • Recording

            Comments about Tama Imperialstar 4-Piece Drum Set w/ Cymbals & Hardware, Hairline Blue:

            Best complete entry level drum kit on the market. Comes with Meinl HCS cymbals. Good solid warm tones. Quality comparable to Pearl Export. This has been a hands on review by Sam Ash Music Cleveland.

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            5.0

            Tama for Beginners

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            from Cleveland, OH

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Hardware
            • Qulaity
            • Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Beginner
              • First time
              • Practice

              Comments about Tama Imperialstar 4-Piece Drum Set w/ Cymbals & Hardware, Hairline Blue:

              Tama is already known for quality, but this kit stands out as a great beginner set that doesn't hold back on the quality. Beautiful tone and strong shells make this a perfect find for someone starting out on a kit from scratch. Coming with all the needed hardware it makes a great addition to any home practice space.

              This is a hands-on product review from Blake @ Sam Ash Cleveland

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              5.0

              Great sound and look!

              By 

              from Columbus, OH

              Staff Reviewer

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                    Comments about Tama Imperialstar 4-Piece Drum Set w/ Cymbals & Hardware, Hairline Blue:

                    This kit is fantastic for seasoned veterans and beginners alike. Also, those in need of an inexpensive practice kit Hardware and cymbals included. Great foundation to build on. Tonewoods are warm and full. Great construction. Blue finish is really nice and contemporary. Awesome kit to play.

                    This is a real hands on product review from Christian @ Sam Ash Columbus.

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                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect Stater Set

                    By 

                    from San Antonio, TEJAS

                    Pros

                    • Complete
                    • Good Looking
                    • Great sounding
                    • Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practice
                      • Second Kit

                      Comments about Tama Imperialstar 4-Piece Drum Set w/ Cymbals & Hardware, Hairline Blue:

                      A complete kit that does not suck. Ussually when you get a kit that is "complete" there is always something that comes up short so as to keep it less than perfect. Not with this kit. The Meinl cymbals sound like cymbals not pie pans. The drums tune up and sound great. All the hardware you need is include, even the thrown! On top of that, the Hairline Blue is gorgeous!

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                      5.0

                      Imperialstar

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                      from Cinci,OH

                      Staff Reviewer

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                            Comments about Tama Imperialstar 4-Piece Drum Set w/ Cymbals & Hardware, Hairline Blue:

                            A superb kit under $700 which includes everything! You really cant beat that! Tama continuously steps up their game in delivering quality products at any level from the beginner to professional musician!
                            Staff Writer @ Sam Ash

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                            5.0

                            Great sounding kit!

                            By 

                            from Lombard, IL.

                            Staff Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Great brand
                            • Great finish
                            • Quality Tones

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Live
                              • Practice
                              • Recording

                              Comments about Tama Imperialstar 4-Piece Drum Set w/ Cymbals & Hardware, Hairline Blue:

                              Tama has been one of the top names in drums for many years and this kit does not disappoint. This drum kit is complete with quality double braced hardware and Meinl cymbals! Very cool finish as well! The tones are very open, clear and the drums are very easy to tune. From a beginner to a full on pro could get the most out of the this kit.

                              This is a real hands on product review from Chris @ Sam Ash Lombard

                               
                              5.0

                              Incredible value beginner kit

                              By 

                              from Lombard, IL

                              Staff Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Good Value
                              • Great quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Performing
                                • Practice

                                Comments about Tama Imperialstar 4-Piece Drum Set w/ Cymbals & Hardware, Hairline Blue:

                                The Tama Imperialstar is a great kit for any beginner. Unlike most other kits, this drum set includes all the hardware and cymbals you need. Even though this is an entry level kit, the shells are built very well and produce a great tone. The included Meinl cymbals sound great as well. The addition of solid hardware make this a fantastic value.

                                This is a real hands on product review from Max @ Sam Ash Lombard

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