Tama Imperialstar IP52KC 5-Piece Drum Set w/ Hardware & Cymbals

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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. That's how good they really are.

This kit was designed to fit the needs of today's players. The modern sizes give these drums a wider tuning range and tonal color that is 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. The size of these drums are

  • 18"x22" bass drum
  • 5-1/2"x14" snare
  • 8”x10”
  • 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 and consistently and makes and audible difference. Another way Tama improves the tone and resonance of these drums is with their lug design. The Imperialstar lugs are 10% smaller than those of their previous kits. This decreases the amount of weight on the shell and allows it to really breathe.

Tama has made this already excellent kit even better by upgrading to Meinl "HCS" cymbals. These cymbals have excellent stick definition and a lively sound. 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 Stage Master double-braced stands. This includes a HS30W snare stand, HH35W hi hat stand, HC32W cymbal stand, HC33BW boom cymbal stand, and a HT25 drum throne. To top it off, this pedal features 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 IP52KC 5-Piece Drum Set w/ Hardware & Cymbals 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
    5-1/2"x14" Snare Drum
    8”x10” Tom
    9"x12" Tom
    14"x16" Floor Tom
    14" Hi-Hats
    16" Crash
    20" Ride
    HS30W Snare Stand
    HH35W Hi-Hat Stand
    HC32W Cymbal Stand
    HC33BW Boom Cymbal Stand
    HT25 Drum Throne
    Iron Cobra 200 Bass Drum Pedal
    Drum Key
    Owner's Manual
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TamaImperialstar IP52KC 5-Piece Drum Set w/ Hardware & Cymbals
 
4.8

(based on 27 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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  • Good price / value (4)
  • Complete (3)
  • Great hardware (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practice (11)
    • Live (7)
    • Recording (5)
    • CHURCH (4)
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    5.0

    THE PERFECT STARTER KIT!

    By 

    from WHITE PLAINS,NY

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Dependable Hardware
    • Good Shells
    • Meinl Cymbal Pack
    • Most Bang For Buck
    • Very good price point

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Band Practice Kit
      • Home Practice
      • Student Starter Kit

      Comments about Tama Imperialstar IP52KC 5-Piece Drum Set w/ Hardware & Cymbals:

      THIS KIT IS THE BEST STARTER KIT ON THE MARKET.
      THE TAMA IMPERIALSTAR COMES WITH EVERYTHING THE BEGINNER OR STUDENT DRUMMER NEEDS TO BECOME A GREAT DRUMMER! ALL HARDWARE AND MEINL CYMBALS ARE INCLUDED. EVEN THE THRONE IS THROWN IN, WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR!

      I AM A STAFF REVIEWER FOR SAM ASH MUSIC

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Tama in a nutshell

      By 

      from Huntington, New York

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tama Imperialstar IP52KC 5-Piece Drum Set w/ Hardware & Cymbals:

            I've owned a Tama set for about 8 years now and what I've learned about Tama in that time is consistency. From the hardware down to the drum. this set is quite the deal. You're getting a full drum set, full hardware and comparable cymbals. The set itself is powerful, responsive, versatile and your best bang for your buck. You can play virtually any genre with this set. The fact you get a full hardware pack and corresponding cymbals should be a no brainer for any starter-intermediate player.

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

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Very nice set!

            By 

            from Philadelphia, PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great sound
            • High quality hardware

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tama Imperialstar IP52KC 5-Piece Drum Set w/ Hardware & Cymbals:

                Bought this for my 12 year old daughters birthday. She has been doing drums at school for a little while and loves them. This set is VERY nice, it will be great for her as a beginner and should hold her for a while past.

                We had a instructor come out to help tune it after I put it together (pretty easy by the way) and he had some fun with the set. He complimented it as well.

                Highly recommend.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Best entry level set on the market

                By 

                from Indianapolis, IN

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Good Enough To Gig With
                • Name Brand Cymbals
                • Total package

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Beginner

                  Comments about Tama Imperialstar IP52KC 5-Piece Drum Set w/ Hardware & Cymbals:

                  This is the best entry level set I have seen, along with the drums you receive ALL the hardware and name brand Meinl cymbals. The StageMaster double braced hi hat stand, snare drum stand, boom and straight cymbal stands, the NEW Iron Cobra 200 single bass pedal and throne are all included. As a special gift Tama and Meinl have partnered up to include an amazing 14" hi hat, 16" crash and 20" ride package to go along with it, so not only do you have one of the leading manufactures of drums and hardware but you have one of the worlds leading manufactures of cymbals together.

                   
                  5.0

                  Complete KIT

                  By 

                  from Southern California

                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • brand name
                  • Complete

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • CHURCH
                    • Stage

                    Comments about Tama Imperialstar IP52KC 5-Piece Drum Set w/ Hardware & Cymbals:

                    Tama is known for great drums and the benefits of a 100% complete kit this should be your first and last choice. With various colors to chose from every drummer will be happy. The Meinl cymbals sound great and will last any drummer for years. I am a sales associate @ Sam Ash Ontario.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Best Bang for Your Buck!

                    By 

                    from New Haven,CT.

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • All inclusive
                    • One Price

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Gigging
                    • Practice

                    Comments about Tama Imperialstar IP52KC 5-Piece Drum Set w/ Hardware & Cymbals:

                    The Tama Imperialstar is a great package. You get everything you need to start living your dream! With a complete set of drums, all the hardware you'll need, a throne as well as a full set of Meinl cymbals, you'll be ready to rock! With double braced stands for durability & very good cymbals, you couldn't ask for more...
                    I'm a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    The Whole Package!

                    By 

                    from New Haven,CT.

                    Pros

                    • All inclusive

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Gigs
                    • Practice

                    Comments about Tama Imperialstar IP52KC 5-Piece Drum Set w/ Hardware & Cymbals:

                    The Imperialstar is everything you need to get started playing drums right out of the box. You get one of the best selling set of drums available, all the stands you'll need, a throne, as well as a full set of Meinl cymbals! All you need is sticks and a dream!
                    I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    4.0

                    The Most Complete Turn Key Starter Kit

                    By 

                    from Phoenix

                    Staff Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Real Cymbals
                    • Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gig-ready Starter Kit

                      Comments about Tama Imperialstar IP52KC 5-Piece Drum Set w/ Hardware & Cymbals:

                      This is the most complete, gig-ready starter kit available.

                      It has everything you need, in the quality required, to immediately begin gig'ing as a working drummer.

                      It has real shells, real Meinl HCS Cymbals, real hardware and a real sound. The finish options are classy, if slightly subdued, in an effort to not take away from the rest of the band while on stage.

                      All in all, this is my first choice for a beginner who is already in a band and are waiting on the drummer to start gig'ing. No additional gear or upgrades are required to start playing out.

                      I'm a Sales Associate at Sam Ash Music in Phoenix

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                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Tama quality, great price

                      By 

                      from Dallas, TX

                      Staff Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Great Hardware Included
                      • Name Brand Quality
                      • Pro Shell Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Live
                        • Practice

                        Comments about Tama Imperialstar IP52KC 5-Piece Drum Set w/ Hardware & Cymbals:

                        I was pleasantly surprised by the sound of these drums. From low to high, the toms had a powerful sound. The kick drum had all of the boom and thump you expect from Tama drums. What really sets it apart is the great hardware pack that is included. These stands will be a part of your setup long after you have moved on to another drum set!

                        I am a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music.

                         
                        5.0

                        THIS IS THE BEST PLACE TO START!!!

                        By 

                        from sarasota, fl

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Awesome Drums
                        • Best Starter
                        • Solid Cymbals
                        • Solid hardware

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Learning
                          • Performance
                          • Practice

                          Comments about Tama Imperialstar IP52KC 5-Piece Drum Set w/ Hardware & Cymbals:

                          I started playing drums on a Tama and I believe that everyone serious about drumming should start here. If you spend less, you get less quality and more problems. Tama is strong and reliable. The drums sounds great and the hardware is rugged. The Meinl cymbal pack that comes with this kit are durable and sound better than most "starter" cymbals. I am a Sam Ash Associate

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                          • No

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