Tama Imperialstar Complete 6-Piece Drum Set


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The TAMA Imperialstar IS62C “2-up & 2-down” 6-piece drum set comes COMPLETE with every essential drum, stand, pedal and cymbal. It only needs YOU! In a variety of Hi-Gloss finishes!

With over 40 years of experience, TAMA knows what drummers really want. Which is why TAMA has the set drummers need, want, and can afford no matter how long they have been playing drums or what budget they have to work with. In recent times, TAMA has been offering the most affordable drum set to ever incorporate so many high-end features - Imperialstar. Every aspect of the modern drum set was exhaustively examined, reexamined and then improved before it was accepted as part of the Imperialstar design. That is why, if you start playing Imperialstar drums now as a beginner, you'll still be enjoying them when you've achieved pro status. That's how good these groundbreaking drums are.

And this new and updated version responds to the evolution of modern music and the desires of drummers by reducing the size of the toms. The new sizes play and respond more brightly, with a higher range of pitches and tonal color. And speaking of color, the set comes in high-gloss, durable wrap finish colors including Black, Midnight Mist, Vintage Red, Midnight Blue and Ocean Blue Mist.

The TAMA Imperialstar IS52KC is price-wise an “entry level” drum set but is built with all the craftsmanship and sound quality of more advanced kits. It's also ideal if you're a gigging musician seeking a more affordable set. Tama has enhanced this already excellent kit by upgrading to MEINL "HCS" cymbals including a pair of 14" hi-hats, a 16" crash and a 20" ride. This kit has everything else you'll need to play. The drum set includes an 18"x22" bass drum, a matching 5-1/2"x14" wood snare, 8”x10” and 9"x12" mounted toms with the great Omni-Ball double tom holder, 12”x14” and 14"x16" floor toms, a snare stand, hi-hat stand, straight cymbal stand, boom cymbal stand plus a bass drum pedal and a drum throne.

This “2-up, 2-down” drum set version that gives you two bass drum-mounted toms and two floor toms is a configuration of drums appreciated and well-used by many drummers, from the Big Band Era up to modern hard rock and heavy metal styles. You don’t always have to use both floor toms, particularly if space is limited, but when your music calls for it, it can be a great thing to have that extra “voice” to use to play extended tom fills and to have additional tonal options. It’s only a modest additional cost over the 5-piece version besides it being very difficult to find a 6-piece, double floor tom set of the Imperialstar level of quality and affordability. Our suggestion is to go for it, if you can!

The TAMA Imperialstar drum sets, because they come so well-thought-out and complete with everything needed to play, have become a very popular drum set to be installed in public schools, music instruction studios and churches. TAMA takes the headache out of assembling individual components by putting a perfect package together and this is something that PARENTS appreciate as well, when shopping for a drum set for a deserving drum student.

Here are the details:

The Imperialstar IS52KC includes the following drums:

  • 18x22" bass drum

  • 5-1/2”x14" snare

  • 8”x10” tom

  • 9”x12" tom

  • 12”x14” floor tom

  • 14”x16" floor tom

And includes these Stage Master double-braced stands and pedal:

  • HS30W snare stand

  • HH35W hi hat stand

  • HC32W cymbal stand

  • HC33BW boom cymbal stand

  • HP30 bass pedal

  • HT25 drum throne

And this matched set of Meinl HCS Cymbals:

  • 14" hi-hat cymbals (pair)

  • 16" crash cymbal

  • 20" ride cymbal

6-ply, 7.5mm 100% Poplar drum shells: Poplar wood has been used in making drum shells for over 50 years. It offers a full, warm tone, medium attack and a bold, loud personality.

Fully Glued Finishes: Some drum companies only attach the finish to the drum shell by taping it at select contact points. The TAMA Imperialstar drums have coats that are fully glued to the shell without gaps to eliminate warping, buzzing or lifting. This process takes more work, but allows the shell to resonate fully and consistently and the makes and audible difference! The set comes in high-gloss colors including Black, Midnight Mist, Vintage Red, Midnight Blue and Ocean Blue Mist.

Better Batter Side Drum heads: Batter side heads are made of clear Dupont Mylar film (250 microns thick) for richer tone and greater durability. Ring mufflers on bass drum heads remove the need for additional internal muffling.

TAMA-Logo Front Bass Drum Head: Everyone who knows anything about drums respects the name of TAMA. You will be proud of the TAMA Logo on the bass drum front head and the respect you will get for playing a TAMA drum set!

Cymbals: More than a symbolic improvement, for this Imperialstar IS52C4, Tama upgraded to higher quality Meinl brass cymbals that feature greater stick definition and livelier sound. The heavier weights and larger bells of these new cymbals offer brighter sounds, higher pitch and more cut than their predecessors Check out the 20" ride cymbal bell, which has absolutely amazing cut! The hammer marks and brilliant finish provide an appearance that is as impressive and professional as the sound.

Noiseless Design Hardware: The Imperialstar kit includes TAMA Stagemaster stands carefully designed to eliminate unnecessary noise. A special rubber cap at the end of the upper tube eliminates swaying and rattling, and a special nylon sleeve underneath the die-cast joint of the base section further reduces vibration and swaying.

Drum Throne HT25: The Imperialstar Drum Set features a great Tama HT25 throne with more height adjustment flexibility than previous models. It is also more comfortable with its larger 13" diameter seat.

Escape Claws: The "Escape Claws" rubber cushions support the snare drum by "floating" on the metal support arms for improved resonance. In addition, they help reduce fatigue by softening the impact on your arms and wrists while playing the snare drum.

Hi-hat Stand HH35W “Spare-The-Rod” Hi-hat Rod Protector: No more hi-hat rods getting bent out of shape during transport! With Spare-The-Rod, you can save your hi-hat rod from the rigors of the road by packing it in the specially designed upper tube section of the stand.

HP30 Bass Drum Pedal: A Better Beater: Remarkably for a set of its price range, the Imperialstar includes an HP30 pedal with adjustable beater/footboard angles, a new spring tension adjustment, and a dual sided beater. Inspired by the Iron Cobra "Spring Tight" feature the pedal has a specially shaped nut that prevents the spring unit from loosening. The dual sided beater lets you switch easily between the sound of a nylon beater and a felt surface. You expect to pay extra for this pedal, but the Tama Imperialstar set is all about value.

Precision Bearing Edge: The bearing edge of a drum shell is one of the most important components in drum sound. Tama uses a cutting edge edge-cutting to make extremely precise bearing edges allowing the shells to ring openly and fully, and provide a wide range of tuneability, sensitivity and response.

New Design Lugs: The new Imperialstar set lugs are 10% smaller than those of the previous similar series for even greater shell resonance.

Accu-Tune Bass Drum Hoop: 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 claw hooks and T-rods, head changes and packing up are a breeze.

HH35W Hi-Hat Stand: The Hi-Hat stand features a foot pedal that can be rotated around the tripod base, to greatly expand floor space and set-up flexibility. The scooped Safety Seat adds more stability to the bottom cymbal and can be adjusted for changes in hi-hat tone. Since the felt is fixed to the seat, it cannot be lost during transport.

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

Get your TAMA Imperialstar Complete 6-iece Drum Set with Hardware & MEINL Cymbals from Sam Ash Direct today, with fast, free shipping at the guaranteed lowest price. Sam Ash Direct gives you the security of more than 87 years of experience, 24/7 customer support and the Sam Ash Direct 45/60 day return / price protection policy. You cannot go wrong!

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

Things You Will Get:

  • 18x22" Bass Drum
  • 5-1/2”x14" Snare Drum
  • 8”x10” Tom
  • 9”x12" Tom
  • 12”x14” Floor Tom
  • 14”x16" Floor Tom
  • HS30W Snare Stand
  • HH35W Hi Hat Stand
  • HC32W Cymbal Stand
  • HC33BW Boom Cymbal Stand
  • HP30 Bass Pedal
  • HT25 Drum Throne
  • 14" Hi-hat Cymbals (pair)
  • 16" Crash Cymbal
  • 20" Ride Cymbal
  • Drum Key
Series Imperialstar
Other Features StageMaster hardware, Meinl cymbals
Model IS62C


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Imperialstar Complete 6-Piece Drum Set

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

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