Tama Starclassic B/B Performer 4-Piece Shell Set


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The B/B performer is a new take on the Starclassic line. It blends bubinga and birch woods for a more focused attack with plenty of depth and resonance. Get it from Sam Ash Direct for the lowest price.

The distinct sounds of birch have made it a top choice amongst pro drummers and audio engineers for the last several decades. That’s all well and good, but the folks at Tama believed that it was time to take birch in a completely different direction. Tama created birch shells with inner plies of bubinga to create an altogether new sound with a sweeter and deeper tone. This combination provides the focused attack of birch along with the enhanced lows of bubinga. Each drum is constructed using this formula:

Bass drum: 3 bubinga inner plies / 5 birch outer plies
Toms: 3 bubinga inner plies / 4 birch outer plies

As with other kits in the line, the Starclassic Performer drums feature chrome hardware with Star-cast mounts, and Evans drumheads. Yet again this is a shell pack so the snare drum, hardware, and cymbals are not included. If you need any of these items you can find them in our "Things You'll Need" section. This particular kit comes in a gorgeous "Vintage Green Sparkle". Green Sparkle is one of those classic finishes that everyone seems to love. It has graced the kits of legendary players such as John Bonham, Tre Cool, Lars Ulrich, Bobby Rondinelli, and more. The sizes of the mean, green drums are

  • 18"x22" Bass Drum
  • 8x10" Tom
  • 9x12" Tom
  • 14x16" Floor Tom

The Star-Cast Mounting System has always provided maximum resonance and stability for Tama pro-level drums. We didn’t think it was possible but they’ve managed to improve it!  The new streamlined design makes it easier to position your toms closer together for greater ease and comfort. In addition, a switch to aluminum provides lighter weight and even truer tonal vibration. Last but not least, Star-Cast is now plated to match your drums shell hardware!

Sliding Tom Holder
Performer’s completely redesigned tom-holder expands setting flexibility with a sliding connector unit that moves back and forth up to 50mm (2 inches). Simply unloosening one bolt allows you to adjust the proximity of the tom toms. Now any sized drum can be exactly positioned with ease!

Die-Cast Hoops
Hoops not only affect drum tuning, they also affect drum sound. That is why the choice of hoops was so important to Tama’s master drum builders. For the Starclassic Performer, they chose zinc die-cast hoops, which are manufactured by injecting molten metal into molds. Die-cast hoops have more density and are more consistent in shape than triple flanged hoops, which are manufactured by bending metal plates. Die-cast hoops make tuning more consistent and easier to achieve because the tension bolts always contact the hoop properly and evenly all around the drum. Drums fitted with die-cast hoops also offer crisper attack, clear and resonant highs and much more powerful rim shots.

Claw hooks
Starclassic's new claw hooks feature rubber spacers that help protect wood hoops from damage. The hooks and hoops work as one unit and won't separate or rattle, even on loose tunings.

Bass Drum Spur Bracket
The Tama MSB30 die-cast bracket holds the spur bracket securely, thanks to the same powerful hinge mechanism used on the MTB30 mounting bracket. Unique memory markers found on the folding spur bracket help simplify set up.

Air Pocket Rubber Feet
The Starclassic Air Pocket™ rubber feet on the floor tom legs feature a special air chamber, that eliminates the transfer of vibrations to the floor (which chokes sustain and sound) and absorbs shock for better floor tom feel.

Evans Heads
All Starclassic Performer drums come standard with Evans drumheads (except for the resonant bass drum head which is the stock Tama head). The rack and floor toms come with Genera G2 double ply clear batter heads, while the resonant side is fitted with Genera G1 single ply clear bottom heads. The bass drums come with Genera EQ4 clear batter heads.

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

Again, this is a shell set. That means drums and drum mounts only. It does not come with a snare drum, hardware, pedals, or cymbals.  If you are interested in this drum set but also need any of these items, please see our list of “Things You Will Need” for some good recommendations or continue to browse Sam Ash Direct!

Get your Tama Starclassic B/B Performer 4-Piece Shell Set today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

    18"x22" Bass Drum
    8x10" Tom
    9x12" Tom
    14x16" Floor Tom w/ Legs
    Double Tom Mount
    Star-Cast Mounting System
Weight .
Dimensions 18"x22" Bass Drum, 8x10" Tom, 9x12" Tom, 14x16" Floor Tom
Series Starclassic
Model B/B Performer


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

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