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Tama Imperialstar 5-Piece Complete Drum Kit with Meinl HCS Cymbals - Black Nickel Hardware

The Tama Imperialstar Complete Drum Kit with Meinl HCS Cymbals is a perfect pair for your drumming needs.


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Imperialstar all-in-one kits are expertly crafted and include a variety of pro-level features not found on other drum sets in its price range. Combined with Meinl cymbals, Tama Imperialstar is unparalleled in quality, sound and value — and everything you need to get started. Imperialstar bass drum hoops utilize a specially formulated hi-tech material that offers lighter weight and faster, more stable tuning. Because Accu-Tune hoops use tension bolts instead of claw-hooks and T-rods, head changes and packing up are a breeze. Imperialstar lugs are smaller and lighter mass for even greater shell resonance. Imperialstar spurs offer a choice of spiked or molded footing to keep your bass drum solidly anchored, regardless of the floor surface. Strong, durable, spur brackets offer maximum stability and fold away for more convenient packing. Tama Omnisphere tom holder systems have received numerous accolades from drummers for over 25 years and are acclaimed for fast, flexible positioning coupled with rock solid stability. This version follows Tama's original design principle, which prohibits any external shell intrusion that might inhibit the shell's natural resonance.

Tama Poplar Shells
Imperialstar drums shells are 7.5 millimeter-thick and made using 8 plies of 100% Poplar. Poplar has been a choice wood used in building drum shells for over 50 years and offers full, warm tone and medium attack. The bearing edge is one of the most important components in achieving a good drum sound. Our advanced edge-cutting process produces clean, precise bearing edges that allow TAMA shells to ring fully and more openly. It also provides a wider range of tuning, along with greater sensitivity and sharper response. Some drum makers only affix their wraps by taping the finishing sheet to the shell at "selected contact points." All of TAMA's wrapped finishes are 100% glued to eliminate warping, buzzing, or lifting. This method is more expensive and more labor intensive, but allows the shell to resonate, fully and consistently.

Tama Quality Hardware
The 40 Series Stage Master hardware offers a lot of the great functionality,stability and quality found in the Roadpro hardware series. The combination of flexible adjustability and strength make it a solid choice for beginners and intermediate level drummers. Professional players in search of solid stability with easy-to-transport lighter weight will appreciate the attributes Stage Master has to offer. Imperialstar's throne features a padded 13" diameter seat that's larger and more comfortable than anything in its class. Other thrones in this price range typically offer a multiple-drilled center-post and bolt mechanism that allows fixed height adjustments, but the HT25 incorporates a universal height adjustment for infinite seating height flexibility. The Iron Cobra 200 series was developed around the same design principles as TAMA's renowned Iron Cobra 900 series, and offers remarkable performance and durability. The 200's Power Glide cam provides a smooth, light feel without sacrificing power or speed. Both the HP200P and HP200PTW can be fitted with TAMA's Cobra Coil for an even faster footboard return.

Meinl HCS Cymbals
Rounding out Imperialstar's impressive array of features, TAMA has chosen to partner with Meinl® Cymbals, the choice of today's new generation of drummers, to include Meinl's HCS cymbals. These great sounding, genuine brass cymbals are the ideal counterpart to Imperialstar's powerful, sonorous drums.

This kit includes:
  • 18x22" Bass Drum
  • 8x10" Tom Tom
  • 9x12" Tom Tom
  • 14x16" Floor Tom
  • 5x14" Snare Drums

Get your Tama Imperialstar IP52NBC 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.

Things You Will Get:

  • 18"x22" Bass Drum
  • 8x10 & 9x12 Rack Toms
  • 14x16 Floor Tom
  • 5x14 Snare
  • HS40W Snare Stand
  • HH45W Hi Hat Stand
  • HC43BW Boom Stand
  • HC42W Straight Stand
  • HP200P Bass Drum Pedal
  • MTH600 Tom Holder
  • Drum Throne
  • Floor Tom Legs
  • Meinl HCS 14" Hi Hat
  • Meinl HCS 16" Crash
  • Meinl HCS 20" Ride

Imperial sound, Imperialstar!


This drumset is everything that you need! It comes with all the hardware, the Meinl cymbals and a throne. I was surprised at the sound of the cymbals that come with this, and the shells are great and easy to set up. It doesn't come with a drum key so make sue to pick one up and a pair of stick and this kit has everything you need. I do think the drum heads would sound better with some Moongel or a dampener, but that is all up to you.


Indianapolis, IN


Best value at this price point


I was in need of a drum set like real quick. I had sold my set 6 months ago and procrastinated on buying a new kit. Well I get a call to start with a band and first gig is that Saturday night and i need a complete kit. Went to my local Guitar Center store what a joke they had nothing there. Left and went to Sam Ash and wow what a selection. After looking at all the options Pearl, Gretsch Ludwig the best buy was the Tama Imperialstar set. First off has everything including a throne. I thought about buying a better cymbal pack than the Meinl cymbals that it comes with. But I thought for first gig I'll see how it goes. I was more than just a little surprised at the sound of the Meinl cymbals that came with it, they sounded great. The heads were fine with a moon gel on each to dampen the ring and the bass drum with a pillow in it the same way. I got the blackout finish and love it got the extra 10" cymbal and arm. It came with an Iron Cobra bass drum pedal. All the hardware was fantastic. Really the best buy out there in this price point.

The Jumper

Warrington Pa


Imperialstar 5-Piece Complete Drum Kit with Meinl HCS Cymbals - Black Nickel Hardware

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Configuration Complete Drum Set
Kit Size 5-Piece
Shell Material Poplar
Shell Construction 8-ply
Shell Hardware Finish Black Nickel Finish
Snare Size 5" x 14"
Bass Drum Size 18" x 22"
Rack Tom Size 9" x 12" ,  8" x 10"
Floor Tom Size 14" x 16"
Hoop Type Triple Flange
Cymbal Type Multi-Pack
Cymbal Material MS63
Cymbal Timbre Mid-Bright
Cymbal Finish Traditional
Cymbal Pitch Low-Mid
Cymbal Volume Medium
Cymbal Sustain Medium
Cymbal Weight Medium
Cymbal Size 14" ,  16" ,  20"
Drum Hardware Type Drum Throne ,  Single Pedal
Stand Type Boom Cymbal Stand ,  Straight Cymbal Stand ,  Snare Stand
Tilter Type Gear
Hardware Finish Chrome Finish
Seat Type Round
Bracing Double Braced ,  Single Braced
Series Imperialstar Series
Model IP52NBC
Warranty Info:

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

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