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Tama Imperialstar 6-Piece Complete Drum Set 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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MSRP: Old Price $1,450.00 Discounted Price $869.99 Save : $580.01 (40%)

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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
  • 12x14" Floor Tom
  • 14x16" Floor Tom
  • 5x14" Snare Drum

Get your Tama Imperialstar IP62NBC 6-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
  • 12x14 Floor Tom
  • 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

A set for a budgeted drummer, with impeccable taste.


Japanese based company Tama, has always had the goal of making a both affordable and quality product for their loyal customers and fan base. The Imperialstar (named after its early ancestor, the "Imperial Star") embodies that goal to the fullest extent. Made from classic poplar, and showcasing many features of even the highest quality Tama kits, the Imperialstar is a staple amongst mid-range beginner/intermediate player kits. trusted by even the pros, the kit offers a smooth even tone, with slightly accentuated low-end warmth. For the drummer that has no idea what style embodies his own personality, this kit can accomplish the sounds of anything from jazz, to rock/metal and gospel. This kit is the perfect "all-arounder". From the rigor of tour, to the precision of the studio, id trust this kit to take you anywhere you need to go.

Anthony, Cleveland Sam Ash.

Cleveland, OH


Great Price, Great Kit


If you are looking for a kit with a package deal( that includes everything, cymbals, hardware, seat) look no further! This kit has the best features for the price. It comes with medium weight Tama Hardware, and a Iron Cobra 200 bass pedal. This new finish by Tama is sharp looking as well. Another thing different about this kit that you wont usually see on package deal kits, is black nickel hardware. That is features usually on higher end kits. This kit is a great practice kit, and would be fine for gigging. If you are looking for your 1st kit, this is the one! If you are needing an extra kit for practice with everything, this is also a great deal! This is a product review by Rocky at Sam Ash Music Store #57-Indianapolis, IN

Rocky Rodriguez

Indianapolis, IN


Great bang for the buck for beginners or seasoned players


For a long time it's been a challenge for beginners and seasoned players to get an affordable practice set. Tama has answered your prayers with the Imperialstar lineup. They start out with a Poplar shell which has been a popular drum tonewood for decades it's warm and punchy. Many inexpensive drums simply cut corners anywhere they can but tama has included precision cut bearing edges (to make tuning/seating heads a breeze), glued the wraps to the shells (no bubbles, buzzing, or warping like on kits where the wrap is applied at certain contact points), used smaller lugs for better shell resonance, accu-tune hoops for the kick so that it's lightweight easier to tune and more stable than metal hoops, etc. Unlike a lot of low end kits Tama has given you great quality hardware (the lugs, hoops, tension rods etc on the drums themselves are all excellent quality), but the stands are based on the popular roadpro line and the kick pedal is an iron cobra 200 pedal (a fantastic pedal at any pricepoint). Many low end kits simply aren't built for the long haul, these are. For the cymbals (another corner cut for many companies low end offerings) Tama has partnered with Meinl and provided the HCS brass cymbal pack to give you good tone on a budget. All in all you get great sounding, great looking drums that are built to last. For a beginner or seasoned player this can be a practice kit you play for many years by simply upgrading the heads, cymbals, and maybe getting a snare better suited to your style and taste as you progress. If you need a great practice kit that doesn't break the bank check out the Tama Imperialstars today!

Nate M

Cincinnati, OH


Best Imperialstar For Your Buck !


Tama has now made its great Imperialstar into a way more affordable model that doesn't skimp on the premium material and craftsmanship usually reserved for their higher range of product. This drum set looks marvelous in either color, but the black looks amazing. The hardware packaged keeps all your components nice and tight with little room for compromise.

Darius Taylor

Edison, NJ

Great First Kit


Getting a first drum kit can be tricky. There are a lot of sets under a grand that are complete garbage, catering people who are looking for the cheapest thing they can get, and don't know enough to know how bad they are. Typically, if it comes with cymbals and hardware, it should be avoided. That said, this is the exception. Not only is the kit great sounding, but the cymbals and hardware are also decent. A beginner could pick up this setup, and be comfortable playing it for years. Even when he becomes a pro and is ready to upgrade, this kit would still make a great rehearsal or beater kit, since it's really well put together.

DJ Jazzy Josh

Canoga Park, CA


Great Drum Kit!


A 6 piece kit with cymbals and hardware for under $900? Unbelievable! This fantastic drum kit is being offered in a few finishes and they all look great. The tone is great for the price, very full and resonant. I would recommend any of the drummers I know to checkout one of these kits.






For anyone looking to get a great kit with cymbals and hardware under a thousand bucks that is not a piece of junk! Tama upgraded their hardware recently and everything feels smooth. Comes with Meinl cymbals which is another bonus. Its a great starter kit that someone will want to stick with for a while.

Lee @ Sam Ash CIncinnati

Cincinnati, Oh

Imperialstar 6-Piece Complete Drum Set with Meinl HCS Cymbals - Black Nickel Hardware

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Configuration Complete Drum Set
Kit Size 6-Piece
Shell Material Poplar
Shell Construction 8-ply
Shell Hardware Finish Black Nickel Finish
Snare Size (Depth x Diameter) 5" x 14"
Bass Drum Size (Depth x Diameter) 18" x 22"
Rack Tom Size (Depth x Diameter) 9" x 12" ,  8" x 10"
Floor Tom Size (Depth x Diameter) 12" x 14" ,  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 16" ,  20" ,  14"
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 IP62NBC
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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