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Tama Imperialstar Drum Kit Vintage Red IS52C4 Includes:
18x22" bass drum
16x16" floor tom
HS30W snare stand
HH35W hi hat stand
HC32W cymbal stand
HC33BW boom cymbal stand
HP30 bass pedal
Pair of Meinl HCS 14" hi hats
Bonus 10" splash with boom and clamp
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!
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.
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 (A) at the end of the upper tube eliminates swaying and rattling, and a special nylon sleeve (B) underneath the die-cast joint of the base section further reduces vibration and swaying.
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.
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 pipe.
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 Edges
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 Swingstar Series for even greater shell resonance.
Accu-Tune BassDrum 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 clawhooks 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 expands 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.
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