I bought this kit brand new from a local music store here in town. And paid a lil over 700 for it and that included throne, dampening rings, and sticks. So it was a pretty good deal
Oh i love this kit it is a great set-up for the price. Tama has always been known for there sturdy hardware and it is rock solid like they say. Got the best sounded kick ive ever heard if ya dampen an tune it right itll have that big low in. Also since they've added the starcast mounting system makes them even more attractive.
What i didn't like about the kit is the heads it came with there terrible, so i recommend take bout 50 or so bucks and put some evans G2's on these babies and theyll be sounded good.
I bought the fusion size kit 10,12,and 14. And quality yes they do have, these things will rock when you want them too.
Who said you had to be a beginner or whatever too play on this set. This thing sounds great when you put a little extra money in it with good heads an some top quality cymbals as well. I seriously recommend this kit for anyone whos lookin for a good quality drumkit at a good price.
Always remember its who's sittin behind the drumset is what really matters.
I'm new to drumming so this is my "entry level" kit. The kit was purchased at Guitar Center in Paramus, NJ. The shells alone were $399.
The drums give a great fat sound, and resonate very well. My choices were between the Tama and the Yamaha Stage Custom. I chose the Tama kit because even at entry level they have the Starcast mounting system which is usually only available on higher end kits. The Starcast system really does improve the way the kit resonates
I was recommended by some drum friends to replace the factory heads with Evans G2's and an EQ3 on the bass. The only real problem I have isn't with the drums, but with the people who sold it to me. At the time I didn't know much about drums and was sold a fusion kit. After playing for a year and on other kits, I would much rather prefer a full sized kit.
What do you like best? 9-ply basswood, 2 ply mahogany.
Ok, if your going to buy a kit, especially at entry level, don't buy one at Guitar Center. The employees must work on comission because they try and sell you everything. (The saleman tryed to sell me a Gibralter Rack too) I found out after my purchase that when these big stores buy from Tama, they get the whole kit, except cymbals. Guitar Center sells everything seperatly so now you stuck buying pedals, stands, hardware and cymbals which they mark up.If your looking for an entry level kit, the Tama Rockstar gets an A in my book. For the price, you get an excellent kit with some features only found on kits 3 times the price.