Tama Rockstar Standard : moosers's user review
Tama's Rockstar kit is a popular line of drums sets, usually consisting of five pieces - a kick drum, snare drum, floor tom, and two rack tom tom drums. I've recorded with a few of these kits over the years and find them to be pretty average kits in general. I'm not primarily a drummer, so I can't speak too much about the make up of the kit in terms of materials used and all that, but it's not the most well made kit I've ever seen, as it's definitely a mass produced instrument. Having said this, it's definitely decent enough for a beginner's kit and will probably do you well even if you're a bit past a beginner. When I was recording bands in my basement a few years back, I did a few sessions with drummers who had this kit. While not the best sounding kit for recording, it's not the worst, and for the price it's a pretty good deal. I don't know what kind of differences there are between newer and older versions of the Tama Rockstar, but they seem to more or less all be in the same vein. I also don't know if the size of the drums themselves varies, but I think they're pretty standard sizes for the most part. The drum set doesn't come with cymbals, but it does come with stands which is nice. Basically, the Tama Rockstar kit gives you an easy place to start to get a decent drum kit at a good price. You can find cheaper kits, but go any lower and you're going to be getting something more in line with a toy than an instrument. The Tama Rockstar drum kit is definitely worth considering for anyone who is looking to start up on the drums or looking to upgrade their kit that's almost unplayable.