I have since the end of March 2006 the new Starclassic Performer BB in Tama. Desiring to replace my ES Arstar I first looked at the old Starclassic Performer, but when I saw a catalog that her replacement had just come out, I had eyes for her.
The finishes are beautiful on! The clip tom is a marvel of construction (sturdy chrome and all clothed). Nothing to do with the old system Star Cast. And in terms of its color (cherry red degraded I chose from a catalog) ... and although there are no words, she is beautiful.
The only downside, I attresserais in Tama. It is impossible to find in any store model Starclassic mounted and exposed. So when it comes to play on it to get an idea of the sound, forget it ... Besides, I do not talk about
Their customer service is also not as effective as that. To replace a tom, it takes at least 6 months. So it is better to have no problem with the woods!!
Second small problem: the standard sizes of toms.
At today's Tama kit has never mounted standard 22 * 18 12 * 9 13 * 10 16 * 16
then I wanted to have this type of configuration (to let my 22 * 16 12 * 10 13 * 11 16 * 16 * 6.5 and 14 aside) I first wanted me to do custom but the price was not the same. So I opted for a 22 * 18 10 * 8 12 * 9 16 * 14 (because no Tama offers more than 16 * 16).
Upon receiving my Starclassic, the first thing that struck me is the sound delivered by the bass drum: a warm, powerful, like the Bubinga!
Then the toms were fairly easy to adjust (and no more harmonic attenuator that can be positioned on the skin), the sound is clean and no vibration disturbs the whole.
The only instrument that asked me trouble was the snare drum. The sound was not as dry and short as I could imagine. After change of tone (which buzz repeated but also when I used the toms) by replacing it with an EQ Puresound 16 and have put a Evans Genera HD Dry skin, I finally found the ideal sound.
So if you want to invest in equipment of very good quality / price ratio, go ahead. The Starclassic is the only category in the 1500/2000 euros to compete with the pros batteries.
I use the Starclassic Performer B / B in May 2006, what strikes most is the bass drum, which sound! very fat and deep (with skin aquarian super kick II), with a huge projection.
I have the kit 22/18, 10,12,14 in antique sunburst, I wish I had a kit but no 12/13/16.
I also like the fastening system of toms with lots of grouping of settings, the toms sound as deep although my taste is difficult to resolve, the harmonics are manageable in acoustics, but when it beeps in it is essential matte skin a little stamp, but frankly set the stage well it sounds really PRO, same is for the snare, it is very powerful, I have tried many different models in the same price range, the frankly I did not get any better, if you need to type in the series custom maple, (sound designer for example.) and there is not the same budget.
in retrospect I do not regret at all this investment, I am even really pleased, especially as tama is a sign of strength in terms of hardware.
I for one month and one adjective comes to my mind: a killing!
This drumkit has a monstrous sound, warm, round and power phnomnale. My guitarist has increased from 1 / 4 volume 3 / 4 of a 600w amp!
The bass drum has a sound Enfert super powerful and the same with the original EVANS.
personally, I opt for Aquarians-skin type, the performance for two toms, a hi energy for the snare and a super kick 2 on the bass drum 22 ". We go from a drumkit of a sudden crazy!
The sound is mtamorphos is played on a pro kit with a pro and 22 "sounds like a 24"!
I config the merger, 10, 12, 14, 22 is a bit CHRE for a drumkit but when you see it in real life (which is almost impossible in store) we realize that we have to a model pro. trs a hardware pro, slide your feet into a graduated rail on GC, 20 individual shells mounted on a rubber boot and held by two solid screws, pads coutchouc under the claws to being protected and to maintain the cetclage. suport the toms bonement is incredible, impossible not to find the rglage you agree! toms are suspended by strapping on silent-block rubber so no perage of them (Mounting system). Each plate was a beautiful marked and a number of Starclassic SERIES.
I tried the Pearl and I have a yamaha RSDLP (electronic DTXTREM2S) but I bought this model a bit haphazard, I did for five stores and imposible to in a test ...
RAPORT quality price?!? find a pro kit of the same quality with the same power of his look and the price displayed conaissance ... my only one DW can confront a cete Tama.
Variment cot Q / P is irprochable! I find no default on it, everything is well thought out and quality Tama.
Default may be a small, power drumkit dvelope this forces you to have the cymbals that trunk, if a does not!
A red card importer Tama France (Mogar music). Only three commands are Tama Japan passes a year, which mean 4 months of atenta to purchase suplmentaires toms. An order of July will not be delivered until descembre ... and prices suplmentairs toms (a GC 22 "a 13" and a floor 16 "")) cost roughly the same price as a new drumkit ... and the more we understood that the drunk has to make such CONTROLS specially ....( o of the 9 / 10)
I do it again this choice without any worries, I play the mtal and I assure you that the guitars do not bring it over! I play that same noise level and I am no longer lost in the back of the stage! when sending the ball with the bass drum, it captures the atention of all the public without worry! (We will not miss that time the!)
I hit like a deaf and the wands I have feet of lead but the drumkit seems to thee to ask for more!
This is truly a moment of pure pleasure to sit derire such material. Without breaking the bank worries, you will not regret it!
So on that famous drumkit tama b / b performer, I'm just happy that the brand Tama knows yet innovate with this wonderful accomplishment. When I talk about innovation except the interest for a company to have new products to continue to exist on the market I think the truly possible creations of instruments according to specific on technical CRITERIA give this a chemistry that matches phnomnal and surprising. The work of this famous confection using bubinga and birch is in my opinion perfectly Mayor to arrive at this new model. The Sound and the typical grain of this drumkit are exceptional in more than a quality bnficier: Mechanical parts and fittings. The result is sound and aesthetic to the taste of each and also according use that one actually, but I am a firm believer bare fingers, this model hits the mark TAMA very strong and leaves the competition far Behind with such quality and price ratio. The BLEND (here utiliss Wood) proves again that we can make magifiques births.