Tama Starclassic Performer
Tama Starclassic Performer

Starclassic Performer, Drum Set from Tama in the Starclassic Performer series.

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 18 reviews )
 14 reviews78 %
 3 reviews17 %
 1 user review6 %
Value For Money : Excellent

MGR/Wes's review"Tama Starclassic Performer"

Tama Starclassic Performer
I bought a five-piece starclassic performer at a local shop for $1,687. I wanted to step up from my cheaper kit, I'm glad I did! Later, I ordered a 16 inch floor tom to go with the kit, which I received after about 2 months.

I've played maple kits from almost every manufacturer, and this kit beats them all hands down. They are definitely the best drums on the market. They just have so much tone and are so dark and warm sounding, and they have no bad overtones (as with some maple kits). Also, with the 'fast' sizes that I bought, they are very articulate. They sound huge, particularly the bass drum.

I wish all the options on the starclassic maple series were available for the performer (sizes, sound focus rings, gold hardware). But, that's how they keep the price down.

It's Tama. What else do I have to say? The hardware is particularly nice.

These are the best sounding drums on the planet. They aren't quite as 'pretty' as top of the line maple drums, but they far supass maple when it comes to tone, warmth, and articulation.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

MGR/dave's review"Tama Starclassic Performer"

Tama Starclassic Performer
fret music, southampton, united kingdom. cost wass somewhere like £1300 for the shells and the snare.

the kit has a dark and open tone and the projection is amazing. the drums are real versatile, every style sounds neat and they are super good to play.

it would be nice if the toms were not mounted on the bass drum is all.

all die cast hoops on the toms, wooden hoops on the bass drum, neat lugs and super thin birch shells (6mm toms, 7mm bass drum). the star cast mount system gives super good tom isolation for perfect resonance and the kit comes with a fairly decent set of heads. i have never heard a better bass drum than the starclassic birch 18" by 22". they look neat, too.

i like maple kits a lot, but i prefer the birch sound of tama's starclassic performer, it's cheap for what it offers.

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MGR/AMAR's review"Tama StarClassic Performer"

Tama Starclassic Performer




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HellInMe's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Kit Super powerful!"

Tama Starclassic Performer
I therefore used since 2007, repeated weekly and monthly mini concert! I had a crush on the aesthetic side first into the shop window kit Black Gold Glitters, I went I tried, I went home and I returned the next day the store to buy it! It is a very powerful drumkit fairly easy to adjust! I played on skins Evans was fine for G2 Clear and now I'm on the REMO Powerstroke 4 blasted the sound is really clean, warm, everything you need to live!

I have since bought a floor tom 18 "and I intend to take a 13-tom" I was at the base 10 ", 12", 16 "22" and 6.5 ".

Say that it is an investment but I am not disappointed for sending rock, metal, or even soft it's good.


benoit2001's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" StarClassique model?"

Tama Starclassic Performer

So, I bought a secondhand Starclassique in perfect condition. This is my first drumkit. As a good beginning, I knew it was a good drumkit, without inquiring more, I bought (at a good price!). For cons, I wonder aujourd'ui on the exact model. I think it's a Starclassique perform 100% birch.
How do I know?
Another question, the drumkit was purchased on rack. And when I tried to stem double tom on KM, hehe tube big enough for the diameter of the base ... t I miss it a room?

thank you for your answers.



bigmike6669's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The Performer is aptly named!"

Tama Starclassic Performer
I use it since I bought it.
It is robust and sound (of course depends on the setting you are doing) is beyond my expectations.
Please note, I have a model fully birch (the series before bumbingua / work).

I tried the PDP, and Pearl before I decide.

What I like most is the colors offered and the sound particularly suited to my game
What I like least, the accessories are relatively expensive.

Very good value for money.

This would have to repeat: I REFERRED's for sure!

dj.Anonym67's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" 2 the ball!"

Tama Starclassic Performer
For how long have you been using it? Almost 12 years ...

Did you try many other models before getting this one? not

What thing do you like most/least about it? Volume grave with his stamp or no less ...

What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? Hard to judge ... I had ais at an unbeatable price and drum I'm a novice, but I love this drumkit!

Dreammer's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tama Starclassic Performer
Drums: TAMA Starclassic Performer
Wood: 100% birch (birch)
Model: Sold from 2003 to 2005

I play for 5 years on this model, namely since 2005.

From 1998 to 2005, I played on a Tama Rockstar 1997 model.
I had the opportunity to play on entries range from Yamaha and Mapex but I do not remember the models.
The only thing I have learned is that my Rockstar sounded better, more punchy than the Yamaha and Mapex well but the skins were not quite granted.

The passage of a Rockstar has a Starclassic Performer and say how well ...
There are simply a world in between!

Tone and power are the hallmarks

Original skin: Evans
Tom Toms and Bass: Genera G2 strikes Genera G1 resonance
Snare: Coated Genera G1 hitting, Hazy 300 in resonance
Bass Drum: EQ4 hitting, Tama stamp

All this is quite subjective and depends on lots of parameters, including skins, sticks and drummer.

With the original skin, the sound is really good!
It is unnecessary to change them after buying the drumkit and that's a huge plus for the budget Hardware: 180-200 euros.

The sound is close to the mid / lower midrange while being polished.
Rather open with harmonics present giving interesting coloration in shades of play
Harmonics are easy to reduce the tuning and if that is not enough, the E-RING Evans (or equivalent plastic ring to put on the skin)
and Tama PK20 (or equivalent) for the bass drum are very efficient and does not kill too much sound quality or the potato.

A flattering item with this drumkit is its power crazy!
The birch is doing his job ;-)

The Toms and Toms Bass rack version for my part, are alive, it sings, good projection and is a feast for the ears!

The bass drum sound really huge and very powerful. This is the highlight of the kit.
But not easy to find its tuning from the start with the skin and Evans EQ4 snare Tama.

The snare, the only weak point but that does not demerit.

10 lugs instead of 8 as the pre-2003 models
The ghost notes are returned with an interesting volume with quality wooden birch.
She lives, reacted well to the nuances of the game, with a tone wood evolving rather nicely.

With a change of skin and a good job on the tuning, I managed to make me happy.

I started a CS Countrolled REMO Sound hits and a REMO Ambassador in timbre.
Tuning: taut skin typing and skin trimbre slightly less tense.
And there, it did have anything ... but it remains below the snare separately purchased kit.
Fortunately for them, bad for us but it is a good snare drum.

Mine is Dark Cherry Fade (red shading the life of a cherry)
It is simply beautiful with the wood grain underneath.

Value for money

Euro 1749 without accessories in 2005.
So yes, this may seem expensive but the quality and benefits of a professional drumkit.

Note that before, it was the first step in the Premium Tama Starclassic Maple and before replacing the range Artstar.

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?
Without any hesitation, except for one model better but still more expensive ...

Drumania's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tama Starclassic Performer
How long have you use it?

Since 2005. First Live, and in the studio.

What is so special that you like most and least?

At the time, I was able to benefit from the latest models of the former Starclassic series.
It has not been modified aesthetically as the new models (which I find
much less attractive.)
I do not think one can say only negative if it is the price (and again ...)
Moving to the positive: It's hard to not say that, but many drummers
Tama often displayed in the category of batteries "metallic", which is
completely false. All this of course depend on the type, the type of skin,
cymbals ... a single factor can not be assumed by default.

I play myself in a group of groove-rock (a mix funk, hip hop and alternative rock)
Tama and this is really well knew its place.
The aesthetics alone will play equally crucial when making a purchase at this level. Tama
proposes a model of a high quality addition, Tama offers a series of "EFX", for
more advanced drummers (the wood remains the same, but the colors are different, question
taste: p.)
Have you tried many other models before buying it?

No, I just hesitate with the Yamaha Oak Custom home, and on the way home my dealer
favorite musical, I found myself in front of each of these two models.
Neither one nor two, I start first on the Yamaha. The sound was very warm (strange
for a drumkit so heavy: s, well yes it is the oak still ...), but I reproached
the bass drum (depth 17 ") for being too quiet.
When I turn my head, I saw the Tama, and I also decided to try it.
Needless to say, the lack of aggressiveness shown by Yamaha, has quickly show
their credentials in the testing of Tama.

Here we enter a series of "Birch Custom". Birch traditionally shown
more power and slam as maple or oak, even at a strike
relatively low. Specification for timber: 6 mm, 6-ply for toms, and 7 mm, 7
ply for the bass drum. Note also that Tama makes available a wide range
Evans skins, to skin an Evans Genera, Genera Genera 2 and 4, it will already be
less to buy.
How would you rate the quality / price?

For this price level, it was bound to expect something prestigious.
Not to worry, you really pay for, both in the "mouth"
sound and playing comfort and a price ranging between 1600 and 1900 euros, not Tama
never give eyes to DW ...

With experience, you do again this choice?

Without any hesitation, and I can still boast a small jewelry that no longer exists as it is today.
Friends drummers, your wallets, blink bling ...

arnaudrum's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Tama Starclassic Performer
I use a TAMA Starclassic Performer White Silk (reflects white silk, like the Ludwig Black Oyster, but dégardé White) 22x18 14x11 12x9 and 10X8 snare that goes with it (which I never use). I have this drumkit since November 2005.Je think she is beautiful and the DURACOVER (Rodhoïde kind of the same density as wood and glued a layer of wood on the surface) is very well finished.
Gasoline is 100% birch.
I like the sound, but changing the skins several times (G1 G2, Remo Ambassador sand) I have not found the sound that I liked.
This drumkit should appeal to fans of his contol ... it's not my case!
I love maple warmer and richer in harmonics.
So I continued to play my MAPEX Mpro bought in Guadeloupe in 2001, and that comes from Canada, a pattern never seen in France, because it is different ... it looks like a Saturn, however the wood is the érable100%. It sounds a thousand times better than my Starclassic.
And it's not worth me that the Starclassic Maple sounds better because I have played one for 2 years ... it's not better! That's good, but not better!
However, my Starclassic provides wholesale rock and studio ... basta!
The price is right, if we compare with another brand.
However, I advise you to buy a YAMAHA RECORDING CUSTOM Used for toms and a maple bass drum ... YAMAHA MAPLE CUSTOM loved you ... you can play everything!
So I am looking to sell this drumkit!
The snares that are j'utilses LUDWIG Black Beauty (black anodized copper) and LM 400 chromed aluminum. MAPEX for my jazz sounds great brushes.
Besides, if you bought a new drumkit, have a look on the side of Saturn type MAPEX PRO (maple / walnut) is really a good rocker and more versatile.
Otherwise TAMA is the drumkit ... some legends such as Stewart Copeland, which is why I wanted to have one ... its not my doming. [/ img]
If you like rock sounds worked well, go for a walk in www.drummerworld.com / videos / gavinharrisonfutile.html. I call it a drumkit ... a maple ... SONOR Designer course.