All user reviews of 5/5 for the Tama Starclassic Performer
MGR/Wes's review"Tama Starclassic Performer"
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.
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MGR/dave's review"Tama Starclassic Performer"
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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HellInMe's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Kit Super powerful!"
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?"
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.
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bigmike6669's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The Performer is aptly named!"
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!
Dreammer's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
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 ...
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juguillot24's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
My drumkit: GC 22, CC 14, Toms 12 and 16 (I only uses two)
I use it for more than five years, I have given numerous concerts and recorded several demos with my band, the sound has always been up to, especially on stage or its natural puissansce is a great help in a rock context, and especially in places where the sound is missing (bars, small theaters, concerts to tear our country (I live in the Dordogne, I know what I mean!))
- What is so special that you like most and least?
What I like most is the power of the bass drum, both snapping and round, it is one of the nicest bass drums to play I have ever try .
The snare drum is also very well made and allows a wide range of settings with sound still clear and powerful. Toms when they are in as the bass drum in both round and slamming (which I love!)
(The skins I use for info: Remo Powerstroke on the kick, Evans Genera G2 on the snare, Remo Amnassador on the toms)
The TAMA is pretty far ahead of its competitors in the same price range and even to some more expensive. The quality of finish is worthy of the high-end, we feel that the set is built to last. Shortly after purchase, I bought a pack of feet and accessories TAMA, history of having the complete set, and just under 500 euros, I was able to offer me a cymbal stand right, walk 1 pole, 1 foot of Charleston, a foot snare and bass drum pedal (Iron Cobra still, what a joy this pedal!)
-Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Yes, on stage when we share the same drum set with other groups and No, I never had in my possession a Premier APK (very good quality / price ratio except for the accessories that come with little reliable, and then finishes it will rodhoïde five minutes, long live the varnished wood!). But it is word of mouth that eventually motivated my purchase.
- How would you rate the quality / price?
A great price / quality ratio, I think that TAMA is the only brand to offer a material of this quality in this price range (for example from Yamaha Oak Custom, really disappointing for my taste).
- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
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dave-grohl's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I have never regretted that choice.
Birch has the attack and the power I'm looking for a grunge metal limits, but it is very easy to tune to bring out the harmonics hot (I use Remo Pinstripe skins).
The sound may seem aggressive in places with poor acoustics, but in recording and in well with sound, we can find her a pro.
What I like most: the power associated with the heat of the birch, the look and the attention to finishes (rubber washers, shells thin, molded circles), the easy adjustment for different musical styles.
What I like least: hard to find. At the time the accessories were low-end and the feet of Charles begins to have the game if, even a negative point: the drumkit is too powerful to play in bars should always be limited.
Previously I had the opportunity to try the first signs and Genista, the Pearl Export Select, and a Yamaha Stage Custom.
Apart from the first sign that I found similar but more jazzy, all were below.
The price / quality ratio is excellent. At the time I paid the whole 18,000 francs (with UFIP ClassSeries) and no model proposed sound as pro as this drumkit.
Experience with this choice I would do without hesitation. But with more money, I think today I am tempted by a Starclassic Bubinga.
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alligton's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
I reu yesterday my Starclassic, GC Toms 22 10 12 14 16 (without CC).
She is beautiful (Dark Cherry Fade).
The sound of the bass drum is standard, really powerful. The birch wood is really the way I like.
It is not too difficult given, it took me an hour of concentration and you're jou ...
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peanuts's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
She has a great projection so that the snare really shows the lot and sounds of hell! the sound is good trs fts otherwise have a good offense making it a powerful drumkit. compared to my old deep is the day and night incomparable sound!
this drumkit is one of the cheapest in the high-end and report qualitprix is unbeatable, equivalent to a Pearl will take over 400 euros! Tama is really hard on the price and more especially on the finishes on offer, I have too many cracks on the finish Aztec harbor fade! it's too good, it's flash provides a small cot ca hardrock anne 80 (yellow and red drum ^ ^), the hardware is solid trs no worries about that. only small BMOL snare seen its projection emits a lot of harmonic and it is not so easy to give. but the snare is the essential elements of the performer so it sounds too good!
I hsit a moment with the Starclassic mapple but frankly to make a good rock that is the power gnial roundness and projection and finish! it sheds little!
my config: 22 10 12 14 16 ARF