Starclassic kits have been associated with some of the biggest names in rock since their introduction in 1994. Today, TAMA has turned the Starclassic into a true classic with the Starclassic Maple Exotix shell pack. These maple shells are something to behold. They're made with exotic wood veneers that have been hand-stained and lacquered to perfection by TAMA's shell experts. Completed by rock-solid TAMA hardware and die-cast hoops, these shells deliver a modern cut while oozing out impressive warmth. When you get behind the kit for the first time, you'll be impressed by the powerful, soulful texture. A full set of Evans heads adds extra value to the TAMA Starclassic Maple Exotix, promising a great tone from the get-go.
Thin shells offer the highest energy transfer from head to drum. Unfortunately, thin shells also tend to be structurally weak, which can lead to warping or worse. TAMA's answer is the Starclassic Maple Exotix's thin cross-laminated shells, which, at 6 and 8 plies, are still only 5mm and 7mm thick. This produces a sensitive response with shells that manage to be even stronger than thicker shells from other manufacturers. Outer veneers of highly figured movingui add a visual punch and subtle depth to the maple's warmth, cut, and resonance.
Don't worry about replacing those heads. Your TAMA Starclassic Maple Exotix shell pack ships with a full complement of Evans heads. You get clear G2s (batter) and G1s (reso) on the toms for a tried-and-true studio combo, and a clear EQ4 on kick for that punchy, full, pre-EQ'd tone drummers are so crazy about.
TAMA's Swivel-Wing tom post may be the ultimate tom positioning system. Not only does its outer wing pivot in and out for more convenient hand access, but its Omni-Ball adjuster allows for infinite degrees of angling once your tom is set.