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Tama Star Bubinga 5-Piece Shell Pack - Exotix Blackwood

$6,999.90 MSRP: $11,500.00 Save : $4,500.10 (39%)
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This top of the line Tama Limited Star Bubinga Exotix 5-Piece is just as beautiful on the inside, as it is on the outside. Featuring an outer ply of Figured Blackwood and an inner ply of Cordia.

Limited STAR Bubinga Exotix drums feature 4.5mm shells, and 9mm sound focus rings made up of one outer ply of Figured Blackwood and one inner ply of Cordia. Chrome drum hardware. The wild, yet beautiful natural figured Blackwood grain with the STAR Bubinga shell offers a timeless appearance and are an absolute joy to play. The drums are only available as a pre-configured 5-piece kit. A matching snare drum is also available separately.

Configuration (Hardware and Cymbals Sold Seperately):
  • 16"x22" Bass Drum (without Tom Holder Base)
  • 7"x10" Tom Tom
  • 8"x12" Tom Tom
  • 14"x14" Floor Tom
  • 16"x16" Floor Tom

Bubinga Shells (STAR Drum)
4.5mm shells
9mm sound focus rings
Made up of one outer ply of Figured Blackwood and one inner ply of Cordia

Bubinga wood, which TAMA introduced to the market, has become increasingly popular as a drum shell material. Because of their ultra-high density, Bubinga shells provide rich, fat low end as well as deep, dark STAR Bubinga shells are crafted to be much thinner than their Starclassic counterparts. All the shells are 4.5mm thick, including the bass drums and snare drums. These thinner shells allow the Bubinga material to vibrate more freely, which greatly enhances resonance. All STAR Bubinga shells feature 9mm thick Sound Focus Rings (SFR), which provide clear projection and sustain for a distinct sound, as well as reinforcement.

Bearing Edges
Vibration produced by hitting a drum transfers to the shell through the contact point between the drumhead and the shell. Therefore, the shape of the bearing edges is one of the most important factors in a drum's sound. STAR drums feature a bearing edge shape as shown in the diagram. Its peak is rounder than TAMA's traditional bearing edge. This rounded peak provides more contact between the drumhead and shell, allowing vibration to travel from the drumhead to the shell more efficiently. Also, the peak position of the edge is 3.5mm from the shell's outer surface, which further improves contact between the drumhead and drum.

Super Resonant Mounting System and Quick-Lock Tom Brackets
To maximize the natural resonance of drums, tom toms should be mounted with minimal stress and strain on the shells and hoops. STAR drums feature our brand new mounting concept to achieve this goal, called the Super Resonant Mounting System. The "Quick-Lock" tom brackets equipped on the Super Resonant Mounting System and on STAR floor toms have some very distinctive, ground-breaking features.

  • Die-Cast Hoops
  • Low Mass Bridge for Minimum Shell Contact
  • Remo Drum Heads
  • Oil-finished Maple Interiors
  • 9mm thick Sound Focus Rings
  • Hold Tight™ Washers
  • Outer Ply of Figured Blackwood and One Inner Ply of Cordia

Get your Tama STAR Bubinga Exotix 5-piece shell pack Natural Figured Blackwood today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • 16"x22" Bass Drum
  • 7"x10" & 8"x12" Toms
  • 14"x14" & 16"x16" Floor Toms
  • MC69 Tom Attachments (x2)
  • Floor Tom Legs (x6)


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Shell Finish Exotix Blackwood
Shell Finish Type Lacquer
Configuration Shell Pack
Kit Size 5-Piece
Shell Material Australian Blackwood (Outer) / Bubinga / Cordia (Inner)
Shell Construction 5-ply
Shell Hardware Finish Chrome Finish
Bass Drum Size (Depth x Diameter) 16" x 22"
Rack Tom Size (Depth x Diameter) 8" x 12" ,  7" x 10"
Floor Tom Size (Depth x Diameter) 14" x 14" ,  16" x 16"
Hoop Type Die-Cast
Series Star Bubinga Exotic
Model TB52RZSS
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Warranty Info:

Five Years on Drum Shell One Year on Drum Hardware and Drum Finishes 30 Days on Bass Drum Hoops

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