NAMM 2011 Update: TAMA Starclassic Performer B/B gets new limited edition finish

(mtebaldi | Posted 2010-12-23)

NAMM 2011 Update: TAMA Starclassic Performer B/B gets new limited edition finish

TAMA’s hybrid drum kit Starclassic Performer B/B (Birch/Bubinga, in case you were wondering) is also getting a new look out of this year’s NAMM show. TAMA introduced a new limited edition finish for its one of a kind drum set, Cultured Grain-Indigo Burl Burst (Sometimes I wonder how they come up with such extravagant names…). Employing a unique, multi-step process to create a lustrous and natural “bursted” finish with extra luminescence and depth, the new Starclassic Performer B/B finish will join the 11 other finishes offered for this acclaimed Birch/Bubinga TAMA drum set.

TAMA Starclassic Performer B/B drum set features 3 plies of bubinga wood for the inner layers of birch shells, creating a sweet and deep tone. It’s a marriage of the focused attack of birch with the enhanced lows of bubinga. A perfect match that currently is the only of its kind in the drum making industry. The Starclassic Performer B/B features thin-ply shells (6mm for toms, 8mm for bass drum), die-cast hoops for crisper attack, Air Pocket cushioned floor tom feet that eliminate the transfer of vibrations to the floor while absorbing shock for better playing, claw bass drum hooks protecting wood hoops from damaging, bass drum spur bracket, sliding tom holder expanding tom positioning flexibility and Star-Cast mounting system that provides maximum resonance and stability for rack toms.

TAMA Starclassic Performer B/B drum set with its new limited edition Cultured Grain-Indigo Burl Burst finish will be retailed for the following price:
4-piece drum kit (PL42SCIBB) - $2,307.68*
14” x 5,5” snare drum (PLS55CIBB) - $461.52

*4-piece drum set includes: 18” x 22” Bass Drum, 8”x 10” & 9” x 12” Rack Toms and 14” x 16” Floor Tom. Snare drum sold separately.

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