Pros from John Blackwell to John Tempesta have had high praise for Starclassic Bubinga. Tama's Bubinga
drums offer a totally unique sound that's unparalleled in the drum world: the sharpest attack combined with the richest, fattest,
fullest sound. This floor tom drum is 16" x 14".
It was time for something new in drums. Tama found that something
in African bubinga wood, which is approximately 53% harder than maple and birch. Starclassic Bubinga shells are slightly thicker
than those in Tama's Starclassic Maple series. Tama's builders concluded that a slightly thicker bubinga shell brought out
the best characteristics of the wood: a more aggressive attack, a fuller deep/dark tone, a more powerful resonance, and unbelievably
rich, fat lows. These shells are made of 8-ply bubinga plus one outer ply maple shell for optimal finish characteristics.
Tom drum plies are 7mm thick.
The Star-Cast mounting system has always provided maximum resonance and stability for
Tama's pro-drums. Now it has a more streamlined designed, making it easier to position toms closer together. In addition,
a switch to aluminum provides lighter weight and even truer tonal vibration. Star-Cast is also now plated to match your drum's
Hoops not only affect drum tuning, they also affect drum sound. That's why the choice of hoops was
so important to the designers of Tama's professional drum lines. For the Starclassic Bubinga, Tama chose zinc die-cast hoops,
which are manufactured by injecting molten metal into molds. Die-cast hoops have more density and are more consistent in shape
than triple-flanged hoops, which are manufactured by bending metal plates. Die-cast drum hoops make tuning more consistent
and easier to achieve because the tension bolts always contact the hoop properly. Drums fitted with die-cast hoops also offer
crisper attack, clear and resonant highs and much more powerful rim shots.
The Hold Tight washer is a totally unique
invention: a non-loosening washer. Its cup-shaped stainless steel washer contains a rubber ring so the tension rod pushes
both the cup washer and the rubber ring. Normally, vibrations will eventually loosen the tension rod. But the softness of
Hold Tight's rubber ring keeps it in contact with both the tension rod and the hoop at all times and maintains friction between
them, so that tension is always preserved.
Evans drum heads are featured on this Starclassic Bubinga floor tom: Genera
G2 2-ply clear batter heads and Genera G1 1-ply clear bottom heads provide both durability and solid sound.
Tama StarClassic Bubinga Floor Tom Features:
- 16" x 14" floor tom
- Star-Cast mounting system
- Zinc die-cast hoops
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