Tama’s 2017 Starclassic Maple Exotix Pacific Walnut kits offer a combination of maple and walnut. Distinctive grain patterns of the walnut outer ply are unique to each drum, which gives each set its own visual personality, combined with the sound characteristics of six inner plies of maple. The new kits are available in Emerald Pacific Walnut Burst and Natural Pacific Walnut Burst finishes.
The new “Quick-Lock” tom brackets equipped on the Star-Cast Mounting System and on Starclassic floor toms allow for quick and easy setup and breakdown. Once the drum is positioned on a tom stand or floor tom legs, there is no need to attach and adjust separate memory locks to save the setting. By simply sliding the switch on the tom bracket, the bracket separates into two parts. When the drum is removed for breakdown, the “memory lock” portion remains on the tom stand or floor tom leg, which saves your positioning. Tama’s Starclassic Series drums also have zinc die-cast hoops, which are manufactured by injecting molten metal into molds.