Tama 2016 Imperialstar Complete Drum Set - 5-piece - Midnight Blue

5-piece Poplar Drum Set with 22" Bass Drum, 10" and 12" Toms, 16" Floor Tom, 14" Snare, Throne, Hardware, and Cymbals - Midnight Blue
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A Full Drum Kit at a Great Price!

Buying an affordable set of drums may feel like a bit of a gamble, but at Sweetwater, we're committed to making sure you get more than your money's worth out of the gear you buy. That's why Sweetwater Sales Engineers feel confident recommending TAMA Imperialstar star kits. For starters, you just can't beat the value of this complete Imperialstar 5-piece drum kit, which comes with a complete set of hardware and quality Meinl cymbals. But the poplar drum shells themselves sound remarkably good too, making this the kind of kit you buy as a relative beginner and hold onto for life.

TAMA Imperialstar 5-piece Drum Kit at a Glance:
  • This complete TAMA drum kit comes with everything you need
  • Get big, warm, and balanced tone from this set of quality poplar shells
  • Better tone and performance from precision-crafted bearing edges
This complete TAMA drum kit comes with everything you need

TAMA takes the guesswork out of putting together a truly playable drum set by bundling a complete set of essential hardware and cymbals with this Imperialstar 5-piece kit. A set of Meinl cymbals includes a set of 14" HCS hi-hats matched with a 16" HCS crash and a 20" HCS ride. An Iron Cobra 200 kick pedal provides smooth playing action for your bass drum, and a full selection of Stage Master stands (based on TAMA's high-end Roadpro hardware) gives your whole kit the stability you need. And the cherry on top: a comfortable HT25 drum throne. All you need is a pair of sticks, and you're ready to rock your Imperialstar 5-piece kit, right out of the box!

Get big, warm, and balanced tone from this set of quality poplar shells

TAMA chose poplar to create the shells for this Imperialstar kit, and you'll immediately notice the full, warm tone. Poplar is known for having a medium attack, a solid foundation for many different styles that's neither too bold or too soft. And you should never have to worry about buzzing, warping, or lifting of the wrapped finish - it's glued to the shell 100 percent for maximum contact, unlike some drum shell wrapped finishes which are spot-glued. This leads to more consistent resonance and more open tone.

Better tone and performance from precision-crafted bearing edges

Imperialstar drum shells to ring openly and fully and provide a wider tuning range, with enhanced sensitivity and response, thanks to TAMA's precision bearing edges. Your bearing edges have a big impact on how your drums sound and how well they perform over the years, so it's nice to know that TAMA didn't make any compromises when it came to these critical components.

TAMA Imperialstar 5-piece Drum Kit Features:
  • A great-playing 5-piece drum kit for an unbelievably affordable price
  • This complete kit comes with everything you need - hardware, cymbals, stands, and pedals included!
  • Poplar drum shells provide you with a satisfyingly full sound with plenty of natural warmth and balanced dynamics
  • Precision-crafted bearing edges provide enhanced sensitivity, a wide tuning range, and great resonance
  • Quality Meinl cymbals include a set of hi-hat, a ride, and a crash
  • Stage Master stands offer excellent stability and allow you to arrange your kit to your playing style
  • Get smooth action and fast response with the included Iron Cobra 200 kick drum pedal
Start drumming in style with this TAMA Imperialstar 5-piece drum kit!

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Tama Imperialstar 5-piece Drum Kit Review

Tech Specs

Finish Midnight Blue
Configuration Drum set with hardware and cymbals
Number of Drums 5
Snare (Depth x Diameter) 5" x 14"
Mounted Toms (Depth x Diameter) 9" x 12", 8" x 10"
Floor Toms (Depth x Diameter) 14" x 16"
Bass Drums (Depth x Diameter) 18" x 22"
Shell Material Poplar
Included Cymbals Meinl HCS 14" Hi-hat, 16" Crash, 20" Ride
Included Stands Cymbal Stand, Boom Cymbal Stand, Hi-hat Stand, Snare Stand, Tom Mount
Included Drum Pedal Iron Cobra Pedal
Included Throne HT25 Throne
Manufacturer Part Number IP52KCMNB

Customer Reviews

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After selling my old kit, I have settled to this kit. the price, quality and tone this is what I found with this kit. I have been using this for my students, Gigs. and wow it sounds amazing! It has heavy duty hardware that I really love especially the Iron cobra pedal! This kit is highly recommend to drummers who is a tight budget or beginners who wants a long lasting kit. the strongest in the businesses. TAMA DRUMS!!

Great Beginner to Intermediate set with quality to grow into!

I'll tell you what, I was impressed with this set the minute I opened the box. It has it all, 5 pieces, drum throne, hardware and some very nice cymbals! All in one kit in an affordable package...thank you Sweetwater for bringing this kit to your showroom! I just picked this up for one of my girls and was impressed by the build quality. She loves blue color! They glue the skin all the way around rather than just at lug points. This is not the norm in a kit in this price range. The 8 ply shells are high quality and offer tone and durability. The Onmisphere Tom Holder is amazing and can be adjusted an infinite amount of ways quickly and with very smooth action. I have never seen that type of hardware and it's a great design. The Meinl Cymbal package is an added bonus not seen in other kits. These are very playable and sound really good. The quality of the Bass drum hoops and lug hardware are better than what I've seen on many kits in higher price ranges. My favorite is the Iron Cobra Bass Pedal. You can add any bass pedal, but when it's called the Iron Cobra you know it rocks! Overall, this kit has been designed with attention to detail and Tama is obviously trying to hook a drummer for life with these kits by offering an amazing deal on a complete Drum package that has left no stone unturned. This is my first experience with Tama drums and I will definitely be checking out other Tama equipment in the future. If you are a beginner or an intermediate drummer looking to upgrade from a used set and are looking in this price range, I think you need to consider these as an option.
Music background: 26 years as a guitar player and hobbyist drummer

the Tama 5 peace drum kit

For the money they sound great tryed them out with my rock band our pro drummer rocked the crap out of them the "TAMA " loud I love then !!!!
Music background: lead guitar player for over 30 years.

Amazing kit for the price!

I have to admit I found it a little hard to believe that a complete 5 piece Tama kit with hardware and cymbals could be had for such a great price. I heard how they sounded in the video demo and thought it would be worth taking a chance. My band has been rehearsing with the kit for a few weeks now and they sound great! The hardware is really solid, the cymbals sound great, the kick pedal is really quick and snappy...overall, the Tama Imperialstar kit totally rocks!

A Great Beginner Kit

Overall, I have been more than satisfied with Tama's Imperialstar 5 Piece Kit. For the cost, the quality is exceptional. Furthermore, the fact that hardware and cymbals were included with the kit makes it a great buy and a tremendous value. For beginners and even intermediate players, this is a great investment.
Music background: Drum enthusiast
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