Tama Star Walnut TW42RZS-SYL Shell Pack in Sunny Yellow Lacquer
STAR is the flagship line for TAMA drums. It takes the knowledge and research Tama have cultivated for the Starclassic series to the next level, by reexamining every detail to enhance shell resonance. Walnut has long been favored by furniture makers for both its beauty and durability. As a drum shell material, Walnut's naturally EQ'ed tone has been praised by the drum community for both the stage and the studio. The STAR Walnut shells project booming low end with enough cut to be heard through any mix.
This Shell Pack Contains
- 22"x16" Bass Drum
- 10"x7" Rack Tom
- 12"x8" Rack Tom
- 16"x16" Floor Tom
- x3 Floor Tom Legs
**Cymbals, Snare & Stands NOT Included**
Shells (All Walnut)
TT/FT: 6ply 5mm, BD: 7ply 6mm
Generation of furniture makers have favored Walnut for its reliable solidness and long-term stability. As a drum shell material, Walnut's distinctive warm, fat sound has long been subject of rumor among drum tone aficionados, and new STAR WALNUT are doubtlessly about to rekindle that discussion.
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 with a rounded peak to provide 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
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 a brand new mounting concept to achieve this goal, called the Super Resonant Mounting System.
This mounting system has three contact points with the drum. Two are located on the batter hoop, and one is located on the bottom hoop. These three points create the largest possible theoretical triangle on the drum. The two contact points on the batter hoop support the weight of the drum vertically. The third contact point supports the horizontal weight of the drum, once the angle is set. According to physics, the further this third point is located, the less support it requires when setting an angle. Therefore, by placing the third contact point as far as possible on the bottom hoop, using the support arm, Tama were able to dramatically reduce the stress and strain on the shell and hoop and increase natural resonance.
If you tilt your drums beyond a certain angle, which should only apply to a small minority of drummers, this mounting system operates a little differently. If a drum is titled beyond a certain angle, the bottom hoop will no longer be in contact with, or supported by, the bottom contact point. In that case, a different contact point, located on the batter hoop, comes into play. Although the triangle formed by these three points is much smaller, it does not put more strain on the batter hoop because of the angle of the drum. So the drum's natural resonance is still preserved in this case.
To maximize the resonance of drums, it's very important to prevent the vibration of the shells from transferring to the tom stands. Therefore, in addition to the engineering outlined above, we also utilize rubber at each contact point between the shell and the mounting system, which helps to isolate the shells and greatly reduces the vibration transference.
Tom Toms & Floor Toms: Remo® Coated Ambassador for Batter Side / Remo® Clear Ambassador for Bottom Side
Bass Drums: Remo® Coated Powerstroke 3 for Batter Side / Remo® Fiberskyn Powerstroke 3 Diplomat for Front Side