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For the last several years, Tama's Swingstar line has seen seemingly constant upgrades. First the company radically upgraded Swingstar drums and hardware (only the shells remained untouched). Not long after, Tama made the whole line comprehensive with individually orderable drums instead of just offering a few "basic" 5-pc kits. Since no price increase accompanied the upgrades, most figured that Tama was finished for a time. But Tama still has a few more upgrades in its sleeve. As of the Summer 2002 NAMM Swingstar prepackage kits will come stock with doubled-braced hardware. Along the same lines, Swingstar's Ready-To-Rock all in one package which includes Planet Z cymbals by Zildjian will come with the new HT30 which also features double-braced legs.

SW522D

The Swingstar SW522D Regular 5pc Kit has a list of $799.99 The set includes:

  • 1 - SWT12D (10x 12" Tom Tom)
  • 1 - SWT13D (11x 13" Tom Tom)
  • 1 - SWF16D (16x 16" Tom Tom)
  • 1 - SWB22D (16x 22" Bass Drum)
  • 1 - SW155 (5-1/2x 14" Snare Drum)
  • 1 - MTH500 (Double Tom Holder)
  • 1 - HS20W (Snare Stand)
  • 1 - HH25W (Hi-hat Stand)
  • 1 - HP10 (Iron Cobra Jr. Pedal)
  • 1 - HC22W (Straight Cymbal Stand)
  • 1 - Out Of The Box and Onto The Stage Set-Up and Instruction Video featuring Kenny Aronoff, Mike Portnoy and John Tempesta

SW522DTZ

The Swinsgstar SW522DTZ 5pc Ready to Rock Kit lists for $949.99

The set includes:

  • 1 - SWT12D (10x 12" Tom Tom)
  • 1 - SWT13D (11x 13" Tom Tom)
  • 1 - SWF16D (16x 16" Tom Tom)
  • 1 - SWB22D (16x 22" Bass Drum)
  • 1 - SW155 (5-1/2x 14" Snare Drum)
  • 1 - MTH500 (Double Tom Holder)
  • 1 - HS20W (Snare Stand)
  • 1 - HH25W (Hi-hat Stand)
  • 1 - HP10 (Iron Cobra Jr. Pedal)
  • 1 - HC22W (Straight Cymbal Stand)
  • 1 - HT30 (Double Leg Drum Throne)
  • 1 - PZ1418 (Planet Z cymbal 14HH & 18CR made by Zildjian)
  • 1 - Out Of The Box and Onto The Stage Set-Up and Instruction Video featuring Kenny Aronoff, Mike Portnoy and John Tempesta

Swingstar drums feature 8-ply Philippine Mahogany shells.

Available Swingstar Colors - BK Black, DFG Deep Forest Greeen, MNB Midnight Blue, NPL Night Purple, VTB Vintage Blue, VTR Vintage Red and VTS Vintage Silver.

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