Tama's three Superstar Hyper-Drive Series will get completely reborn for the NAMM musical instrument convention in Anaheim, California. "Everything is different," enthused Tomo Yoshinaga of Tama. "There are a slew of new sizes. And all of the three Superstar Series—Custom, EFX, and Standard—are getting completely new and great looking finishes.
Tama's Hyper-Drive configuration is the choice of a growing number of Tama artists. The set-up combines fast response, modern short toms, a powerful Ultra Deep bass drum and traditional-sized snare. "The Hyper-Drive configuration provides pure and articulate tom tones, unlimited set-up versatility, completely player visibility and effortless tuning," explains Terry Bissette of Tama.
Superstar Drums feature birch/basswood shells fitted with Sound Bridge low-mass, high tension lugs and die-cast hoops. The sets have been critically acclaimed by the major drum publications for their combination of professional features, sound and durability with a very affordable price. Superstar Custom sets feature lacquered finishes while Superstar EFX and Superstar standard sets feature a wide variety of covered finishes.
Tama Superstar encompasses three different series:
Superstar Custom with lacquer finishes
Superstar EFX with Tama Dura-Cover wrapped finishes
Superstar with Tama original wrapped finishes
Three New Configurations
Three new kit configurations are now available in all three Superstar series:
5pc: 20 x 22" BD w/o tom mount, 6.5 x 10" TT, 7 x 12" TT, 14 x 16" FT & 6 x 13" SD
6pc: 20 x 22" BD w/o tom mount, 6.5 x 10" TT, 7 x 12", 12 x 14" TT, 14 x 16" FT & 5.5 x 14" SD
4pc: 18 x 24" BD w/o tom mount, 7x 12" TT, 14 x 16" FT & 6.5 x 14" SD
List price range for the new configurations including stands and hardware ranges from $1382.99 (4pc Superstar) to 1879.99 (6pc Superstar Custom).
All the new Superstar Hyper-Drive sets feature Black Nickel shell hardware.