Tama SM42HS Description:
A TIMELESS CLASSIC that will never go out of style
In the '80s TAMA's Superstar and Imperialstars reigned supreme - the perfect drums for the times.
But TAMA's builders and designers wanted something that transcended trends, something timeless - drums that "understood" a player's passion and allowed the expression of every genre, style, mood, and technique.
They created Starclassic Maple...and ignited the thin-shell revolution.
Tama SM42HS Features:
Shells (All Maple)
All Maple Shells
TT / FT:6ply,5mm
For the optimum transfer of vibrations from head to shell, a thinner shell is better.
However, less thickness often equals less strength. Instead of simply making thinner shells by using fewer plies, TAMA slims down each ply and then cross laminates them into a 6ply 5mm thick shell (7ply 7mm bass drum).
This combination results in a thinner shell that's actually stronger than others of greater thickness. Starclassic shells utilize maple, the most popular shell material today because of its warm clear sound.
The shells with Sound Focus Ring are also available as an option.
Minimum Shell Contact (Starclassic Maple)
Our designers never stop looking for new ways to increase drum resonance.
Nothing is too small to consider because many minutes improvements can add up to a signifcant difference in sound.
Two good examples of this kind of exacting research are the replacement of the traditional metal badge with the new imprinted insignia and the small metal soundhole with one made of maple.
Shell Depths (Starclassic Maple)
To achieve the sound and response you are looking for, Starclassic Maple offer a choice of six different depths ranging from the shallow Hyper-Drive to the cavernous X-tra Deep.
TAMA's new 20"x22" Ultra Deep bass drum size is now available. This size provides thunderous low end combined with maximum resonance.
*Hyper-Drive sizes: 6"x8", 6.5"x10", 7"x12", 7.5"x13", 8"x14"
Star-Cast Mounting System(US.PAT.NO.5454288) (Starclassic Maple)
The Star-Cast Mounting System has always provided maximum resonance and stability for TAMA's pro-drums. Now we've improved it.
A new streamlined designed makes it easier to position toms closer together for greater ease and comfort than ever before.
In addition, a switch to aluminum provides lighter weight and even truer tonal vibration.
Last but not least, Star-Cast is now plated to match your drum's shell hardware!
Hoops not only affect drum tuning; they also affect drum sound. That's why the choice of hoops was so important to the designers of TAMA's professional drum lines.
For our Starclassic Series, we choose zinc die-cast hoops, which are manufactured by injecting molten metal into molds.
Die-cast hoops have more density and are more consistent in shape than triple flanged hoops, which are manufactured by bending metal plates.
Die-cast hoops make tuning more consistent and easier to achieve because the tension bolts always contact the hoop properly.
Drums fitted with die-cast hoops also offer crisper attack, clear and resonant highs and much more powerful rim shots.
Claw Hooks(Starclassic Maple)
Starclassic Maple's claw hooks feature rubber spacers that help protect wood hoops from damage.
The hooks and hoops work as one unit and won't separate or rattle, even on loose tunings.
Bass Drum Spur Bracket(Starclassic Maple)
TAMA's MSB30 die-cast bracket holds the spur bracket securely, thanks to the same powerful hinge mechanism used on the MTB30 mounting bracket.
Unique memory markers found on the folding spur bracket help simplify set up.
Air Cushioned Floor Tom Legs
Starclassic's Air Pocket™ rubber feet feature a special air chamber, that eliminates the transfer of vibrations to the floor (which chokes sustain and sound) and absorbs shock for better playing.
Hold Tight™ Washer (US.PAT.NO.7307204)
The Hold Tight™ washer is a totally unique invention: a non-loosening washer!
Its cup-shaped stainless steel washer contains a rubber ring so the tension rod pushes both the cup washer and the rubber ring.
Normally, vibrations will eventually loosen the tension rod. But the softness of Hold Tight's rubber ring keeps it in contact with both the tension rod and the hoop at all times and maintains friction between them so that tension is always preserved.
SRW620P (20pcs / pack)
Evans® heads are featured on all Starclassic drums (except bass drum front heads).
On the rack and floor toms, Genera G2 2-ply clear batter heads and Genera G1 1-ply clear bottom heads provide both durability and solid sound.
Starclassic bass drums are fitted with Genera EQ4 clear batter heads.
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