Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch 4-Piece Shell-Packs


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Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch 4-Piece Shell-Packs

The Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch 4-piece shell-pack is a drum kit that stands out in the world of percussion for its exceptional craftsmanship, superior materials, and outstanding sound quality. Designed to meet the demands of professional drummers, this kit delivers a stunning blend of warmth, projection, and versatility. But don’t take our word for it – this guy knows a thing or two over in America!

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The core components of the Starclassic Walnut/Birch 4-piece shell-pack are thoughtfully designed to provide an exceptional playing experience. This kit includes:

  1. 22″ x 16″ Bass Drum: The heart of the kit, the bass drum, delivers a thunderous low-end punch with incredible resonance. Its 22-inch diameter ensures a deep, full-bodied sound that cuts through any mix.
  2. 10″ x 8″ Rack-Tom: The 10-inch rack tom offers excellent projection and clarity. Whether you’re playing intricate patterns or heavy beats, this tom responds with precision and articulation.
  3. 12″ x 9″ Rack-Tom: The 12-inch rack tom complements the 10-inch tom, providing a wide tonal range and smooth transitions between different drum voices. Its 9-inch depth enhances the sustain and resonance.
  4. 16″ x 14″ Floor-Tom: The 16-inch floor tom adds the bottom-end to your tom set-up. With a 14-inch depth, it produces a warm, resonant tone that rounds out the kit’s sonic palette.
  5. Swivel-Wing Tom-Holder: Featuring Tama’s omni-ball system for unparalleled angle adjustment of the rack-toms. Each ball can move around an arc backward and forward by 100mm, providing even greater positioning flexibility.

Shell Construction

One of the standout features of the Starclassic Walnut/Birch 4-piece shell-pack is its construction. Tama has combined the rich, warm tones of American Black Walnut with the bright, focused tones of European Birch (birch man!) to create a unique and powerful sonic signature. The fusion of these two high-quality woods results in a drum kit that excels across various musical genres, from rock to jazz and everything in between.

The meticulous craftsmanship that goes into shaping these shells ensures consistent thickness and precision bearing edges. This attention to detail allows for optimal shell resonance and tuning stability, making it easier for drummers to achieve their desired sound.

Shell Hardware

The hardware on the Starclassic Walnut/Birch 4-piece shell-pack is not only durable but also enhances the overall playing experience. Tama’s die-cast hoops provide consistent tuning and improved rim-shot sound. The Star-Cast mounting system for the toms maximizes shell resonance while offering easy and secure tom positioning.

The low-mass lugs reduce shell contact, allowing the drums to vibrate freely and produce a more open and resonant sound. These hardware features contribute to the kit’s overall playability and longevity.

Sound Quality

When it comes to sound quality, the Starclassic Walnut/Birch 4-piece shell-pack truly shines. The combination of Walnut and Birch shells results in a balanced tonal spectrum. The Walnut adds warmth and depth, while the Birch contributes brightness and clarity. This dynamic pairing allows the kit to project with precision in live settings and record beautifully in the studio.

Whether you’re laying down a groove in a funk band, driving a rock anthem, or exploring your jazz side, the Starclassic Walnut/Birch 4-piece shell-pack responds with versatility and depth. It offers a wide tuning range, allowing you to dial in the perfect sound for any musical context.


Tama offers the Starclassic Walnut/Birch 4-piece shell-pack in a range of stunning finishes. You can choose from lacquer finishes that showcase the natural beauty of the wood grain or Tama’s Duracover wrap finishes for added durability and visual flair. These finishes not only protect your drums, but also look incredible on stage.

What’s Not Included

It’s important to note that a shell-pack includes the core drums (bass drum and toms) but does not include additional components such as a snare drum, bass drum pedal, stands, or cymbals. These items can be purchased elsewhere on our website.

In conclusion, the Tama Starclassic Walnut/Birch 4-piece shell-pack is a masterclass in drum kit design and craftsmanship. With its exceptional shell construction, high-quality hardware, and versatile sound, this kit is the perfect choice for drummers who demand the best. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just about to start your musical career, the Starclassic Walnut/Birch 4-piece shell-pack is a great way to upgrade your existing shells whilst keeping the best bits of your old set-up.