Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Tama: A Musical Instrument with a Difference & a Rock drummer's dream

Despite recent declines in the level of popularity enjoyed by traditional musical instruments due to advancements in beat-making software development, drums like Tama and Mapex have somehow managed to remain relevant because of the unique sounds they create.

Tama drums are manufactured by Hoshino Gakki in Japan. Hoshino Gakki started manufacturing these drum sets in 1965, and since then Tama has remained the brand name for their line of drum sets. Even though Tama is a more recent addition to the market, it has already been proved to be very effective drum set and innovative in differentiating their drum sets from the competition.

Innovation in the Tama drums and hardware, such as the floating drum mounting system, called the star cast system, allows the tom toms to resonate more freely and easily.  This is possible because the tom tom supports do not intrude into the drum as it helps to hold the drum in place at the upper rim. And precisely because of this reason, a better sound can be produced on the tom toms.  Pretty neat indeed! isn't it!  Tama is also well known it's super heavy duty hardware on its drum sets. They also have some innovations when it comes to cymbal stands and snare stands.

There are several types of tama drums in the market today that include Star classic bubinga elite and EFX, Star classic bubinga/bubinga EFX, Star classic bubinga omni-tune, Star classic maple, and Star classic performer B/B and B/B EFX.  These drums are mainly made of wood and not really very difficult to play. 
Known for their excellent value, durability and quality, Tama drumsets are used by famous luminaries as Stewart Copeland of The Police and Lars Ulrich of Metallica.

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