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Superstar Goes Into Hyper-Drive For 2008 [Winter NAMM 2008]

United States
All new finishes, sizes, configurations

Anaheim, CA, 14 Jan 2008 — 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.

This Superstar Custom set shows the Superstar drum sizes as well as Brushed Metallic Black lacquer, one of the many new Superstar 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.
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