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Size Is Everything: Original 2005 Superstar Sizes Return [Summer NAMM 2008]

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2 Jul 2008 — To set its second-generation Superstar apart from the rest of the intermediate drum pack, Tama, for a time, only offered its pre-packaged (catalog) Superstar kits in the innovative Hyper-Drive configuration, which features “short” shallow-depth toms combined with a deeper bass drum. But some retailers and players still preferred the slightly deeper toms of the “Accel-Driver” configuration of the 2005 kits.

Now, everyone will be happy, as Tama will offer both.

Four-, five-, and six-piece catalog sets will be available in the Accel-Driver configuration, with or without hardware. Individually-ordered drums are also available in Superstar sizes. Superstar is also available in both lacquer and wrap finishes.

SL52KBN Superstar Custom Kit in Dark Desert Burst lacquer

List: $1899.99 with hardware. $1449.99 Shell Kit (without hardware)

Includes:

  • 18 x 22” BD with tom mount
  • 8 x 10” TT with Star-Cast mount
  • 9 x 12” TTT with Star-Cast mount
  • 14 x 16” FT with Star-Cast mount
  • 5.5 x 14” SD



Comparison Chart: 5pc Accel-Driver Sizes vs. Hyper-Drive Sizes*





Bass DrumTom TomTom TomFloor TomSnare Drum
Hyper-Drive 20 x 22”6.5 x 10”7 x 12”14 x 16”6 x 13”
Accel-Driver18 x 22”8 x 10”9 x 12”14 x 16”5.5” x 14


*Example is for a fast comparison of Accel-Driver and Hyper-Drive sizes. There are also other Hyper-Drive and Accel-Driver sizes and configurations available.
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