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STARCLASSIC BUBINGA/BIRCH (B/B)
translucentmind
#1 Posted : 12/10/2007 4:31:40 PM

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There isn't one on the board, and I've heard others say its about time we got one up and running, so here goes it!</P>
Two great tastes that taste great together - Bubinga wood, prized by instrument-makers everywhere for its high stability and solidity teams up with Birch wood for its shock resistance and good bending properties -together in Tama's new Performer B/B drums. Get the count-off from Tama:

"Performer B/B is the perfect union of premium tone woods," said Terry Bissette of Tama, on the latest addition to its professional Starclassic lines. "You've got the enhanced low-end and warmth of Bubinga combined with the excellent focus and powerful punch of Birch. But it adds up to something even more than that. B/B really is a synergistic combination."

Starclassic B/B's Birch and Bubinga hybrid shells will be available in both lacquer and deluxe wrap finishes. The three lacquer finishes include two all-new options, Dark Mocha Fade and Dark Stardust Fade (pictured). The six covered finishes include two all-new options, Lava Glass Glitter and Stardust Champagne.

According to Bissette, quite a number of influential drummers have made the move to Bubinga/Birch, including Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall), Jeff Bowders (Paul Gilbert), Martin Bulloch (Mogwai), Dean Butterworth (Good Charlotte), Tony Hajjar (Sparta), Troy Luccketta (Tesla), Dave Mackintosh (Dragonforce), and Spanky (Diddy).

Two different configurations are available in either 4-pc shell kit (w/o snare or hardware) configurations or 5pc complete kit (including matching snare and hardware):
New Fusion: 18 x 22: BD, 8 x 10" &amp; 9 x 12" TT, 12 x 14" FT
Accel Driver: 18 x 22: BD, 8 x 10" &amp; 9 x 12" TT, 14 x 16" FT</I> </P></BLOCKQUOTE>
translucentmind
#1 Posted : 12/10/2007 4:34:46 PM

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#1 Posted : 12/10/2007 4:41:25 PM

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Anybody with one of these badboys care to enlighten us with a helpful review??
KealSafe
#1 Posted : 12/10/2007 6:33:02 PM
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i'm just wondering if tama will unveil new finishes at NAMM 08. <br /> <br />i'm ready to buy one of these bad boys, but im not crazy about any of the <br />colors they got goin. <br /> <br />i hear they sound fatter than the bubinga/maple. <br /> <br />thoughts? <img border="0" src="smileys/smiley2.gif" border="0">
Alex2113
#1 Posted : 12/10/2007 6:34:58 PM
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KealSafe, have you seen the supernova sparkle? that finish is the siht, if i <br />didn't already have a starclassic thats what i would be looking at right now. <br />or the lava glass... that finish kicks @$$
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translucentmind
#1 Posted : 12/10/2007 7:02:34 PM

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KealSafe wrote:
i'm just wondering if tama will unveil new finishes at NAMM 08. <BR><BR>i'm ready to buy one of these bad boys, but im not crazy about any of the <BR>colors they got goin. <BR><BR>i hear they sound fatter than the bubinga/maple. <BR><BR>thoughts? <IMG src="smileys/smiley2.gif" border="0">
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<P>I wouldn't mind seeing some extra colors get released in the near future either. I've had my eye on that Dark Cherry Fade for some time now, but more options is undoubtedly a +</P>
harmlessgoat22
#1 Posted : 12/11/2007 7:56:54 AM
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Hmm...from what I can tell, the Dark Sparkle Fade with Black Nickel looks <br />gorgeous... <br /> <br /> http://www.tamadrum.co.j...product_news/2007/Perfo rmer_ <br />BB/index.html <br /> <br />Right there...but unfortunately, you can't get the Black Nickel without <br />getting that special hyperdrive kit, which I don't want. I'm still hoping for <br />Black Nickel hardware on the B/B's, but I'm going to order them early <br />January no matter what... <br />Here's what I'm getting... <br />Accel-Driver in Dark Sparkle Fade, plus maybe a 7x8 tom, then about a <br />year or two later, I'm going to order another bass drum, 1-2 rack toms <br />(depending on whether I get the 7x8 right away), and another floor tom. <br />That'll add up to about $5000 from what I can tell...
Tama Starclassic Performer B/B in Dark Stardust Fade
Bass - 22" x 18", Toms - 10" x 8", 12" x 9", Floor - 16" x 14", Snare - 14" x 6.5"
Cymbals - Meinl Byzance 20" Dark ride, Zildjian K Custom medium thin 16" dark crash, used Zildjian ZBT 18" china
Hardware - 2007 Iron Cobra Rolling Glide twin pedal, Roadpro hihat, snare, and boom stands
demian
#1 Posted : 12/11/2007 3:01:15 PM
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Alex2113 wrote:
KealSafe, have you seen the supernova sparkle? that finish is the siht, if i <BR>didn't already have a starclassic thats what i would be looking at right now. <BR>or the lava glass... that finish kicks @$$
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<P>No way Jose!!<IMG src="smileys/smiley2.gif" border="0"></P>
<P>Yeah Im in the same boat with you.. I want to buy one and Im waiting (desperately) the Namm08.. Because they HAVE to introduce new B/B finishes. I dont like the actual finishes too.</P>
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J-Reyes
#1 Posted : 12/12/2007 5:35:48 AM

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<P>Hello! </P>
<P>I actually just bought a Starclassic Performer B/B in White Silk (I truly think it's the best finish I've ever seen on a drumkit!) </P>
<P>Sound wise - It's great, the resonance is excellent but controllable.. I'm going to have a gentle play with tuning though to see what kinda sound I can get - This kind of quality drums is new to me! </P>
<P>The only thing I don't like which many people will probably agree on with any drum kit is when the bass drum comes with the whole head (no air hole). I'm really not liking the feel of this so have ordered an Evans EQ3 to replace the Tama head! (Bought a Tama logo sticker to stick on the top though of course!)</P>
<P>I love this kit, first gig with it on Saturday...!</P>
spikeman23
#1 Posted : 12/13/2007 11:48:04 PM
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<img border="0" src="smileys/smiley24.gif" border="0"> You can port the head that came with it you know. You don't have to go out and buy a new resonant head.
drummerforpeace
#1 Posted : 12/14/2007 12:42:23 AM
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yeah but that's not professional, and you might -- up.<br>
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translucentmind
#1 Posted : 12/14/2007 1:43:55 PM

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J-Reyes wrote:

<P>I love this kit, first gig with it on Saturday...!</P>
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<P>Good luck with that, let us know how it goes. What syle of music do you guys play anyways??</P>
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<P>For those of you that have played both the All-Bubinga as well as the Birch-Bubinga, what is the difference in feel?? I loved the boomyness of the Bubinga, and hear that the B/B give more of a 'punch' if you will than the solid bubinga. Hopefully soon enough I'll get to sit down on a kit myself...I guess I can't start dreamin too early</P>
DRUM
#1 Posted : 12/14/2007 1:57:38 PM
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<P>I've owned a set of these for a year now , lots of gigging,recording .excellent all around.</P>
<P>I have never played another tama kit so couldn't comment on a comparison.But i,ve owned taye studio maple,taye pro tour,pearl prestige,export.</P>
<P>blows them all out of the water.</P>
Tama Starclassic Bubinga/Birch in Dark Cherry fade 8",10"12",14" toms. 22" bass drum. 14" snare <br />check out www.evolutionrocks.ca <br />for pics and sound <br />
translucentmind
#1 Posted : 12/14/2007 5:47:21 PM

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any chance for a <strong>sticky</strong> on this??
drummerforpeace
#1 Posted : 12/14/2007 9:34:35 PM
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i don't really understand what that means. does that make it so the thread never goes away???
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OldSupes
#1 Posted : 12/14/2007 10:48:08 PM
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drummerforpeace wrote:
i don't really understand what that means. does that make it so the thread never goes away??? <br />
<br />These threads are represented by an envelope with a push-pin, and they always stay at the top of the list in their respective forum.
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translucentmind
#1 Posted : 12/14/2007 11:27:14 PM

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I mean the fact that every other Tama set seems to have a sticky, i figured the B/B should deserve no less credit....especially since theres a chance i'll end up owning one in the future
drumsofthunder
#1 Posted : 12/15/2007 10:33:37 AM
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Hi, <br><br>got some News from Germany. Now available:<br><br>http://www.meinl.de/ =&gt; Produkte =&gt; Tama =&gt; Schlagzeug-Sets =&gt; Starclassic Performer B/B<br><br>22" x 20" Bassdrum, 13" x 6" Snaredrum, Hyper-Drive-Toms: 8" x 6", 10" x 6,5", 12" x 7", 13" x 7,5", 14" x 8".<br><br><a href="http://musik-meinl.t3-kundenserver.de/index.php?param=a%3A4%3A%7Bs%3A17%3A%22selectedprojectid%22%3Bi%3A1013%3Bi%3A6%3Ba%3A2%3A%7Bs%3A11%3A%22menuentryid%22%3Bs%3A3%3A%22312%22%3Bs%3A11%3A%22activenodes%22%3Ba%3A3%3A%7Bi%3A0%3Bi%3A0%3Bi%3A1%3Bs%3A3%3A%22312%22%3Bi%3A2%3Bs%3A3%3A%22286%22%3B%7D%7Di%3A1013%3Ba%3A2%3A%7Bs%3A11%3A%22menuentryid%22%3Bs%3A4%3A%224249%22%3Bs%3A11%3A%22activenodes%22%3Ba%3A4%3A%7Bi%3A0%3Bi%3A0%3Bi%3A1%3Bs%3A4%3A%224249%22%3Bi%3A2%3Bs%3A4%3A%224244%22%3Bi%3A3%3Bs%3A4%3A%224230%22%3B%7D%7Di%3A13%3Ba%3A2%3A%7Bs%3A11%3A%22menuentryid%22%3Bi%3A0%3Bs%3A11%3A%22activenodes%22%3Ba%3A1%3A%7Bi%3A0%3Bi%3A0%3B%7D%7D%7D" target="_blank">PL62XZS Starter-Kit:</a><br>
Starclassic Perfomer B-B, laq./wrap<br>BD 20" x 22" PLB22XM<br>TT 8" x 10" PLT10A<br>TT 9" x 12" PLT12A<br>FT 12" x 14" PLF14A<br>FT 14" x 16" PLF16A<br>SD 6" x 13" PLS136<br><br>New "official" Colors: Dark Stardust Fade, Antique White Sparkle;<br><br>Wraps: Astral Black Diamond und Astral White Diamond. <br><br>They stop Emerald Sea Fade, Blue Galaxy Fade and Cobalt Blast Glitter.<br><br><img src="http://i12.tinypic.com/6opccuo.jpg" border="0"><br>DSF<br><br><img src="http://i5.tinypic.com/7xoc67b.jpg" border="0"><br>ABD<br><br><img src="http://i14.tinypic.com/7yfusk8.jpg" border="0"><br>AWS<br><br><img src="smileys/smiley2.gif" border="0"><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Shagg
#1 Posted : 12/15/2007 10:35:56 AM
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Beautiful looking drums to say the least love the white sparkle <IMG src="smileys/smiley32.gif" border="0">
spikeman23
#1 Posted : 12/15/2007 10:21:05 PM
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The second kit is horrible. <img border="0" src="smileys/smiley11.gif" border="0">
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