NAMM 2022: Tama Drums

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Live Stream: Tama Drums

We visited the Tama Drums booth to see a variety of new offerings. From the NAMM Show floor, John Palmer of Tama Drums and our own Rob Vendrasco show and play some of Tama's snare drum collection. Watch the full Live Stream below.

Tama S.L.P. G-Hickory

Limited Edition S.L.P. G-Hickory

Limited Edition for Summer 2022

"The G for us is an extra thick shell. That gives you more penetration and kind of a crack that really projects, because the thicker shell will give you more volume."

-John Palmer, Tama Drums

Key Specs:

  • Size: 14" x 6.5"
  • Material: Hickory
  • Shell Material: 11mm, 12-Ply Hickory + 2 Outer Ply Elm
  • Sound Characteristics: Bright, Powerful
  • Hoop: Sound Arc Hoops (10 hole)

Tama S.L.P. G-Hickory
Tama Limited Edition S.L.P. G-Maple

Limited Edition S.L.P. G-Maple

Limited Edition for Summer 2022

"Tuned up high, they really crack and project, but you can also tune them down in the mid-range and they still have a lot of body."

-John Palmer, Tama Drums

Key Specs:

  • Size: 14"x7"
  • Material: Maple
  • Shell Material: 11mm, 12ply Maple + 1 outer ply Zebrawood
  • Sound Characteristics: Bright, Strong
  • Hoop: Sound Arc Hoops (10 hole)

Tama Limited Edition S.L.P. G-Maple
Starclassic Walnut/Birch 5-Piece Shell Kit

Starclassic Walnut/Birch 5-Piece Shell Kit

"It's not a wrap, it's a lacquer finish that's really hand applied and really specialized for us and the factory we own, for these beautiful Starclassic birch shells."

-John Palmer, Tama Drums

Key Specs:

  • Size: 22"x16" BD, 10"x8" TT, 12"x9" TT, 14"x12" FT, 16"x14" FT, and MTH1000 Double Tom Holder
  • Material: Walnut/Birch
  • Finish: Molten Dark Raspberry Fade
  • Shell Material: 6mm, 4-Ply Birch + 2 Inner Ply Black Walnut
  • Base Drum: 8mm, 5-Ply Birch + 2 Inner Ply Black Walnut

Starclassic Walnut/Birch 5-Piece Shell Kit
Starclassic Walnut/Birch 5-Piece Shell Kit

Starclassic Walnut/Birch 5-Piece Shell Kit

Limited Edition for Summer 2022

"This is a super limited kit, Tamo Ash finish, smoked black nickel hardware. That's just natural wood, exterior ply."

-John Palmer, Tama Drums

Key Specs:

  • Size: 22"x16" BD, 10"x8" TT, 12"x9" TT, 14"x12" FT, 16"x14" FT, and MTH1000 double tom holder
  • Material: Walnut/Birch
  • Finish: Gloss Charcoal Tamo Ash
  • Shell Material: 6mm, 2 inner ply American Black Walnut + 4 ply Birch + 1 outer ply Tamo Ash
  • Base Drum: 8mm, 2 inner ply American Black Walnut + 5ply Birch + 1 outer ply Tamo Ash

Starclassic Walnut/Birch 5-Piece Shell Kit
Starclassic Performer 5-Piece Shell Kit

Starclassic Performer 5-Piece Shell Kit

"This is a lacquer finish, a pretty striking finish. We're really happy with how these drums look and sound."

-John Palmer, Tama Drums

Key Specs:

  • Size: 22"x16" BD, 10"x7" TT, 12"x8" TT, 14"x12" FT, 16"x14" FT, and MC69 single tom attachment (x2)
  • Material: Maple/Birch
  • Finish: Sky Blue Aurora
  • Shell Material: 6mm, 4 ply Birch + 2 inner ply Maple
  • Base Drum: 7mm, 5 ply Birch + 2 inner ply Maple

Starclassic Performer 5-Piece Shell Kit
Tama True Touch Training Kit TTK5S

True Touch Training Kit: TTK5S

AAD Snare Pad & Acousti-Tone Tom & Floor Tom Pads

"The key is maybe you didn't hear it because that's the point. The point is that these kits are low volume kits. Could you hear some sounds? Sure. Could you hear a lot of sound? Probably not, because this is a practice kit, so I think we achieved our objective here."

-John Palmer, Tama Drums

Includes:

  • Solid Kick Bass Pad
  • AAD Snare Pad
  • 8" high tom pad w/ mounting clamp
  • 8.5" low tom pad w/ mounting clamp
  • 9" floor tom w/ clamp & boom arm & L-rod
  • Tom sand

*Hi-hat stand, snare stand, cymbal stands, kick pedal and cymbals are not included.

Tama True Touch Training Kit TTK5S

From Tama

True Touch Training Kit is a revolutionary practice tool that not only offers the volume required for practicing at home, but also allows drummers to perform critical technique refinement needed to improve their musical expression.

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