Tama Starclassic Birch Bubinga 22" Drum Kit, Charcoal Onyx
This used Tama Starclassic Birch Bubinga 22" Drum Kit, Charcoal Onyx is now available with us at Graham Russell Drums.
Condition: Showing some signs of use, with some cosmetic marks to the top of the bass drum and bass drum hoop but generally in good condition and in full working order. The wrap has also obviously faded from sun damage in recent years. Fitted with Evans G2 clear heads on the toms (new), and a Tama branded Evans EQ4 Clear (used) on the bass drum.
Tama has become one of the more prolific users of bubinga in recent years, with the African hardwood featuring prominently in the company's high-end Starclassic range.
The bubinga/birch hybrid shell that this Starclassic Performer kit is built from has been around since 2006; what's new about this kit is the shell pack that includes Hyper-Drive tom lengths and the selection of finishes on offer.
Bubinga is over 50 percent harder than maple and birch and is renowned for providing immediate attack and rich lows. While this density endows it with impressive acoustic qualities it also makes it trickier to work than a lot of woods. It's also not as abundant as the usual drum staples (birch, maple, mahogany) and so carries an extra premium.