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Tama Swingstar

“Power and tone on a shoestring from Tama's Swingstar”

Written on: 14/12/2013

Over the years I have had three Tama kits, the first in the late 1970s was an imperial four-brother tom kit, which i used professionally for a couple of years. I chose Tama on the strength of sound produced by Stewart Copeland of the Police, I wanted a similar, snappy and lound sound from my kit. I wasn't disappointed, Tama delivered. A number of years later, late 1990s, I bought the budget swingstar kit, which although the cheapest from the range produced by Tama, the plywood shells produced… Read Full Review

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Tama Swingstar

“5 Piece Midnight Blue Tama Swingstar Drum Set”

Written on: 05/12/2012 by Tasjoh (1 review written)

I bought the set 6 years ago and I am still using it today. Ive played everything with it from jazz band, to august burns red covers, I recommend not using the heads, snare, or cymbals that came with the set, I currently put a set of k customs around the kit and some nice evans heads, as well as a pork pie snare, and it can stand toe to toe with custom sets, and any electric or triggered set out there, the durability on this set is brutal, i mean i play on it for about an hour a day for the… Read Full Review

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Tama Swingstar

“Very good sound!”

Written on: 25/11/2012

Cheap but very good sound. Durable… Read Full Review

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Tama Swingstar

“My Kit: ”

Written on: 01/03/2010

My Kit:
5 Piece Platinum Grey(22,12,13,14,16)
Ambassador on Snare
Powerstroke III on Toms
Superkick II on Bass Drum

Pros:
Very Good Hardware
Very Nice Finish
Great boomy sound
Value for money
Brilliant bass drum (dont use a reso with porthole)
Very Comfortable Throne

Cons:
Unattractive bassdrum hoop
Smothered Sounding snare (may be the skin)
Came with sh*t camber cymbals (immediately replaced)

Summary:
Sounds Excellent!
Looks Great!
and omg! Great value for money!
Solid Hardware also… Read Full Review

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Tama Swingstar

“I made some mods and it's easy to make this drum set...”

Written on: 22/10/2008

I made some mods and it's easy to make this drum set look even better. The heads lasted a long time. I smashed this drum set and put it back together and it still sounds good. The only bad point is the clutch on the snare broke. The Tama Swingstar is a good kit for a starter and even more… Read Full Review

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Tama Swingstar

“I like the older Tama drums, 70's and 80's, seems they...”

Written on: 28/06/2008

I like the older Tama drums, 70's and 80's, seems they put a lot into the Swingstars and Superstars, the hardware was heavy and the drums were heavy, I have an old set of Swingstars with the badges with the models numbers stamped on the the badge and they seem so much better than what is being put out now. The bass drum head says SWINGSTAR by Tama , I think they were proud of that set when it came out… Read Full Review

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Tama Swingstar

“Great sound (when tuned), looks good, good quality,...”

Written on: 30/01/2008 by jamesrocks (1 review written)

Great sound (when tuned), looks good, good quality, cheap to buy (I payed £117 ($234) for it on ebay) in general the Tama Swingstar is a good beginner/small gigging/ heavy practice kit… Read Full Review

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Tama Swingstar

“A warm ringing noise is produced thanks to the...”

Written on: 19/01/2008

A warm ringing noise is produced thanks to the mahogany shell and works well with a double pedal. I would recommend this kit to any beginner or intermediate drummer… Read Full Review

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Tama Swingstar

“Although an extremely nice drum kit as a whole; Tama...”

Written on: 01/09/2006 by Twig (1 review written)

Although an extremely nice drum kit as a whole; Tama can and do make far higher quality drums.
But for its cost it gives an extremely high performance for relatively little money;
A progressive drummer (ie one that is advanced in learning not the style) will find the kit well suited to there needs... but be sure to tune the drums well and you will find a great sound in them:

Partnered with high quality hardware; such as tama iron cobra double pedals and the kit becomes a dream that could pass… Read Full Review

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