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The TAMA Starclassic Performer MBSS65 snare drum combines sophistication and power. Since 1994, the Starclassic series has been not just a name, but the defi..
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The TAMA Limited Mastercraft Artwood AW-456 snare drum is the choice of professionals and beginners alike, and from the 50th Anniversary limited edition it has ..
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Experience the true power of music with the Tama Star Maple TMT1007S-SYL Suspended Volume. This extraordinary model belongs to TAMA's flagship STAR line, wh..
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Drive, style, and impeccable sound quality are what make the Tama Starclassic Maple MAF1414-PBK floor tom an unbeatable instrument for every musician. In the 80..
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Take on the musical challenge with the TAMA Superstar Reissue SU42RS-SPM drum set. This limited edition recreates the legendary sound and style of the original ..
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Take on the musical challenge with the TAMA Superstar Reissue SU42RS-SMH drum set. This limited edition recreates the legendary sound and style of the original ..
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The TAMA Superstar Classic CL52KRS-CFF drum set is the impeccable sound and style that has been impressing musicians around the world for over 40 years. The Sup..
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Welcome to the world of music with the unique TAMA Starclassic Performer MBS42S-DCF drum set! This four-drum set is an excellent choice for the most demanding m..
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Meet the TAMA Stagestar ST52H5-SEM drum set, which will become an indispensable tool for musicians of any skill level. This kit is made of high quality poplar, ..
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Meet the TAMA Stagestar ST52H5-CDS drum set, which will become an indispensable tool for musicians of any skill level. This kit is made of high quality poplar, ..
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Discover the perfection of drumming with the TAMA Stagestar ST52H5-BNS drum set. This set is designed for those who want to reach new heights in music, regardle..
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The TAMA Imperialstar IP52H6W-HLB drum set is the perfect choice for those looking for excellent sound quality and reliability in one package. The TAMA Imper..
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The TAMA Imperialstar IP52H6W-ELY is a drum set that embodies the best traditions and innovations of the musical instrument. If you are looking for the perfect ..
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The TAMA Imperialstar IP52H6W-CTW drum set is the perfect choice for those looking for excellent sound quality and reliability in one package. The TAMA Imper..
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The TAMA Imperialstar IP52H6W-BRM is a drum set that embodies the best traditions and innovations of the musical instrument. If you are looking for the perfect ..
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The TAMA Standard HP30TW Dual Pedal is your key to the highest level of expression and control over your bass drum sound. This pedal combines power, speed, and ..
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Meet the innovative Tama Speed Cobra 310 HP310LW bass drum pedal, the ultimate in musical equipment innovation. This pedal is the epitome of speed and power, de..
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Experience the power and precision of the Tama Iron Cobra 900 HP900RWN bass drum gimbal! It stands for the highest standard of quality and sound in drumming. Th..
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The legendary Tama Iron Cobra 900 HP900PWN double pedal is designed for those who strive for the highest standards in their music. It combines advanced technolo..
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Experience the magic of music with the Tama Iron Cobra 600 HP600DTW Dual Drum Kit. It's not just a pedal - it's a masterpiece of engineering excellence ..
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One of the key components that determines the quality and sound of a drum kit is the double bass drum pedal. If you're looking for something that's unbe..
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With its exceptional quality and unrivaled performance, the Tama Iron Cobra 50th Anniversary Limited HP900RWMCS Dual Bass Drum Pedal will transform your perform..
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Are you looking for the best way to improve your drumming skills? Introducing the Tama Iron Cobra 50th Anniversary Limited HP900PWMPR double bass drum pedal! Th..
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Add unparalleled quality and expression to your music with the new Tama Iron Cobra 50th Anniversary Limited HP900PWMCS bass drum pedal. Launched to celebrate th..
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Tama

Hoshino Gakki began manufacturing drums in 1965 under the name "Star Drums". Hoshino, the family name of the founder, translates to "star field," thus the selection of the "Star Drums" brand name. The drums were manufactured at Hoshino's subsidiary, Tama Seisakusho, which had opened in 1962 to manufacture Ibanez guitars and amplifiers. While the production of guitars and amps was moved out of the factory by 1966, the production of drums there continued to grow. The two higher lines of drum models, Imperial Star and Royal Star, were introduced to the American market and were successful lower-cost drums competing against more expensive American-made drums offered by Rogers, Ludwig, and Slingerland at the time. By 1979, Hoshino decided to make a concerted effort to make high-quality drums and hardware and start marketing its drums under the Tama brand. Tama was the name of the owner's wife, and means "jewel" in Japanese. "Star" continues to be used in the names of Tama's drum models to this day. Tama and Drum Workshop (DW) jointly bought the bankrupt Camco Drum Company. As part of the deal, DW received the Camco tooling and manufacturing equipment while Tama received the Camco name, designs, engineering and patent rights.

At the time, Camco was producing what was thought to be the best drum pedal on the market. DW continued production of the pedal using the original tooling, rebadging it as the DW5000. Tama began production of the same pedal under the Camco name. The Tama version of the Camco pedal is commonly referred to as the Tamco pedal to distinguish it from an original Camco pedal. Tama integrated all the engineering from Camco into their production process and the overall level of quality of their drums increased virtually overnight. The original plan was to market the low-end Tama drums to beginners and use the Camco brand to sell high-end drums to professional musicians. However, even the professionals were starting to use the Tama drums because of the low cost of the Asian-made drums with the (now) high quality of hardware. Tama was one of the first companies to offer super heavy-duty hardware, and drum mounting systems that did not intrude into the shell like most brands in the 1970s. They also invented unique tubular drums called Octobans. Octobans are 6" in diameter and are manufactured in eight different lengths (hence the prefix "octo-") up to 600mm (23.5"). They vary in pitch by using different shell lengths, rather than widths.

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