I've read a few reviews etc and it doesn't seem too bad of a kit for the money.just wondering what some of you guys think of it..
I'll be in a position soon to purchase an acoustic kit..will have around 1200 to spend..that's for the shells-hardware and cymbal pack..
didnt see one? Its likely ive missed it though, shall have a look.
Tama as a brand are great, I am biased, I got a starclassic.
The superstar kits are very good indeed for the money. A lot of pro features and excellent build quality. The shells are birch so you get a really punchy sound with lots of attack, bass drum is again punchy, floor toms are not too boomy, but definitely got enough balls. Perfect for any genre needing a tight sound.
It uses star cast mounting system so very little is bolted to the shell. Its the same as the old style star cast mount you got on the starclassic range, technically its no different, appearance is different on the newer starclassics.
The finishes are very good on Tama kits, however the choice is not.
i don't think you can do much better in the price range really. 2nd hand is a better way to buy really.
Cymbals are difficult as, new, they are very costly for anything at the "higher end" which is a shame. A box set is a good way to start, really, you're looking at £300-400, zildjian ZHT or ZXT, sabian XS20, Meinl MCS. All semi pro cymbals.
Don't be scared to look for 2nd hand cymbals, as long as they are all in shape and in one piece, you should be fine!
You should factor in what hardware you are getting for or with the kit, no point in buying 7 cymbals if you only have 2 stands. Decent stands are £40-90 each! And if you got decent cymbals, you will want decent stands.