I’ve been looking at the new products list on guitar center and various sites waiting to find any info on these things. But so far I’ve only seen the prices and a small description. They sound interesting, but i want to know a little more about them before i can start saving for them. So does anyone know anything about these things?
I got a reply from my buddy Jim Gallagher at Hoshino (Tama’s parent company) about the Silverstar line. Here ‘tis:
“Hi Andy, the official reply from Tama…
Silverstar is a new line coming out in 2011”
Well, that sure shed some light on the Silverstar question! Actually, I don’t blame these guys for being tight lipped. Tama, just like every drum company, wants their new models to make a big impression at the upcoming NAMM show in January. I’m sure they worry about competitors stealing some of their ideas if they prematurely leak details about the new kit before its official launch date. I promise you, though, that I will make a point to drop by the Tama booth at NAMM, shoot a bunch of video of the Silverstar line, and get it online ASAP. So keep your eyes on drummagazine.com in mid-January, 2011.
Shells on Tama’s new Silverstar drums are all birch, employ the company’s Accel-Driver formula, and are finished in a clear lacquer. The drums are outfitted with triple-flanged hoops, redesigned Star-Mount tom mounts, a slide-able tom holder, and a classic white-coated kick drumhead. Suggested retail price is $1,218.74 for a six-piece shell pack with a 22” x 18” kick, 10” x 8” and 12” x 9” toms, 14” x 12” and 16” x 14” floor toms, and 14” x 5” snare. In other words, you can expect to pay between $800–$1,000 for a whole lot of drums that have a whole lot of high-end features. Altogether, it sounds like a smoking deal.
I just spoke with my Tama sales rep before he takes off for NAMM later this month. The Silverstar sets are to be the start of the pro series kits.Tama is going to discontinue the Superstar line but continue the Superstar Hyper-Drive line. I was told that MAP pricing on the Silverstar line is going to be around $699.00.
I have looked around for the same reason, & have also found that the new´s from TAMA, is ab. the Silverstar line.
Will most probably order a 6-piece kit, when they are reachable in Sweden.
Are they presented as shellpack´s with hardware, as prev. Superstar? Most interesting to see the finishes, cause the prev.
lack the kind I pref. like the"Custom Amber Fade” -style. Krossing my fingers..
I just recievd my NAMM booklet and was able to get a picture of the new Silverstar sets. From what I have been told and can see they are going to be all Lacquer kits, no wraps at lease at this time.They are also featuring a new type of mount system. They will be all birch shells. I also am hearing that they are going to be difficult to get from the smaller independent dealers in the first quarter of this year. As always most of them are going to the Sam Ash and Guitar Center stores and to the on line places. I also have heard a lot of them are going to the larger drum shops.