New Tama Silverstars Are Built To Rock

Tama made a major commitment to birch in recent years with its much-lauded Silverstar series. After all, birch is a longtime favorite of recording and live engineers alike, thanks in large part to the species’ inclination to boost lows and highs while reducing midrange for a ton of brightness and punch. I mean, what’s not to love?

To keep feeding the fire, Tama has opted for a late-year launch of two new Silverstar configurations that fill a strategic gaps in the model’s catalog.

Metal and hard rock drummers will want to check out the VK82BD Limited Edition 8-Piece Double Bass kit, an affordable alternative to the top-dollar octo-plus sets with 8", 10", 12", 14", and 16" toms; a 14" x 6.5" wood snare; and two 22" bass drums.

And for rock drummers seeking a more iconic look and sound, Tama has configured the one up/two down VK54ZGR Power Rock Limited Edition kit, which features a 14" x 6.5" snare, booming 24" bass drum, and 13", 16", and 18" traditional-sized toms.

Remember – both kits are limited-edition runs, so if you’re a rock drummer with a taste for birch, better to strike while the iron’s hot!