Tama will present its third Starclassic Exotix drum set at the Winter 2003 Anaheim NAMM show. Named "Midnight Storm," for its gloss black finish, the limited edition 7 pc kits feature shells with an outer ply of rare African Quilted Sapele wood and eight inner plies of select African Bubinga rosewood. Each drum is fitted with brushed black nickel-plated hardware and is inlaid with genuine abalone.
Commented Tama's Products Specialist Hunter Herman, one of the first players to preview the kit in the U.S.: "This kit’s intrinsic character is very dark and mysterious. However, it also has incredibly high overtones and enormously deep sounds hidden within the shells. The more you play and explore the kit, the more these wonderful musical expressions are revealed and come alive!"
Drummer John Tempesta described the Exotix III's as "the best drums ever! Bubinga rules! Warm, punchy and a great response. You have outdone yourselves!"
Starclassic Exotix III sets are exclusively 7 pc kits and are limited to just 100 sets worldwide. Each kit is numbered (in the bass drum) and includes a certificate of authenticity.
Tama's Starclassic Limited Edition Exotix drums are crafted of unique combinations of materials and rare woods and accented by specially selected finishes. The first and second Exotix sets were received to wide critical acclaim, with Starclassic Exotix II being voted "2002 Drum Set of the Year" by the readers of Drum! Magazine.
SE722EAWMMSS (with hardware) List Price: $6999.99
SE722EAWSMSS (drums only) List Price: $5999.99
The Starclassic Exotix III kit features 9mm shells crafted of one outer ply of rare Quilted African Sapele and eight inner plies of Bubinga finished in super high gloss Midnight Storm. Available sizes and matched hardware are as follows:
7 x 8" tom
8 x 10" tom
9 x 12" tom
11 x 14" tom
13 x 16" tom
18 x 22" bass drum
6 x 14" snare drum
HP900 Iron Cobra Power Glide bass pedal with carrying case
HH905 Iron Cobra Lever Glide hi-hat
HS700W Omni-Ball snare stand
HC72W ROADPRO straight cymbal stand
HC73BW ROADPRO boom cymbal stand
HTW79W (2) ROADPRO double tom stands
HC77W ROADPRO combination stand
for more info: www.tama.com