TAMA Drums

Starclassic Bubinga shells are slightly thicker than their Maple counterparts.
Our Bubinga shells have an incredibly powerful and well-balanced soud with solid attack and rich, resonant lows.
Also, Starclassic Bubinga snare drums adopt the "Linear-Drive" strainer and Super Sensitive Hi-carbon Snappy Snare. These features provide precise control and increased sensitivity and response.


  • BES1465
    Color:Midnight Tigerwood Fade(TMGF)
  • BGS1465BN
    Color:Satin Bubinga(SBG)
  • BGS1465U
    Color:Flat Deep Green Metallic(FDG)

Laquer Finishes

Model No.SizeHardware finishHoopsLugsStrainer/ButtSnare Wire
BGS1366"x13"ChromeDie-Cast(8 Hole)MSL-SCTMLS50A/MLS50BMS20RL13C
BGS136BN6"x13"Black Nickel PlatedDie-Cast(8 Hole)MSL-SCTBNMLS50ABN/MLS50BBNMS20RL13C
BGS136U6"x13"Smoked Black NickelDie-Cast(8 Hole)MSL-SCTUMLS50AU/MLS50BUMS20RL13C
BGS14555.5"x14"ChromeDie-Cast(10 Hole)MSL-SCTMLS50A/MLS50BMS20RL14C
BGS1455BN5.5"x14"Black Nickel PlatedDie-Cast(10 Hole)MSL-SCTBNMLS50ABN/MLS50BBNMS20RL14C
BGS1455U5.5"x14"Smoked Black NickelDie-Cast(10 Hole)MSL-SCTUMLS50AU/MLS50BUMS20RL14C
BGS14656.5"x14"ChromeDie-Cast(10 Hole)MSL-SCTMLS50A/MLS50BMS20RL14C
BGS1465BN6.5"x14"Black Nickel PlatedDie-Cast(10 Hole)MSL-SCTBNMLS50ABN/MLS50BBNMS20RL14C
BGS1465U6.5"x14"Smoked Black NickelDie-Cast(10 Hole)MSL-SCTUMLS50AU/MLS50BUMS20RL14C
BGS1488"x14"ChromeDie-Cast(10 Hole)MSL-SCTMLS50A/MLS50BMS20RL14C
BGS148BN8"x14"Black Nickel PlatedDie-Cast(10 Hole)MSL-SCTBNMLS50ABN/MLS50BBNMS20RL14C
BGS148U8"x14"Smoked Black NickelDie-Cast(10 Hole)MSL-SCTUMLS50AU/MLS50BUMS20RL14C

Exotic Finishes

SizeModel No.Hardware finishHoopsLugsStrainer/ButtSnare Wire
BES1366"x13"ChromeDie-Cast(8 Hole)MSL-SCTMLS50A/MLS50BMS20RL13C
BES136B6"x13"Black Nickel PlatedDie-Cast(8 Hole)MSL-SCTBNMLS50ABN/MLS50BBNMS20RL13C
BES136U6"x13"Smoked Black NickelDie-Cast(8 Hole)MSL-SCTUMLS50AU/MLS50BUMS20RL13C
BES14555.5"x14"ChromeDie-Cast(10 Hole)MSL-SCTMLS50A/MLS50BMS20RL14C
BES1455B5.5"x14"Black Nickel PlatedDie-Cast(10 Hole)MSL-SCTBNMLS50ABN/MLS50BBNMS20RL14C
BES1455U5.5"x14"Smoked Black NickelDie-Cast(10 Hole)MSL-SCTUMLS50AU/MLS50BUMS20RL14C
BES14656.5"x14"ChromeDie-Cast(10 Hole)MSL-SCTMLS50A/MLS50BMS20RL14C
BES1465B6.5"x14"Black Nickel PlatedDie-Cast(10 Hole)MSL-SCTBNMLS50ABN/MLS50BBNMS20RL14C
BES1465U6.5"x14"Smoked Black NickelDie-Cast(10 Hole)MSL-SCTUMLS50AU/MLS50BUMS20RL14C
BES1488"x14"ChromeDie-Cast(10 Hole)MSL-SCTMLS50A/MLS50BMS20RL14C
BES148B8"x14"Black Nickel PlatedDie-Cast(10 Hole)MSL-SCTBNMLS50ABN/MLS50BBNMS20RL14C
BES148U8"x14"Smoked Black NickelDie-Cast(10 Hole)MSL-SCTUMLS50AU/MLS50BUMS20RL14C


Lacquer Finishes

  • CHS
    Champagne Sparkle
  • DPP
    Deeper Purple
  • GCS
    Galaxy Chameleon Sparkle
  • BCS
    Black Clouds & Silver Linings
  • LJB
    Light Jade Burst
  • FDG
    Flat Deep Green Metallic
  • SAM
    Satin Aztec Gold Metallic
  • FBK
    Flat Black
  • FBM
    Flat Burgandy Metallic
  • SBG
    Satin Bubinga
  • NBB
    Natural Bubinga Burst
  • VRB
    Volcanic Red Burst
  • SSR
    Silver Snow Racing Stripe
  • PWH
    Piano White
  • PBK
    Piano Black

Exotic Finishes (Lacquer)

  • TCGF
    Crimson Tigerwood Fade
  • TMGF
    Midnight Tigerwood Fade
  • QJQB
    Jungle Quilted Bubinga Burst
  • QGQB
    Garnet Quilted Bubinga Burst

For more Features

  • Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Snappy Snare

    In order to provide a crisper and more sensitive sound, we redesigned our snappy snare using new materials and customizing the shape of the plate and the wire coil's winding pattern. As a result of these modifications, the new Super Sensitive Hi-Carbon Snappy Snare fits closer to the snare side head, providing greater sensitivity and a brighter, crisper sound.

  • "Linear-Drive" Strainer (US. PAT.NO.8017846)

    Starclassic's new strainer uses a "Linear-Drive" system, which we designed to provide greater control of the lever adjustment arm and more precise control of the strainer's deployment motion. Even if you move the arm rapidly, you will not hear the typical "slap" of the wires hitting the bottom head. The strainer movement is designed to work in a true linear motion, similar to the motion found on round-sprocket drum pedals. Most strainers are designed differently and tend to speed up right before the snare wires connect with the snare side head. Also, by tilting the angle of the butt plate 30 degrees, this design holds the snare wire cords or tape more firmly and reduces unnecessary pressure on the strainer and shell.

  • MLS50B Detachable Butt Plate

    The MLS50B not only allows subtle snappy snare adjustments, you can change your snare side head without removing the snare wires. Just loosen two screws and the snare wires easily detach from the butt. Reattachment—with your original set-up intact—is just as simple.

  • Shell Hardware Choice

    When selecting professional drums, you want an appearance as distinctive as the sound. Starclassic Bubinga / Maple now offers the choice of shell hardware finished in Chrome, the Black Nickel, Smoked Black Nickel Plated.
    To order Starclassic Bubinga / Maple drums with Black Nickel Plated hardware simply add the letters "B" for exotic finishes (BE/ME) or "BN" for standard lacquer finishes (BG/MA).
    To order Starclassic Bubinga / Maple drums with Smoked Black Nickel Plated hardware simply add the letters "U".

  • Hold Tight™ Washer (US.PAT.NO.7307204)

    The Hold Tight™ washer is a totally unique invention: a non-loosening washer! Its cup-shaped stainless steel washer contains a rubber ring so the tension rod pushes both the cup washer and the rubber ring. Normally, vibrations will eventually loosen the tension rod. But the softness of Hold Tight's rubber ring keeps it in contact with both the tension rod and the hoop at all times and maintains friction between them so that tension is always preserved.