Musikmesse 08: Tama reveals the 'small but loud' Metro-Jam kit

Tama´s booth at this year´s Musikmesse holds an array of sparkling kits and snare drums. In amongst the gleaming hardware we found a new addition to the Starclassic Performer B/B series: The Metro-Jam Kit.

Tama have labelled the Metro-Jam as “small but loud” and, with the bass drum measuring in with a mere 14” diameter, it´s easy to see why. The compact size means you could even fit a snare drum head to the kick if you fancied it!

The “loud” part comes down to the bubinga/birch shells synonymous with the Starclassic series. The use of a Sonic4orce front head, which has four ½” holes drilled into the middle, adds to the punch. The kick also features a specially designed lifter, which lifts the drum so the beater can strike the centre of the head.

Here´s the full configuration…

A 12”x14” bass drum with lifter, a 6.5”x10” tom tom and a 10”x13” tom tom. Snare drum and pedal will be sold separately. Visit Tama Drum´s for sound clips of the Metro-Jam in action.

The MusicRadar team

MusicRadar is the number 1 website for music makers of all kinds, be they guitarists, drummers, keyboard players, djs or producers...

  • GEAR: We help musicians find the best gear with top-ranking gear round-ups and high- quality, authoritative reviews by a wide team of highly experienced experts.
  • TIPS: We also provide tuition, from bite-sized tips to advanced work-outs and guidance from recognised musicians and stars.
  • STARS: We talk to musicians and stars about their creative processes, and the nuts and bolts of their gear and technique. We give fans an insight into the actual craft of music making that no other music website can.