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.
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 offer the choice of shell hardware finished in Chrome, Black Nickel Plated.
To order Starclassic Bubinga / Maple drums with Black Nickel Plated hardware, add the letters "B" for exotic finishes (BE/ME) or "BN" for standard lacquer finishes (BG/MA) to the drum model number.
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.