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Tama SLP Fat Spruce 3pc Shell Pack

20"x14" Kick, 14"x14" Floor Tom, 12"x8" Tom w/ MTH900BM Tom Arm


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Elliot Stent

The Tama SLP Spruce Maple Shell Pack can serve as the stunning centrepiece of your drum setup. Its gorgeous aesthetics aren't the only draw though, as this kit was designed to meet the forward-thinking demands of modern players.

With a kick, high tom and floor tom, just find your perfect snare to match up with this kit - and you'll have a truly enviable setup! 


All of the shells in this pack are formed of 100% Spruce, a fat-sounding tonewood that offers up a strong mid-focused tone. Whether you're a hard-hitter or a more delicate player, the amount of dynamic range offered by these shells is superb, lending themselves to all types of articulation.

The toms have a musical and punchy sound, thanks to the tonal properties of the Spruce. This ensures that they won't get buried in a busy live mix, or drowned out particularly by bass guitar frequencies. The 20"x14" kick drum also sounds clear and full-bodied, with a solid low-end bellow.


The SLP's hardware matches its high-end construction, to offer class-leading tones and functionality. The Direct-Flexi Mount system ensures excellent resonance and sustain, translating the full tonal perks of the Maple shells.

Thanks to its two-piece structure (the shell plate and L-rod receiver), a steel shaft hinges the two pieces together, allowing for some movement when hitting the drum. This therefore lets the drum ring with more freedom, improving sustain yet staying controlled enough for a smooth decay.

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Included in this kit:

  • 20"x14" Bass Drum
  • 14"x14" Tom
  • 12"x8" Tom
  • MTH900BM Tom Arm

Here's what Tama say about the SLP Fat Spruce Shell Pack:

The Fat Spruce kit features luxurious 100% Spruce shells, which is rarely used as a material on complete drum sets. Its unique sound is fat and resonant with solid mids and a natural pure tone. Furthermore, by utilizing die-cast hoops, it provides a very clear, focused attack.

It also has a very wide tuning range, making it suitable for a number of music styles. The drums sound great tuned up high for jazz, but also perform well at low to medium tension, optimal for R&B, Blues, Indie Rock and Ballads.

Die-Cast Hoops

Hoops not only affect drum tuning; they also affect drum sound. That's why the choice of hoops was so important to the designers of TAMA's professional drum lines. For our S.L.P. drum kit Fat Spruce, we choose zinc die-cast hoops, which are manufactured by injecting molten metal into molds. Die-cast hoops have more density and are more consistent in shape than triple flanged hoops, which are manufactured by bending metal plates. Die-cast hoops make tuning more consistent and easier to achieve because the tension bolts always contact the hoop properly. Drums fitted with die-cast hoops also offer crisper attack, clear and resonant highs and much more powerful rim shots.

Direct Flexi-Mount

This Direct-Flexi Mount utilizes a two-piece structure – a plate that is mounted to the shell, and another piece that receives the L-rod of a tom holder/stand. These two parts are hinged together using a steel shaft, allowing some slight horizontal play when striking the drum. This controls the vibration of the shell while still allowing it to resonate more freely than traditional direct-to-shell mounts. This in turn provides sustain and smooth decay for a smooth, transparent sound that draws out the intrinsic characteristics of the shell material.
Evans® G1 Coated Head

Evans® heads are featured on Fat Spruce drum kit (except bass drum front heads).


  • Shell Construction: Spruce Shells, 6-Ply 5mm Toms, 8-Ply 7mm Bass Drum
  • Hoops: Triple Flanged Die-Cast Hoop
  • Lugs: Brass Tube Lugs
  • Mounting System: Tama Direct Flexi-Mount
  • Heads: Evans G1 Coated Batter Heads
  • Hardware: Polished Chrome
  • Finish: Natural Spruce Wood Grain Outer Ply
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