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Starclassic Maple in LU Magnetic Orange

Tama Japanese
Lars Ulrich Danish

Not on view

Lars Ulrich uses a seven-piece kit built around the double bass drums that combine with rapidly picked guitars to provide the driving rhythm of Metallica’s music. Ulrich’s setup omits the standard ride cymbal in favor of crash and "trash" cymbals. This iteration of Ulrich’s signature Tama drum kit was made for Metallica’s 2008–10 World Magnetic tour in support of their 2008 album Death Magnetic.

Technical Description:
Components: two SMB2216 16 x 22 in. bass drums; 6½ x 14 in. LU1465 Lars Ulrich Signature snare, chrome diamond plated; two mounted toms, SMT1008 8 x 10 in. and SMT1210 10 x 12 in.; two floor toms, SMF1614 14 x 16 in. and SMF1616 16 x 16 in., in LU Magnetic Orange finish; Zildjian Z custom 14 in. Dyno Beat hi-hats; two 17 in., one 18 in., and one 19 in. Zildjian A custom Projection Crash cymbals; 18 in. and 20 in. Zildjian FX Oriental China Trash cymbals

Starclassic Maple in LU Magnetic Orange, Tama (Japanese, Seto, Aichi, founded 1974), Maple, chrome, metal, rubber, plastic

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