Tama Imperialstar is a good option if you are a low-intermediate drummer on budget like me. I needed one I could bring on my tours while have the other one home and I choose Tama Imperial kit. They even look nice under the stage lights with that black nickle plated snare. The drum kit comes with poplar shells that provide decent sound. It will sound even better if you buy and change drum heads like I did. I would suggest you doing that with every low and mid-range drum kit. Snare drum suprised me with the quality of the sound. I also need to say that metal base of the bass drum pedal makes you feel safe it won`t slip anywhere during the gig. Definitely a great pick.
Toms sound awesome. Shells have metal rings that allow you a heavy beating. Bass and snare are not perfect, but with the correct tuning, they will do the job all the way. They won`t sound like an entry kit with the right tuning. Personally, I tune up the snare pretty high and it sounds better. And I put a pillow inside the bass drum to get rid of the booming sound. The bass drum pedal has a metal base which I didn`t expect for the entry kit. It also comes with the Meinl cymbals. They are not the best in the world but they sound OK. Tama`s Imperialstar hardware is rock solid. It is one of Tama`s cheapest drum kits. In my opinion, the price is great considering what you get for your money.