Vintage Drum Forum the best vintage drum forum on the Internet - Vintage Drum History - Vintage Drum Questions

Go Back   Vintage Drum Forum > Vintage Non-USA drums

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-10-2014, 08:54 PM
raydrummer raydrummer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Douglasville Georgia USA
Posts: 5
Default Star Drums childs set

I just bought a vintage Star Drums childs set and can not find any info on them anywhere. I have a standard size Star Drums kit so I know alot about them. I can find no pictures nor even a mention in any Star catologs I have or have seen. These are from 1965-1968 because of the Badge style. The kit has wood shells and standard metal rims and hardware all but the lugs. Most of the hardware matches the regular hardware except a few items that are smaller in size. The kit has a 10 x16 kick with wooden hoops...6 x 9 rack tom...and a 4 x 10 snare with knob adjustable internal snares. The kit came with a 10 inch cymbal mounted on a straight rod on top of the kick. It came with a dual hoop mount cowbell woodblock mount with a 4 inch chrome cowbell. Woodblock was missing. It also has a bass drum pedal and even a small adjustable snare stand. The wrap is red oyster pearl. The kit is in great condition and has a few small issues...mostly small holes in the rack and snare heads. I have a few pictures in an album on my page so check them out and tell me what you can, or where to find the info. Thanks!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	astr 001.jpg
Views:	155
Size:	74.3 KB
ID:	71711   Click image for larger version

Name:	astr 002.jpg
Views:	128
Size:	60.6 KB
ID:	71712   Click image for larger version

Name:	astr 003.jpg
Views:	140
Size:	105.0 KB
ID:	71713  
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-10-2014, 10:54 PM
green glass drum green glass drum is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,783
Arrow Re: Star Drums childs set

I like it.
That BD pedal is just like the first one I ever had.
Brings back memories of string, wire, tape and pliers.
Mine was not so good.
The kit was a Crest in ROP.
scott
__________________
BLAEMIRE DRUMS
Thanks to Mr. Jerry Jenkins
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-11-2014, 12:31 AM
longjohn longjohn is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 3,207
Default Re: Star Drums childs set

Memories... I had that exact kit for my kids around 1972... You are probably right with the time frame as the one I bought was a few years old when I spotted it. ( same colour as well )...

I'll see if I can find a pic...

Cheers
Ok found a pic... Note the guitar cord (wool attached to a cardboard Imaginary Marshall stack)..
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Abt 1973.jpg
Views:	126
Size:	79.2 KB
ID:	71919  

Last edited by longjohn; 06-14-2014 at 10:15 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-11-2014, 02:56 PM
Ralf Ralf is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,359
Default Re: Star Drums childs set

Rare find!
You may check out this website:
http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/anniversary/list.php?era=60

... and perhaps mine as well (see below).

Cheers, Ralf

NB: PM sent.
__________________
Vintage STAR (= Pre-Tama) website: www.star-drums.de
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-13-2014, 07:03 PM
raydrummer raydrummer is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Douglasville Georgia USA
Posts: 5
Default Re: Star Drums childs set

Thanks to all that responded. I found out that they are Star Midget Drums from 1967. No wonder I had a hard time finding them. I find it funny that they (Star) would not have called them kids drums. I guess due to the construction of the kit being almost the same as a full sized kit, they did not want them to sound inferior so they went with Midget Drums. As I say alot lately...I learn something new everyday!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-14-2014, 08:11 PM
Drummerjohn333 Drummerjohn333 is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,398
Default Re: Star Drums childs set

I have that same snare stand - now I know what it is. Thanks!

One more thing....COOL piece to have. No, we can't use it on our gigs, but what a great little historical piece to have! Surely this would be rare.
__________________
I had a great day! Instead of sleeping in and wasting the day, I got up at 8 and I had all my slacking done by noon!

2Timothy1:7
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-14-2014, 09:36 PM
longjohn longjohn is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 3,207
Default Re: Star Drums childs set

Here's a link to an earlier thread...

http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/show...blue+onyx+star

Cheers
John
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-15-2014, 09:13 PM
Creighton Creighton is offline
Vintage Drum Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,527
Default Re: Star Drums childs set

That is one great pic John!!
Thanks,
Creighton
__________________
Nothing special here but I like them.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
childs kit , need info , rare , star drums

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2009 VSDwebdesign