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Old 07-08-2017, 01:01 PM
Kenwood Kenwood is offline
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Default Star made drums with plastic hoops???

Hello to my fellow MIJ enthusiasts
I found a little six lug U.S. Mercury (oval badge) bass drum in fantasia pearl

The drum has both hoops (I thought they were wood)
and the fantasia inlay is intact on both
They are made of plastic
so I was wondering if anyone else has any Star made drums with plastic not wood or most common chrome plated steel hoops ?

I have some non-Star Hoshino kits with plastic hoops but this is a first for me finding a Star made drum with them
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Old 07-08-2017, 02:23 PM
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Default Re: Star made drums with plastic hoops???

Nope, I've never seen Star hoops made of plastic. Perhaps Ralf will chime in.
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Old 07-08-2017, 02:29 PM
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That's a fine looking drum! Love the wrap.
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Old 07-08-2017, 03:24 PM
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Default Re: Star made drums with plastic hoops???

Hello salty
Thanks for the response

can remember a few years back I found this 3 pc Star kit (pictured)
(rectangular badge)in orange sparkle
these drums were super clean and original
That is, once I removed 40 years of dust from them

What is notable about those was the 22" bass drum
had black painted steel hoops
It was the first time I found a Star kit with anything
other than real wood or chrome plated steel hoops

No one had seen this before so it was suggested then that the hoops were replacements
I doubted this at the time as the inlays were a perfect match to this somewhat odd shade of orange sparkle and the circumstances to finding the kit and all it's supplied and original accessories right down to a pair of Star labeled drum sticks
all that along with the length of time this kit was stored away just did not add up to replaced hoops

since then, I have found two other Star made kits
both were 22" bass drums with black oval badges one was this Lyra kit (pictured)
and the other a beat up blue sparkle kit with Werco badges
and both drums had black painted steel hoops with factory original inlays intact.
so hopefully this is a similar situation

This U.S. Mercury bass is just a six lug so it was more likely than not a lower end build so maybe this is why the plastic ?
I do have another partial fantasia kit U.S.Mercury "Pro"
That drum is eight lugs with chrome plated steel hoops typical of most Star drums

So heck yes we do need to hear from Ralf

Hello Mike thanks about the drum
btw I posted these pics a while back of this "sun set" bass drum
that I surrounded with wmp orphans

you had expressed an interest in seeing them I was not sure if you ever had the chance
and I was wondering what you thought of them
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Old 07-08-2017, 04:25 PM
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Default Re: Star made drums with plastic hoops???

I have seen an MIJ with black plastic BD hoops. It was a very rigid hard-surfaced plastic and shiny. It reminded me of the plastic that some 60's toys were made of, like toy guns.
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Old 07-08-2017, 08:06 PM
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Thanks for the Sun Set pics. I dig the Wmp inlay tying it into the other drums. Big fan of the Sun Set wrap. I had not seen those pics that I recall. Great looking kit Kenwood!
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Old 07-08-2017, 10:12 PM
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Hello Teverson-sr
Yes I know just what you mean and yes....these are those

Hey Mike you are very welcome, and Thank You kindly
..oh heck yes the wmp hoops were key
and you know the sunset hoops look great on the wmp bass drum as well (pictured)

I got lucky with the two toms both being Pearl made and center lugged just like the bass drum
The floor tom is a 13" I did not notice that until I went to put fresh heads
The snare drum is a Fuji
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Old 07-10-2017, 02:02 AM
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Default Re: Star made drums with plastic hoops???

In pics 3 and 4, does the badge on the floor tom say "Rejent" - Regent with a J? Never seen that before.
Cool pics though!
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:29 AM
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Hello salty
since then, I have found two other Star made kits
both were 22" bass drums with black oval badges one was this Lyra kit (pictured)
and the other a beat up blue sparkle kit with Werco badges
and both drums had black painted steel hoops with factory original inlays intact.
so hopefully this is a similar situation
Sorry to go slightly off-topic, but I have a Lyra kit identical in every way to the one you pictured except the wrap (mine is blue sparkle). It only came with one hoop though, black painted steel with matching inlay (though not in the best condition). Would you happen to have an extra one of these hoops laying around?
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:25 PM
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Kenwood,
While I was researching my acrylic Star kit I noticed that both of the clear kits pictured on Ralf's site appear to have clear plastic bass hoops. Mine however, has chromed steel with an odd metal mesh ribbon as an inlay, but it was missing from one hoop and not completely in-tact on the other, so I just went with no inlay.
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