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Old 10-12-2009, 04:08 AM
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Default Re: STAR drums and it's turn to TAMA in 1974

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OK, my little blue sparkle kit has to be Star. Gray painted interiors, those kind of upsidedown U shaped tom brackets, the 6 lug bass drum with plastic hoops. Want more proof? This bass drum came to me missing a lug and guess what worked perfectly as a replacement? A modern Imperialstar lug! Looks a little different, but the holes are a perfect match. Nothing else I found worked.
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:23 PM
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Hi folks, brand new/first time poster in this forum. Thanks for letting me participate. I have what I believe to be a Star snare drum but it has the "Big T" logo/badge (serial number 53201) and the strainer hardware indicates "Star pat. pending". Top hoop on the drum is die-cast but the bottom hoop is regular hoop. Sadly, one of the round knobs on the strainer is broken off and the other is a bit bent, but functional. I'm trying to determine where I might get a replacement knob (original if possible) and also determine what the drum is worth. I'm also in need of the 4 bolt caps (hats) that cap off those two LONG bolts that run the entire width of the drum. I disassembled this beauty ENTIRELY yesterday and meticulously cleaned it top to bottom. See the pix below and I look forward to any information or feedback any of you might have.


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Old 10-12-2009, 04:16 PM
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Default Re: STAR drums and it's turn to TAMA in 1974

Bet that baby is ferocious! Getting parts should be relatively easy, as it is a TAMA. You may very well be able to get parts directly from TAMA's website. I would try there first.
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:24 PM
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Really? Direct from Tama website? I presumed that as this thing is like 35 years old that no "new old stock" parts would be available. I will certainly go to the TAMA website and look. Thanks.
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:06 PM
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Default Re: STAR drums and it's turn to TAMA in 1974

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Show it off! Let's have it on for posterity!
I'll do that soon. I'm going to be shooting all my kits soon.
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Old 10-15-2009, 05:14 PM
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Hello Revolvoer,

I personally cannot give you hope conc. the screws and hat nuts as original parts from Tama directly. Here in Germany all that old stuff was two years ago still available from the German distributor at that time - but unfortunately someone there decided in the last year to throw EVERYTHING old to the garbage ... (That's really true!)

I have a selfmade knurled screw with the fitting thread, once done for such a 'Kingbeat' snare drum. I'll send it to you, if you're interested.
But you can manage to produce such a screw by yourself: the original thread of your screw still seems to be working? Then take for the knob an aluminium screw that is used often as spare parts for photographic cameras, flash lights etc.
It's easy to tap therein the respective thread (should be metric M5 or M6) and pull the rest of the old screw in.

The missing bolt caps can be bought easily in every shop dealing with normal screws (it's also either M5 or M6). It's almost the same type.

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Old 10-15-2009, 09:55 PM
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Saw this post and thought that I'd add a pic of a Star Kit I purchased several years ago.

Here's the story: I stopped at a local VFW hall that was holding a fund-raiser and noticed this kit sitting outside of the facility. Next to the kit was a 20 inch Zildjian ride cymbal that I was interested in that had a tag on it for $50. I decided to purchase the cymbal, paid the gentleman and asked him to hold it while I looked around inside. When I was finished I went to pick up my cymbal. The gentleman asked if I needed help carrying it to my vehicle. I was a little puzzled but said "No thank you. I think that I can handle it." As I was leaving I heard footsteps behind me, turned around, and there was the gentleman carrying several pieces of the kit to my vehicle. I tried to explain that I purchased the cymbal, not the kit, but he corrected me by stating that the $50 price included the cymbal AND the kit.

Although I had no use for the kit and my interest was only in American-made vintage drums I wasn't about to argue with the gentleman. I took everything home, put the kit up for sale and, believe it or not, got $850 for it from a buyer in Japan. I've still got the cymbal.

Strange but true story!
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:11 AM
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Hi folks, brand new/first time poster in this forum. Thanks for letting me participate. I have what I believe to be a Star snare drum but it has the "Big T" logo/badge (serial number 53201) and the strainer hardware indicates "Star pat. pending".


Wow...talk about a missing link ! A Tama-badged shell with a Star throwoff !!!! Hehehe...I love it !!!!
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:12 AM
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Strange but true story!
Incredible !!!!!! Did you play it at all, just for kicks ????
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Old 10-16-2009, 11:47 AM
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Absolutely man! This drum is incredibly sensitive and responsive - when you kick it in the ass it is really too loud to safely play without ear protection, no joke.
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