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Old 05-17-2014, 12:34 PM
tamadrm tamadrm is offline
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You seem to know what they might be. Any type of brand or year?
+ Robyn,good catch.The brand ,as has been said already is Star.They were made in Japan and the vintage is around mid to late 60's..THe shells are 3 or 4 ply luan,vertical grain,inexpensive wood..The exact hardware would be very tough to find.They aren't valuable so,anything that fits will do.

They are decent sounding drums,when you use good heads and proper tuning.They're not very loud though,so they make a good practice set.

Steve B
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Old 05-17-2014, 01:13 PM
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Copy of Slingerland Made in Japan
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Old 05-18-2014, 11:24 AM
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You seem to know what they might be. Any type of brand or year?
Sorry I missed this. They really could be any of the brands from the era [60s/70s], as others have stated. But just for fun, if there is no glue residue around the vent, but some oval shaped residue elsewhere on the drum[s], then I'll guess Dixie, only because I have a couple of drums in that exact same "ginger-aled" sliver sparkle that are Dixie, with the badge not over the vent.

The wrap is the most special thing about them IMHO. You don't see it as much as blue or red sparkle for instance. Also it looks like you have 20/12/14, which is a nice combo especially with the 14" floor tom.

If you buy new hoops for the toms, they will likely be heavier and more richly chromed than your original hoops, so I would try to source some MIJ hoops from the same era....should be cheaper too.

Lastly, as I have previously attested from extended personal experience, these kits are perfectly viable instruments in a professional live setting...though it seems there are those who for various reasons wish it were not so. It's true they are not as loud as thicker-shelled kits but we do have these things called microphones. Alternately if the room is small, you won't even need the mics.

Enjoy that groovy kit!

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