I just don't see late 80's drums as being vintage. Perhaps I'm in denial. T rods are unnecessary weight. I think Sonor's design is unnecessary as well. Simple rods are all that's needed.
My kit is a Tama Artstar II from the same period, yes, the T-rods were huge, but when I ordered the kit, I added a set or regular rods for the bass drums, as I did with most of my previous kits, never liked the T-rods, they add size the drum, they're not aesthetical, unless they follow the rim, but it's at the detriment of tuning, you catch things on them, people can knock them and detune the head, a pain to put the BD in a flightcase, I much prefer regular rods, simple, discreet, does the job and aesthetically look better.In my case, I'm not sure what Tama was thinking with the Granstar design in the late 80s. The stock T-rods are HUGE and probably a little dangerous...
Mmmmh... My daughter reckon we are that old!!!but we ain't that old yet my friend.
Did you consider 50s kits to be vintage in the 80s? Sure you did.I just don't see late 80's drums as being vintage. Perhaps I'm in denial.
Most sadly, how trueDid you consider 50s kits to be vintage in the 80s? Sure you did.
I know it's hard to believe that 30 years ago we were already adults (legally). As Henri said, people in their teens and early 20s definitely see us as vintage. I know what I thought of people over 50 when I was around 20 ... a bit like My Generation.