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Forum: Drums 02-18-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,055
Posted By ed427vette
Re: 1980s Tama Superstar snare

Yeah, those long 'high tension" lugs. They crack more often on the Chrome snares because the screw threads are very short. They are a little stronger on the wood shell snares since they are much...
Forum: Drums 02-14-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,055
Posted By ed427vette
Re: 1980s Tama Superstar snare

$350 is fair if the drum is comletely original/correct, no extra holes, has the diecast hoops, correct extended snares and no blemishes in the finish. Its a great snare, I have a few. They made lots...
Forum: Drums 12-27-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,107
Posted By ed427vette
Re: What do you think of this deal? 80's Tama kit

I've had my Superstars since new in 1983, I have also purchased about 10 Superstar kits this last year and sold them on ebay after taking the parts I wanted and with the exception of one Mastercraft...
Forum: Drums 12-26-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,107
Posted By ed427vette
Re: What do you think of this deal? 80's Tama kit

AUS$ and US$ are almost exactly the same value.

$2800 is way too much for that kit. If the kit is perfect and money is no object to you then great, get the kit. But honestly that is about $800 to...
Forum: Drums 12-24-2010, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By ed427vette
Re: Info About Tama Snare:

I am pretty sure its original. If you go on the Tama.com site and look in the 1990 catalog you will see the lugs. They are called "two-way" style lugs, part number MTL25.
Forum: Drums 12-22-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,475
Posted By ed427vette
Re: 80's Tama Superstars

The Superstars are really great drums. I still have my original set I bought new back in 1983. I have since added on a great many pieces to it. If its the glossy finish then its Super Mahogany, not...
Forum: General Discussion 12-18-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,556
Posted By ed427vette
Re: The 11" Question

Tama never made the 11 in Super Mahogany Superstar series, at least not a cataloged production piece anyway (Tama however did make just about anything you wanted by custom order back in the 80's)...
Forum: Drums 12-16-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,733
Posted By ed427vette
Re: Tama Superstar Snare

Those drums did not use regular snares. They absolutely had extended snares. I have a few original ones. Here is a picture from the 1981 catalog which shows the extended snares.
Forum: Drums 12-16-2010, 04:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,733
Posted By ed427vette
Re: Tama Superstar Snare

The snare wires on that Cherrywine Superstar snare are aftermarket/incorrect. The original snare wires should extend past bearing edges. Also those round washers are not original.
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,390
Posted By ed427vette
Re: TAMA kit identification

Back in the 80's Tama was known for making any drum in any size, any color you wanted. That being said, those bass drums are most likely NOT tama. Tama would have used the correct hardware on all "4"...
Forum: Drums 11-14-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,218
Posted By ed427vette
Re: Tam Royal Star year

I do think its a very good price. I can only say its just not hitting the right people. Those are really decent drums. I know you have probably heard this before but ebay is definately your best bet....
Forum: Drums 11-10-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,218
Posted By ed427vette
Re: Tam Royal Star year

What you have there is a salesman writing up the order # wrong. The Swingstar set should be part # 7255 in the 1980 catalog. It was not the same as the Royalstar but it looks like the sales people...
Forum: Drums 11-10-2010, 05:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,218
Posted By ed427vette
Re: Tam Royal Star year

The bass drum in these pics have the long bass drum legs with the round adjustable end. The later bass drum spurs (post 81) are thicker, shorter and have the butterfly type adjustment end. Those legs...
Forum: Drums 11-08-2010, 03:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,218
Posted By ed427vette
Re: Tam Royal Star year

Its definately pre 1981. After 1981 they used a slightly different bass drum mount. I saw those drums on NY Craigslist. I was suprised they took so long to sell. The asking price was very reasonable....
Forum: Drums 07-30-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,258
Posted By ed427vette
Re: What size Vintage Tama Superstar snares were made?

They're out there, just a little hard to find. The 5x14 is unusual in Cherrywine only because as that color became available the deeper sizes were in fashion. Everyone opted for the 6.5 and 8 sizes....
Forum: Drums 08-19-2009, 04:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,964
Posted By ed427vette
Re: Vintage Tama kit...awesome! Yet...help.

What color did you get? Are they the extra series or standard size in depth? Great chioce for drums. I you need parts I might be able to help. I have spares of various parts from restoring my set....
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2009, 06:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,444
Posted By ed427vette
Re: Why you have to practice to go pro

I could be wrong but its my understanding that Buddy Rich had been quoted on many occasions saying that he never played the drums outside of his performances. He never practiced or at least never...
Forum: Drums 07-14-2009, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,127
Posted By ed427vette
Re: Curious About Vinatge Tama Superstars...

You got a great deal on those drums. The floor tom alone is up in the $200 range depending on condition. Perfect ones can sell for $300. The concert toms are not real valuable but sell for around...
Forum: Drums 06-26-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,688
Posted By ed427vette
Re: 80's Tama Imperialstar mastercarft 14 x 6.5 snare

The Kingbeats and Powerlines did not have rollers. The strainer for the Powerline and Mastercraft are most likely the same. Even if they aren't they could be interchanged. The snare wire ends are...
Forum: Drums 06-26-2009, 01:38 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,515
Posted By ed427vette
Re: Vinatge TAMA Superstar Restoration

The restoration looks outstanding! In the 80's I bought a Eames 6x9 birch shell to make a double-headed tom for my Super Mahogany Superstar kit since Tama didn't make that size. The Eames shell is...
Forum: Drums 06-25-2009, 04:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,688
Posted By ed427vette
Re: 80's Tama Imperialstar mastercarft 14 x 6.5 snare

I am a little confused. Are you agreeing that this snare is not a King Beat?

I can see the strainer in this thread is a roller action. That makes it the SS2, not the Parallel which makes this...
Forum: Drums 06-22-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,688
Posted By ed427vette
Re: 80's Tama Imperialstar mastercarft 14 x 6.5 snare

It is NOT a King Beat snare drum. Its the Mastercraft part #8056. Also Tama never referred to these as Imperialstar snares. But they did badge them all with Imperialstar tags just like they tagged...
Forum: Drums 06-13-2009, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,146
Posted By ed427vette
Re: tama brass snare

The very first early Tama Bell Brass snares were 5mm thick. Those were the drums with the unfinished look before Tama started polishing them. I never heard them side by side but I wonder how much...
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