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Forum: Drums 10-01-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,113
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: New Drums from Mapex

Considering the size and the number of screws used to make this new mounting arm, I imagine there is a lot of adjustability in this mount to "tune" the drums sustain. So, with this assumption said,...
Forum: Drums 09-28-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 513
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: And the wood hoop project is complete!

Yeah, Yamaha does that cut on all the hoops to let you put the drums a bit closer. I think they also do relief cuts on the reso hoops of floor toms for the legs.
Forum: Drums 09-28-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 513
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: And the wood hoop project is complete!

It's a relief cut for the snare strainer arm.

I think the poly'ed hoops look better than the natural. Their richer color goes better with the bronze glitter.
Forum: Drums 09-28-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Can you identify this Kit?

Good catch on the Red badge. I quick look at Tama's catalogue archive reveals Swingstars red badges with the Royalstar style lugs in 1982/83.
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Forum: Drums 09-27-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Can you identify this Kit?

Look like Royalstars to me.
Forum: Drums 09-26-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,339
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Is made in the US really that much better?

If there is one thing, well 2 things, the USA does well in the drum world it is making heads and drumsticks. Remo, Evans, Vic Firth, Pro Mark, Vater, Regal Tip, etc are all made in the USA and they...
Forum: Drums 09-25-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,339
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Is made in the US really that much better?

It's been a couple years (I think) since I did my DW/PDP comparison, but from what I recall, both sets had the same "maple" sound to them. Their construction was a little different (DW's had...
Forum: Drums 09-25-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,339
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Is made in the US really that much better?

Having worked with both woods, I will say that the NA Maple cuts cleaner, can be hand shaped with greater control and will hold a sharper edge than the Asian maple. This is mainly due to NA Maple's...
Forum: Drums 09-25-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,339
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Is made in the US really that much better?

I don't believe the US makes better drums than the rest of the world. Of the big 3 in the US (the major manufacturers: DW, Ludwig, Gretsch) , I would only buy a kit from DW. Ludwig and Gretsch have...
Forum: Drums 09-17-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Help finding specific Pearl tom lugs

These are very, very close but they are bass drum lugs. Not sure if that helps.

https://www.drumfactorydirect.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=12072
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Removing the tom mount off my Starclassic BD

You may want to try applying a little heat to the area to soften things up, which may prevent lacquer issues. I'm not so sure about using anything sharp around lacquer. Sounds like you are asking...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Removing the tom mount off my Starclassic BD

If there is nothing fixing the mount to the drum, I would try installing the tom tree in the mount and lightly applying pressure to crack lose whatever is holding the mount on the drum.
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Forum: Drums 09-14-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,295
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: The 16x14 floor tom

I much prefer the sound of a 16x14 vs 16x16. Heck, a 16x13 or even a 12" depth would probably sound amazing, to me. I don't find one easier to tune than the other, but they do sound very different...
Forum: Drums 09-12-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,163
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Drum gear gimmicks that didn't really catch on

Don't be knockin' Tama Stilts. They are awesome:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5716/22401344616_c962d357f7_c.jpg

To be honest, they are a bit extreme for most kits. They are great for huge...
Forum: Drums 08-21-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Wondering what my Tama Artstar II is worth

They look like 22x16, 12x11, 13x12, 16x16. Pretty common sizes for late 80's/early 90's
Forum: Drums 08-16-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Do you have better luck selling shell packs or complete sets?

The more you package in the deal, the less money you get. Sell it in logical "sets". Matching shell pack. That's a set. A snare? That can go on its own or as part of the kit if someone wants it....
Forum: General Discussion 08-15-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Prices on Asian built drums going up?

I already own 5 kits and am building a 6th. I have 4 full sets of hardware and 60+ cymbals. So I'm in no rush to buy anything. When prices go up, it means I wait a bit longer to buy. Wait for...
Forum: Drums 08-09-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,022
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Next Stage Custom?

I have an old Tama Rockstar 14" hanging tom that has 6 lugs and it sounds fantastic. It could be the luan shell that is helping to bring out the lows and absorbing any high frequencies which birch...
Forum: Drums 08-07-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,022
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Next Stage Custom?

Oh my God! Who fu@king cares??? It's just a picture of a Stage Custom with a black bass drum hoop.

Get over it!
Forum: Drums 08-01-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,378
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Struggling with Renowns

Yeah, that's kind of what I was getting at but didn't explain it very well. This is why I find tuning low with diecast difficult because you tighten one lug, the whole rim flexes and the neighboring...
Forum: Drums 08-01-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,378
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Struggling with Renowns

Honestly, I think its the diecast hoops more than it is the odd lug pattern. I had good luck tuning my Catalina Maples and those had 5 lugs on the 8/10/12 toms. Just use the normal star pattern...
Forum: Drums 08-01-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,378
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Struggling with Renowns

Unfortunately, a swap isn't the easiest of things to do because of Larry's comments about 5 lug drums. You can buy new hoops at drum factory direct, but I would try swapping the floor tom hoops...
Forum: Drums 08-01-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,378
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Struggling with Renowns

Do they have diecast hoops or the 302 hoops? I find diecast hoops to be really difficult to get low tunings on because they flex way too easily when tension is put on them leading to wildly...
Forum: Drums 07-21-2018, 04:09 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,022
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Next Stage Custom?

Certain configurations of the Decade Maple come with a "virgin" bass drum. The ones that come with the mount don't actually have big holes through the bass drum. Just 4 mounting holes for the tom...
Forum: Drums 07-20-2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,930
Posted By Tommy_D
Re: Favorite high end drum kit- model and brand?

Well, there is a "uniqueness" factor that has played part in my gear choices, I will admit. I wanted a high end maple kit, so I got the DW's. I really enjoyed them. Really I can't say anything bad...
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