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Old 01-18-2007, 05:26 PM
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hello guys/gals

i was wondering if i could just change the black starcastarm with the new one, the chrome or nickel mount, and the other parts wil remain.
does anyone tried it? and will the parts fit the the new arm?
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:00 AM
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Old 01-29-2007, 03:44 AM
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yes you can, but getting the starcast off is a pain in the ass

installing a new one would be a mission lol
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Old 01-29-2007, 03:47 AM
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yes you can, but getting the starcast off is a pain in the ass

installing a new one would be a mission lol
It's not that difficult. You unscrew the rubber nuts on the top of the hoop and pull the drum off.
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Old 01-29-2007, 03:53 AM
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well when I tryed to do it on my friends tama it was way harder then that.

Lucky I dont have to deal with starcast, my tama is older
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Old 01-29-2007, 04:32 PM
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I don't like the starcast mounts at all. I think they are bulky and ugly and they also interfer with the drum head sometimes. I have been thinking about ditching them and drilling the shell for the regular mounts.
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Old 01-29-2007, 04:35 PM
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I don't like the starcast mounts at all. I think they are bulky and ugly and they also interfer with the drum head sometimes. I have been thinking about ditching them and drilling the shell for the regular mounts.
Have you seen the new ones? There no where near as bulky
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Old 01-29-2007, 04:45 PM
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Have you seen the new ones? There no where near as bulky
Yeah they are basically tucked underneath the hoop so they're almost non-existant as far as positioning goes.
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Old 01-30-2007, 01:55 AM
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Have you seen the new ones? There no where near as bulky
yes I did. I'm just not convinced that do anything. Remeber RIMS from the 80's? My drums sounded perfectly fine without them. Like I said, I don't like them BUT I don't think I'm ready to drill holes in the shells just yet..
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Old 01-30-2007, 02:11 AM
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I have the Starcast mounting on mine and I have no idea what you're talking about when it comes to interfering with the drum heads. I've switched heads and played them out quite a bit and for years no issues. They really don't move so there wouldn't be any issues and IMO they're not that bulky. Also you unscrew the rubber knobs to take them off how frickin hard is that??
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Old 01-30-2007, 03:18 AM
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They are easy to get off. As far as interfering with the heads, when I first got my Rock Star Customs, I wanted to replace the heads. I got some Evans Hydraulics. I never tried them. I had to force the heads into the rims. when you do that, the head warps. I took those stupid mounts off and the heads fit in with no problem.

When I did get the Evans on, they sounded horrible. I think that is because the were forced into the rims which as I said above, distorted the heads. I took the toms back to the store and the shop tech took the heads off and actually had to punch the heads to get them out of the rims. We tried a few things including several new heads and it was the same every time.

Now, we tried Remo and Aquarian and there was no problem. The collar on the evans heads is just a bit bigger than the other guys. I was given a refund for the heads and he offered to take the drums back as well. I figured, the hell with it. I have been using Remo most of my life so I just went back with what I always used.

At the time I got them I wanted to try something new. So much for that. I have sinced stopped using Remo and switched over to Aquarian. I have had the Hydraulics on my old Rock Stars (without those stupid mounts) and had no problems! It wasn't the heads. It has to be those damn mounts.

I thought about thinning down the clips on the insides of the rims but I thought twice figuring filing them down would just make them weak and break. As for them being bulky looking, that's just how I feel about them. If they have to exist on the drums, the newer ones look a hell of a lot better than the early ones. Sorry for the novel but that's the story.......

T. Underhill,

I just saw the pix of your setups. Very, very nice..
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