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Old 03-22-2014, 03:33 AM
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Default Re: Tama throne warning!

This bolt can be bought at virtually any hardware store. Don't even bother calling Tama. By the time you get one from them, it might be 6 weeks! I wouldn't hold it against them, either, as they had a recall on these when they discovered it, which was the ethically correct thing to do. You did get a used throne, and it was probably one of the first ones. Look around for the recall notice. If I remember correctly, my notice listed which bolts were the culprits and what grade they would replace it with. Fortunately, mine was from the production line that was already retrofitted.
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Old 03-22-2014, 03:52 AM
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I bought a Tama 1st Chair throne with the motorcycle seat a couple years ago. It is the best, most comfortable seat I've ever sat in playing the drums. I would recommend this seat to anyone without any reservations. I've also bought a hydraulic Gibralter one that was about the same price without the internet discount that I got. It's OK, but the Tama is way, way better. I said that twice so you know I'm really serious. haha!
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Old 03-23-2014, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by drums advocate View Post
Bought one of these used today. I found this link which admits the problem listed in this thread:


I'll update this post with a pic in a little bit showing the bolts and that my chair would likely eventually have busted like others here have mentioned...

Here's a link to the .pdf for my throne which lists the part numbers that need replacing and includes 4 different seat types: http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/world/part...30_530_730.pdf

3-11 HB850HN8T Bolt, spring, washer, spring & hex-nut assembly
3-12 HB850WN8T Bolt, springs, washer & wing nut assembly

While I'm being helpful, might as well provide more.....for those of you who like to download manuals, the Tama site doesn't make it easy (at least not for me) to find where their pdf docs are, but with my sleuthing skills I located it as follows:

going through their parts section I found this html web page:


that page has .gif pic named: HT430_530_730.gif

I also stumbled upon another pdf page in my google searching for: http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/world/part...age/ht730s.pdf which ties to an identical gif file with the same naming structure http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/world/part...ges/HT730S.gif, that gif file is on http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/world/part...ge/ht730s.html

I put 2 and 2 together and figured out the HT430_530_730.pdf link must exist since there is a .gif file with the same name.

Going to try and call Tama Monday to see if they'll send me the replacement parts...I know...sounds like I'm dreaming...oh well, they'll suffer in the long run.
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