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Old 04-12-2008, 02:41 PM
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Hi everybody. Quick question about the star-cast mounting system by Tama.

I have a Tama Rockstar and a friend of mine has a Tama Rockstar Custom. He is going to sell his one and I want his star-cast mounts for my drums. Is this possible, or are those connected to the drums and can they not be placed on other drums?
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Old 04-12-2008, 02:53 PM
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Default Re: Star-Cast mounting system

Remove the rim as if you were changing drum heads. Remove starcast mount. Put head and rim back on.

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Old 04-12-2008, 03:45 PM
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Yup it's that easy, i thinks the black ones are really ugly tho. I took mine off and drilled into the shell. the kit looks and sounds allot better IMO
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Old 04-12-2008, 04:15 PM
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So if you take the mounts of the toms, you have to drill holes in them to place the normal tombracket?
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Old 04-12-2008, 04:20 PM
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So if you take the mounts of the toms, you have to drill holes in them to place the normal tombracket?
You don't have to. If you don't want to use the version of the Starcast mounting system that utilizes diecast hoops, or you can buy RIMS.
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Old 04-12-2008, 05:18 PM
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Default Re: Star-Cast mounting system

but I have the '97 Rockstars, and my friend has the Rockstar Customs. My tombrackets are bolted to my shell, his tombrackets are attached to the Star-cast. I he wants normal tombrackets on his shells so I can take his star-cast, will he have to drill holes in his shells?
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Old 04-12-2008, 05:39 PM
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but I have the '97 Rockstars, and my friend has the Rockstar Customs. My tombrackets are bolted to my shell, his tombrackets are attached to the Star-cast. I he wants normal tombrackets on his shells so I can take his star-cast, will he have to drill holes in his shells?
No, not if he buys RIMS.
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:00 PM
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aren't RIMS the same thing as star-cast but from another company?
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:39 PM
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aren't RIMS the same thing as star-cast but from another company?
RIMS connect to the drum by rubber grommets that suspend the drum by the tension rods.

The Starcast mounting system used on the Rockstar Custom kits clamp on to the hoop itself.
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:47 PM
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I he wants normal tombrackets on his shells so I can take his star-cast, will he have to drill holes in his shells?

Yes.




Why don't you just trade sets for a week and see if you like it?
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:37 AM
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I he wants normal tombrackets on his shells so I can take his star-cast, will he have to drill holes in his shells?

Yes.




Why don't you just trade sets for a week and see if you like it?
Thanks for the clear answer. Since english is not my own language I sometimes have a hard time to explain myself simply.

I won't trade my kit with his because his finish is damaged from all the performing he did with it. And I love my Sugar White finish, even though his Purple Haze is much more 'special'.

But I guess that leaves me not wanting those star-cast mounts anymore. Now just to convince him that he must sell his snare to me for 50.. :-)
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Old 04-13-2008, 09:22 AM
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aren't RIMS the same thing as star-cast but from another company?

Not exactly, but yes, enough to be seen as such. Same principle, they isolate the drums from the floor on rubber.

Why dude would want RIMS when he already has StarCast is easy to figure out... he wouldn't.

Note the extra 'ears' on the StarCast System rim, won't work on any other hoops.

RIM"S type mounts will work on any standard rim.
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thanks for the pictures, that clears up a lot
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:26 PM
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Note the extra 'ears' on the StarCast System rim, won't work on any other hoops.

RIM"S type mounts will work on any standard rim.
There are two types of Starcast mounting systems. One of them, which you pictured, clips to the drum hoop so you can use it with any set. The Tama Rockstar sets came with these. That's also why the tom mount is missing in the picture to show that you can use your own tom mount on any set.

Then there are the version on the Starclassics which are directly connected to their special diecast hoops.

For some reason the picture you posted has a picture of the first clip on version and a diecast hoop which don't go together.
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:35 PM
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but still, the Rockstar Custom toms don't have holes for the normal brackets and can't be mounted with anything but RIMS or Star-cast.
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:37 PM
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but still, the Rockstar Custom toms don't have holes for the normal brackets and can't be mounted with anything but RIMS or Star-cast.
I'm starting to not understand what your concern and confusion is.

If you take his Starcast, his option is to get RIMS, or drill mounts on to the shell. He can also buy a Pearl Optimount or ISS but he'd have to get new tom arms.
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exactly. I understand you completely, but I was just repeating myself. The bottomline is I will not get his star-cast.
Thanks for all the information.
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