Tama translates to….


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Pearl could just be a random English-like name to cater for the Anglophone market - just like Roland, whose founder just randomly chose a name on a phonebook.
Are you serious about that? Can't believe I've never heard that one before (wonder where he got ATV from then)? 😄


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Hoshino Gakki began manufacturing drums in 1961 under the name "Star Drums". Hoshino, the family name of the founder, translates to "star field," thus the selection of the "Star Drums" brand name.

By 1974, Hoshino decided to make a concerted effort to make high-quality drums and hardware and start marketing its drums under the Tama brand. Tama was the name of the owner's wife, and is also a homophone with the Japanese word meaning "jewel".


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Hee Haw was the opening act of my favorite childhood show, The Dukes of Hazzard. Dukes was followed by Dallas. Didnt catch it until just now, but friday tv was rather country 40 years ago.

same here!! Friday night in my tweens was the same run of shows on CBS