Trying to ID old drums based on hardware - no badges left on them


New member
Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum (and not very knowledgeable about drums), so please forgive me if I'm posting in the wrong area.

I was hoping someone might recognize this hardware. I bought a used drum set a while back, and it seems like a bit of a monster kit. The bass drum seems to have 70s Tama tensioner hardware. The toms have a slightly different hardware (first, below).

Hardware on the smaller toms:


Floor tom hardware seems different:


Bass drum hardware (looks like 70s Tama to me):

Not sure about this though - is this generic hardware? Tama?

The set did come with a 74 Tama ImperialStar chromed steel snare (made in Japan), but that doesn't necessarily mean anything.

If anyone has any thoughts, I'm all ears. Thanks!


Senior Member
Tom holder/bracket (2nd pic) and lug and muffler (3rd pic) are exactly the same as on my first kit - a cheap, rather poor quality "Champion" set made in Taiwan around 1980.
The wing nuts on the last piece of hardware look like Gibraltar.


Senior Member
The floor tom has the "Pearl Style" rectangular lugs. Probably an MIT (Made In Taiwan) or a CB 700 etc.

The bass drum looks like it has Slingerland copy lugs. What an odd "frankenkit".