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Brad2Tama
#1 Posted : 3/18/2014 11:01:24 PM
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Hi everyone, can someone enlighten me on this kit? A flash in the pan? How is the quality?
  • Matched pair of 1978 Tama Royalstar Stage Master Fives, Outfit #7925, in Royal Pewter (14x22, 8x12, 9x13, 16x16, 5x14). Concert toms (5.5x8, 6.5x10) on one.
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  • DougB
    #2 Posted : 3/20/2014 6:36:44 PM
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    I purchased the 5 piece set in matte tan finish about a year ago and have been very satisfied with the quality so far. Also purchased the road pro stand set to go with it. I have changed all drum heads with Evans heads and put the original batter heads on the resonant side shortly after purchase. I may change the resonant heads to "real" ones but for right now I believe they sound pretty darn good as they are!! Added a port to the resonant bass head and a emad 2 for the batter side. The bass now sounds killer and improved playing performance also. This is the first kit for me in a long time (last kit was 1970s Ludwig)and the quality as with most things has come a long ways. I am very satisfied with Tama and believe these Silverstars offer high quality at a very competitive price. I would suggest finding a kit to play and judge for yourself from a reputable local dealer. If they wont set them and let you play em, keep on movin. Hope this helps, good luck and enjoy!!
    pontiyak
    #3 Posted : 3/21/2014 1:05:40 AM
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    Hey guys... we feed off of pix...

    like they say around here... " pix or it didn't happen" ...lol

    yak
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    1978 Tama ImperialStars Saturn 12+1 Kit in Midnight blue. (outfit #8993).
    1978 Tama ImperialStars Mars 9 kit in Hairline chrome.(outfit #8909).
    1983/84 SuperStars in Cherrywine 2-22x14/10x9/12x11/13x12/14x13/15x14TT/16x16/18x16, 14x8/14x6.5 snare's.
    1983/84 SuperStars in Super Aqua Marine CT/TT kit 2-24x14 BD, 12",13",14"CT & 12",13",14"TT & 16x16/18x16.
    1974-1984 Imperialstar mixed kit re-wrapped in dark navy blue 2-22x14/8x8/10x8/12x7/13x8/13x8/16x16/14x5.
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    (1) Roland TDW20 expanded kit & (1) Roland TD20 basic kit.
    Parts galore.
    The wheels are still turning.....but my banker thinks I'm nuts.
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    doublepedal on 3/21/2014(UTC)
    Brad2Tama
    #4 Posted : 3/21/2014 2:06:40 AM
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    I'm talking about these...

    http://www.musiciansfrie...th-free-8-tom-and-holder
  • Matched pair of 1978 Tama Royalstar Stage Master Fives, Outfit #7925, in Royal Pewter (14x22, 8x12, 9x13, 16x16, 5x14). Concert toms (5.5x8, 6.5x10) on one.
  • Stage-Ace and Titan hardware
  • Thin stamp A Zildjians
  • jdizzle0209
    #5 Posted : 3/21/2014 4:12:44 AM
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    It's crazy how nice these sets are for the money. I don't have a Tamo Ash version of the Silverstar but I do have a regular Silverstar and it's a fine piece of arse if I do say so. Either version of any Silverstar will do brother, so just pick a color that you think is boobs and kablamo you're golden. : )
    • 2006 Tama Starclassic Bubinga. Marine Blue Fade-8",10",12",14",16",20"x18"
    • 2013 Tama Silverstar Jazz kit. Vintage Burgandy sparkle- 12",14",18'x14",14"x5"
    • Tama Starclassic Birch/Bubinga snare. Satin Bubinga- 14"x6"snare
    • Pearl Sensitone Elite Aluminum- 14"x5"
    • Zildjian A customs and K Customs.
    • DW 5000 Pedal
    Brad2Tama
    #6 Posted : 3/21/2014 1:06:23 PM
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    Yeah, I was kind of surprised to see a 7-piece, birch shell pack at this price on a google search for 'tama birch'. I love my Royalstars, but I think it's time for some non-zola resonance; bring on the pure wood! But why the limited edition on this Tamo Ash finish?
  • Matched pair of 1978 Tama Royalstar Stage Master Fives, Outfit #7925, in Royal Pewter (14x22, 8x12, 9x13, 16x16, 5x14). Concert toms (5.5x8, 6.5x10) on one.
  • Stage-Ace and Titan hardware
  • Thin stamp A Zildjians
  • pontiyak
    #8 Posted : 3/21/2014 8:00:41 PM
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    Thanks for the link Brad...Those are nice looking drums. Nice price too.

    yak
    2007 Tama StarClassic Exotix Warlord Masai 7 piece kit.
    1978 Tama ImperialStars Saturn 12+1 Kit in Midnight blue. (outfit #8993).
    1978 Tama ImperialStars Mars 9 kit in Hairline chrome.(outfit #8909).
    1983/84 SuperStars in Cherrywine 2-22x14/10x9/12x11/13x12/14x13/15x14TT/16x16/18x16, 14x8/14x6.5 snare's.
    1983/84 SuperStars in Super Aqua Marine CT/TT kit 2-24x14 BD, 12",13",14"CT & 12",13",14"TT & 16x16/18x16.
    1974-1984 Imperialstar mixed kit re-wrapped in dark navy blue 2-22x14/8x8/10x8/12x7/13x8/13x8/16x16/14x5.
    Mostly Tama RoadPro stands, SpeedCobra pedals, Tama Hi-beat pedals. Tama Kingbeat pedals.
    32 snares & counting
    Paiste Innovations series cymbals.
    (1) Roland TDW20 expanded kit & (1) Roland TD20 basic kit.
    Parts galore.
    The wheels are still turning.....but my banker thinks I'm nuts.
    jdizzle0209
    #7 Posted : 3/21/2014 8:25:16 PM
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    Originally Posted by: Brad2Tama Go to Quoted Post
    Yeah, I was kind of surprised to see a 7-piece, birch shell pack at this price on a google search for 'tama birch'. I love my Royalstars, but I think it's time for some non-zola resonance; bring on the pure wood! But why the limited edition on this Tamo Ash finish?


    I think all of the Tamo Ash finishes are considered "Limited Edition". I'm sure both the configuration and it being a Silverstar Tamo Ash are the reasoning behind the whole "limited edition" concept.
    • 2006 Tama Starclassic Bubinga. Marine Blue Fade-8",10",12",14",16",20"x18"
    • 2013 Tama Silverstar Jazz kit. Vintage Burgandy sparkle- 12",14",18'x14",14"x5"
    • Tama Starclassic Birch/Bubinga snare. Satin Bubinga- 14"x6"snare
    • Pearl Sensitone Elite Aluminum- 14"x5"
    • Zildjian A customs and K Customs.
    • DW 5000 Pedal
    CB_Photo
    #9 Posted : 3/21/2014 11:57:22 PM
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    #12 Posted : 7/4/2014 4:48:54 AM
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    I have a set of the Limited Tamo Ash. Mine was apparently mistakenly shipped to Canada so it is a colour not normally available here. It sounds great. I love how compact it is. I really dig the 14x20 kick. And the steel snare is great!
    This is the info on the kit...
    Tamo Ash Specs

    This is my kit...
    My kit
    My kit 2


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    #13 Posted : 7/4/2014 2:37:59 PM
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    TamaDudeNJ
    #14 Posted : 7/4/2014 4:22:41 PM
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    Originally Posted by: CB_Photo Go to Quoted Post
    Great looking kit! What kind of snare dampener is that?


    I believe that's the Remo/Dave Weckl reactive one. It has an adjustable spring tension that controls how much the damper lifts off the head when the drum is struck.

    Oh yeah.... great looking kit!!!
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    #15 Posted : 7/5/2014 1:39:22 PM
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    Great set man. I really like all of the Tamo Ash kits.
    • 2006 Tama Starclassic Bubinga. Marine Blue Fade-8",10",12",14",16",20"x18"
    • 2013 Tama Silverstar Jazz kit. Vintage Burgandy sparkle- 12",14",18'x14",14"x5"
    • Tama Starclassic Birch/Bubinga snare. Satin Bubinga- 14"x6"snare
    • Pearl Sensitone Elite Aluminum- 14"x5"
    • Zildjian A customs and K Customs.
    • DW 5000 Pedal
    madhermit
    #16 Posted : 7/7/2014 11:56:37 AM
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    Thanks! I love the kit - except the 12" tom is pretty tricky to tune.

    Can't recall what kind of dampener it is, but it had someones name attached to it. Works ok if you want to cut out only a little of the ring of the drum. It stays pretty live, but gets rid of the main overtone.
    JosephDAqui
    #17 Posted : 8/6/2014 3:14:18 PM
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    Here's my new (to me anyway) Tama SIlverstar Limited in Tamo Ash. Basically, I bought it on eBay for 500 and had to rescue it - the edges on all the drums were dinged in several places, The inside of the batter side bass drum had a crack in it, it had EC2's but the prior owner (destroyer) put window insulation tape underneath the heads and matted to the shell. Unreal... But I fixed it with glue/wood putty/150 grit sandpaper and it sounds enormous (love them). I also made it into a virgin kick by using the support plate - sanded with emery cloth and polished with high grade metal polish, rubber gasket underneath, new screws, nylon and stainless steel washers so metal never meets wood, and voila! My new gigging kit (My renowns could not hold up frequency-wise to the guitarist on un-mic'd gigs - bass drum mic-only). The snare is a 50's round badge that my daughter painted years ago after I refinished the shell. Hardware is yamaha and sonor mostly, except the left snare stand is a vintage ludwig I keep for sentimental reasons.


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    #18 Posted : 8/6/2014 8:52:57 PM
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    Very nice Joseph! Clap Don't ya hate when people can't take care of good wood!! SMH...
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    #20 Posted : 8/6/2014 9:06:38 PM
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    Yamaha hardware I can understand. It's price competitive and available. But $onor hardware? Big bucks and hard to find parts, for those of us living in the corn fields.
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    #21 Posted : 8/7/2014 4:14:12 PM
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    Originally Posted by: CB_Photo Go to Quoted Post
    Yamaha hardware I can understand. It's price competitive and available. But $onor hardware? Big bucks and hard to find parts, for those of us living in the corn fields.


    I should have clarified, it's the 200 series cymbal stands only which I got really cheap - it was $199 for 4 cymbal stands. They are nowhere near as good as the yamaha stands.
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    #19 Posted : 8/7/2014 4:19:41 PM
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    Originally Posted by: yogi98 Go to Quoted Post
    Very nice Joseph! Clap Don't ya hate when people can't take care of good wood!! SMH...


    Absolutely true. It's almost criminal what some people do to good drums, I've see lots of cases. The other kit I have is a Gretsch Renown maple that I bought cheap but had to restore all the hardware as all of it was caked in tarnish - I knew that going in to that deal, but the reality was far worse. It was obvious this kit was never in cases and was left out in the open near a beach in Virginia (where it came from), mold everywhere, what a mess - 2 week project.
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    #22 Posted : 8/8/2014 2:04:32 PM
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    I admit to lusting after the red Tamo Ash Silverstars, even though I do not need them at all... they look like I could hang them on the wall as art. Ah, such is the obsession...
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