Tama 40th Anniversary Superstar Reissue

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  1. Balance

    Balance Well-Known Member

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    Anyone here have this snare? I'm interested in this and coming very close to pulling the trigger, only thing that puts me off is there's no rubber/plastic inlays between lugs and shell. The finish has me a little worried as it's not the best, as long as it's not laminate I can let that slide.

    I know it's a reissue and made for the vintage crowd, but I'm only after it because it sounds great.

    What do you guys make of this? This is the all birch 14x5 version.
     
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    lossforgain Team DFO Staff Member Moderator

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    Most of the folks here will say no to the rubber gaskets. I’ve heard some say the gaskets impact the resonance of the shell. For the life of me I haven’t been able to hear the difference.
     
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    I bought this guy, along with the matching hardcase, for very little money a couple of years ago. Excellent sounding snare, very well constructed, and the Cherry Wine finish was rich and deep. I kinda wish I still had it, but at the time, there was something else on my radar, so I sold it.

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    I also had one of these. Build quality was great. I didn't like the diecast hoops combined with the birch shell, so I eventually sold it. For the right price, it is a very nice drum.
     
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    Love mine. Got it to go with my early 80's Superstar kit.

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    Did a bunch of research on it last night, it does seem to make a difference on metal shells. Not sure on wood, I hope the lugs don't damage the outer ply!
     
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    Thanks for the photos guys, you all seem to have rubber gaskets on yours!?
     
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    It doesn't look like mine had them. Then again, I doubt the original Superstars did, either.

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    Oh I see it's a trick of light, sorry. Thanks for the last photo, that makes things clear.
     
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    No gaskets on mine either.
     
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    Don't worry about gaskets. If you really want them you can make your own out of craft foam for pennies.
     
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    Gaskets are really only an issue on thinner shells
     
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    My main worry was lugs making too much of an indent and/or damaging the shells but, Tama know what they're doing.
     
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    Who knows, there might be something to lugs hugging the outer shell, to the point they make an indent. If such a simple thing as rubber gaskets can make a difference (seen the clips, I think they make a lot of difference!), then maybe the tightness of the lugs on the shell might too.
     
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    the tamas have dents... not severe, but they're definitely there

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