Early 70's Star (pre-Tama)

Trilock_Gurtu

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One of my Star kits, Tiger pearl, 12x8/16x15/22x14. Completely stripped down and restored, including:

- Shells trued, edges re-cut (30 degree with round over), interiors sanded and two-tone stained, original bass drum hoops sanded down to the wood, inlays re-glued. All done by KBM Custom Drums.
- Wrap/hardware cleaned and polished.
- New Aquarian Modern Vintage heads.
- All lugs packed.
- Upgraded Pearl floating floor tom legs.

I also have a second set of maple bass drum hoops, stained red. Love the look of both sets. Nice to have options. Kit sounds warm and fat. Cheers.

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Fantastic job on the cleanup!
I love the construction of those old Stars. Really cool stuff.
 

EvEnStEvEn

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Very nice cleanup!
My first drumset, a Stewart, had those same T-rod handles, claws & lugs. A google search revealed that Stewart drums were among the many stencil brands made by Star-Hoshino in the 60s & early 70s.

I once had a chrome-over-maple LOTUS set, also made by Star. It must have been an early 70s professional model because the shells were maple with thick multi-ply maple re-rings and they sounded great! I gigged that kit for a decade and have never seen another like it anywhere despite multiple & frequent internet searches. Funny thing is the badges had a typo, the word FINEST was misspelled as FINST


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LOTUS 12/13/16/22 C.O.W. Star-Hoshino
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That has got to be one of the coolest MIJs out there. I think we could agree that color is pretty rare. Seen it, but not very often at all.
 

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Definitely the original wood toned hoops for me. Especially with the stained shell interiors. I have real thing for stained wood though. It just seems warm and timeless to me. That's such a classy looking set!
 

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I prefer the original. The wife said she likes the red.
I’m not really helping ya.
Either way, beautiful kit for sure.
 


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