Early Tama Rockstar Bass Drums

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Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if Tama made their early (late 80s, I believe--short lugs) Rockstar Drums in 22" by 18"? I've been perusing the catalogues and only found mention of 22" by 16".
 

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I've never heard of one but there's always the chance of a one off, custom order. Yamaha did offer the 22x18 in the Turbo Tour Customs...along with "square" rack toms. Tama stayed that final 1" away from taking that leap. So I think a 16 inch deep bass drum was as big as they got back then.
 

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I figured as much. I saw a guy selling what looked like a late 80s early 90s kit but said the bass drums were 22" by 18". I suspect the measurements might be off or its the older Rockstar lugs one something else.
 

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I figured as much. I saw a guy selling what looked like a late 80s early 90s kit but said the bass drums were 22" by 18". I suspect the measurements might be off or its the older Rockstar lugs one something else.
Or like 90% of the people who don't know drums....measure the depth from the hoop edges....effectively adding about 2". Measuring from head to head takes a little more thought and ingenuity.
 


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