Not a fan of hanging floor toms or floor toms on snare stand but nice kit overall. Still 3 piece versus 5 piece and for more money.Ten votes so far for something else.
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Yes it was about 9-10 years ago as well when Tama had the silverstars bop kit, I really liked the vintage natural Finish I remember and they seemed better built than stage custom of the time. These new improved ones though are nicer.I've got a Stage Custom set in those sizes, so I might be a bit biased.
Full disclosure though - I'm a tinkerer and cut rounder external edges on them.
I also have the inverse dyna hoops on them from a Tour Custom set.
I replaced the dyna hoops with S hoops before selling the Tours though, so I feel OK about that.
Bottom line is that they sounded pretty good before I worked on them, but I think they sound great now.
Years back when I was looking for an inexpensive bop size kit, I compared the Stage Customs with the
Tama Silverstars, and thought the Tamas had the edge.
They don't make the Tamas anymore, and Yamaha has made some improvements since then so that I
think they would come out about equal.
About the Neusonics - I think they sound great, but agree that visually, there's not much appealing about them.
20/14/12, added toms are bonus like 10” or 16” floor, if I need to I can add these on SC.