Maples never had those badges. Seems pretty easily provable. Either way... These look cool. A bit more expensive though -Well, the seller wouldn't accept below $1000, so I walked away.
I think he still believes it's a maple set.
Could be... They put that badge on the Maple EFX (wrapped) kits. I'm not sure if the birch Performers still had 8 lugs on the bass drums back then (that could be one way to tell). You may be able to tell by the finish though.Thanks.
So I saw another "maple" kit with the same exact badge used for the 100% birch performer.
However, it's a virgin bass drum and toms are mounted separately. This could still be a birch kit, right?
Thanks for chiming in, Dan! I hope you will continue to post and help people with Tama questions.Just to provide clarity, this kit is a B/B kit in DDD, diamond dust, they originally went for somewhere around 2200 with black nickel hardware. We made these in a limited run of Starclassic Bubinga as well.
The badges and markings on the Bubingas back then were drastically different. PX52LBNSDDD is the original part number for this specific kit. It was made and sold exclusively to Guitar Center between 2008-2010. We never really offer B/B with black nickel hardware unless it's to GC or a limited edition kit. Hope this helps!
Personally, I’d hold out for a B/B or even a straight bubinga kit, partially because they kick some major butt (based on what everyone says about the B/Bs, at least, and based on my own experience owning a Starclassic Bubinga), but also because they’re going to become harder and harder to get your hands on now that both lines have been discontinued.Okay, time for a round of, which would you rather do:
1) 6 piece Starclassic birch kit with 10, 12, and 14 toms, 16 floor tom, 22 bass, and matching snare for $1000. Great condition.
2) 4 piece Starclassic maple kit with 12 tom, 14 and 16 floor tom, and 22 bass for 950 + shipping. Excellent condition.
3) keep looking