Me not being a Mapex dealer (you know the whole Yorkiville/L&M thing) I never got a chance to hear a b/w Mapex. I don't doubt they would sound pretty good. All Saturns sound good to my ears.It would be interesting to hear a limited edition b/w Saturn along side the new Tama version.
Thanks Elvis. Sometimes the common sense approach whizzes right past me! I did not assuming what they had would be in their parts section.Did you try emailing Tama and asking if they still offer the replacement spring?
A detailed picture would help getting your request answered precisely.Hello everyone. This is my first post. I purchased a Tama Swing Star from the mid-80s. I can't fit the tom-holder well on the bassdrum because I'm missing a part. I saw the photo posted by "singleflammedmill" on dec 3 and the connection of the tom-holder on my bass drum is exactly like the one shown in the photo. I miss that ring at the base of the tom-holder tube and so, when I tighten the screw, the tube ( 1 inch in diameter ) fails to be perfectly vertical but tilts under the weight of toms because the hole is too large. I ask you if you know if that piece is also present in the current Tama drums or, if it no longer exists, if someone can post a picture or a drawing of that ring so that I can make it handcrafted. Thank you very much.
Do you have the original or later double tom mount? The originals were about 1 1/8" as opposed to the later and more standard 1" holes.Thanks for the reply Bubo. Actually the piece called "metal non-scratch plate" is present in my set. In fact I can tighten the tom-holder tube with the wing scew. But the tube is not tight in the hole and tilts because the hole is wider than the diameter of the tube. I believe that what I lack is the memory ring or some other piece of metal not visible in that photo posted by "singleflammedmill" that narrows the hole a little and keeps the tube vertical. What do you think about it ?
Look through well known auction sites and include whole European Union in your search.Thanks Tama CW . I will try to find it. Maybe in USA it's easy to find , in Italy a little bit less ... but I will try.