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The Star Bubinga has arrived!

Mapex Always

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This is its own thread for those who don’t read the “drum set” thread , please don’t erase and merge. Thank you :)

The 12“ x 9“ Tom Tom, 14“ x 6.5“ snare drum have landed!

The 13” x 10” Tom Tom, 15” x 13” floor tom, 20” x 14” bass drum will arrive soon.

The build quality , and woodwork are exquisite.

Much like the new arrived Pearl Masterworks , the bearing edges are flawless.

Sound right out of the box is special. Like a grizzly bear coming out of hibernation.

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Internal top and bottom inlays , a beautiful touch.


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More to come!
 
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I love your threads.
I have lived vicariously through you in the big thread ... oh, we are out of decaf next time you hit the market.
Great drums!
 

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I just love the excitement you guys show with your new drums. It takes me back 50 yrs or so when i opened my first Gretsch floor tom box only to find it had been run over ...by something,
Sure the drum was replaced but i will never forget that new drum smell!!
Enjoy your new gear!!
 

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@wayne , sorry that happened.

@jptrickster , yes top and bottom , and thank you.


For those who want to compare bearing edges -

Star -

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Masterworks - what’s incredible here , is Pearl “seams” these 3 woods (bass drum 4 woods) seamlessly together , looks like one wood with one beautiful , like , “cross stitch” in the corner.

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Versatus -

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This is its own thread for those who don’t read the “drum set” thread , please don’t erase and merge. Thank you :)

The 12“ x 9“ Tom Tom, 14“ x 6.5“ snare drum have landed!

The 13” x 10” Tom Tom, 15” x 13” floor tom, 20” x 14” bass drum will arrive soon.

The build quality , and woodwork are exquisite.

Much like the new arrived Pearl Masterworks , the bearing edges are flawless.

Sound right out of the box is special. Like a grizzly bear coming out of hibernation.

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More to come!
Gorgeous looking kit! Peter Erskine has a kit similar to yours. What a wonderful sounding (and looking) instrument! Enjoy your new purchase!
 

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I didn't notice any fifteens on the Tama site awhile back. Or am I mistaken?

With the Star series you can custom request any size you want I have a 15“ x 13“ floor tom on its way.


Ok , I tuned the 12 x 9“ tom and the 14 x 6 1/2“ snare today in the higher register’s (bop tunings) - insane! You have the bop sensitivity surrounded by the bubinga growl , truly awesome.

I encourage everybody who wants to have an entirely different sound , that they will not get from any other snare in their collection, get a Tama Star bubinga 14 x 6.5 , I highly recommend it.

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So the kit I played most today was all Paiste Masters and one Signature ,, the 15” Master hats were crazy good …. And the only drums were the Star 12” x 9” tom-tom, Star 14” x 6.5” snare and the Gretsch bell brass 14“ x 6.5“ absolutely stunning snare …. So a lot of creative playing today :)


One sidenote, the TAMA Star’s are packed to the nines like Mapex , but the tuning out of the box is like a 6 ,, the Masterworks , on the other hand , are the least packed items I have ever seen in any type of high end industry , simply a drum in a box nothing more except for one piece of tissue paper, I kid you not. Yet they are a 10 on the tuning side right out of the box, insane!
 

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This is its own thread for those who don’t read the “drum set” thread , please don’t erase and merge. Thank you :)

The 12“ x 9“ Tom Tom, 14“ x 6.5“ snare drum have landed!

The 13” x 10” Tom Tom, 15” x 13” floor tom, 20” x 14” bass drum will arrive soon.

The build quality , and woodwork are exquisite.

Much like the new arrived Pearl Masterworks , the bearing edges are flawless.

Sound right out of the box is special. Like a grizzly bear coming out of hibernation.

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Internal top and bottom inlays , a beautiful touch.


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More to come!


Nice! You're going to love that 15x13 floor tom. I have a (formerly hanging) Starclassic Maple 15x13 floor tom. It is possibly the best sounding drum I've ever owned.
 

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Nice! You're going to love that 15x13 floor tom. I have a (formerly hanging) Starclassic Maple 15x13 floor tom. It is possibly the best sounding drum I've ever owned.
15's are great. I've got a Birch Mahogany and a Walnut Maple. My favorite floor tom size for 1 down for sure.
 

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This is its own thread for those who don’t read the “drum set” thread , please don’t erase and merge. Thank you :)

The 12“ x 9“ Tom Tom, 14“ x 6.5“ snare drum have landed!

The 13” x 10” Tom Tom, 15” x 13” floor tom, 20” x 14” bass drum will arrive soon.

The build quality , and woodwork are exquisite.

Much like the new arrived Pearl Masterworks , the bearing edges are flawless.

Sound right out of the box is special. Like a grizzly bear coming out of hibernation.

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Internal top and bottom inlays , a beautiful touch.


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More to come!
2 of 5 drums? That would drive me nuts! Beautiful drums anyway! That yellow is deeeeep!
 

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This is its own thread for those who don’t read the “drum set” thread , please don’t erase and merge. Thank you :)

The 12“ x 9“ Tom Tom, 14“ x 6.5“ snare drum have landed!

The 13” x 10” Tom Tom, 15” x 13” floor tom, 20” x 14” bass drum will arrive soon.

The build quality , and woodwork are exquisite.

Much like the new arrived Pearl Masterworks , the bearing edges are flawless.

Sound right out of the box is special. Like a grizzly bear coming out of hibernation.

View attachment 595540

View attachment 595539

View attachment 595543

View attachment 595541

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Internal top and bottom inlays , a beautiful touch.


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More to come!
Very nice looking drums mate congrats on those enjoy them celebrate with some champagne Cheers.
 


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