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halldorl

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Sunday morning, great time for some drum wankery and porn.

My Tama Star Walnuts which I couldn´t be happier with. Still waiting on a few add-on drums which are being built in Japan; a 10x14" tom & a 6,5x14" snare to match the kit in finish and shell material, and a custom made 6,5x14" Star solid (single ply) curly maple snare.

The 6x14" Solid Mahogany snare below is becoming one of my favorite snare drums (along with my Dunnett 2N duo). Tama just nailed it with those Star solids. 8 lugs. It seems all my favorite snares have 8 lugs. I can´t really explain why. Someone?












 

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Stunning kit Hallador! Not sure about the number of snare lugs... all of mine have ten lugs - eight perhaps allows the shell to sing a little more? Regardless - I am a Ludwig guy but the Star drums are beautiful for sure! I enjoyed reading the article about Peter and the reason he switched to Tama in MD!
 

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Still beautiful!
The curly maple solids are gorgeous.
I like ten lug 14's mostly but with die cast hoops, eight is enough.
 
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Halldor,
Love your Star Walnuts. Keep the pics coming. Did Tama ever get back to you as to what wood the outer veneer is ? Do they bleach a walnut veneer or is it butternut ?
 

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I've had good experiences with Tama kits, from my 1983 Superstar, late 70's Imperialstar and now my Superstar Reissue. None of them has disappointed at all. Starclassic is very good, but I never got along with B/B. It didn't work for my ear.

Tama Star kits are really on another playing field and have piqued my interest the same way as top level Sonor. There is no distinguishable difference in quality and attention to detail, from what I can tell. It becomes a choice between sounds above all else, which is at it should be.

If I had my choice between the two I have no idea how I'd decide except by listening, and I'd probably want both equally!
 

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I still love my Superstar Classics and will be adding a B/B kit this year. I still kick myself for selling either of my previous Starclassic maple kits...

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This was Adam Deitch's kit, he used it at Modern Drummer Fest in 2008. Great sounding kit, almost too pretty. These were made in Japan.

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Wonderful!

bleen said:
I still love my Superstar Classics and will be adding a B/B kit this year. I still kick myself for selling either of my previous Starclassic maple kits...
Those Superstar Classics are great drums.
 

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My 1998 Arstar II kit; 20x16" 10x8" 11x8" 14x13" 13x6,5"





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RickP said:
Halldor,
Love your Star Walnuts. Keep the pics coming. Did Tama ever get back to you as to what wood the outer veneer is ? Do they bleach a walnut veneer or is it butternut ?
Rick, thanks for reminding me, I totally forgot to ask my rep. I just emailed him and I´ll keep you posted.
 

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