I picked up this roached 12-13-16-24 setup (no rerings) and have sofar cleaned up all of the hardware, replaced some missing kick lugs and claws.. and put the 8x12 back together.
I’m on the fence as to whether i want to get into trying to repair the gouges in the top of that bass drum, but I do want to remove the bent badges and flatten them
I had an 8x14 Super Mahogany snare drum. It was my first “new” snare drum I bought, that was back in 1983. I sold it around 1986 when I was in college and needed money.
My second Superstar was in white. A 6.5x14 around 1988. They were blowing these out for $200 listing them as the last of the Superstars . Unfortunately I was selling a Tama Granstar Custom in white and the guy noticed my Superstar snare in the corner. He wouldn’t buy the Granstars w/o that snare. So I told him it’s not for sale unless you throw another $400 on the table. So he did. DOH!
I never got a Superstar Kit although I had been drooling on them since 1978 with the catalog that has Cobham on the cover with 3 bass drums.
A couple months back I was considering this mint monster concert tom kit in Super Mahogany - 13,14,15,16,18,20,22,22 + cymbals + hardware. The price was right. You don't see 18/20 inch floor tom combo's very often. Had to pass on logistics of bringing it back and fitting it in all in one trip. I'm sure the new owner is happy.
So the plan was to rehab this kit best as possible and flip it for a profit.. but I always wanted a supermaple kit and sort of changed my plan.. and then fell into this set of matching concert toms which I’m going to have to wait a while to get in my actual hands... but this will be cool.
I suppose I can configure the set as a Phil Collins style (albeit without his signature 20” bassdrum) full CT kit, or set it up as a standard 5 piece, or the 5 piece with some small concert toms for added accents
Edit: I backed out of the CT deal. They were odd sizes, 6" through 16". ... But missing the 12 and the 13. They seemed to have a satin finish while mine were glossy, too
This thread is giving me major Superstar GAS. I had (and stupidly sold) a set a few years back, and that was one of the two best sounding kits I've had. The other one being a Cleveland Rogers, which I also stupidly sold.
The bass drum, especially, was in a league of it's own. 2 coated Ambassadors, 2 felt strips, tuned high(!). BOOM!