Who made this gong tom?

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Could this be very early Tama? Something else? Has Tama hardware but no badge. Shell is 10x14" 6-ply maple or birch, but the seams are straight, not angled. Tom mount looks generic; wing nut does not look original.

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In the 80s Pearl had a set that they called Dresden (I think)...after the tymponi that use an oversized head. Couldn't find a link.
 

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The only thing on that is surely Tama is the drum head, which looks like a 1980's orig Tama. Looks like a Gibraltar knock-off that copies Tama in some respects...but falls short on the flange detailing and memory lock key holes. Probably not Tama lugs or hoop. Not aware of Tama making a gong tom in sizes under 20". And certainly not a 14x10 size that this one is.
 
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Those are definitely Tama Gong drum lugs and early hoop clamps. Nothing about the hoop says it isn't Tama.



Tama did indeed make gong toms for a short period in 12" to 15" diameter. They made gong floor toms too.

Page 26 of the '78 catalog shows them.

http://www.drumarchive.com/Tama/Tama1978.pdf
You NAILED it, Thin Shell. Good call. Nothing like having solid documentation when it comes to identifying unknown products. You get the Gold Star for today!

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Those are definitely Tama Gong drum lugs and early hoop clamps. Nothing about the hoop says it isn't Tama.



Tama did indeed make gong toms for a short period in 12" to 15" diameter. They made gong floor toms too.

Page 26 of the '78 catalog shows them.

http://www.drumarchive.com/Tama/Tama1978.pdf
Nice work - and I loved that catalog for a long time. Came this close to buying Supes in 1980, but ended up going Gretsch.
 

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TAMA L-arm receiver , I'd say TAMA for the rest too .
 


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