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Can I Identify my Drum Set by Serial Number? I bought a tama superstar kit and wanted to know the exact one i purchased.(bought it used) is there a way i can run the serial #'s to get that info. No luck getting a hold of the Tama co. ANSWER Unfortunately, Tama does not publish a serial number identification guide. I did find a site which features the Tama catalogs and includes specs for each Superstar set. Please see: Scroll down to the second catalog and click on the first panel, then click to enlarge the specs.

  • TAMA offers Drum Kits, Snare Drums, Original Percussion, Hardware, Microphone Stands and Sticks, plus drum accessories like bags, cases and practice goods.
  • The toms might not have any helpful info, but if he has the original snare, there's a good chance that the first 2 numbers of the serial are the year they were made. Rmandelbaum is there resident Tama expert. I know they made the Imperialstar in 1981 through 1983 but I think that was it besides snare drums.
  • According to tama's website, you can figure out the manufacture year of your starclassic drum from the serial number. You take the 1st 2 digits of the number and subtract 10. I noticed all my drums (purchased last year) are 08, so i would assume the build date is 1998. Well if that's the case, then something is wrong.

Tama Drums, (from Japanese 多満 (Kanji) タマ (Kana), read tama) is a brand of drum kits and hardware manufactured and marketed by the Japanese musical instrument company, Hoshino Gakki. Tama's research and development of products, along with production of its professional and most expensive drums, is done in Seto, Japan, 1 while its. Can I Identify my Drum Set by Serial Number? I bought a tama superstar kit and wanted to know the exact one i purchased.(bought it used) is there a way i can run the serial #'s to get that info. No luck getting a hold of the Tama co. ANSWER Unfortunately, Tama does not publish a serial number identification guide.

TAMA Serial Numbers Help - posted in General: Hoping to learn more about my Artstar II's based on the serial #'s. Can't seem to find a link anywhere. I just picked this kit up yesterday. Tama Rockstar Serial Numbers Serial Numbers. Convert Tama Rockstar Serial Numbers trail version to full software. Mar 19, 2014 Home > The Forums > Low End Theory Identify my tama rockstar kit. Login / Join. Join with Facebook New Reply. Thread Tools. Looked through catalogue.drums have no serial numbers? Odd Share Quote. Mentioned Products. Tama Rockstar New Reply.

Solid Lacquer finishes Piano Black, Piano White and Candy Apple Red were introduced to the Tama Superstar line in 1985. In late 1986, the Tama Crestar line (soon to be changed to Granstar) replaced the Superstars. However, the Superstars were still available for a couple of years after that. The serial numbers on Tama drums of that era were for insurance purposes only and do not relate to a date of manufacture.Thanks for the info! Would it be safe to say that my finish is Candy Apple Red?

Tama is not like most drum companies. There is no information released on their site to account for their in house number system. That is why we were having a bit of fun with your thread.

I'm also of the mindset that a classic Superstar kit will hold its own against newer drums. The problem with the older kits is in finding parts should you need them. I've seen broken lugs on Superstars and Imperialstars (well, everything from the 70s these days) and replacements aren't as easy to find as say, Ludwig Classic lugs or Slingerland lugs. But they are awesome drums.

Delta II pedals feature a weight system that can be modified to suit your playing style. Simply loosen the screw that secures them to the post with a screwdriver and increase or decrease the weights for the desired response. And finally, there is the beater height. This is the most common adjustment to make. Loosen the drum key screw on the beater hub and raise or lower the beater as necessary. We recommend adjusting only one of these features at a time until you become familiar with the reaction they provide.

For a great pitch-bend, tune the bottom head down just a little. For the bass drum, tune the heads as loosely as possible - just enough to eliminate any wrinkles. Use the same tuning pattern above to achieve an equal pitch at each tension rod. Proper Storage of your DW Drums: It is very important to protect your drums from damage and temperature extremes. It is recommended that cases or soft bags be used when transporting and storing drums. If your drums are set up for an extended period of time, keep them covered.

I owned a kit in cherry wine stain back in '84 and loved it. But didn't the Crestars become the Granstars? So if you found a Granstar kit, it would basically be the same shell - solid birch. Both Yamaha and Tama at the time were kings of the birch shell. I'm also of the mindset that a classic Superstar kit will hold its own against newer drums. The problem with the older kits is in finding parts should you need them.

Your existing pedal will then be used as the slave pedal in the double unit. Before you order one, you will want to make sure that the stroke adjustment (the black, tear-drop shaped piece that sits above the spring) attached to the hex shaft is SQUARE.

Tuning Your DW Drums: Watch John Good's Tuning Demonstration here: At DW, we tune the batter heads to a slightly higher pitch than the resonant. We recommend using single ply heads to achieve the maximum resonance. To begin, place the drum on a carpeted floor or on a towel over a table. Start with the bottom head making sure it is seated evenly with the tension rods finger tight. As you tap lightly on the head at each tension rod (about an inch in from the counterhoop), slowly tighten them. It works well if you start at a specific T-rod then move across the drum to the opposite one - then move two over - then across - and so on.

The ever important serial number which some companies keep detailed records of unfortunately does not exist in the history of drums. We also have to state that much of the record keeping was archaic at best and in some cases history was destroyed in plant fires or just tossed in the garbage! With that said many drum companies never even used serial numbers early on. In most cases the best way to estimate the date of a drum is its physical characteristics.

I get emails all of the time with a basic drum description and a serial number from visitors in hopes I can unlock the history of their drum. I think in general serial numbers do play an important role in the commercial market especially electronics and other high end items. In the 60's Insurance companies made it mandatory that serial numbers be put on items so they can be documented. Unfortunately drum companies never really prescribed to any code of documenting a drum based on that serial number. In fact I once heard that they started using serial numbers not for their own use per say but so schools and institutions could keep track of instruments in inventory. I also get people asking what factory a drum might have shipped from or the exact month a drum was made or even the production numbers etc.

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However, the Superstars were still available for a couple of years after that. The serial numbers on Tama drums of that era were for insurance purposes only and do not relate to a date of manufacture. Mid to late 1980’s.

How do I find the date of manufacture by the serial number on the badge of my tama rockstar drums? I know you're supposed to subtract 10 from the first two digits of the serial number but mine (the tom, that's all I have on me) says 521520 and that would make the date 1942 and I know these drums. How do I find the date of manufacture by the serial number on the badge of my tama rockstar drums? I know you're supposed to subtract 10 from the first two digits of the serial number but mine (the tom, that's all I have on me) says 521520 and that would make the date 1942 and I know these drums weren't around yet, back then. Help would be appreciated! • Tell us some more • Upload in Progress • Upload failed. Please upload a file larger than 100x100 pixels • We are experiencing some problems, please try again.

How do I find the date of manufacture by the serial number on the badge of my tama rockstar drums? I know you're supposed to subtract 10 from the first two digits of the serial number but mine (the tom, that's all I have on me) says 521520 and that would make the date 1942 and I know these drums.

How do I find the date of manufacture by the serial number on the badge of my tama rockstar drums? I know you're supposed to subtract 10 from the first two digits of the serial number but mine (the tom, that's all I have on me) says 521520 and that would make the date 1942 and I know these drums. How do I find the date of manufacture by the serial number on the badge of my tama rockstar drums? I know you're supposed to subtract 10 from the first two digits of the serial number but mine (the tom, that's all I have on me) says 521520 and that would make the date 1942 and I know these drums weren't around yet, back then.

I toured the factory with John Good back in 1981 and like I said, they would only do lacquer, they were not into endorsements and their only concern was making great drums (at that time a DW Bass Drum was the same price as a competitor's drum set!). Contrary to popular belief, they were all about trying to make Camcos back then. As you know, they used a Gretch Shell (but with re-enforcement rings), put foam in the lugs and nylon in the lug threads. Other than that it was Camco all the way. Good told me that they had decided on the Chanute era bearing edge as it seemed the most popular (I had my edges re-done by Joe Montineri in the 80s to a more Oaklawn Sound.

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Don't think its a Starclassic though as the strainer mechanism doesn't appear 'high end' and there is no Starclassic badge on the drum - just a Tama badge with vent hole in centre. The badge is a kind of very patina'd bronze colour (almost brown) and American Football/Rugby Ball shape. The strainer is better than basic and works smoothly but doesn't seem top quality. It doesn't appear in any current catalogue I can find but I don't think its particularly old - it seems in good condition with very faint pitting to the chromed hardware which has cleaned up easily. Sorry about the lack of photo but my camera has developed a sense of humor and I haven't yet figured out how to post photographs.

After you've dialed it in, keep it there by tightening the knurled nut above the ear. Another feature is the slotted stroke adjustment. This allows you to adjust the distance of the beater to the drumhead. Just loosen the drum key screw above the spring and set for the desired action.

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Take some better pics, please, they deserve to be shown off properly! So that color is called Jewel Blue? I just learned something new! I'm not much of a gear junkie so I don't know a whole lot about TAMA drums although I have flipped a couple of 80's Imperialstar kits and I do have a 6.5' KingBeat. The pic above is straight off the CL ad where I found these.

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Chill man, We were just kidding, Tama is not like most drum companies. There is no information released on their site to account for their in house number system. That is why we were having a bit of fun with your thread. Tama is a small part of a large diversified corporation that doesn't do a good job of communicating with the owners of their products.

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Crestars were phased out in favor of Artstars/Grandstars. Superstars were at first 4 ply 6mm shells with re rings in the 9500 and 9600 series Then the 9700 series were 6 ply,9mm shells with no rerings.They also were all Japanese birch. I also agree that any of Tamas top shelf drums,can certainly,hold their own with any modern mass produced,and even some custom made kits today.,especially the metal snare drums.:):) I'm sure there's at least one individual, that will disagree with that.

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I also got the matching snare in Jewel Blue. It's immaculate! Now, what's the deal with the SERIAL #'s???

Applied sparingly will yield the best results. Here at the Workshop, we use Music Nomad Drum Detailer during final assembly (for Lacquer and FinishPly only) to give our drums that extra shine. You can order some for yourself. Care of DW Satin Oil Finishes: A light dusting will generally do in most cases for Satin Oil. For a more thorough cleaning, use a damp (not wet) rag and dry the shell immediately after. You may find it easier to clean the shell by removing the lugs and hardware. If you want to restore a little luster to the shell, use Minwax Tung Oil to accomplish this (found at most paint or hardware stores).

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After removing the lugs and cleaning the shells as described above, rub small amounts of the Minwax onto the shell. Using a clean cloth, rub it in thoroughly until it disappears. This is something that need not be done more than once a year. Care of DW FinishPly™ Finishes: FinishPly™ can be cleaned with a solution of mild detergent (dishwashing soap works well) and water. For a thorough cleaning, remove all lugs and hardware from the shell.

Overall, it's pretty generic metal snare drum. The Tama website does have a history section with every catalog scanned and on file. You can dig through there if you want to try and narrow it down.

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Fortunately drum companies since the 40's were good at printing catalogs. Earlier catalog examples do exist, but are rare and expensive to acquire.

With this information, we can TimbreMatch™ your new drum to fit tonally with your existing set. If the finish is a lacquer or satin oil, we will have you send in one of your drums for a color match. Since maple and birch color & grain pattern can vary, we use the color match to be sure that the grain pattern and underlying color of the new tom matches your existing kit. Please contact your to place your new order.

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I have read there was also another dark red offered in Supes, but I can't find any good pics of either one. I found several pics of Neil Peart's CAR set, but I recall reading that his finish was custom, before CAR was an option. Did the Crestar become Granstars? I thought they were introduced at the same time?

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Gaudy 80s color scheme lacquered finish, but lacquered;). The're cheap enough,save for the super maple finish drums in standard sized,and the 8/10 and 12' toms which are at a premium. I would hurry,because they just may become collectable like Ludwig standards and clubdates are becoming. I had one of these super maple finished Superstar kits (including a 8' and 10') in the 80's and the were indeed great drums. Unfortunately I had to sell them to finance some travelling.

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I bought a Tama Snare on impulse on Friday for £45 but have no idea what model it is.
Its a Maple (I think) 14 x 5.5'. The heads were shot but everything else is good. I fitted an Evans G1 batter I already had and a Meazzi Reso (shop old stock for £5 - very thin), possibly not the best heads but I'll think of them when my tuning ability improves. It sounds great to me - much better than the one with my Pearl Forum starter kit.
There is a serial number on the Tama badge - 151646 and has 10 tuning lugs per side with plain chromed hardware, plain varnished wood finish and Starclassic 20 strand snare. Don't think its a Starclassic though as the strainer mechanism doesn't appear 'high end' and there is no Starclassic badge on the drum - just a Tama badge with vent hole in centre. The badge is a kind of very patina'd bronze colour (almost brown) and American Football/Rugby Ball shape. The strainer is better than basic and works smoothly but doesn't seem top quality. It doesn't appear in any current catalogue I can find but I don't think its particularly old - it seems in good condition with very faint pitting to the chromed hardware which has cleaned up easily.
Sorry about the lack of photo but my camera has developed a sense of humor and I haven't yet figured out how to post photographs.
So far I'm £50 into it which I am happy with but I would appreciate it if you could help me identify it. Thanks