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    Can you share your experience with me if you own Tama Starclassic performer B.B.? Pros? Cons? I’ve been taking lessons for a year now and decided the time to reward my hard work is coming soon. Pics of your setup would be welcomed also

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    Love, love, love TAMA B/B kits.

    All mine could be for sale too, if you are looking for something in particular.
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    That room! Oh my

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    Never owned one, but have played a few. Great drums, and not just for the price point.
    Mmm... Saturns.

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    Bish the top kit is awesome.
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    Never played, but I've heard them before. They sounded great. The only negative I've heard about the new Tama is the "wobbly" floor tom legs and mounts.
    -Brian

    "Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"

    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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    Quote Originally Posted by N2Bluz View Post
    Never played, but I've heard them before. They sounded great. The only negative I've heard about the new Tama is the "wobbly" floor tom legs and mounts.
    The wobbly is someone's opinion. Not trying to self promote (especially with this video) but watch the floor tom. You can see how horrible the wobble is. Especially if you look at the beginning and at about the 2 minute mark where I actually play the floor tom. See just how much wobble you get when playing the drum. It's really a non-concern.

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    Bish I see my next kit in the back corner in your video!

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    Not really an opinion it is obviously a fact that it wobbles, the opinion is whether or not you think it is an issue and want to play with it like that. And for the record mine wobbled even worse than that. But obviously they all do not do it. I am sure Tama will warranty them if you have an issue with em although their customer service is one of the worst of the major manufacturers.
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    Sabian HHX 21" ride and AAX crashes, Zildjian 14" K hybrid hats

    Decide whether this is love for the craft or simply an ego thing

    http://www.redskymary.com/ NOT MY BAND, JUST A GREAT LOCAL BAND WHO SHOULD BE SOOO MUCH BIGGER IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by vlopez1130 View Post
    Bish I see my next kit in the back corner in your video!
    Free if you can pick it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDK View Post
    Not really an opinion it is obviously a fact that it wobbles, the opinion is whether or not you think it is an issue and want to play with it like that. And for the record mine wobbled even worse than that. But obviously they all do not do it. I am sure Tama will warranty them if you have an issue with em although their customer service is one of the worst of the major manufacturers.
    Wobbled worse than what? The floor tom was solid and never moved. I emphatically disagree with it being an issue. It apparently is for you and that's really too bad. But your mind is made up and it's not going to have any affect on any one but you. I love playing all my TAMA kits "like that."

    If you take any good kit with rubber mounts to dampen vibration you will get some movement, I don't care what kit you have. If you like rigid legs and tom mounts, there's nothing wrong with that. They all used to be that way in the old days.

    Further, I've never needed customer service with TAMA or any brand for that matter.
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    Looks plenty sturdy to me.
    Mmm... Saturns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    Wobbled worse than what? The floor tom was solid and never moved. I emphatically disagree with it being an issue. It apparently is for you and that's really too bad. But your mind is made up and it's not going to have any affect on any one but you. I love playing all my TAMA kits "like that."

    If you take any good kit with rubber mounts to dampen vibration you will get some movement, I don't care what kit you have. If you like rigid legs and tom mounts, there's nothing wrong with that. They all used to be that way in the old days.

    Further, I've never needed customer service with TAMA or any brand for that matter.
    I am just passing my experiences with Tama on to others who ask. I do not want to upset fans of any brand but I try to be honest as I hope others would be for me when I ask about a specific brand or model. I had real bad experience with a silverstar and customer service was some guy on a chat forum, I could not even find a phone # on their website and then I tried the B/B but the F/T legs were ridiculously wobbly, granted the latter was used but we could not find anything obvious that would cause it.
    Crush Sublime Birch

    Ludwig Classic Maple (IN UTERO)

    Sabian HHX 21" ride and AAX crashes, Zildjian 14" K hybrid hats

    Decide whether this is love for the craft or simply an ego thing

    http://www.redskymary.com/ NOT MY BAND, JUST A GREAT LOCAL BAND WHO SHOULD BE SOOO MUCH BIGGER IMO

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    The B/B shells are sweet, and (in my opinion), Tama has some of the best finishes available. The leg movement thing wouldn't bother me unless it was REALLY bad. Even then, it's easy enough to just swap out the mount brackets to a traditional style.
    -Brian

    "Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"

    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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    My B/B kit is amazing! I can't heap enough praise on them. Versatile, warm, deep or high, punchy, great decay! Pretty much impossible to make them sound bad lol
    -Tama Starclassic Birch/Bubinga (10x8, 12x9, 14x12, 16x14, 22x18)
    -Pearl Masters Studio (10x9, 12x9, 13x10, 16x16 & 2 22x18 kicks)
    -Pearl Mixed Series kit (8x7, 10x8, 15x13, 20x14)
    -Brady Jarrah Ply 8x14
    -HHG Purpleheart/Cherry Stave 7x14
    -HHG Red Birch Stave 7x14
    -Pearl Custom Classic 6.5x14
    -Pearl Reference 6.5x14 (20 ply)
    -Pearl Reference 6.5x13 (20 ply)
    -Pearl Masters MCX 5.5x14
    -Pearl Steel (Pre-Sensitone) 6.5x14
    -Yamaha SD4105 (Seamless Brass)
    -Ludwig Supraphonic 5x14
    -Ayotte Stainless Steel 5.5x14
    -Gretsch Full Range Maple 5.5x14
    -Premier (African Mahogany with Beech Re-rings) 8x14
    -Remo Bravo II 5.5x14
    -Meinl Custom Classics Dark
    -Paiste 2002, 602,

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    Well I scored the very Mapex Saturn kit Russ Miller used last night at a clinic 2 up 2 down config I'm really happy can't wait to pick them up
    Mapex Saturn flat black maple burl. 2 up 2 down. Mapex black panther black widow snare,Ludwig Acrolite,Ludwig Supraphonic,Tama SLP power maple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vlopez1130 View Post
    Well I scored the very Mapex Saturn kit Russ Miller used last night at a clinic 2 up 2 down config I'm really happy can't wait to pick them up
    Awesome congrats bud, Saturns are great kits. You posting pics somewhere?
    Crush Sublime Birch

    Ludwig Classic Maple (IN UTERO)

    Sabian HHX 21" ride and AAX crashes, Zildjian 14" K hybrid hats

    Decide whether this is love for the craft or simply an ego thing

    http://www.redskymary.com/ NOT MY BAND, JUST A GREAT LOCAL BAND WHO SHOULD BE SOOO MUCH BIGGER IMO

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    give me a couple of days I paid 90% down I will pick it up in a couple of days. Probably Thursday actually because I have to go for a lesson anyway.
    Mapex Saturn flat black maple burl. 2 up 2 down. Mapex black panther black widow snare,Ludwig Acrolite,Ludwig Supraphonic,Tama SLP power maple.

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    just got these...what wobbly legs?
    Even my neighbor(across the street) noticed the new, deeper sound they have!
    SONOR 6 pc Special Edition 3007's red maple, old Pearl Brass 14x6 FF snare, Yamaha Tour Custom maple 8 pc., Tama 4 pc., honey amber B/B, Ludwig Supralite chrome 14x6.5 steel snare, Paiste, Saluda & Zildjian
    Loaned out Slingerland upgraded 4 pc 1963 black, wrapped maple + 14" Pearl birch FT
    The Almighty Speed King pedal, Speed Cobra, Sonor Single

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    Someone was selling a shellpack of these for really cheap. I regret not picking them up. The ad was gone within hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slinglander View Post
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    just got these...what wobbly legs?
    Even my neighbor(across the street) noticed the new, deeper sound they have!
    That is one nice looking kit!
    Yamaha Stage Custom 22x16, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 Cranberry Red 14x5 Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
    Zildjian A Custom Hats, Zildjian 20" A Medium Ride, Dream Contact Crashes 16" & 17"
    Pearl P2002B Double Bass Pedal

    Pearl Masters Studio Birch MBX 22x16, 10x10, 12x10, 13x11, 16x16 White Mist 14x6.5 Masters Studio Birch Snare
    Zildjian 14" New Beats, Sabian 22" AA Ride, Sabian 18" Paragon Crash, Zildjian 16" Medium Thin Crash
    Tama Iron Cobra Single Pedal

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    Beautiful kit!
    Mapex Saturn flat black maple burl. 2 up 2 down. Mapex black panther black widow snare,Ludwig Acrolite,Ludwig Supraphonic,Tama SLP power maple.

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    I love mine. I have the line prior to the ones made today, and never had a problem with the legs and mounts. The color on the 14” tom is a little more greener than the rest of the kit. That’s how it came when I ordered it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slinglander View Post
    tamakit-left-resized.jpg
    just got these...what wobbly legs?
    Even my neighbor(across the street) noticed the new, deeper sound they have!
    Ughhhh,,anyway yet again....maybe they all do not do it but.....

    and here is a whole thread on it
    http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s....php?p=1423980
    Crush Sublime Birch

    Ludwig Classic Maple (IN UTERO)

    Sabian HHX 21" ride and AAX crashes, Zildjian 14" K hybrid hats

    Decide whether this is love for the craft or simply an ego thing

    http://www.redskymary.com/ NOT MY BAND, JUST A GREAT LOCAL BAND WHO SHOULD BE SOOO MUCH BIGGER IMO

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