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    First post, thought I would start here in the Tama thread.

    Nice kit's! Those Crestars are very cool, I just sold a set of Granstar Customs this month. These are my Superstars, 22, 12, 14, 16.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rmandelbaum View Post
    Bish,

    Those simply fantastic!

    I love the way you have the toms set up. That is how I set up a 5 piece as well. It is so easy to move between the snare and the toms.

    I completely agree, plus I do like my ride in closer. That's the biggest benefit for me.

    Oh and on a more humorous note, I was teasing if anyone caught that post about using the drumheads upside down for tone. They definitely have a sound like no other when hitting them like that but I had just put the heads on there to get them up off the floor as my next goal was to try to use the pins on the TAMAs. But when I just play them with the Evans that came on them, I have nothing to be unhappy about. They sound awesome.

    So to date, I haven't actually changed out the heads.
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    I have had my toms and ride setup like that for a month or so now, im really liking the feel. Once again awesome set of drums Bish!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beave View Post
    I have had my toms and ride setup like that for a month or so now, im really liking the feel. Once again awesome set of drums Bish!
    Thanks, Beave!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beatnik View Post
    First post, thought I would start here in the Tama thread.

    Nice kit's! Those Crestars are very cool, I just sold a set of Granstar Customs this month. These are my Superstars, 22, 12, 14, 16.

    Beautiful kit Beatnik! Love the color.. How old are they?
    Tama Starclassic Performer Birch with Remo Pinstripe Heads
    Gold Crush Giltter finish 8"x10", 9"x12" Mount Toms & 12"x14"& 14"x16" Floor Toms - 18" x 22" Bass
    OCDP 14x7 Steel Vented Snare
    Tama Hardware - Iron Cobra Pedals & HH stand
    Sabian AAX & HHX Cymbals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    Since my kit is now complete, here's the bubes.


    Holy Crap Bish! Yes I am staring at your bubingas and yes, they are beautiful!
    Tama Starclassic Performer Birch with Remo Pinstripe Heads
    Gold Crush Giltter finish 8"x10", 9"x12" Mount Toms & 12"x14"& 14"x16" Floor Toms - 18" x 22" Bass
    OCDP 14x7 Steel Vented Snare
    Tama Hardware - Iron Cobra Pedals & HH stand
    Sabian AAX & HHX Cymbals

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    Nice Superstars, Beatnik!! Welcome to Drum Chat!!!





    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyyoli View Post
    Holy Crap Bish! Yes I am staring at your bubingas and yes, they are beautiful!
    Thanks, Kenny!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beatnik View Post
    First post, thought I would start here in the Tama thread.

    Nice kit's! Those Crestars are very cool, I just sold a set of Granstar Customs this month. These are my Superstars, 22, 12, 14, 16.

    Wow, that's a beautiful set of drums Beatnik! Welcome to Drum Chat!
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    I cant wait to get mine done, I plan on paint later this month or as soon after when I have a week or so of warm days in a row.

    http://www.drumchat.com/showthread.p...72.html?t=7172

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    That's a lot to paint! You're going to have quite the huge set when you are done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmandelbaum View Post
    I cant wait to get mine done, I plan on paint later this month or as soon after when I have a week or so of warm days in a row.

    http://www.drumchat.com/showthread.p...72.html?t=7172

    RM,
    That's quite the project you have going there. Care to give us the short story behind those shells and what sizes and layout the finished product will consist of?
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    Pork Pie 14x7 Cherry/Bubinga
    Pork Pie 14x6.5 Big Black Bob
    Mapex Saturn 14x5.5 Maple/Walnut
    Homemade 14x5.5 Maple(10 ply Keller)

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    I've never owned Tamas, but I have played a Starclassic Bubinga set at a gig once, and I was very, VERY impressed.

    The tone, the projection, the attack, and most of all THE VOLUME! They were all at 11, I didn't want to stop playing them!

    A friend of mine also has the Superstar Hyperdrives, and they sound fantastic. You can hear his band (and his drums) at www.myspace.com/swimwearjuniors

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    Quote Originally Posted by LukeHarrison View Post
    A friend of mine also has the Superstar Hyperdrives, and they sound fantastic. You can hear his band (and his drums) at www.myspace.com/swimwearjuniors


    I'm listening to them now and I agree. They are a very good band! I am really enjoying Coffee Culture. If the other selections are as nice and clean as this.

    Thanks for the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmandelbaum View Post
    RM,
    Getting an error. Page doesn't exist.
    Kits
    DW Performance(white marine): 8x7/10x8/12x9/16x14/22x18
    Mapex Saturn III(transparent walnut): 10x8/12x9/16x16/22x18/14x5.5

    Snares
    Pork Pie 14x7 Cherry/Bubinga
    Pork Pie 14x6.5 Big Black Bob
    Mapex Saturn 14x5.5 Maple/Walnut
    Homemade 14x5.5 Maple(10 ply Keller)

    Cymbals
    Sabian
    14" AA regular hats
    10" AAX splash
    16" AAX Xplosion fast crash
    18" AAX Xplosion fash crash
    16" HH thin crash
    20" HHX stage ride

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    Roland TD-20
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    Here is my Tama Swingstar. Still a work in progress when it comes to cymbals. I need a new crash and hi hats. And possibly even another secondary crash!



    And SURPRISE! I was in the Christmas spirit over the holidays and put Christmas lights on them lighting up my room.

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    Mapex Black Panther Phosphor Bronze 5.5x14
    Remo Coated Emperors (or Evans Clear EC2s) over Remo Coated Ambassadors
    Remo Coated Ambassador Over Hazy Diplomat Snare Side
    Dream Contact 14" Hi-Hats, Zildjian Avedis 21" Sweet Ride, Zildjian A Custom 18" Projection Crash, Wuhan 18" China
    Vic Firth 5As and 5Bs/Sound Percussion 5Bs and 2Bs


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    Nice Mr. Tama! Hey, our drum kits are always a work in progress, aren't they? Love the lights!
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    Ugh you said it. I just found an A Custom 18" Projection Crash and New Beat Hi Hats for 225, Paiste Signature 16" and 17" Full Crashes for 85 and 100 each, an A Custom ping ride (then I would have one washy ride and one ping ride) for 130, and some more assorted cymbals for good deals. Now I just need to come up with the money.
    Tama Starclassic Birch in Emerald Sea Fade 24x18, 13x10, 18x16
    Mapex Black Panther Phosphor Bronze 5.5x14
    Remo Coated Emperors (or Evans Clear EC2s) over Remo Coated Ambassadors
    Remo Coated Ambassador Over Hazy Diplomat Snare Side
    Dream Contact 14" Hi-Hats, Zildjian Avedis 21" Sweet Ride, Zildjian A Custom 18" Projection Crash, Wuhan 18" China
    Vic Firth 5As and 5Bs/Sound Percussion 5Bs and 2Bs


    "Da head of the drum doesn't matter, it's da head of da drummer that matters most..." -Phrogge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tama View Post
    Here is my Tama Swingstar. Still a work in progress when it comes to cymbals. I need a new crash and hi hats. And possibly even another secondary crash!



    And SURPRISE! I was in the Christmas spirit over the holidays and put Christmas lights on them lighting up my room.

    Nice dude! The building process is fun.. Now you can experiment with what cymbal sounds best with what and so on! I love building! You go dude! -Les

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    It really is. Buying new cymbals is fun ;-) Expensive, but fun!
    Tama Starclassic Birch in Emerald Sea Fade 24x18, 13x10, 18x16
    Mapex Black Panther Phosphor Bronze 5.5x14
    Remo Coated Emperors (or Evans Clear EC2s) over Remo Coated Ambassadors
    Remo Coated Ambassador Over Hazy Diplomat Snare Side
    Dream Contact 14" Hi-Hats, Zildjian Avedis 21" Sweet Ride, Zildjian A Custom 18" Projection Crash, Wuhan 18" China
    Vic Firth 5As and 5Bs/Sound Percussion 5Bs and 2Bs


    "Da head of the drum doesn't matter, it's da head of da drummer that matters most..." -Phrogge

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    Seems like the Tama chat is dying out here!

    What does everyone think of the Tama heads that come on the set? I got the Tama made clear ones, not the Evans, and they surprised me! I wasn't a fan of the bass head or the snare head, but the clear tom batters weren't half bad! They had a really "fat" sound to them. Nice and deep.
    Tama Starclassic Birch in Emerald Sea Fade 24x18, 13x10, 18x16
    Mapex Black Panther Phosphor Bronze 5.5x14
    Remo Coated Emperors (or Evans Clear EC2s) over Remo Coated Ambassadors
    Remo Coated Ambassador Over Hazy Diplomat Snare Side
    Dream Contact 14" Hi-Hats, Zildjian Avedis 21" Sweet Ride, Zildjian A Custom 18" Projection Crash, Wuhan 18" China
    Vic Firth 5As and 5Bs/Sound Percussion 5Bs and 2Bs


    "Da head of the drum doesn't matter, it's da head of da drummer that matters most..." -Phrogge

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    I think the mfgr's do a good job of getting a great supplied head for the higher end kits. With my Saturns and TAMA Bubingas the two ply clear head sounded the best to me on both kits and those were supplied by the manufacturer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tama View Post
    Seems like the Tama chat is dying out here!

    What does everyone think of the Tama heads that come on the set? I got the Tama made clear ones, not the Evans, and they surprised me! I wasn't a fan of the bass head or the snare head, but the clear tom batters weren't half bad! They had a really "fat" sound to them. Nice and deep.
    I liked the stock heads that came on my Superstars as well.

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    I agree. The stock heads on the Superstar Hyperdrive's we got were good enough that swapping wasn't necessary. The guy at the store said the Tama stock heads are some of the best in the business.
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    2016 Roland TD-25K
    2015 Tama Starclassic B/B - Indigo Blue Sparkle

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