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Old TAMA Marching drums??
DuckusCrapus
#1 Posted : 5/31/2010 9:32:10 PM
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I knew TAMA ventured into marching percussion for a bit in the '80's but have never actually talked with someone who played them. I know this was all prior to the kevlar head days, but was curious what anyone thought of them.

I remember playing some licks on an old 15" Slingerland back in the days and really liked it. I moved on with the times to 14" drums with high tension heads, but never got into the 13" stuff....


...rambling. Anyone have a TAMA marching experience?



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#2 Posted : 9/3/2010 2:24:56 PM
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Hoshino ventured into marching percussion because under the Star brand, they were making that stuff too. Tama made marching drums all the way back to day 1 of Tama. They *may* be coming out with new marching drums again.
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#4 Posted : 9/9/2010 2:48:36 PM
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Any record of what lines might have used TAMA back int he day? Would like to see some old Drum Corps lines sporting TAMA marching gear.


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#5 Posted : 9/28/2010 8:48:42 PM
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I do not know of any lines or records with Tama marching percussion.
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#6 Posted : 9/29/2010 9:37:50 AM
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I'm pretty sure Nick Cannon and the squad at Atlanta A&T University used them
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#3 Posted : 9/29/2010 9:59:46 AM
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TamaHistorian wrote:
They *may* be coming out with new marching drums again.

With "Made in China" stamped on them? Eh



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#7 Posted : 9/29/2010 10:25:14 AM
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Seems like that would be a difficult market to get back into. Yamaha, Dynasty, & Pearl seem to dominate. Ludwig, Remo, Premier, and others have really struggled with sales over the past decade.

If you are going to get into battery percussion you have got to make one heck of a durable product.

I am not certain but I swear the Manderins (sp?) out of Japan used TAMA back in the day. I have looked for old pics but have never seen anything to verify that. Japan has a drum corps circuit, DCJ, but I can't read Japanese. LOL



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