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woody7p
#1 Posted : 1/31/2010 5:32:51 PM
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Hi, I am new to the forum .I looked for an answer in other threads but I couldn't find anything on Tama serial numbers.I have Five snares all 14" 5.5". Starclassic's cooper, and brass. the third is a bronze tama. I have no problem identifing these shell types. the last two are stainless and a brass shell tama snares with mighty hoops. I can't tell which one is brass or the stainless shell. Will the serial number help to determine the shell type? thanks for your help. woody7p
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#2 Posted : 1/31/2010 6:35:58 PM
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To get a date on Starclassic Drums, you take the first two digits of the serial number and subtract 10 which will give you the year your drum was produced. If the drum has a sticker inside, that's where you'll find the serial number. You won't be able to determine Month or Date of production, year only. Tama doesn't keep a record of serial numbers either. Serial numbers are attached to drums for the owners benefit in case of theft.
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#3 Posted : 2/1/2010 1:16:50 AM
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This works only for SCM, as far as I know.
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#4 Posted : 3/1/2010 10:45:17 PM
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I think it works for SC Bubingas too. I have an omnitune set and the numbers seem about right. But the SC performer birch serial #'s don't make a bit of sense. Anyone know how to decipher those numbers?
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#5 Posted : 3/2/2010 4:25:19 AM
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the last two are stainless and a brass shell tama snares with mighty hoops. I can't tell which one is brass or the stainless shell. Will the serial number help to determine the shell type?


Hi woody7p,

I don't think so. But maybe some photos could help. And maybe there are some details on both snares that differ in any kind? Point them out as accurate as possible. When did you purchase them, and were they new then?

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