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Royalstar question
#1 Posted : 1/1/2017 3:22:33 PM

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Hi guys...

Happy new year and all the best for 2017!

I was offered his set for 150-200 EURO





What do you think, ist it worth picking this one up? Seller claims it's from 1974, anyone can prove that?
He also mentioned that the previous owner rewrapped it once and had to replace 2 toms because the original ones were stolen.

I'm not quite sure what to do and if I should buy this set and if it's worth restoring.

197? Superstar Super Mahogany - 22"x14" / 16"x16" / 13"x9" / 12"x8"

198? Superstar Super Maple - 22"×14" / 16"×16" / 13"×9" / 12"×8"

1983 Superstar Super Maple - 14"×6,5"

198? Swingstar Chrome/Steel - 14"×6,5"

196? Star Blue Marine Pearl - 22×14" / 16"×16" / 13"×9" / 12"×8"
#2 Posted : 1/1/2017 8:44:46 PM

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A-Man: The lugs look like 1974 Royalstar lugs..


If the serial numbers are close and the chrome is in really nice condition
then I would say it's worthy of a re-wrap.

I'm pretty sure the bottom mufflers were added on, but could be fixed/hidden.
Strangely I bought a very early kit that also had top and bottom mufflers.

Unfortunately the wrap will cost you more than the kit, and you
are not likely to get all your money back out of the kit.

1974 Imperialstars Bop kit 24/14/16 (undergoing restoration).
1978 ImperialStar Saturn 12+1 Kit in Midnight blue.(outfit #8993).
1978 ImperialStar Mars 9 kit in Hairline chrome.(outfit #8909),plus 6/8/10/12 concert toms.
1979 SuperStar Super Sunburst kit 22/12/13/14/16 & 6.5" snare
1983 Superstars in Super Mahogany X-tra deep series 22/22/10/11/12/13/14/16/18. 6.5"snare & 8" split lug snare.
1976 Superstars in Custom Black 13/14/16/22X15 (restored)
1982/83 Superstars X-tra deep series in Cherrywine 22/12/13 (restored)
A plethora of snares, 1974-2013. vintage & custom.
Paiste Innovations series cymbals. Tama stands and pedals.
Tama life is on hold. Majorly bummed. Selling and hating it.
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