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Diegotexxx
#1 Posted : 11/20/2015 3:37:47 PM

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Hello! I would like to know the year of manufacture of my drum kit. I have a Rockstar Dx Japan and the serial numbers are: on the bass drum 088255, on the ton 12" 087572, on the 13" 087759 and 516 043 on the snare drum. As I could see in old Tama catalogs rockstar dx is from 1991, but perhaps with serial numbers might know with more accuracy and precision the manufacturing date. Sorry my english. Someone help me with that, thank you!
Bill@Tama
#2 Posted : 11/20/2015 5:33:23 PM
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Sometimes, the serial number's first 2 digits show the date when you subtract 10. Your serial numbers all starting with 08 would point to a year of 1998. This kind of serial decoding does not always work, so this may not be the case. I would check the catalogs to find which year shows the same features as your kit. Here is the catalog from 1998:
http://www.tamadrum.co.j...hp?cat_id=126&now=6

Here is the main catalog page for any year:
http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/anniversary/

Hope this helps,
-Bill
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#3 Posted : 11/24/2015 2:32:42 PM

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First thanks for the reply. it´s a pleasure.

My drumkit is not from 1998 because according to the catalog that you show me it is a Tama Rockstar Custom and mine is not Custom, is rockstar dx.

this is mine:
http://www.tamadrum.co.j...hp?cat_id=101&now=1

By the way, i did not understand what the first two serial numbers shows me...what did you mean with "show the date when you subtract 10"?
Could you give me an example to understand it better ?

Maybe I need to know it is how to interpret the serial numbers that is imprinted in the drum kit ...
greetings.
Bill@Tama
#4 Posted : 11/24/2015 3:15:34 PM
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The serial numbers on your kit seem to mean absolutely nothing. Some serial numbers I've seen can be decoded to get the year, but it is not 100% accurate. If your serial numbers followed the same logic this is how it would be broken down:

087759
First 2 digits = 08
Subtract 10 = 98
This points to 1998 as a date of manufacture.

Following that same logic, 151234 = 15 minus 10 = 05, meaning 2005.

The Rockstar "Custom" were lacquered finished kits. In 1998 we also had wrapped finishes kits, but the hardware was a little different one them:
http://www.tamadrum.co.j...hp?cat_id=126&now=6

Hope this helps,
-Bill
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#7 Posted : 11/29/2015 7:09:39 AM
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Rockstar DX would be 1990-1993 from memory
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#5 Posted : 3/11/2017 1:07:26 AM

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Originally Posted by: Bill@Tama Go to Quoted Post
The serial numbers on your kit seem to mean absolutely nothing. Some serial numbers I've seen can be decoded to get the year, but it is not 100% accurate. If your serial numbers followed the same logic this is how it would be broken down:

087759
First 2 digits = 08
Subtract 10 = 98
This points to 1998 as a date of manufacture.

Following that same logic, 151234 = 15 minus 10 = 05, meaning 2005.

The Rockstar "Custom" were lacquered finished kits. In 1998 we also had wrapped finishes kits, but the hardware was a little different one them:
http://www.tamadrum.co.j...hp?cat_id=126&now=6

Hope this helps,
-Bill


Is this logic only for rockstars or for other Tama as well?
Reason I has is because I have a different model and the serial number is 154xxxxx
Using that logic 15-10= 5 would make them 2005
However I am the original owner bought them in1986
Bill@Tama
#8 Posted : 3/13/2017 6:36:35 PM
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This was logic for some TAMA here and there, not just Rockstars. I honestly haven't found any rhyme or reason to when they used this style of serialization, but it is definitely hit or miss. I've seen a lot of serial numbers that don't follow this logic.
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#6 Posted : 7/9/2017 1:16:23 PM

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Originally Posted by: Bill@Tama Go to Quoted Post
The serial numbers on your kit seem to mean absolutely nothing. Some serial numbers I've seen can be decoded to get the year, but it is not 100% accurate. If your serial numbers followed the same logic this is how it would be broken down:

087759
First 2 digits = 08
Subtract 10 = 98
This points to 1998 as a date of manufacture.

Following that same logic, 151234 = 15 minus 10 = 05, meaning 2005.

The Rockstar "Custom" were lacquered finished kits. In 1998 we also had wrapped finishes kits, but the hardware was a little different one them:
http://www.tamadrum.co.j...hp?cat_id=126&now=6

Hope this helps,
-Bill

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