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drummerforpeace
#1 Posted : 12/5/2007 9:14:11 PM
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Tordus wrote:
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<div>This is my TAMA Royalstar kit from the 70s. The original finnish is "Sky blue". But it was so many scratches etc., so I wallpapered my drum kit <img src="smileys/smiley17.gif" border="0">&nbsp;This is an old picture, so my cymbal-setup is different now, and I just have Zildjian A and K (K custom) cymbals now, + a Wuhan china. I have&nbsp;also&nbsp;added a Starclassic brass snaredrum.</div>
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<div>Enjoy</div>
<br><br>that is M-Azing. how did you get the wallpaper on. i would be interested in looking into doing something like this<img src="smileys/smiley14.gif" border="0"><br>
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#1 Posted : 1/28/2008 2:23:24 PM

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#1 Posted : 1/30/2008 9:20:03 PM

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look on page 4 on this thread. <br /> <br />been trying to get some more info on my camco-lugged royalstar (1982) to <br />no avail...... <br /> <br /> <br />
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#1 Posted : 2/2/2008 11:18:39 PM

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<TD id=HB_Focus_Element vAlign=top width="100%" background="" height=250 UNABLE="off">&nbsp;yeah i dont know why the tama history page shows no sign of those drums with the camco lugs</TD></TR>
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drummerforpeace
#1 Posted : 2/4/2008 2:18:08 AM
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PM TamaHistorian and see if he knows anything.
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#1 Posted : 4/17/2008 8:16:02 AM
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I have learnt something today: <br /> <br />There once were Royalstars with plastic wrap around the shells and Zola Coat on their insides, making them look just like the old Swingstars - I used to think those two things were the main differences between the two lines?! ...until I came across the following link today (plus checking this thread to find out more): <br /> <br /><a href="http://www.trademe.co.nz/Music-instruments/Instruments/Drums/aucti&#111;n-150108804.htm" target="_blank">'Tama - Royalstar'</a> <br /> <br /><em>Now</em> I am really <img border="0" src="smileys/smiley5.gif" border="0">! <br /> <br /><img border="0" src="smileys/smiley2.gif" border="0">
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#2 Posted : 5/28/2009 5:12:35 PM
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Hello? Did all Tama players end up in a Fema camp?Eh
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#3 Posted : 5/30/2009 1:06:19 AM
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Here are my Royalstars from 1984. 10, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16. 2-22" kicks. 1 Syndrum (electronic pad from the 70's & 80's. The Cars and Bad Company used them) and 2 Octobans



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#4 Posted : 5/31/2009 9:51:22 PM
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Nice, original pedals too. I've only one left of the same. Had two. I still have that same snare by the looks of it.
Looks to be Nice shape.
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#5 Posted : 8/12/2009 5:10:36 PM
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<P>anybody have the tama crystar from the royalstar line?</P>
Yes I do
Looking for a 20" starclassic maple bass drum 14 to 16" deep, any color mij decal badge,,,thanks
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#6 Posted : 12/1/2009 2:39:15 PM

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My Royalstar drums, I love them


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#7 Posted : 2/2/2010 12:19:47 AM
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Sorry but I just had to post these pics againDance
Looking for a 20" starclassic maple bass drum 14 to 16" deep, any color mij decal badge,,,thanks
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#8 Posted : 2/5/2010 7:00:37 AM
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Dardrum, that is one minty fresh set! I just love the Brazilian grain, I wish the Wine Red had it also. I know the outer ply is supposed to be Shina, but I wonder what they used on the Brazilian to get that gorgeous grain.

Here's mine, which I decided to keep. I'm just to attached to it after 20 years, especially after finding the real 8" to replace the fake one it the photo!

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#9 Posted : 2/10/2010 7:32:05 PM
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Very beautiful kit RoyalstarFan,,,,very nice indeed. I believe that my kit is also inner and outer plys of shina wood,,,I susupect the stain is bringing out the grain more or that shina wood has different grain patterns per tree???????
Looking for a 20" starclassic maple bass drum 14 to 16" deep, any color mij decal badge,,,thanks
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#10 Posted : 2/11/2010 8:04:55 AM
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Dardrum wrote:
Very beautiful kit RoyalstarFan,,,,very nice indeed. I believe that my kit is also inner and outer plys of shina wood,,,I susupect the stain is bringing out the grain more or that shina wood has different grain patterns per tree???????


That's interesting, because I get conflicting information on this. It's either inner/outer Shina, or 1-2 outer Shina plies only. I can guarantee the inner ply on my Wine Red Royalstars is Mahogany. It definitely has that rough, porous, "stringy" feel whereas the outer ply is completely different and has a nice smooth birch-like grain. I never saw a Brazilian Royalstar up close so I could not say. Maybe they do like on 10-top guitars and used "flame" Shina to finish the Brazilians and regular Shina on the Wine Red. :)
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#11 Posted : 2/24/2011 2:34:33 AM
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RoyalstarFan wrote:
Dardrum wrote:
Very beautiful kit RoyalstarFan,,,,very nice indeed. I believe that my kit is also inner and outer plys of shina wood,,,I susupect the stain is bringing out the grain more or that shina wood has different grain patterns per tree???????


That's interesting, because I get conflicting information on this. It's either inner/outer Shina, or 1-2 outer Shina plies only. I can guarantee the inner ply on my Wine Red Royalstars is Mahogany. It definitely has that rough, porous, "stringy" feel whereas the outer ply is completely different and has a nice smooth birch-like grain. I never saw a Brazilian Royalstar up close so I could not say. Maybe they do like on 10-top guitars and used "flame" Shina to finish the Brazilians and regular Shina on the Wine Red. :)
I think you are right, the inside may be mahogony!!!!!!
Looking for a 20" starclassic maple bass drum 14 to 16" deep, any color mij decal badge,,,thanks
RoyalstarFan
#12 Posted : 3/1/2011 12:15:49 PM
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Dardrum wrote:
I think you are right, the inside may be mahogony!!!!!!


Mine definitely are lauan inside. Another thing I noticed is that the innermost ply on many of the bigger toms and kick is not 1-piece, as if they could not find a long enough piece to do a complete ply. The ply joint is the standard Tama angled joint, but there is an additional perpendicular joint where a length of ply was added for the last 6 to 12 inches. They stained the inside a very dark red/brown, but there is some filler material on that extra joint that shows up as a ligher color. Overall, it doesn't look too horrific, but I can see why they used Zola coat on the Imperialstar, Swingstars and wrapped Royalstars - lauan just does not finish well.

I did see an early "Brazilian Grain" set with standard depth on Ebay a while back that had close-up shots of the toms that seem to show the inner ply has similar grain as the outer ply, as if made of one ply. Take a look at this - that kit looked like a one-of-a-kind NOS, and if I remember correctly, it went for about $400. The badges were 82-XXXXX, but the toms were standard depth with mufflers on all toms above the badge. I kept the pictures for reference - see how the grain seems to continue across the thickness of the bearing edge, as if it was a 1-ply drum?!? All pieces on that kit were the same!





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#13 Posted : 4/5/2011 2:01:39 AM
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Hi. I'm a past Tama Royalstar owner who just recently found this forum. I owned a set of Royalstars back in the early 80's and toured with them for a few years up in Canada and part of the U.S. I later sold them and regreted it so I'm on the hunt to get a similar kit back. Call it my second childhood. :-) I've found some kits around but most are beat up. The kit I had size wise was 8,10,12,13,14,16,18 and 2 x 22" bass drums with the natural colored hoops. These also had the older style lugs that kinda resembled Ludwigs a bit. I own many kits like Yamaha, Gretsch and even a custom kit I built but I have a sweet spot for my old Royalstars. If anyone is selling a kit or can steer me in the direction of a kit for sale, I'd appreciate it. I actually still have the Tama catalog with the kit I ordered in it with the prices scribbled on it and a few drool marks here and there. ;-)
Here's a picture of my old kit from back in the early 80's.
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#14 Posted : 4/5/2011 5:58:37 PM
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http://forum.tama.com/De...aspx?g=posts&t=11940
It is in Holland, but in great shape.
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#16 Posted : 4/5/2011 7:42:58 PM

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New looks for my old RoyalStars

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