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pontiyak
#1 Posted : 2/19/2013 1:28:24 AM
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Who made the wood snare drum shells (Artwood) for Tama in the early 80's ?

What thickness were they and did they have re-rings?
Were the seams slanted or straight ?

I believe they would have been birch.

TIA
yak

1978 Tama ImperialStars Saturn 12+1 Kit in Midnight blue. (outfit # 8993).
1978 Tama ImperialStars Mars 9 kit in Hairline chrome.(outfit # 8909).
1983/84 SuperStars in Cherrywine 22x14BD 12x11/13x12/14x13/15x14TT, 16x16/18x16FT, 14x8/14x6.5 snare's.
1983/84 SuperStars in Super Aqua Marine CT/TT kit 24x14 BD 12",13",14"CT & 12",13",14"TT & 16x16 FT.
1974-1984 Imperialstar mixed kit re-wrapped in dark blue 22x14, 8x9, 10x9, 12x8, 13x8, 13x9 toms & 16x16 FT.
Mostly Tama RoadPro stands, SpeedPro pedals. DW300 Dble pedals, Tama Hi-beat pedals. Gibralter single pedals.
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(1) Roland TDW20 expanded kit & (1) Roland TD20 basic kit.
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#2 Posted : 2/19/2013 3:30:07 AM
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Tama lol
TAMA is the best, just deal with it,,but please bring back these gold logo bass drum heads PLEASE
pontiyak
#3 Posted : 2/19/2013 5:42:22 AM
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Ok... Maybe that was a stupid question. However I had heard that Keller
or some other manufacturer made shells for Tama at one time.
1978 Tama ImperialStars Saturn 12+1 Kit in Midnight blue. (outfit # 8993).
1978 Tama ImperialStars Mars 9 kit in Hairline chrome.(outfit # 8909).
1983/84 SuperStars in Cherrywine 22x14BD 12x11/13x12/14x13/15x14TT, 16x16/18x16FT, 14x8/14x6.5 snare's.
1983/84 SuperStars in Super Aqua Marine CT/TT kit 24x14 BD 12",13",14"CT & 12",13",14"TT & 16x16 FT.
1974-1984 Imperialstar mixed kit re-wrapped in dark blue 22x14, 8x9, 10x9, 12x8, 13x8, 13x9 toms & 16x16 FT.
Mostly Tama RoadPro stands, SpeedPro pedals. DW300 Dble pedals, Tama Hi-beat pedals. Gibralter single pedals.
29 snares & counting
Paiste Innovations series cymbals.
(1) Roland TDW20 expanded kit & (1) Roland TD20 basic kit.
Parts galore.
The wheels are still turning.....
Dardrum
#4 Posted : 2/19/2013 7:13:15 AM
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Well,,,,Other than bustin your Ballzz,,,,I don't know. I heard talk about this once, but never paid any attention to it. As usual, I am no help lol.
TAMA is the best, just deal with it,,but please bring back these gold logo bass drum heads PLEASE
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#5 Posted : 2/19/2013 7:51:13 AM
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There is a bit in this thread, but by and large Tama made them. If they have a diagonal seam they are Tama. The straight seam ones I think are Jasper, but I've not revisited the linked to thread in a while, and my memory needs refreshing :)

http://forum.tama.com/ya...1767_Tama-Camco-Kit.aspx
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Wanted Snares - Mastercraft Series RW258 14x8 Superstar Rosewood, BE658 14x8 Artstar BEM, CF758 14x8 Artstar Birch/Carbon Fiber, AW458 14x8 Superstar in Aquamarine
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#6 Posted : 2/19/2013 9:25:47 PM
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Yeah basicly every shell used on a Tama drum be it a snare, tom or bass was made by Tama.. lets specify Pro Lines!! Not sure who made some of the ROC made Swingstars and such. The only Non Tama shell would have been the Mega8 MAPLE snare made on a Jasper ( though some argue it was a Keller.. I don;'t really care)! You could say the Camco maples were Tama but they didn't have a Tama badge sooooo yeah just that one lonely snare series!!

other shells NOT made by Tama would be all the Acrylics, From the early Crystar/ Octobans to Gill Moores Artstar and another ArtII some one had to the Mirage series... The Titan titanium sets, The Fiberstars I'm thinking were subbed out as well!! I also wonder if the metal shelled snares were Subbed out?? but we are only talking wood so these don't count!!

I did read a MD ask a ?? or Pro or whatever it was where Al Duffy of Pearl stated that, Not sure what series, Pearls maple line used to use or does use shells made by Keller. That was in the `80's and Pearl so who cares!
Custom Viper red Fibrestars 14x22 12x8 13x9 16x16 22"bass drum extender
Black met. SC Bubinga 18x24 6x6 8x7 10x8 12x10 15x14 16x15 20x14 gong drum 6 painted to match octobans
Natural matte Superstar 14x24 12x8 13x9 16x16 18x16 20x18 12x8 13x9 gong toms 22x14 20x14 gong drums 8 clear octobans
Matte Indian Rosewood Veneered Superstar 18x28 14x10 14x12 15x12 18x16 custom made for Mick Fleetwood circ.1980
Piano Black Artstar Cordia
Lots of snares!!
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#7 Posted : 2/19/2013 10:17:19 PM
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Hey guys GREAT info. I need a wood snare shell for a project, and
I would prefer it to be a real Tama shell.

If I can't find one I may have to go aftermarket.

14 x 8 - 9 ply birch with diagonal seams.

Thanks
yak

1978 Tama ImperialStars Saturn 12+1 Kit in Midnight blue. (outfit # 8993).
1978 Tama ImperialStars Mars 9 kit in Hairline chrome.(outfit # 8909).
1983/84 SuperStars in Cherrywine 22x14BD 12x11/13x12/14x13/15x14TT, 16x16/18x16FT, 14x8/14x6.5 snare's.
1983/84 SuperStars in Super Aqua Marine CT/TT kit 24x14 BD 12",13",14"CT & 12",13",14"TT & 16x16 FT.
1974-1984 Imperialstar mixed kit re-wrapped in dark blue 22x14, 8x9, 10x9, 12x8, 13x8, 13x9 toms & 16x16 FT.
Mostly Tama RoadPro stands, SpeedPro pedals. DW300 Dble pedals, Tama Hi-beat pedals. Gibralter single pedals.
29 snares & counting
Paiste Innovations series cymbals.
(1) Roland TDW20 expanded kit & (1) Roland TD20 basic kit.
Parts galore.
The wheels are still turning.....
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