Good deal on used starclassic b/b?

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  1. TomPotti

    TomPotti Well-Known Member

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    Well, the seller wouldn't accept below $1000, so I walked away.

    I think he still believes it's a maple set.
     
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    TomPotti Well-Known Member

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    My goodness... Wish I was driving distance to these people.

    I guess I'll keep checking the various online sites and Craigslist
     
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    cutaway79 Well-Known Member

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    Ya never know who's willing to ship.
     
  7. TomPotti

    TomPotti Well-Known Member

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    True, but it would be nice to personally check the drums.

    If something goes wrong on Craigslist, no one is held accountable.
     
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    dtk DFO Master

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    So...to answer your concerns about being kept in a garage. its my understanding that temperature isn't a problem so much as rapid temperature change (don't take your drums in from your freezing cold car to a club heated at 75 degrees and set up and play in 5 minutes...let them warm up in cases for a bit etc). Humidity can also be a factor but i think more to hardware
     
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    4pc kits (generally 10, 12, 16, 22 without a snare) were about $1499-1599. Pricing seems to be the same now for 4pc Starclassic Performers.
     
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    How were you able to find those other sets on Craigslist? Even when I use those Craigslist search engines, they don't come up.
     
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    I just typed in "Tama Starclassic" on searchtempest.com. It lets you search all craigslists at once.
     
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    Thanks.

    So I saw another "maple" kit with the same exact badge used for the 100% birch performer.

    However, it's a virgin bass drum and toms are mounted separately. This could still be a birch kit, right?
     
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    Could be... They put that badge on the Maple EFX (wrapped) kits. I'm not sure if the birch Performers still had 8 lugs on the bass drums back then (that could be one way to tell). You may be able to tell by the finish though.
     
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    Interesting.

    I believe it is a wrap. The bass drum has 10 lugs. I guess it could be a maple.

    Why did Tama make this so confusing??
     
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    So now the question is, was that finish offered in maple, birch, or both?
     
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    Just to provide clarity, this kit is a B/B kit in DDD, diamond dust, they originally went for somewhere around 2200 with black nickel hardware. We made these in a limited run of Starclassic Bubinga as well.

    The badges and markings on the Bubingas back then were drastically different. PX52LBNSDDD is the original part number for this specific kit. It was made and sold exclusively to Guitar Center between 2008-2010. We never really offer B/B with black nickel hardware unless it's to GC or a limited edition kit. Hope this helps!
     
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    Wow, thanks for the clarification!
     
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    Thanks for chiming in, Dan! I hope you will continue to post and help people with Tama questions.
     
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    Okay, time for a round of, which would you rather do:

    1) 6 piece Starclassic birch kit with 10, 12, and 14 toms, 16 floor tom, 22 bass, and matching snare for $1000. Great condition.

    2) 4 piece Starclassic maple kit with 12 tom, 14 and 16 floor tom, and 22 bass for 950 + shipping. Excellent condition.

    3) keep looking
     
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    Personally, I’d hold out for a B/B or even a straight bubinga kit, partially because they kick some major butt (based on what everyone says about the B/Bs, at least, and based on my own experience owning a Starclassic Bubinga), but also because they’re going to become harder and harder to get your hands on now that both lines have been discontinued.
     

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