Tama drum sizes (Early Rockstar)

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  1. Sagefire

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    Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if Tama made their early (late 80s, I believe--short lugs) Rockstar Drums in 22" by 18"? I've been perusing the catalogues and only found mention of 22" by 16".
     
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    I've never seen one in person, in any catalog, or in any Modern Drummer buyer's guide. Only seen 16s.
     
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    Same here. Someone selling what looks to be an older Rockstar kit but says the bass drums are 22" by 18"...meh...
     
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    cutaway79 Well-Known Member

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    People do that a LOT. Seller probably either just guessed, or measured the hoops too.
     
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    Tama didn't make an 18" deep Rockstar kick until the 2000s. Except for limited addition Artstar models, Tama didn't have an 18" deep kick until the Starclassic series in the mid 90s. That size was exclusive to Starclassics until the 2000s.
     
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    Never saw any 1980's Tamas with 18" deep bass. All were 14 or 16 deep
     
  7. Lazmo

    Lazmo Be excellent to each other...

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    I have a 1989 Rockstar kit. The first ones. Made in Japan. The kick is 22x16. It sounds great.
     

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