Tama Experts: I need a bit of help

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  1. Old Dog

    Old Dog Well-Known Member

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    I am refurbing an 80s Tama Imperialstar floor tom. I have nearly all of the info I need in finding the parts I need. However, without the parts, I always have to wait to get everything to measure for the--Tension Rods! lol It "looks" like I'll need a 2" to 2.5" lug. But of course, I really can't tell yet.

    That's all I want. Can you tell me the T.rod length, thank you.
     
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    Tama parts catalog says 66mm for 80's floor toms.
     
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    Someone on another forum site linked me to the Tama parts pages. According to what we found, they should be 48mm. Can you link me to what you're seeing? thanks
     
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    I believe the 66mm is for the Imperialstar snare drum. It looks, if I'm reading it correctly, that I need a 48mm t.rod?
     
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    I just went through this 3 weeks ago for a friend putting together an 18" floor tom. The ones off my 18" floor tom are 2-3/4" from end to end. In mm it's 70 mm end to end, and 60 mm from threaded end to the washer collar. When removing rods off a 14" floor tom for spares those were also the same length as the floor toms. You also want about a 50-50 split between threaded shaft and bare shaft....which is what 70 mm gets you. I don't get 66 mm on any part of mine. And I've measured others and they were the same. Anything from 2.5-3.0" would work.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. . .Yes, I was figuring I wouldn't have to be exact. Not TOO short, not too long. I will get the rims in the next day or two anyway, I'll check with some spare rods I have and go from there.

    THANKS!!
     

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