Starcast Mounting

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Post Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:45 pm

Hey,

I was wondering if anyone has had any troubles with Tama's starcast mounting? I bought my Tama Rockstar Custom back in 2002 and as of late have noticed that I'm having difficult replacing the heads due to the mount.

Once I place a new head on the tom, the rim & mount doesn't want to fit. I went to my dealer a couple of months ago to ask him why and he told me that because of those particular mounting systems you may have to place the head in the rim and then place the rim on the drum.

But I find that it warps the head when I do that.
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Post Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:42 pm

I got starcast mounts and i absolutely love em. i have no problems like that whatsover

idk if it's cause my Tama is more highend, but I've played and replaced heads on rockstars and on imperialstars and never had a problem like yours
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Post Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:48 am

I know what your talking about sometimes ya gotta use a little bit of force or angle the rim of the head to get it to fit right. Its from the clamps on the mounts they stick out a little bit and sometimes that makes it a little bit hard to get a new head to fit on but once you get it past the clamps there should be no problem. I would put the head on the drum and then try to to put the rim and mount on vs putting the head in the rim first. It also has to do with the drum head, sometimes i have this issue and sometimes i dont so if you are still having issues try a new head. What kind of drum heads do you use?
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Post Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:23 am

I have been using Evans/Remo heads for awhile, but will be switching to Aquarian. From just doing a little research of my own, some people have suggested switching from Evans to Remo or Aquarian, because Evans rims around the head are little bit thicker then Aquarian or Remo. I just purchased some Aquarian heads a couple of days ago and should get them by tomorrow. I'll let you guys know what happens.

The only other thing that I could think of is possibly they just need to be replaced? This has been my main kit for 7 years. It's been on the road a lot and has seen many things.... maybe it's just normal wear and tear and should be replaced. I have examined it and don't see any problems, but sometimes the naked eye doesn't always see the truth of the matter.

Hopefully that will correct some of the issue or it might not. I will definitely try what you suggested though wmpdrummer!
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Post Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:45 am

Yea i have had my kit for about the same amount of time and i dont think its has to do with being on the road or anything like that cause i have noticed the problem since i first started replacing heads on it. I use remo heads on my kit and i have noticed that every once in awhile i will get a head that takes a little bit of manuvering to get it past the clamps on the mount. I have never used Evans heads on my toms so that could be the issue, which would suck cause i was just about to check out some Evans heads for toms hopefully i dont get that issue.
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Post Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:42 pm

Never have had any problem replacing my heads on my Tama kit. I have used Remo and Aquarians and neither has given me any problems. Hope you get it figured out. P.O.Y!
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Post Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:08 am

Hey guys! So I replaced my heads on Friday. Although I had to put a little bit of pressure on the rim, I had no other problems putting the rim and mount on the head! Still not quite sure if the problem could be attributed to Evan heads. However, I can say that after tuning the Aquarians, I will most likely stick to Aquarians for now on.
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