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Post Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:31 am

Dale wrote:
phoenix7289 wrote:My tom toms, no matter how much I tighten them, always want to just fall kinda... down, and end up hitting the bass drum....


It sounds like you have some stripping in the threads. You should be able to get this fixed by the tech at a drum shop.


You know what I think it is? I think, that since it is a Swingstar, it does not come with the Star-Cast mounting system that Rockstars and above come with. Swingstars are a bit crappy in some ways.....
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Post Mon Jan 08, 2007 3:37 pm

phoenix7289 wrote:
Dale wrote:
phoenix7289 wrote:My tom toms, no matter how much I tighten them, always want to just fall kinda... down, and end up hitting the bass drum....


It sounds like you have some stripping in the threads. You should be able to get this fixed by the tech at a drum shop.


You know what I think it is? I think, that since it is a Swingstar, it does not come with the Star-Cast mounting system that Rockstars and above come with. Swingstars are a bit crappy in some ways.....
>.>


if it means that much to you then take your tom mounts off, get some rims mounts, reattatch the tom mounts to the rim mounts, and mount them on the bass. like dale said, some of your threads may be stripping (i personally havent had a problem with mine in over 3 years) and the mounting system wont help that at all but do what you must. you can replace the entire tom post and you shouldnt have a problem (if its the ball and socket piece thats giving you problems).
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Post Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:17 pm

First, I love my TAMA's!!!

In my current band situation which is an Iron Maiden Tribute band based out of Austin, TX I use my TAMA Granstar kit which I got in '89. I continually receive great compliments from folks on the sound of those drums as they continue to impress me due to their reliability and durability. I agree the TAMA snares are weak as I have a discontinued LEGEND snare drum on my set and that is a powerful kiss ass snare.

My practice kit at home is a TAMA Rockstar kit and even though I was a skeptic it has done well. As long as you tune it properly it packs a strong punch except for the snare of course. I have a TAMA Artwood Maple on this kit and once again if tuned properly has a nice crack to it.
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Post Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:29 pm

I currently have the "low end" swingstar series...but honestly i love them, and i think they sound awesome!!! But, im yet to play a nicely tuned starclassic, and i would love to hear how those sound!


By the way, swingstar (was when it was still in distrobution) the best kit on the market for under $700 in my opinion, and ive heard the pearls, mapex's, and ludwigs.

But again, these things all just come down to personall preference
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Post Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:23 am

Piss off you idiot.

This is in response to a spammer.
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Post Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:24 pm

The above post was directed at a spammer leaving porn. That post is now gone.
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Post Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:41 pm

anavrinIV wrote:
phoenix7289 wrote:
Dale wrote:
phoenix7289 wrote:My tom toms, no matter how much I tighten them, always want to just fall kinda... down, and end up hitting the bass drum....


It sounds like you have some stripping in the threads. You should be able to get this fixed by the tech at a drum shop.


You know what I think it is? I think, that since it is a Swingstar, it does not come with the Star-Cast mounting system that Rockstars and above come with. Swingstars are a bit crappy in some ways.....
>.>


if it means that much to you then take your tom mounts off, get some rims mounts, reattatch the tom mounts to the rim mounts, and mount them on the bass. like dale said, some of your threads may be stripping (i personally havent had a problem with mine in over 3 years) and the mounting system wont help that at all but do what you must. you can replace the entire tom post and you shouldnt have a problem (if its the ball and socket piece thats giving you problems).


Get me the damn money then! :X
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I need to just buy a Superstar.... it'll sound way better.
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Post Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:14 pm

I play a Rockstar Custom EFX, and I'm more than happy with my shells. Never had any problems with the drums; they sound as good as some high end kits with a little tuning. :]
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Post Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:16 pm

HokkaidoJDM wrote:I play a Rockstar Custom EFX, and I'm more than happy with my shells. Never had any problems with the drums; they sound as good as some high end kits with a little tuning. :]


Rockstars DO sound awesome!!!
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Post Fri Jan 12, 2007 5:41 pm

I've Played a Starclassic (maple) for six years and love them. Excellent for the money. I've had a couple of engineers comment on the sound and the balance of my kit.
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Post Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:50 pm

I've had my Artstars for 10 years and I plan on keeping them till I die. That should say it all.
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Post Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:03 pm

OnusPro wrote:I've had my Artstars for 10 years and I plan on keeping them till I die. That should say it all.


How old is that type? And what level quality is Artstar?
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Post Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:24 pm

At the moment I own a Superstar EFX kit (customized for my needs) and I really love the sound

I even doubt to buy e high end kit... cause with all the P.A. stuff on your performance no-one hears the diffrence
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Post Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:37 pm

pooJken wrote:At the moment I own a Superstar EFX kit (customized for my needs) and I really love the sound

I even doubt to buy e high end kit... cause with all the P.A. stuff on your performance no-one hears the diffrence


Somewhat true.... but wood differences can also make a difference don't forget...
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Post Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:16 pm

phoenix7289 wrote:Somewhat true.... but wood differences can also make a difference don't forget...


oh yes indeed it does

but the superstar sets have birch wood (only the inner ply is of bass wood) so to change to a starclassic performer is not that nessecary.

and since i play on this kit i feel really good on birch