CUSTOMIZED TAMA SWINGSTAR!

Bob-Nunney

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Basically this is my first kit which I didn't want to throw away or sell when I bought the Superstar Custom. So I'm slowly customizing it into a 1-of-a-kind Swingstar. All I've done in the way of customization so far is to remove the Midnight Blue wrap from the shells :D

<b>Tama Swingstar in Custom, Natural Wood Finish:</b>
10"x9" Tom-Tom
12"x10" Tom-Tom
14"x12" Tom-Tom
22"x16" Kick Drum
14"x5.5" Snare Drum

<b>Cymbals:</b>
14" Paiste 502+ Hi-Hats
16" Sabian AAXplosion Crash (Brilliant Finish)
18" Sabian AAXplosion Crash (Brilliant Finish)
20" Paiste 502+ Ride

<b>Planned Customization:</b>
* Bearing Edges on all drums will be re-cut by custom drum builder, <i>Gary Noonan</i>.
* All triple flanged hoops will be replaced with Die-Cast's.
* All metal washers will be replaced with Tama's 'Hold-Tight's.
* I will be putting on Hi-Carbon Steel Starclassic 20 strand snare wires.
* Replace all heads!

If all goes smoothly she'll be complete by late 2008, I'll keep updating this page with each upgrade :D

www.myspace.com/bobnunney =D
 

anavrinIV

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personally, i would suggest against replacing the hoops with die cast ones. die cast hoops are incredible expensive for that kit. the set looks great though. i just sold my old swingstar a few weeks ago.
 

Bob-Nunney

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anavrinIV":1ezc4qh7 said:
personally, i would suggest against replacing the hoops with die cast ones. die cast hoops are incredible expensive for that kit. the set looks great though. i just sold my old swingstar a few weeks ago.
Yeah its gonna be expensive but I can get all the hoops, batter & resonant for all drums for £130 (around $256 at the current exchange rate) which isn't too much really. She's never gonna be sold or given away so its gonna be worth the money. I prefer the look & tuning benefits of Die-Cast hoops aswell.

www.myspace.com/bobnunney =D
 
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