Tama Artstar Drums


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Anyone play them? I play a Pearl Session Custom maple kit. I would like to own a set of Artstars if possible. Are they a decent drum?


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Artstar was one of Tama's top-of-the-line drums in the 80's. If you're talking the original Artstars, good luck finding some, they are very collectible. Tama also released the Artstar II during the 90's, but they are no longer made.

Here are the original Artstars:


In 1987, they released the Artstar II Maple:


Then in 1991, the pure Artstar II:


In 1994, the Artstar II was phased out and replaced by the StarClassic series that is now Tama's most popular and well-known drum.

Hope that helps.