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Old 12-25-2011, 04:41 AM
Ralf Ralf is offline
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Default 'King Star' drumkit on German ebay

Hello,

There's a new old brand name from 1969 appearing: 'King Star - Drums since 1969'. Curious!
The lugs are similar (not identical, to the Royal Star lugs, see last pic of my Star lug), the tom holder system is completely different from Star's. Maybe another Hoshino brand?

Merry Xmas,

Ralf

NB: btw, it's an auction here in Germany, seller asking EUR 3,900 for this 'professional drumset, being played by someone in the 70s on gigs with German wellknown sin gers' of that time).
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:25 AM
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I don't know, Ralf, those have all the look o an early TAMA kit.
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Old 12-26-2011, 02:43 AM
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Ralf, i think that is a re-wrapped set of Tama's Imperialstar's from the 80's.Why the mounted toms are power size toms.the lugs look like Tama's I.S. lugs from the 80's when these came out..Badge looks to be a made up one..The tom mounts looks to be a after market Pearl 7/8" tube mount so do the mounts on the toms..On the bass drum the legs are wrong to be Tama they too maybe a after market made ones,so do the T-rods and claws...Mikey
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:41 PM
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Ohh - I see. So you think this is a 'faked' drumset with a selfmade badge ...?
Nevertheless still curious!

Ralf
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Old 12-26-2011, 06:20 PM
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The lugs on the "King Star" kit seems to lack the ridge down the middle of the prominent part on Imperialstar/Superstar lugs.

So, when the lugs are not Tama, and tomholders, legmounts and so on are obviously NOT Tama - what points to the kit being Tama?

The deep shells points to the late 80īs, not the 70īs, though.

I havenīt seen Hoshinos in this configuration in the flesh - the closest is the `81 Arias seen on http://www.drumarchive.com/aria/, but they are the Beavertail copies, just like the Hoshinos on http://www.drumarchive.com/Hoshino/.........they all have the same ridge, so are not the same as the "King Star".....what happened thereafter, I donīt know.

The price is ridiculous, provenance or not!


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Old 12-27-2011, 03:06 AM
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I've noticed the 'flat' top of the lugs, but I thought Mikey was right when dating it to early Tama lugs. My limited knowledge ends with the Star era, so I'm not an expert on Tama. So if you say that even the lugs are NOT Tama, this complete thing must be a 'NoNamer' in total.

And yeep - the price comes from a dreamer. Guess, ebay will put him down on the ground again, when even the next suggests (EUR 2,000 ... EUR 1,000) won't bring him a single reaction. Finally it'll come down to a starting at EUR 1 auction, ending at perhaps EUR 150 (well, due to the cymbals: perhaps EUR 500).

My

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Old 12-29-2011, 07:53 AM
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One of the links in my last answer was duff:

http://www.drumarchive.com/Hoshino

This works! Not this kit anyway.


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Ralf, my friend!
There is a pair of King Star toms on ebay listed by the seller, franksmusicbox. Very interesting. Thought you might find this intriguing.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:22 PM
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Hello
I think this is another stencil from 80's,made in Taiwan by Pearl
I've seen lot of this drums in 80's,they were usually 22-12-13-16 with 8 and 10 concert toms added.Badge is original.here you can see some pics of snare drum
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