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Old 01-31-2013, 06:45 PM
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Wow - Ralf - great site. You can feel a sense of its being pregnant with possibility - as surely it will development even more over time. At the same time, you have a most excellent start already rich with knowledge!

I LOVE the Timeline PDF! Do you know if it can that be used for other kits with other badges? I ask this because of the badges on the left. I assume that you can, just want to confirm......that it can be used for other Star-made.....including those with no badges at all (Sears?).

Thanks so much!

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Old 01-31-2013, 08:24 PM
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Thank you for your comments. Appreciated.

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... How was quality then compared with tama today? ...
Good question. I myself wouldn't interchange my Royal Stars even with a Starclassic Set of today ... It's a totally different vibe.
The overall conditions of those Star's weren't too bad - otherwise all would have landed in the bin. Chrome can be considered as good to excellent (if it was not stored in a barn for years/ centuries. Well, I ask myself, whether a Starclassic of nowadays would survive that ...?!
The chrome must have been good due to the intention of Tama, to present outstanding good workmanship to drummers in order to become a first player in the market of drum manufacturers. In combination with new inventions it caused the success. Leading drummers/ endorsers like Billy Cobham may have been a pushing support as well.

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... p.s. And if I was the guy bought your first drum kit and you tracked me down asking to buy it back it would have taken 1 minute, not 1 year, to sell it back to you.
Thank you, but this way I had a much longer lasting anxious anticipation ...

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... You can feel a sense of its being pregnant with possibility - as surely it will development even more over time. ...
Indeed, my first target is to reach magical 100 pics of drumsets there ...!

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... I LOVE the Timeline PDF! Do you know if it can that be used for other kits with other badges? I ask this because of the badges on the left. I assume that you can, just want to confirm......that it can be used for other Star-made.....including those with no badges at all (Sears?) ...
Good question, too. I had the same thoughts. I think if you know the configuration of kits with other badges, it can be put into the same timeline with one of those Star kits containing similar configuration (perhaps with a little time shift for reaction on requests: 'I'd like to order x drumsets with the configuration of this Star, but with my own badges on ...' for production and shipment).

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Old 01-31-2013, 08:30 PM
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just got done surfing the site. AWESOME JOB !!!!!
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:40 PM
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Hey Ralf, as soon as my kit is up and running, I'll share my photos with you!

Great job on the site! What a cool resource!
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:24 PM
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Ralf,

Absolutely beautiful site. Very well done, and I love that PDF timeline. It's in such a great format, I wish we had one for every vintage line.

Nice job!
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:42 PM
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Great job on the site and I will send you a photo of my Majestic kit. I've not set it up to play with cymbals and will take another photo, but I have one of them in the kitchen after I'd re-wrapped them. I'll check in on the site and I hope that you might be able to identify the year of mine. I think they started metal hoops in 65 and the lugs were pre 70's. Mine had the odd ball cymbal attachment on the kick drum, but I removed it and the tom rail for re-wrapping. I have a second 20" kick drum that is 8 lug that I have not wrapped and upon finding it such a rare thing, I'm hanging on to it for now. Anyway, I'd appreciate any help you might have on the Majestic time line to help I.D. these drums.

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:02 AM
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WOO HOO!

Sweet site Ralf!

If you want any of the pix of my old Royal Star (now sold to a fellow in Texas) let me know. I'll send the original huge ones and you can re-size for your needs.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:50 AM
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Ralf -- the sight is great! Good job!!

Fish -- good to see you posting again!

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Old 03-07-2013, 02:59 PM
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WOO HOO!

Sweet site Ralf!

If you want any of the pix of my old Royal Star (now sold to a fellow in Texas) let me know. I'll send the original huge ones and you can re-size for your needs.
Thank you, Sir!
We're talking about the one that Premier would call a Grey Shimmer finish, right?

You don't have to ask - just send it to me! I SURELY like to put it there and will do it this weekend then!

Cheers, Ralf
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:41 PM
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Thank you for posting the photo of my
Majestic kit on your wonderful site! It was
Fun sharing some photos and video with
You!

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