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Old 08-25-2016, 12:34 PM
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Default Who made these? Solve mystery Please!

I just bought this set, 20"kick, 14"snare, 13"tom. I thought they were a variation of Star drums from Japan, but they are not. Mahogany shells with reinforcement rings. The strainer is internal and comes out through a slot in the snare shell. Any info is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 08-25-2016, 03:40 PM
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Default Re: Who made these? Solve mystery Please!

Hey, Roland,
Those are beautiful drum but, I have to agree with you. I have never seen Stars with a strainer like that! Somebody will eventually come forth with some info. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-25-2016, 04:04 PM
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Default Re: Who made these? Solve mystery Please!

I believe those are early 60's Pearl-built drums. Do the spurs have the same clamping hardware as the cymbal mount?
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Old 08-25-2016, 06:40 PM
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Default Re: Who made these? Solve mystery Please!

My guess would be
the spurs originally had sort of a cool looking curved one-sided wing bolt
as for the snare I have one like that but it has no badge
The T rods on the bass drum have a more noticeable seam from the casting running along the center of the faucet handle and are much more brittle than the Star made look a likes. I have several on this badly neglected kit that are either broken on one side
or separated from the threaded rod portion completely

The cymbal bracket deluxe compared to most
is one of those hardware pieces that may have been used by at least two of the separate makers

My guess on that kit is early Hoshino which has been my assumption thus far with mine
or maybe Pearl but definitely not Star


congrats on a great find roland Good luck with them
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: Who made these? Solve mystery Please!

Oh see - this is one of " Those " - So lets assume this was made by Hoshino ( not Star, the other ) early on. Is it possible that they are the ones who sold those " Slingerland " Style lugs to Pearl & Star and thus why they made their own unique lug?
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Old 08-25-2016, 07:57 PM
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Jay they being all three companies were openly knocking off Slingerland
and to a lessor degree Sonor
The early Hoshino lugs that very closely resemble Star and Pearl were alike
but not identical to either of the other two

Still an interesting possibility you raise
as It does seem as though Hoshino did go away from the Slingerland clones
and started using the other two styles that are so very common to the later Hoshino drum kits
so you may have something there
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:51 PM
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Default Re: Who made these? Solve mystery Please!

Thanks for all the help. They most likely are Hoshinos, then. I added 2 photos of the spurs and cymbal mount which describe what Kenwood mentioned. I will now be on the lookout for a floor tom to complete the set. I will post more as my restoration project goes along. Thanks again!
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Old 08-26-2016, 03:46 PM
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Roland - I have a floor tom that matches your kit. It's a 14". Same lugs and wrap. It is in great shape and would be perfect to go along with your kit.
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Old 08-26-2016, 05:44 PM
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If the tension rods are the standard thread, I would think that would strongly point to being made by Pearl. I think these were made much earlier than anything Hoshino produced.
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