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Old 10-20-2012, 04:22 PM
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Default 1982 Tama Royal Star kit

Yes, I lifted this from eBay... I just happened to run across it this morning. I did think it was interesting enough, and if not, maybe scarce enough to become interesting. Anyway, I don't own 'em. I thought I'd grabbed the sellers moniker, but I guess I missed it. If these belong to one of 'us' here on the forum, my apologies. These are pick up only, and on the east coast (wrong one for me). Also, the auction is over I think. There are a few more pictures if anyone would like them. So... copied directly from the auction:

1982 Tama Limited Edition Royalstar 5 Piece Set



3-day sale !!!!! LOCAL pickup only


Rare 1982 Limited Edition Royalstar 5 Piece Drum Set

Birch covered Mahogany finished in satin cherry wine

Brand new Remo CS Clear - white dot heads

This kits are often discussed on the forums but little has been known about them.

They appear in no known catalog or Tama publication. Image #12 shows an image from the
October 1982 Modern Drummer Magazine. The photo was taken at the NAMM show and describes the set.

What's so special about this kit?

Hoshino-Camco Lugs. No other Tama kit has these lugs. These are the same lugs used on the Hoshino-Era Camco kits
The Big "T" badges have 82-XXXXX serial numbers. this kit was only available in 1982
Royalstar shells but with beautiful birch veneer. Before 1982 Royalstar kits were finished with wraps. In 1982 Tama introduced the "painted" finishes but those shells were shina not birch.
Satin Cherry Wine finish over birch veneer. While Superstar kits were available in Cherry Wine over birch, they weren't available in a Satin finish - only high gloss.
Matching wooden hoops

This set is iconic in that it exemplifies Tama's ceaseless pursuit to produce the highest quality, most aesthetically appealing kits at the best prices.

Drums:

8" X 12" Mounted Tom,

9" X 13" Mounted Tom,

16"x 16" Floor Tom,

14" X 22" Bass Drum

5" X 14" Snare Drum


This auction DOES NOT INCLUDE Cymbal stands, snare stand, hi-hat stand or bass drum pedal but these are available for an additional $120



Historically significant. Visually appealing Rock-solid construction Timeless styling


LOCAL pickup only


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Gobs of snares... if you don't already have some, get some Acrolites.

I have no drums made in this century, and I'm quite pleased about that...
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:02 PM
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Default Re: 1982 Tama Royal Star kit

Hey, Craig, Do you recall what they sold for?..I have that same set i posted that same snare i won on goodwill to finish off the set after looking for over 5 years for it. I paided 80.00 for the four drums and 50.00 for the snare...Anyway i now have a complete set in that same color..Could you posy the photo of the mag add from listing? Thanks Mikey
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Old 10-20-2012, 07:59 PM
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Default Re: 1982 Tama Royal Star kit

Cool. I bought a Royal Star kit brand new in 1982, exactly like these, same finish... EXCEPT for those awesome lugs. It was a 7 piece kit: 8, 10, 12, 13, 16, 22, all power tom sizes. It was 1982 after all. I loved those drums and played a lot of music with them. Wish I never sold them, but that's the way I feel about all my kits that are gone.
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Old 10-20-2012, 08:54 PM
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Default Re: 1982 Tama Royal Star kit

It looks nice with the satin finish and those big honkin' lugs...

Where on the right coast is it? (not that I'm buying...)
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:07 AM
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Default Re: 1982 Tama Royal Star kit

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Originally Posted by MIKEY777 View Post
Hey, Craig, Do you recall what they sold for?..I have that same set i posted that same snare i won on goodwill to finish off the set after looking for over 5 years for it. I paided 80.00 for the four drums and 50.00 for the snare...Anyway i now have a complete set in that same color..Could you posy the photo of the mag add from listing? Thanks Mikey
Hi Mike; Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. The guy listed them again, now saying he will ship them. Here's the eBay link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1982-Tama-Li...item1e7393f548

Yeah, I've seen these lugs on three types of kits now. The original Hoshino Camco's, The later Camco by Tama kits (only a few, most have Tama lugs), and now these. Attached is the magazine photo.

Craig
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1966 Ludwig
1969 Ludwig Standard Avocado Strata 22 12 13 16 14s
1970 Ludwig Standard Ruby Strata 20 12 14 16 14s
1971 Ludwig Standard Avocado Strata 20 12 14 16 14s
1973 Camco
1975 Gretsch
1982 Yamaha 9000 R/C
1990 Legend

Gobs of snares... if you don't already have some, get some Acrolites.

I have no drums made in this century, and I'm quite pleased about that...
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:08 AM
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Default Re: 1982 Tama Royal Star kit

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It looks nice with the satin finish and those big honkin' lugs...

Where on the right coast is it? (not that I'm buying...)
The guys in New Jersey.
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1966 Ludwig
1969 Ludwig Standard Avocado Strata 22 12 13 16 14s
1970 Ludwig Standard Ruby Strata 20 12 14 16 14s
1971 Ludwig Standard Avocado Strata 20 12 14 16 14s
1973 Camco
1975 Gretsch
1982 Yamaha 9000 R/C
1990 Legend

Gobs of snares... if you don't already have some, get some Acrolites.

I have no drums made in this century, and I'm quite pleased about that...
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