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I just bought a vintage Star Drums childs set and can not find any info on them anywhere. I have a standard size Star Drums kit so I know alot about them. I can find no pictures nor even a mention in any Star catologs I have or have seen. These are from 1965-1968 because of the Badge style. The kit has wood shells and standard metal rims and hardware all but the lugs. Most of the hardware matches the regular hardware except a few items that are smaller in size. The kit has a 10 x16 kick with wooden hoops...6 x 9 rack tom...and a 4 x 10 snare with knob adjustable internal snares. The kit came with a 10 inch cymbal mounted on a straight rod on top of the kick. It came with a dual hoop mount cowbell woodblock mount with a 4 inch chrome cowbell. Woodblock was missing. It also has a bass drum pedal and even a small adjustable snare stand. The wrap is red oyster pearl. The kit is in great condition and has a few small issues...mostly small holes in the rack and snare heads. I have a few pictures in an album on my page so check them out and tell me what you can, or where to find the info. Thanks! Help2

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Posted on 10 years ago
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I like it.

That BD pedal is just like the first one I ever had.

Brings back memories of string, wire, tape and pliers.

Mine was not so good.

The kit was a Crest in ROP.

scott

BLAEMIRE DRUMS
Thanks to Mr. Jerry Jenkins
Posted on 10 years ago
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Memories... I had that exact kit for my kids around 1972... You are probably right with the time frame as the one I bought was a few years old when I spotted it. ( same colour as well )...

I'll see if I can find a pic...

Cheers

Ok found a pic... Note the guitar cord (wool attached to a cardboard Imaginary Marshall stack)..

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'77 Slingerland 51N,Super Rock 24,18,14,13.. COW 8,10 Concert toms
'69 Slingerland Hollywood Ace
'75 Rogers Dynasonic 6.5 x 14, 10 lug COB
'77-78 Slingerland 6.5 x 14, 10 lug COB
'78-79 Slingerland 5 1/4 x14 8 lug COB
'79 Biman 5 1/4, Acrolite
'82 Slingerland 5 1/4 x 14. Festival COS
'84 Tama MasterCraft Superstar 6.5 x 14, 10 lug Rosewood
'98 Slingerland (Music YO) 6" 10 Lug Maple.. NOS
Zildjian, Sabian , UFIP & Paiste mix.
Posted on 10 years ago
#3
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Rare find!

You may check out this website:

http://www.tamadrum.co.jp/anniversary/list.php?era=60

... and perhaps mine as well (see below).

Cheers, Ralf

NB: PM sent.

Vintage STAR (= Pre-Tama) website: www.star-drums.de
Posted on 10 years ago
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Thanks to all that responded. I found out that they are Star Midget Drums from 1967. No wonder I had a hard time finding them. I find it funny that they (Star) would not have called them kids drums. I guess due to the construction of the kit being almost the same as a full sized kit, they did not want them to sound inferior so they went with Midget Drums. As I say alot lately...I learn something new everyday!

Posted on 10 years ago
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I have that same snare stand - now I know what it is. Thanks!

One more thing....COOL piece to have. No, we can't use it on our gigs, but what a great little historical piece to have! Surely this would be rare.

I had a great day! Instead of sleeping in and wasting the day, I got up at 8 and I had all my slacking done by noon!

2Timothy1:7
Posted on 10 years ago
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Here's a link to an earlier thread...

http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=20812&highlight=little+blue+onyx+star

Cheers

John

'77 Slingerland 51N,Super Rock 24,18,14,13.. COW 8,10 Concert toms
'69 Slingerland Hollywood Ace
'75 Rogers Dynasonic 6.5 x 14, 10 lug COB
'77-78 Slingerland 6.5 x 14, 10 lug COB
'78-79 Slingerland 5 1/4 x14 8 lug COB
'79 Biman 5 1/4, Acrolite
'82 Slingerland 5 1/4 x 14. Festival COS
'84 Tama MasterCraft Superstar 6.5 x 14, 10 lug Rosewood
'98 Slingerland (Music YO) 6" 10 Lug Maple.. NOS
Zildjian, Sabian , UFIP & Paiste mix.
Posted on 10 years ago
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That is one great pic John!!

Thanks,

Creighton

Nothing special here but I like them.
Posted on 9 years ago
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