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Tama Imperialstar 14"x5" snare found

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Hi.

A few days ago I saw online a "Star" snare parts for sale. (according to the seller). The photos were not good but I decided to take a chance and bought it very cheap to take some parts for other drums.

When I opened the package, I discovered it is a Tama Imperialstar 14"x5" snare. I tought that maybe it's a crime to take parts of it. Why not restore it?

What do you think? Should I give it a chance to live again? It's easy to found the missing/damaged parts? How much would it cost and is it worthy?

Any info you can give about this snare is appreciated.

Check the photos below.

Cheers

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The plastic screw is broken

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Posted on 8 years ago
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Posted on 8 years ago
#2
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Minimal corrosion inside the sell

[IMG]http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y341/joaojanina/20151228_183417_800_450_zpsn40sgjqy.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1028.photobucket.com/albums/y341/joaojanina/20151228_183427_800_450_zpsnutwlmk5.jpg[/IMG]

The lugs are OK. Very heavy indeed.

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Lugs removed

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Posted on 8 years ago
#3
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I would clean that up. Some pitting but mostly dirt. Dawn soak and some nylon brush scrubbing will help a bunch. No steel wool here :-)

No idea what it is worth but too nice to part out.

Creighton

Nothing special here but I like them.
Posted on 8 years ago
#4
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That would be one project I would take a lot of pleasure in. I would take the winter,[we have a lot of it here] and turn that drum into a diamond..beautiful drum!!Clapping Happy2

Hit like you mean it!!
Posted on 8 years ago
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My thought as well. It will turn out stunning. Is it just one rod missing?

Pics as it goes please!

Thanks,

Creighton

Nothing special here but I like them.
Posted on 8 years ago
#6
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A big yes on the restore!

Mike

Posted on 8 years ago
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My 2 cents ,maybe a brass shell (do a magnet check).

The parallel snare strainer pretty much sucked ,so don't expect a Ludwig SS action.

You can pick up later models in the 200+ range in very good shape.

Looks to be mid 70's vintage.

Tama has made some very good snares in the past,but this ain't one of em.

Posted on 8 years ago
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Having never seen one. Thank you sir:

>Tama has made some very good snares in the past,but this ain't one of em.

Saved me some shopping time :-)

Creighton

Nothing special here but I like them.
Posted on 8 years ago
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That snare is SWEET! I would so much rather have that than an equivalent in the Tama lineup 5 years later. It will have pitting visible, but it will still look nice when done. I restored a Star made wood snare with pitting on the chrome parts - when viewed from a distance, the shine 'outshines' the pitting texture and the pitted texture is not even noticed. Up close it is, but then I like to simply think of it as "metallic chrome"! (as if chrome could be sparkly :)

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 8 years ago
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