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Tama Swingstar - Restoration Project

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As regards the MFG year... Those badges (appear), to be the serial number version... If so, then the first two numbers will be the year... 83,84 etc...

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 8 years ago
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longjohn;363189

As regards the MFG year... Those badges (appear), to be the serial number version... If so, then the first two numbers will be the year... 83,84 etc...

Cheers

John

Yes, it has serial number that starts with 82.

Posted on 8 years ago
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Cool that's your year..

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 8 years ago
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longjohn;363194

Cool that's your year..

Cheers

John

Thanks John!

Posted on 8 years ago
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Pity I'm so far away... I have a full set of those T's & Claws in fairly decent shape..

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 8 years ago
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If it is the blue metalic wrap you will have a hard time getting the scratches out. Novus is most effective on plastic. I would try Graffiti remover on the paint. Jjust don't leave it on very long.

Like my 82 Swingstars. Mine has metal hoops on the bass. Think wood ones would be better.

Still can't see the pics. If you want send the to: [email]cjs@lost-coast-designs.com[/email]

Creighton

Nothing special here but I like them.
Posted on 8 years ago
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JohnBonham;363103

This Tama hardware is very similar to Ludwig

Sure is! D' Drummer

Posted on 8 years ago
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>>This Tama hardware is very similar to Ludwig

Suspect that was why Tama only used that style for a couple of years :-).

Your pictures now are viewable. Looks like blue paint not metalic under the black.

Hope the restore goes well.

Creighton

Nothing special here but I like them.
Posted on 8 years ago
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Good news.

It will take forever to remove the black paint from the wrap with synthetic thinner.

I decided to try acetone in a place that will be covered by the lug. For my surprise, the paint came off very easily! :) The wrap didn't become dull.

Can I proceed with acetone? If this is dangerous to the wrap please warn me.

Thanks

Posted on 8 years ago
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My (understanding), is NOT to use it anywhere near drum wrap... I have used it to remove black marks off of plastic computer products and it does soften the surface of plastic.... Someone else should chime in... But I'd wait meantime for some more advice.....

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 8 years ago
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