Tama Superstar Snare Drum, 1983 Model. It's dimensions are 8" deep by 14" in diameter (8x14).It is a Cherry Lacquer finish (original). All hardware is in excellent shape for it's age. The shell is in great shape, so are bearing edges, and the lacquer coating.
The internal muffler is intact and in excellent working order. THIS IS A USED DRUM AND THERE ARE A FEW SCRATCHES TO THE FINISH. ONE LUG HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH A NEW SUPERSTAR LUG. THE DRUM SOUNDS EXCELLENT AND HAS BEEN CLEANED AND TUNED. I have installed brand new EVANS heads to the drums.Batter side is a POWER CENTER COATED head. Resonant side is a SNARE SIDE 300 head. Both are very unique heads. THE SNARE WIRES ARE IN GOOD CONDITION.
THE DRUM SOUNDS GREAT AS IT IS. THAT BEING SAID, VANCO NOTES THAT. That drum has mismatched snare wires. It originally came with extended Tama "snappy' snare wires that were approx 15-1/2" long and extended beyond the bearing edges. From the factory it had nylon tape to pull tension.
What's on there now is not original and will not optimize the original design performance of the drum.... The main reason the drum has extension brackets/rollers on it. Pearl sells some reasonable reproduction extended wires. The Tama ones are no longer made and nearly impossible to find. I HAVE SEEN SOME GUYS USE THE 42 STRAND WIRES WITH LONGER SNARE TIES THAT LOOP OVER ROLLERS AND THAT SEEMS TO WORK AS WELL.IT SOUNDS GREAT AS IT IS NOW AND IF THE NEW OWNER WANTS TO CHANGE IT THEY CAN. I BELIEVE THE PRICE OF THE SNARE REFLECTS A SUBSANTIAL DISCOUNT DUE TO THIS DISCREPANCY AND THE OTHERS I HAVE NOTED. The bright and articulate tonality of the snare wires perfectly compliment the excellent mid-range tones of the Japanese Birch used to make the drum. The item "Tama Superstar 1983 8x14 Snare" is in sale since Wednesday, October 3, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Percussion\Drums\Snare Drums".
The seller is "billandgabby" and is located in Odessa, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation, South africa.