Dating vintage slingerland drums
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"Star" continues to be used in the names of Tama's drum models to this day.Tama's research and development of products, along with production of its professional and most expensive drums, is done in Seto, Japan, Hoshino has several offices around the world for marketing and wholesale distribution. By 1979, Hoshino decided to make a concerted effort to make high-quality drums and hardware and start marketing its drums under the Tama brand. While the production of guitars and amps was moved out of the factory by 1966, the production of drums there continued to grow.It was actually introduced in the late 1960’s, the very first incarnation featuring a chrome over brass shell (possibly surplus shells from the line).The majority that we see are chrome over aluminium with some of the later drums in the 1980’s being chrome over steel.