Tama Drums history

By | April 8, 2021


Tama was originally named Star drums in the late 1960s to early 70s, before the name was changed. The Star brand sold drums starting in 1965. Hoshino Gakki owned the company. It collaborated with Ibanez guitars and Tama drums in 1962. The name change took place in 1974 when Gakki decided to give the drums a new identity due to the new features that existed for drum shells and hardware.


The new addition to Tama consisted of memory locks, belt bars (for the cymbals), cymbalsmates, offset titles and multiclamps for the drums. In the 1970s, when the racks were thin and unstable, the company produced the first double-sided hardware for its drums to stabilize the racks. Tama was about to offer a better overall kit for drummers.


The first type of drums produced by Tama was called Imperialstar drums. Later in 1977, Tama became a successful company due to its release by the popular Superstar drums. These drums became Tama’s first lacquered kit, as the drums were expensive. The cost of Superstar drums came down slowly and eventually was affordable for everyone to use. In 1983, Tama Artstar offered the drum series as the new drum. was popular then and is still popular.

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In the 1980s, the drum sets introduced the new Camco chain pedal, the X-hat extra high hat and the very first double pedal for the double pedals was called ‘the twin pedals with both types in a single house’, but is now called the double pedal construction. They are mainly used in hard rock and metal bands to deliver an intense and fast tame for their songs. In the 1990s, the Tama Iron Cobra pedals that were branded as ‘feeling unrealistic’ introduced the 1st chair thrones that provided comfortable support to the back and body of the drummer and the FasClamps that gave the drummer a quick and easy setting for the drums.


Other innovations t hat Tama has created include strong drum scales from the 1994 classes. Similar to Starclassic’s thin, stable shell, the StarCast mounting system came. It is a mounting system that is easy to use and does not affect the setting when used. Other drum brands and companies have been inspired by Tama to make similar shells but no one has compared to Tama’s style. Domestic drums have been nice drummers for almost 40 years. They are popular, ordinary drums. They developed when rock music was new and flourishing and have been on the market ever since. Historically, Tama has brought with it several innovations (especially hardware) that are still in use and that have influenced other drum manufacturers.