1970's Royal Star (Pre Tama) Drum Kit Servicing @ Rubix Drums
Isn't she a beauty?!
This week in the Rubix Drums workshop, we had the pleasure of deep cleaning and servicing this stunning 1970's Royal Star drum kit in an incredible copper finish.
Royal Star were the up-market brand of Hoshino Gakki’s drum factory in Japan, before they changed their company name to Tama in 1974, a brand that has been huge in the development of drums and hardware over the last 46 years.
Royal Star were a big part of the early 'Made in Japan' movement in the 70's and 80's, which included brands like Tama, Pearl & Yamaha making a huge impact in the drum scene, that would last until today.
This kit is made up of 3 ply shells, with HUGE 6 ply re-rings and a lacquered interior, and boy, does it bring the BOOM!
When we received the kit, it wasn't in the worst condition considering it's age (50 years old).
She needed some TLC. We started by fully stripping the drums of all hardware, including it's beautiful 'Fre-o-matic' Star's take on the Rogers Swivomatic tom arm.
We cleaned up all of the chromework: lugs, hoops, mounts, tension rods, legs and claws, and as always, the results speak for themselves...
After a deep clean, interior wax and exterior polish, we re-assembled, re-headed and set her up, and WOW!
Man does it look good!
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