TAMA 40 Years History scroll down

The Years Leading Up to TAMA Drums
1962 to 1973

1962

TAMA Seisakusyo (the future Hoshino Gakki MFG.CO.,LTD) was established.

1965

Production of drums under the STAR brand name begins.

Star

Star
1963 General Catalogue

1972

Swingstar Drums

Swingstar
1972 General Catalogue

The Arrival of TAMA Drums

1974

Production of drums under the TAMA brand name begins.

Imperialstar Drums

Imperialstar
1974 General Catalogue

Royalstar Drums

Royalstar
1974 General Catalogue

Boom Stand
and Double Braced Hardware

1976

Superstar Drums

Superstar
1976 General Catalogue

1977

Fibrestar drums

Titan Stands

Nylon Bushings
for superior strength hardware

Cymbal Mates for Fast,
Easy Cymbal Changes

1978

Multi-Clamps

Octobans

1978 Octoban Leaflet

Gong Bass drums

Gong Bass
1978 General Catalogue

1980

Rosewood & Bell Brass Snare Drums

Rosewood & Bell Brass Snare Drums

Rosewood and Bell Brass Snare Drums
1980 General Catalogue

Omni-ball tom holder

1981

Camco chain drive drum pedal

1981 Camco Drum Pedal Leaflet

1982

X-HAT Closed Hi-hat

Touch Lock system for hardware

1983

Artstar Drums

1983 Artstar Leaflet

1984

Techstar Electronic Drums

Techstar
1984 Leaflet

Pro-Beat Twin Pedal

Tilthat

1984 Tilthat & Twin Pedal Leaflet

1985

Power Tower System Drum Rack

1985 Power Tower System Leaflet

1986

Artstar II Drums

1986 Artstar II Leaflet

Crestar Drums

1986 Crestar Leaflet

Granstar Drums

Granstar
1986 General Catalogue

PAT30 Lug Snare Drums

Cable Hat

1986 Cable Hat Leaflet

1988

11 lugs Snare Drums

11 Lugs
1988 General Catalogue

Saddle Type Seat Thrones

1989

Rockstar Drums

Rockstar
1989 Geneal Catalogue

Stilt Stands

Stilt Stands
1989 General Catalogue

Lever Glide System

Lever Glide
1989 Hardware Catalogue

1993

Iron Cobra
Drum Pedals
1st Generation

1993 Iron Cobra Brochure

Tension Watch TW100

1993 Tension Watch

1994

Starclassic drums

1994 Starclassic Brochure

Artstar Custom drums

Artstar Custom
1994 General Catalogue

Artstar ES drums

1994 Artstar ES Leaflet

1995

Air-Ride Snare Mounting System

Air-Ride Snare Mounting System
1995 General Catalogue

Rhythm Watch RW100

1995 Rhythm Watch Leaflet

1996

1st Chair Drum Throne Systems

1996 1st Chair Drum Throne Systems Leaflet

1998

Iron Cobra
Drum Pedals
2nd Generation

Iron Cobra Drum Pedals 2nd Generation
1998 Hardware Catalogue

Iron Cobra Hi-Hat Stands

Iron Cobra Hi-hat Stand
1998 Hardware Catalogue

1999

Signature Palette Series Snare Drums:
Kenny Aronoff, Bill Bruford
& Simon Phillips

1999 Signature Palette Brochure

2000

Starclassic Performer EFX Drums

2000 Starclassic Performer EFX Brochure

Swingstar Drums 2000

2000 Swingstar Leaflet

2001

Starclasic Exotix
Limited Drum Series Begins

Signature Palette Series:
Stewart Copeland, Mike Portnoy
& Lars Ulrich

Stewart Copeland Mike Portnoy Lars Ulrich

2001 Signature Palette Brochure

1st Chair Ergo-Rider

2001 Ergo-Rider Seat

2002

Starclassic Exotix Limited Drum Series
Volume 2: Hawaiian Koa

Roadpro Hardware

2003

Starclassic Exotix Limited Drum Series
Volume 3: Midnight Storm Sapele

Stagestar Drums

2003 Stagestar Leaflet

Omni-ball Snare Stand

2004

Starclassic Exotix Limited Drum Series
Volume 4: Volcanic Fire

Cobra Clutch

2004 Cobra Clutch Leaflet

2005

Starclassic Bubinga Omni-Tune Drums

2005 Starclassic Bubinga Omni-Tune Brochure

Starclassic Exotix Limited Drum Series
Volume 5: Red Viking

Superstar Drums 2005

2005 Superstar Advertisement

Roadpro Quick-Set tilter

2005 Quick-Set Tilter Advertisement

2006

Starclassic Exotix Limited Drum Series
Volume 6: Hawaiian Thunder

Starclassic Exotix Limited Drum Series
Volume 7: Maple Reserve

Starclassic Bubinga Drums

2006 Starclassic Bubina Advertisement

Starclassic Performer B/B Drums

Imperialstar Drums 2006

2006 Imperialstar Advertisement

Warlord Collection Snare Drums

2006 Warlord Collection Snare Drums Advertisement

Signature Palette Series:
John Tempesta

Iron Cobra Limited Edition
"Chrome Cobra"

2006 Chrome Cobra Drum Pedal Advertisement

2007

Warlord Exotix Drum Series - Masai

Signature Palette Series:
John Blackwell

2007 John Blackwell Signature Snare Drum Advertisement

Iron Cobra
Drum Pedals
3rd Generation
(equipped with Cobra Coil)

Iron Cobra Drum Pedals 3rd Generation
2007 General Catalogue

2008

Warlord Exotix Drum Series - Spartan

2008 Warlord Exotix Drum Series "Spartan"

Starclassic Bubinga Reserve -
Smokey Satin Walnut

Superstar Hyper-Drive drums

2008 Superstar Hyper-Drive Advertisement

2009

Starclassic Bubinga ELITE Drums

2009 Starclassic Bubinga ELITE Advertisement

STARPHONIC
Snare Drums

2009 STARPHONIC Snare Drums Advertisement

1st Chair Drum Throne Systems
Hydraulix Model

2009 1st Chair Drum Throne Systems HYDRAULIX Model Advertisement

2010

Signature Palette Series:
Charlie Benante

Speed Cobra Drum Pedals

2010 SpeedCobra Drum Pedal Advertisement

2011

Marching drums

2011 TAMA Marching Percussion Advertisement

Silverstar Drums

2011 Silverstar Drums Advertisement

2012

Starclassic Select - Walnut Edition

S.L.P. -Sound Lab Project- snare drums

2012 S.L.P. Snare Drums Advertisement

Signature Palette Series:
John Dolmayan

2013

Iron Cobra 600 Series & 200 Series

2013 Iron Cobra 20th Anniversary Advertisement

STAR Drum

2013 Star Drums Advertisement

TAMA 40 YEARS