PHOTOS OF DRUM KITS > STICKY: IDENTIFICATION BY LUGS
to keep it simple, all drum kits made by Star can be put into just four different groups,
to be distinguished by the characteristic shape of the lugs (please note: I’ve named the lugs according to
the original Star spare part codes, listed in the respective catalogues from that time):
Lug Type 6370
Coming up first in the early 70’s until the end of Star.
These lugs continued also on some of the very early
TAMA drums for a short period of time.
Show me all drum kits with this lug on this web page.
All these lugs were placed either straight or offset (sometimes also called staggered) to the shells of
rack toms or snare drums. Especially because these vintage rack toms and snare drums were mainly
shallow in height, Star had to place the lugs offset. In some cases even the lugs at the bass drums were
placed in the offset style, but such bass drums are rare to find. And there was also another – forth – type