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  1. TAMA and ZILDJIAN

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    Default TAMA "made in Taiwan"

    Hey guys, I know Tama, Pearl, Yamaha are Japanese products. Right?

    Tama starclassics and Artstar are still being manufactured in Japan, unlike Rockstars and swingstars are manufactured in Taiwan.

    Iron Cobra pedals are Taiwan made, right? Is there Iron Cobra made in Japan?
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  2. The Shiznit

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    But does it really matter where the product was manufactured? Does it even matter where the company originated?

  3. TAMA and ZILDJIAN

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    for me yes... japanese manufactured thier products very well with a good quality.
    TAMA Superstar SK50F Gun Metal Metallic

    IRON COBRA Pedals and Hi-hats GIBRALTAR 300QS Drum rack / PEARL Roadster

    CYMBALS:
    13"K/Z hats
    17" K custom crash
    16" A custom crash
    10" K splash
    20" K custom medium ride
    18" Oriental china classic
    14" AAX mini chinese
    16" 502+ power crash

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    Default Re: TAMA "made in Taiwan"

    Originally posted by xXx

    Iron Cobra pedals are Taiwan made, right? Is there Iron Cobra made in Japan?
    You lost me, I dont understand your question.


    Japanese made products are very high quality, but for the most part, as long as the overseeing company cares about quality you will be fine since they would not want to distribute "Junk". Where do you think Pearl drums are made??

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    WHERE something is made is far less important than HOW it is made. Then on top of that, good quality control to ensure consistent results.

    There are plenty of things coming out of Taiwan that are of far higher quality than comparable items made elsewhere.

    Again - it's all about the HOW - and not about the WHERE.

    edit: For what it's worth - I just went over to look at some Pearl hardware I'm using on my Rogers kit - a sticker on a tom arm says "Made in Taiwan"
    Last edited by mR.dnA; 03-13-2003 at 01:03 AM.

  6. TAMA and ZILDJIAN

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    Ok, got that. Anyway, I know that the cost of labor in Taiwan are low and that's the reason why many drum companies relocate in Taiwan. I know Taiwanese brands such as Mapex and Cadeson can compete with other brands.


    Anyway to go back to my question, is there Iron Cobra Manufactured in Japan? or any of you guys have an Iron Cobra made in Japan?
    TAMA Superstar SK50F Gun Metal Metallic

    IRON COBRA Pedals and Hi-hats GIBRALTAR 300QS Drum rack / PEARL Roadster

    CYMBALS:
    13"K/Z hats
    17" K custom crash
    16" A custom crash
    10" K splash
    20" K custom medium ride
    18" Oriental china classic
    14" AAX mini chinese
    16" 502+ power crash

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    Don't forget Peace Drums, they're made in Taiwan too. Peace is getting up there nowadays, they seem to get better and better each year with the finishes and the little upgrades here and there. It's good that these overseas companies are bringing more choices to the drum market.

  8. TAMA and ZILDJIAN

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    Yes, I forgot Peace drums too.
    TAMA Superstar SK50F Gun Metal Metallic

    IRON COBRA Pedals and Hi-hats GIBRALTAR 300QS Drum rack / PEARL Roadster

    CYMBALS:
    13"K/Z hats
    17" K custom crash
    16" A custom crash
    10" K splash
    20" K custom medium ride
    18" Oriental china classic
    14" AAX mini chinese
    16" 502+ power crash

  9. I like piccolo's

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    i dont care where tama make their stuff, all i do know is their drums sound aweseom, their hardware is the greatest and their **** never falls apart. thats all that matters to me
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    If it didn't matter at all where stuff was made, then would it say on the piece of equipment where it was made? I'm asking seriously, because I don't know. Is it some law that "stuff" (could be a drum or a microwave) has to be labeled where it was made? If not, and companies do it anyway, then I believe they are doing it as a selling point, not as a detraction. For instance, if it was a known fact the stuff made in Elbonia was utter crap, then would people seek out stuff that was made in Elbonia? I don't think so. Companies wouldn't advertise that there stuff was made in Elbonia, either (again, unless it's compulsory for them to do so).

    The point I'm trying to make is certain countries (cultures) get reputations for making great products like the Swiss with timepieces and the Germans with sports cars. Japan has a reputation for making great drums. It matters to me that my Starclassics say on the badge "Handcrafted in Japan".

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