Who knows something about Hoshino drums? Are they well known, good, expensive, ...? Who has one, show me!!!!
My first set was a Hoshino - 12,13,16,22 and cheap 14 Snare - added a 14 tom later.
It was basically a Pearl-clone - the hardware was compatible. The wood was the cheapest you could get - the edges were a mess (I didn't knew that at that time) and the sound was sh...
I don't know if there were other types around, but my Hoshino was on the lower scale of drums - even at that time...
Sorry - no pics from that era (it was '85)...
Wasn't Hoshino a Tama stencil brand?
Hoshino turned into Tama eventually IIRC!
Yeap Hoshino and Star drums.
Originally Posted by mpthomson
They were essentially cookie cutter drums in the beginning.
Yamaha was/still is nippon gakki, and they always made their own shells. And high quality shells at that.
Thought so too.
Originally Posted by 44Ronin
Originally Posted by EXHUMED
Originally Posted by space_jeff
but Hoshino was NEVER Tama ... This mistake is done often.
Hoshina Kougyou (drums marked with 'Hoshino') was a totally separate Japanese company.
Hoshino Gakki (!!!) was Star and lateron Tama.
These two companies never merged and they also didn't have any relationship.
Hoshino Kougyou disappeared in the 70s. During their time they copied parts from many
different drum producers and mixed these parts together at their kits. So their kits look
sometimes like Pearl's, or Star, or Rogers, or ... etc.
Hoshino Gakki still exists - as Tama.
Greets - Ralf