Kenny Aronoff , TAMA , John Mellencamp 

Tama, Artstar II, Burgundy Transparent Lacquer. 24,22,10,12,14,16,6×14 w/hdwr. 

Used on numerous tours and recordings including John Mellencamp’s 1993 “Human Wheels” TV special and 1994 “Dance Naked” tour. Acquired directly from Kenny Aronoff in 1997. COA, bass drum, 22’ logo head and snare head signed by Aronoff.

Tama Artstar II sets of this era are renown as some of the best drums Tama Tama ever made. Kenny still jokes with me that he should have never sold this set because it sounds so good.

The set remains in excellent playing condition. The lacquer finish has become could in some areas. This is pretty common of Tama drums in this finish from this era. It shows some minor scuffs and scratches but nothing that will get in the way of it setting up and playing beautifully.

This is a rare complete set used by Kenny Aronoff at the peak of his 17 year tenure with the John Mellencamp band. Kenny left Mellencamp's band in 1997. His years with Mellencamp marked the beginning of his extremely prolific career that continues stronger than ever today. Kenny is widely recognized as one of the greatest drummers of our time.

Check out the video below of Kenny's latest visit to our studio he revisits this set in our warehouse.

24” bass serial #014618, 10” tom serial #014640, 12” tom serial #014625, 14” tom serial #014658, 16” tom serial #014606, 6.5×14 snare serial #026542. Includes additional 22″ bass serial #014627. Includes a complete set of Tama hardware. Cymbals not included.

Wire transfer is the preferred method of payment. Due to the high value of this set I request buyers contact me before purchasing. The set will ship by freight in a single wooden crate. This is by far the safest and most economical way to ship a set of this value. Plan on around $700-$1,000 for US shipping. I will ship internationally. Contact me for a quote.
More photos available. Serious offers considered.

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Listed9 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • Artstar II
  • Burgungy Clear Lacquer
  • 1990s
Made In
  • Japan

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