Tama @ 03 January 2017, Comments Off

tama “I bought these years ago from somebody who claimed these belonged to Billy Cobham. It makes sense as he is a Tama endorser. When I asked Billy about these units, he had no recollection of them.

It appears intended to use with drum-mounted pickups. However i was able to experiment & clock it with a Doepfer Shaltwerk, Roland TR-606 & new Roland TB-03. ” Link

Tama @ 22 December 2015, Comments Off

tama “Selling this Tama Techstar Vintage Analog Drum Synth/Synthesizer and Including Two(2) Velocity Sensative Drum Pads with it.

It is actually TWO Drum Synthesizers in One-Eacb with its own in(trigger/sequencer), out, and controls.
As you can see in the video (where we’re only really altering one parameter) and pics, there are a TON of knobs on both synths that each control one parameter.
For example, there are knobs for Pitch (Tune), Bend, Noise, Attack, Decay, etc similar to most analog synthesizers. So if you are familiar with other analog synths, you’ll find this one easy to operate. If you are not, you should still have very few problems as its essentially intuitive with things like “Bend” controlling the pitch bend of the sound/note played.
Since both synths have “noise” as well as a wide breadth controlled by the “tune”-either can easily be set to emulate standard Toms, Snares, or Bass/Kick Drums as well as Electro/Synth Toms, Claps, and Booms/Thuds.
The synths can both be INDIVIDUALLY respond to either manual trigger via the included pads (or other means) or to a CV type sequencer-then controlled manually via the knobs, etc
Very Very Cool.
If you have a standard drum set or digital/sampled/looped drum sounds you are using, this is a GREAT way to acquire Legit True Analog Drum Synthesizer sounds like the Roland Analog Drum Synths TR-808 and TR-909 that are so ubiquitous in electronic and HipHop music today.
In short, you can make a LOT of killer Vintage Analog Drum Beats with this synth and tweak the knobs to vary the sound for hours and hours.
Just a great Vintage Analog Synth with LOTS of possibility.

Condition: The Synth works PERFECTLY and is in GOOD condition. There is some minor rack rash and a few very small cosmetic scratches on the metal case, but every knob is functional 100%, as are all switches, power cable, jacks, and LEDS, etc

Pads: These are the typical professional Electronic Drum (vDrum) type pads. They use piezo crystals as sensors. They are NOT the “net” head ones which are undependable, inexpensive, and easily damaged. These are the ones with the thick rubber heads instead and are hard to damage and are quite good. Each pad has a 1/4″ trigger out, and has fittings allowing it (visible in pic showing pad underside) to be mounted using standard drum cage or Electronic drum/stand hardware.” Link

Tama @ 01 December 2015, Comments Off

TAMA Techstar TAM 500 “Zum Verkauf steht ein TAMA Techstar TAM 500

Das Gerät hat dem Alter entsprechende Gebrauchsspuren.

Getestet, Funktion und Sound perfekt. Klingt sehr druckvoll, ähnlich Simmons SDS.” Link

Tama @ 28 January 2014, Comments Off

“Overall in nice used condition for a vintage unit. Functionally works great. Cosmetically, shows some wear – scratches, marks, etc. There’s a ding on the bottom back left corner. See pics and refer to listing for more details.” Link

Tama @ 19 November 2013, Comments Off

“EXTREMELY RARE FIND!! A BRAND NEW IN BOX TAMA TS204… W/ OWNERS OPERATION MANUAL..NOT A SCATCH,MINT…1ST TIME PLUGGED IN YESTERDAY TO MAKE SHURE EVERYTHING WORKED….THIS IS THE ONE EVERYONE WANTS W/ THE VOICE SYNTH. AND HAND CLAP. YOU CAN JUSTABOUT RUN ANYTHING THROUGH IT.. “The TS204 is a two channel percussion brain with one analog synthesizer channel and one analog clap channel. This is the inexpensive way to get both the Boss Percussion Synthesizer and Clap pedals–the circuits and controls are the same. The TS204 is an ideal expander for the Roland TR-606, giving you an 808-style clap and a drum synth channel capable of huge bass drum sounds or Synare-style filtered snare sounds.” THIS WOULD BE GREAT FOR ‘DJS’ AND LOOPERS OR HOME PROFESSSIONAL RECORDING MIXES” Link

Tama @ 12 November 2013, Comments Off

“TAMA TECHSTAR TS -305. Analog drum synthesizer. This synthesizer is in very good condition and was used last in 2012. Great addition to your drum kit. ” Link

Tama @ 14 August 2012, Comments Off

“TAMA TECHSTAR TS-305 Electronic VOICE Drum Brain Synth Module 80s

Vintage. Analog drums. Very IMPRESSIVE sounds. FAB kick and snare.

For more detailed information about the Tama Techstar TS-305 click here

The machine has been thoroughly tested and is fully working and functional. Please note that the unit is missing 13 knobs; however the remaining knobs are removable and can be easily moved to use or to tweak or to set any of the other parameters where the knobs are missing, or you can arrange the knobs however you like. You don’t have to use all of the channels at the same time and the 13 pots without any knobs are still controllable with your fingers. All of the pots work. This unit does show scratching underneath and general overall wear. There is a small nick on the rubber power cord which doesn’t affect the inner wires. This machine is over 30 years old and is being sold AS IS.” Link

Tama @ 17 July 2012, Comments Off

“Up for auction is a Tama Techstar TS306 drum module. It is an upgrade to the Techstar TS305. It includes the hand clap module, a little noisy but is said to rival the Roland TR-808 hand clap.I tested the unit and everything seems to function as normal. Three holes have been drilled in the back of the module (as seen in the second picture). This does not effect the functionality of the unit at all.” Link

Tama @ 06 December 2011, Comments Off

“TAMA TS202

SNARE AND RIM SHOT TECHSTAR DRUM MODULE

80′S DRUM MODULE BY TAMA, SNARE AND RIM SHOT SOUND WITH MULTIPLE SOUND CONTROLS.

WORKS GREAT BID WITH CONFIDENCE.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Tama @ 11 October 2011, Comments Off

“A Tama Techstar T530S sound unit. I am not familiar with it’s range of uses, and I don’t know if it works. It lights up when turned on, but that’s all I know about it. The face is dusty/dirty from many years of storage, with light surface rust. The unit with cord is all there is- no other attachments. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Tama @ 23 August 2011, Comments Off

“This auction is for the two Tama Techstar TS206 Electronic Voice Modules that you see in my photos. They are electronic brains for electronic drums. They were together when I purchased them from a musician and were apparently used together. So, I decided to sell them together instead of separating them. The musician that I purchased them from said that they were analog. The bit of research that I have done tells me that is most likely true. Stickers on the back of each of them indicate a 1985 manufacturing date. They come in their original boxes that you can see in a photo. The serial number on one is 201764 while the serial number on the other is 201765.

Each module has two channels. The plug-ins are labeled, “master out, each out, ext trigger in and pad trigger in”. The labels are repeated for the second channel. The knobs are labeled, “sens, attack, decay, noise, bend, tune, tone/noise, emphasis and level.”

The condition of these modules and their boxes is much like you see it in my photos. I have tested all of the functions on both modules to hear that they are working fine. I do not hear any static when I turn the knobs. They do not look like they have been used a great deal. As you can see in my photos, the previous owner has neatly labeled the channels, “Kick, 1 Tom, 2 Tom and 3 Tom. There are a few scratches and rubs on the enamel that you can see in my photos. The previous owner has labeled the channels The blue dot on the right end of the bottom row on the lower module in my photos is very slightly damaged so that it does not look quite right. There is a little of what looks like white paint on one of the power cords. All of the little red lights are working. The boxes have a few dings and a little soil that you can get an idea of in my photos. One of the two Styrofoam holders in one of the boxes had two large cracks in it that I glued together. It should work fine to protect the module. The 4 Styrofoam holders in both boxes have a few dings in them. The serial numbers of the modules have been written on the boxes. Otherwise, my photos should give you a good idea of the general condition of the modules and their boxes.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Tama @ 16 August 2011, Comments Off

“Condition: Appear to be in excellent, like-new condition for it’s age and shows little use. If it weren’t for the tape on a couple of switches I would guess this is brand new. Very clean throughout. Pictures tell the story. Both units are contained in a rugged road case on wheels. Note one switch handle is broken at bottom left, clearly shown in pics. Switch still operates. Units power up (lights come on). I have no way to test this and have no idea how to use it. SOLD AS-IS. Not sure of the age but believe it to be from the 70s. ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Tama @ 19 July 2011, Comments Off

“RARE TAMA TECHSTAR TS-206 VINTAGE ANALOG DRUM ELECTRONIC VOICE MODULE
LIKE NEW
POTS ARE PERFECT, NOT SCRATCHY AT ALL!!!
MADE IN JAPAN IN THE 80′S
2 CHANNELS: TOM1 & TOM2

PER EACH CHANNEL:
KNOBS: SENSITIVITY, ATTACK, DECAY, NOISE, BEND, TUNE, TONE/NOISE, EMPHASIS, LEVEL
MEMORY MANUAL SWITCH, TRIGGER STATUS LIGHT,

POWER ON BUTTON,

BACK PANNEL:
PER CHANNEL:
PAD TRIGGER IN, EXT. TRIGGER IN, EACH OUT

MASTER OUT” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Tama @ 21 June 2011, Comments Off


The TS204 is a two channel percussion brain with one analog synthesizer channel and one analog clap channel. This is the inexpensive way to get both the Boss Percussion Synthesizer and Clap pedals–the circuits and controls are the same. The TS204 is an ideal expander for the Roland TR-606, giving you an 808-style clap and a drum synth channel capable of huge bass drum sounds or Synare-style filtered snare sounds.

This unit is in MINT cosmetic condition and works 100% perfectly. It comes with its original box and manual.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Tama @ 07 June 2011, Comments Off

“Up for auction or sale here is my used Tama Techstar TS-204 electronic drum module. Synth and Clap it is in perfect working order and very clean.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Tama @ 17 May 2011, Comments Off

“Up for auction or sale here is my used Tama Techstar TS-206 electronic drum module. Tom-1 & Tom-2 it is in perfect working order and very clean.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Tama @ 03 May 2011, Comments Off

“this vintage item is used
this unit has some scratches from rack use
a pretty cool piece for 80′s music” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Tama @ 05 April 2011, Comments Off

“This is a used Tama drum module used vintage old as is missing 4 knobs. It powers up but we have not tested it. Looks fine and again missing 4 knobs but the potentiometer is there recessed but now broken off. Selling as is.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Tama @ 15 March 2011, Comments Off

“Hi there.Up for sale is a vintage Tama Techstar Tam 500 electronic drumset.

This unit is in perfect working condition.Cosmetically Ok with a few scratches and rubs.The heads are dented but have no holes.The voice module is in perfect working condition and all pots work

All clamps are present and accounted for only thing missing is one wingnut for one of the small pads.Everything in the pictures are included as follows

4 small pads;Larger bass pad and the voice module.There is no stand or patch cords that come with this.Uses standard mono patch cords.The module of course has the power cord still attatched and has not been altered .Still has the ground intact.

If you are looking at this ad you probably know already what this unit will do but if not.Check the internet and see if this is what you are after.There are many sites that give specs and descriptions of these drums.

I received this on a trade and hooked it up jjust to make sure everything works and it works 100%.These are really not my thing so can’t give much information on it so research is up to you.

Was made in Japan in 1986.Can get some really cool sounds out of this

Unit has 5 different trigger areas.Snare;Tom 1;Tom 2;Tom 3 and Bass.Has 7 different adjustments.Sensativity;attack;decay;noise;bend;tune and tone/noise.Each trigger has it’s own level adjustment” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Tama @ 08 February 2011, Comments Off

“Tama Techstar Drum Module
TS204 Model

VINTAGE 80s SYNTH /
HAND CLAP MODULE
MADE IN JAPAN!!!

-Rackmount (2 Spaces)
-Synth / Clap Module
-Electronic Voice
-Modulation / Tone Bend / Tune / Reverb
-Cont.Tone / Noise Bend / Triangle-Square Cont.
-Mono Mix Out
-Voice Outputs
-110 Volt A/C
-Power Cord (attached)

In like new condition, works great, you are bidding on the actual item pictured” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Tama @ 09 November 2010, Comments Off

“Huge versatile Tama drum machine – 7 rack spaces. Works great, cosmetics are VG with light rack rash, light scratches top bottom sides back, one scratch left-side front about half way up as depicted. The only reason why I’m selling is because I no longer have rack space for this monster machine. Hard to get at the outs on the top, isn’t it? I’m including a 1/4″ TS HOSA patchbay to solve this problem, together with a 36″ 8-pair HOSA cable. I cut off one side of the 1/4″ ends and soldered on 90 degree 1/4″ connectors to take up less rack space.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Tama @ 19 October 2010, Comments Off

“TAMA TECHSTAR TS 306 Electronic Drum Voice module. Everything works fine. It has usual nicks and scrapes see pics. Top Memory/Manual Switch broken off on channel 1, it still works.” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Tama @ 07 September 2010, Comments Off

“Up For SALE! A Tama TechStar TAM500 Drum Module

Super Rare & Super Clean in perfect working order!

I have went through & throughly TESTED each & every Trigger

Input, Each Trigger Output, & Headphone Output,

& Every Knob & Everything works PERFECTLY!

LED’s Burn Bright. Vintage Closet Classic Condition!

All labels and Company Info, Serial Sticker, Original Cord still intacted!

This has a Huge Sound!” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.

Tama @ 27 July 2010, Comments Off

“Up for sale is a super rare and great Tama Techstar TSQ1000 sequencer and the matching TS505 drum synth to go with it. DO NOT underestimate this drum synth! It surely runs circles around the tr808 and 909… as it can do those classic sounds and allot more. There is lots of info online about the TS505. This combo lets you step sequence the TS505 in the same fashion as you would sequence the TR808. All cables to hook the two machines together are included! ” Auction ended. Click here to browse on eBay.