Those are Artstar Customs which have thicker tom shells than the Artstar (1mm to be exact), and are all Canadian Maple shells as opposed to the Cordia and Birch shells.
The Artstar Maple Customs were introduced in 1994 and were produced until 2002.
Your pictures indicate it has the Piano Black finish. There are a couple of things that seem odd to me about this set. The first being the hoops in the picture are triple flange and the AS Customs were only offered with die cast hoops and the other is the bass drum claw hooks should be cast (can't tell from this picture if they are or are not) and should not have wings on them.
When you are able post a close up picture of the bass drum claw hook assembly if you would.[/quote]
Hey Der Trommler, sorry it took months to get back with pics. Half the lugs on the drum have wings, the others don't. Also, all the rims are triple flanged. Maybe the guy swapped them out at some time. Do you think it would be better to put die cast hoops on the drums? Thanks Larry http://www.drumsetconnect.com/drum-f...ms113-475.html