more than 15 years of use for the snare, and three or four years for kits (900 series and 1000 series (fastlocks more)) I played a lot of stuff before (well over a hundred, the less would be the depth of drums, not really necessary to spread apart the lens of camphor;
for what is the price in 1985 a "WP 900" kit (5 drums, hardware) store cost 7450 francs, or around € 1,100, or two times the Smic, which we would grosso modo to 2200 € in 2013
it was well worth;
a sum, still;
Not easy to get information on this Japanese brand early 80's, basically three models: a fepos the drums lauan plywood, rhodo, generic copies of Pearl shells export carrier toms "the Pearl" tube coming within barrel, not very glamorous;
a more efficient model probably not acoustically, but with custom, very angular and shells marked with the name ASAMA in full, within the barrel granita (painting genre Tama "zola coat")
a model (or more) upscale ranavouère with previous, certainly prior to these, with shells curves logotée abbreviation Asama (a volcano in erection), the barrels made of a multilayered wood stranger approaching the birch or eucalyptol, with African mahogany veneer finish (red at least) inside and a great burr veneer camphor "bookmatch" Glossee for the "ply finish." the varnish is a damn who resents the contradiction at the slightest frotture, any pet, it crumbles and leaves a white mark, and it sucks, the hard of these series is good panzer-type (tube suspension toms are 3mm thick steel tube; Zyva) and attachments are the FASTLOCK type very beefy;! I saw pass a box of 14x8 "and a kit with a Japanese maple ply finish drawing fine stained red and Glosse shells curves.
basically it could amount to the BLX / superstar; drums are well made, well bonded, perfectly round, chamfers are rounded on the outer third with 45 ° internal wave; chrome are OK, good kikit his poppa, what, what else to say?
the most notable achievement of this firm was undoubtedly a snare 14 "x8" (my "main" for a good fifteen years) finish "camphor burl", with the parallel trigger Tama KG, and we meet quite often, much more than his little sister in 6.5 "shells 10 double rods, Trigger KG. brave beast too.