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rogerslover
12-29-2011, 06:57 PM
i know that the r360 i have is a 1967 double soul but out of the colors that it comes in, the color i have is not listed my father thinks that it was custom ordered. the color i have is like a green oyster. does anyone know this

Pocket-full-of-gold
12-29-2011, 10:11 PM
I'm sure someone will know.......but pics would help a bunch.

rogerslover
12-30-2011, 03:34 AM
i will get some up eventually but still trying to find out been talking with people who know a lot more than me about rogers cause i wasn't borne yet

73Rogers
12-30-2011, 05:19 PM
R360 is definitely not from '67.
They came out as a lower-cost Rogers in the early 80's, I know they are in the 83 catalog - they came in a black finish.
There's also a R380 series that are shown in that catalog in a wood grain finish.

caddywumpus
12-30-2011, 09:52 PM
R360 is definitely not from '67.
They came out as a lower-cost Rogers in the early 80's, I know they are in the 83 catalog - they came in a black finish.
There's also a R380 series that are shown in that catalog in a wood grain finish.

I had a 360 a few years back. It was your typical made overseas entry-level kit, wrapped and manufactured quickly. In all of the research I did, I found they were made in the late 70s as a cheap Rogers kit. Last year I found out that there are some 360 kits that were made MUCH earlier, made of maple, and wrapped in bizarre finishes. I had sold my kit by then, of course, so I didn't care to press further with the questioning, but I have seen 2 maple 360 kits. Can't find much info online about them...gotta talk to a Rogers expert.

73Rogers
12-30-2011, 10:25 PM
I stand corrected.
I found this page (http://books.google.com/books?id=Snb5FKut-rIC&pg=PA176&lpg=PA176&dq=Rogers+double+soul+kit&source=bl&ots=HOBD4q21YF&sig=O24AN5CgftAfxlxOG1Lv-eZrVeY&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Eyv-TtbdN8PX0QH1zdWCAg&ved=0CCgQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Rogers%20double%20soul%20kit&f=false)
which says they were made by Yamaha starting in '68. I didn't think they came until around '79.

The OP should definitely post some pics.

IDDrummer
12-31-2011, 12:00 AM
Glad you found that excerpt from the Rogers book - I knew they were available in the 70's because my parents/grandparents bought one for me in 1976, and it was second hand then. Mine was marine pearl, 20" BD, 12" rack tom, 16" FT, 14" snare. It was just like the first one pictured in the link, except for finish.

Wish I still had it - it sounded really good and was well made!

Edit - I also owned an R380 kit purchased new in the early '80s, one of the "second generation" kits, and it was a completely different animal. The wrap was of poor quality and bubbled, the hardware was cheesy, and the shells were of some cheap wood like luan. Clearly an entry level kit. I sold that kit to a friend for a fair price, and he actually still has it, though it's in storage. They actually sounded OK, but were not in the same class as the R360 kit.

rogerslover
01-01-2012, 03:19 AM
stop complaining and help me out please

Pocket-full-of-gold
01-01-2012, 03:40 AM
stop complaining and help me out please

Help yourself out and post some pics.

tamadrm
01-01-2012, 08:04 PM
i know that the r360 i have is a 1967 double soul but out of the colors that it comes in, the color i have is not listed my father thinks that it was custom ordered. the color i have is like a green oyster. does anyone know this

The catalog lists black oyster and blue oyster pearl wraps available for the double soul kit in 67.Its quite possible that the blue oyster pearl wrap has faded over time to a greenish color,similar to Ludwig blue oyster pearl.Over time that wrap also made by Danmar, sometimes faded to a greenish color.

Since the R360/380 kits were made by Yamaha and imported,I highly doubt that you could custom order them.These drums were not made by Rogers.

Post some pics if you can.

Steve B

tamadrm
01-01-2012, 08:09 PM
stop complaining and help me out please

I did help you out....and unless that was an attempt at humor,you really need to be a bit more congenial when asking for help here.

Steve B

rogerslover
01-02-2012, 02:28 AM
my father said that you could custom order drums from rogers and he got the drum set in the 70s and it was green and it was green when the orig owner got it

tamadrm
01-02-2012, 07:52 PM
From Rogers yes,but not the R-360/380 line.Like I said,they were imported,and made by Yamaha,and there was no custom option available.I also have never seen green oyster pearl on any drum.Please post some pics.

Steve B