Do you know who owns them now? On the Rogers website there’s timeline of ownership of the assets that ends with Yamaha in 2006, then skips to 2017 saying Rogers is reborn. It doesn’t say by whom. Just curious about how the reissues came to be.Yamaha does not own Rogers.
Not gonna lie, those are some sweet bearing edges...and the interior looks nice too.They are built here … Parts come, drums are built. Edges cut, wrap applied, lacquers applied, holes are drilled. Parts are installed, Heads put on, tuned, boxed, and shipped. Here. Shells are pretty nice. Buy one. Take it apart.
Absolutely. Of course you can. I have two drums made on the same day, same size, serial numbers are sequential. Same heads, same tuning, and anyone can hear a difference. I have also played Dyna-Sonics for 40 years.I can hear a difference.
That stuff at half the price isn't high end. I don't care whose name is on it.There’s one available in my local Australian shop now. Price is slightly higher than a Ludwig Black Beauty.
Twice the price of most high end maple snares around here. (Yamaha, Ludwig, Gretsch, etc.)
What about the elephant in the room? The price?
$800 is steep.
The snare looks and sounds nice, but even if the components are 'new and improved', I don't see what makes this an $800 snare. The components are unique...but even if it's made in America, it couldn't possibly cost them more than $300 to make.
It seems like a Nostalgia Tax to me.
They're obviously not targeting a new audience with that price. It just seems like they're shooting themselves in the foot.
Or maybe I'm just way off, and appealing to people who grew up playing Rogers drums (who now have lots of disposable income) is a brilliant idea.
The Black Beauty is also overpriced though. Ludwig knows they can charge more because that snare is so iconic.So in Europe they cost 899 euros which is about 1005 bucks. That's the exact same price as a new Black Beauty 14x5 so I'd say it isn't overpriced especially considering how good it sounds.