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Forum: Drums 04-22-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Rogers Holiday and Powertones kits

Very nice drums. Absolutely top of the line back in the day. And still..... they need take no back seat to anything.
Forum: Drums 04-14-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Rogers Holiday and Powertones kits

The Paper Tag on the inside.
At the same time this transition happened, the Powertone snare drum also became Power Tone.

Power Tone is the same drum in 1970 and Holiday was in 1968 Both are five...
Forum: Drums 04-12-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Identify Rogers kit

Steel Gray Ripple is a beautiful color.
As for the BD, the damage has pretty much been done. Convert it over and play it proudly.

I have a Steel Gray Ripple set with Beavertail lugs. My 14x14...
Forum: Drums 04-11-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Identify Rogers kit

Numbers on your drum are closer to 1960. If you google for Rogers Owners Forum, you will find instructions for reinforcing the BB lugs. A full restoration is possible with the exception of the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: NorCal Percussionsts Thread

Stockton here. The crap hole of the west coast.

Rogers Drums
Forum: Drums 03-14-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Where do you shop online for vintage gear?

Almost EVERYTHING is going to be at least $100.00 more than you want to spend.

It is a conspiracy.
Forum: Drums 03-12-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 482
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Where do you shop online for vintage gear?

There has to be a Slingerland FB group.
Forum: Drums 03-12-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,464
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Snare Drum made from Seamless Stainless Steel Pipe

Have you calculated for Tension Rod Splay? With the Lugs on a circumference slightly greater than where the tension rod holes will be......
they might not align correctly.
Forum: Drums 03-03-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: More $$ than drums, I guess

Nice Gretsch.

Lynn does nice work.
Forum: Drums 03-02-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Rogers dynasonic snare drum

Puresound Vintage, Dyna-Sonic 1416....... everywhere online.
Forum: Drums 03-02-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,140
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Got hustled, any input apreciated

There is a facebook Rogers Drums group. Parts are available. The rest of it.. yes. If the wrap is cracked up.... rewrapping isn't cheap.
Forum: Drums 03-02-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,140
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Got hustled, any input apreciated

Then you would have two crap sets.

150 is a great price on the Blue Onyx. Expect to spend another 300 on restoration with correct parts. If you drill holes in them for those damnable pipe...
Forum: Drums 03-01-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Rogers dynasonic snare drum

Everything posted above are Dyna-Sonic.......... This is a SuperTen from the Big R era. SuperTen from the oval badge era will have an Oval Badge stating SuperTen. The difference in the shell is...
Forum: Drums 03-01-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Rogers dynasonic snare drum

PM answered. Funny thing, I own and posted two drums within the same time frame and serial number ranges. They are identical. Except the Badge.
Forum: Drums 03-01-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Rogers dynasonic snare drum

1975 seen the introduction of the Big R badge. Initial drums were built on Oval badge shells remaining in stock prior to delivery of new shells with the design modifications for the new Badge. This...
Forum: Drums 03-01-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Rogers dynasonic snare drum

1964 Seven Line 5x14. Serial 3689. Seven Line, Beavertail Lug drums will be found between Serial numbers 2800-11000 .. give or take a few numbers. High quality .... this is the golden age. These...
Forum: Drums 03-01-2015, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Rogers dynasonic snare drum

The answer to your primary question must be no. One is not necessarily better than the other.
I currently own 15 Rogers Dyna-Sonic snare drums. The earliest is unplayable. The lugs are cracked....
Forum: Drums 02-26-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Snare problems

How many turns?

And when do you start counting turns?
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,081
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: For those who play at church or not.

I read the first paragraph. Could not continue. Something starting out that stupid can only get worse.

I played in church for about 34 years. I played in churches that would seat 75 and sweaty to...
Forum: Drums 02-22-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,140
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Got hustled, any input apreciated

I know Rogers pretty good and I don't know what you bought. R-360 and R-380 had rectangular badges. They weren't high end when new. The drums with the same designation and oval badges from the...
Forum: Drums 02-21-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,072
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Help me understand the reason behind dynasonics and DW's new snare mechanism

Send them to me, depending on condition, I might even pay shipping.
Forum: General Discussion 02-15-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,075
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Drums as an investment?

Anything you buy and have to hoard is not a good investment in the long run. A great deal on a piece of real estate isn't necessarily a great investment.

If you are building for a retirement....
Forum: Drums 02-10-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,072
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Help me understand the reason behind dynasonics and DW's new snare mechanism

Quite a few Dyna-Sonics floating around missing the frame because someone "wasn't impressed" or just didn't take the time to learn the drum. Even a few of the wood ones have been found to have snare...
Forum: General Discussion 02-09-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: Tuning woes

Set the head level finger tight. If you do this right, it will all be good.

Since I don't know what threads you have.... in 1/2 turns. Using standard cross lug tensioning, put 1 1/2 turns on...
Forum: General Discussion 02-08-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,778
Posted By JohnPloughman
Re: end of guitar centre?

Phoenix has way too many guitar centers. I have to drive 40 miles for one and I live in a city of 300,000.
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