Originally Posted by JohnPloughman
The Rogers eight lug Powertone and Tower snare drums were at the top of the heap during the 1960s. Two of the absolute best eight lug snare drums that could be bought … by any maker.
Shallow wide bed, modern edges. Sensitivity to the edge of the drum. Wide tuning range, an excellent choice by many. From 1962-72 approximately 40,000 total units produced. Sizes were 5 inch, 6.5 inch x 14... in wood and Chrome over brass.
Current values range from
200-300 for a COB 5x14
450-700 for a COB 6.5x14
450-1200 for a wood version in either size, depending on condition, color, size.
By many who play and or collect vintage Rogers drums of the period, the Powertone is their preferred snare drum. The Tower does not fall far behind.
An excellent choice in a vintage, high quality snare drum.
Fantastic collection, beautiful drums. I thought a COB 5x14 actually was worth more than that, but I haven't really looked for some time.