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Old 12-23-2009, 12:54 AM
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Default Vintage Rogers drums

Does anyone know what the finish on the inside of Vintage rogers drums look like?


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Old 12-23-2009, 01:15 AM
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I think it depends on what era, My Rogers has a grey speck painted finish. It's a '76 Londoner VI.





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Every Rogers kit I've ever seen inside of was the grey granitone finish. Check out Bobby Chiasson's Drum Farm: http://www.drumfarm.com/ This guy's got the goods. Hard core Rogers collector.
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Old 12-23-2009, 07:34 PM
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During the middle to late 60s the cleveland rogers were a solid gray, the covington/Dayton were the speckled gray, which I believe was also used at the Fullerton plant....at least for the script logo drums

I have no clue about the Big R stuff....after my time.
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:15 AM
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Late 50s, Bread and Butter Lugs, Black, Cleveland Tags
Early 60s, Bread and Butter Lugs, Solid Gray, Cleveland Tags
1963-66, Beavertail Lugs, Solid Gray, Cleveland Tags
1966-67, Solid Gray, Dayton Tags
1968-69, Speckled Gray, Dayton Tags
1969-1975, Speckled Gray, Fullerton Tags (including 9/72 tagged drums 73-75)
1976-1979, Speckled Gray, No Tags, Big R foil badge
1979-1984, Clear Interior, No Tag, Big R foil badge, XP8 Eight Ply Maple.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:49 AM
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I've come across a nice looking set of Rogers Holiday advertised as from 60's...24 14 18 and rewrapped...I've looked at a few sites to learn more about Rogers but not finding answers...Logo is the "Rogers" script...Can anyone tell me:

- What type of wood is used in Holiday series from that era and what is thickness...
- Is Holiday Rogers top, mid or bottom line...
- For 24 14 18 what would a good price be...
- In your experience, How do they sound...

Not much info on the website they're on and this shop is on other side of country from me...Any advice - suggestions would be greatly appreciated...I'm looking for vintage kit that I can use off and on for home and possibly gigs...Thank you...
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:45 AM
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Rogers Holiday were top shelf drums in the 1960s. The BEST drums. Holiday was Rogers top line, followed by Tower, both lines used the same shells, the difference being the tower series used a clubdate lug design.

Holiday shells prior to 1963 were three ply jasper shells with reinforcement rings. In early 1963, Rogers changed to a three ply with reinforcement rings keller m-p-m shell with double cut edges. Also in 1963, the Beavertail lug. By mid 1964 this changed to a keller five ply, mpmpm shell with reinforcing rings, double cut edges, and a 1/16th inch bearing edge. These drums had flat gray interiors and bore the Cleveland Ohio paper tag. Dayton tagged drums were identical in every way. Holidays were produced up to 1970 when Rogers moved to Fullerton CA, and the name was phased out and POWERTONE began to be used,

Rewrapped... always an issue. Collectability is greatly affected by that. As also price. In this economy, with collector grade sets available between 1 and 2 thousand dollars, a rewrapped player should be in the 500 dollar range, depending on condition

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I dont play DW.

1966 Rogers Holiday, Cleveland Dayton Transition kit, five ply shells, 20-12-14-16, 1963 Cleveland Holiday three ply snare 5x14.

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I think it depends on what era, My Rogers has a grey speck painted finish. It's a '76 Londoner VI.





Hope this helps.
Hey, nice kit! Don't see those too often! Cheers! Londoner VI !
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Hi, I also have that same gray finish on the inside of the mid 70s rogers londoner VI set I play.
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Hi, I also have that same gray finish on the inside of the mid 70s rogers londoner VI set I play.
Nice looking kit badder, is that a re-wrap?

Looks like we both have a very similar configuration!!
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:56 AM
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Thanks Tropellor, no its the original wrap. I actually just spent a little over 12 hours cleaning the shells and chrome on them. My dad was in a band back in the 70s and 80s so he purchased them and most of the cymbals in picture back then. But over time he stopped playing and I have taken them over. I also have his first set that he gave to me, some Whitehalls in Tigereye finsh. He got those for Christmas in 1969. I have the bottom rims on the the two toms because I'm starting the task of cleaning those now.
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Old 01-07-2011, 10:50 AM
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Those tiger eye Whitehalls was my 1st set I got in the '70's...loved them drums...I use a vintage Rogers Holiday set at band practice it has the red speckle wrap and the grey inside with specs and re-rings.... they still have the holiday tags inside the shells...I need to re do the edges though on the 2 mounted toms and though I have done my own snare I'm a little scared to touch these....may have a pro do them but the 24" bass sounds awesome...
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Old 01-07-2011, 02:19 PM
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If you can NOT touch the bearing edges except to do a repair........ you would be better off.
If they are so bad they have to be recut, find someone who knows what Rogers Drums were, who is not just another idiot with a router table.

The 18 inch butcher block floor tom is 1978 with a five ply shell, gray interior.
The set..... if the 16 is original to the set, is between 1976 and 78. The 16 floor tom has fullerton swivo mounts. The 18 has Fullerton Memrilock. Assuming of course the mounts on the 16 have not been changed out to Swivo from memrilock.
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Old 07-07-2015, 04:18 AM
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Default Re: Vintage Rogers drums

Rogers are great drums. Those 3 ply maple shells are to die for and the hardware was well designed. Only issue on the pre-64 kits really were the beautiful Bread & butter lugs that take alot of strain and weren't really up to the task. This is an area where Ludwig was superior. But they can be fixed. I'm currently working on a glass-fibre inner shell that the original simply slips over and is attached by the tension rods
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