Do you mean the new shells, John? Red Menace speculated that the new lugs are undersized, and I was pointing out (maybe clumsily) that they may not be undersized at all, but cast to the old specs, so that they would work well as vintage replacements.Rogers shells of the 1960s were 1/8" below call size in diameter.
What is the source of information that claims these shells are undersized?
Exactly! Well summed up.Do you mean the new shells, John? Red Menace speculated that the new lugs are undersized, and I was pointing out (maybe clumsily) that they may not be undersized at all, but cast to the old specs, so that they would work well as vintage replacements.
Other dimensional changes (hoops, shell diameter) might be responsible for the addition of gaskets. IOW, we don't know why the gaskets are necessary.
Well, it is and it aint.I think the nit pick is valid. It's supposed to be a recreation of a vintage drum. The drum looks great and would look even more great without a gasket.
Thanks for sharing these details, John - this type of information is important for setting expectations. Customers who might nitpick the new design, are less likely to do so if they know what they're getting. If you can't get over the changes, don't buy it. Personally, I welcome updates and improvements where they make sense. SEMS fasteners? One less washer to lose.Well, it is and it aint.
The owners didn't ask permission to build it.
And what they built is their own. This is purely a Rogers Dyna-Sonic of the 21st century. It is not a clone of a 1960s drum. I am not sure, but I believe this is a statement to those who wanted a bunch of clone snares and clone drums built. This is a real drum company. They make things.
The hoop profile is not classic Rogers. There is a wider shoulder, and more of a sloping surface down the turn to the vertical face of the bottom most flange.
The Bottom Hoop, with the snare gate is radically different from the original. Clearance to the frame is 1/16" approx. on either side. The old one was much, much wider.
Tension Rods are what they are. Same is true of internal fasteners with hex/phillips heads and integrated washers. Considering a typical set involved approx. 500 pieces ... machine screws, washers in at least three sizes lock washers, nuts, carriage bolts, etc. The integrated washer saves a crap load of time.
Dampener is highly polished ... never has one looked so good.
Throw and Butt use metric key rods to tighten the pinch.
The Oval Badge has been moved to the second panel to the right of the throw. The wrap seam has been moved to the 2nd lug left of the throw.
When you look through the vent hole, the paper tag is not directly across from it.