Rogers single pedal

Skacatz

Senior Member
I just bought a grab bag of items off of Craigslist for cheap. Some of the stuff is nice and some not so nice. I got a Rogers, chain drive, single pedal. It looks like a modern day pedal, not like the really old stuff out of the 60's or 70's. It seems to be heavy duty and very smooth. I'm not sure what I have here. I thought Rogers no longer made equipment. Could be that I don't know what I'm talking about.

Any info would be appreciated.
 

Skacatz

Senior Member
I'll work on figuring out how to do that. It might take me a little while though so just keep an eye out.
 

Skacatz

Senior Member
It doesn't resemble either of those. Honestly it looks a lot like the Gibraltar pedal I have that is 5 or 6 years old. The name Rogers doesn't appear to be stamped on it anywhere, there is a Rogers label affixed to the topside of the footboard.

I'll keep working on that picture.
 

harryconway

Platinum Member
Currently, Rogers is owned by Yamaha (as far as I know), and Yamaha doesn't seem to be doing anything with the name. Hopefully they will, at some point in time. Before that, Gibson owned Rogers, and it stands to figure that Gibson wouldn't be in the drum pedal business, but simple bought a generic Japanese/Chinese pedal and put a Rogers sticker on it.
 

Skacatz

Senior Member
Thanks for the information so far. It seems to be a sturdy, smooth pedal at least as good as my Gibraltar pedal.

I'm not the most computer savvy guy around, but I have a girl in my office that promises to show me how to download and post pictures. Once she does that I'll post one. I'm curious to know more about the pedal and with the wealth of knowledge on this board someone is bound to know.

Thanks
 

Kurdatz

Junior Member
The real Rogers line, the ones made in Ohio, was discontinued in the mid 80's. I want to say 86. The name was bought by several different companies, the latest being Yamaha, which is issuing out their starter kits or Yamaha seconds under the Rogers name. These are NOT the same quality kits that were made in the 60's 70's and 80's.

The Rogers pedal you are talking about may indeed be a Rogers chain drive, but one made from the Yamaha line since most of the original Rogers pedals were driven by a leather strap, especially the Swivo-matic pedals.

I really hope Yamaha pulls their head out and decides to do something with that line. Rogers were LEGENDARY drums in their day with inovations like the Dynasonic and Powertones snares, memri-loc hardware, swivo-matic pedals and the list goes on. They were true innovators for a company that was around for such a short time.

I own a Rogers kit and a Dynasonic snare and when I play it, people in the crowd always come up and ask, "what is that snare drum you're playing? It's sounds incredible!"
 
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