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Old 04-25-2014, 04:18 PM
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Cool Re: Rogers Classmate snare

Originally Posted by DanoDrums View Post
Hello anyone!

When I was 13 or 14 years old my mother and I went to a yardsale in my hometown one early Saturday morning and I came across a box of old drums a woman was selling. There was a snare drum, snare drum stand and various cymbals and parts to go along with it.
I asked her how much and she said $6 so I bought the box and took it home. Inside I discovered that the snare drum was quite old and had a Rogers badge with an eagle on it. It was in quite nice shape but had a few little bits of dust and rust so I cleaned it up.
I never used the snare much. Basically figured I didn't want to damage something so old and cool looking. I am now 28 and have kept that Rogers snare for all these years in a nomad case safe and sound.
I now play drums in a band and recently took the snare drum out of storage and tried a little research on it. the certificate inside says "Classmate" and so I looked it up and apparently it's from the 1950s sometime. Or even perhaps early 60s. I was wondering if anyone could give me an exact year it was made and possibly a rough appraisal as to its value. It's in (I would say) 85% good shape. More or less. I will post pics. Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on this $6 sweet ass relic! Haha

I have one exactly like yours...I bought it about 5 or 6 years ago...I agree that the value isn't very much...It's just a cool drum to have in the collection though...

Sorry, I don't have any pics right now...

1976 Ludwig Mach 4 Thermogloss 26-18-14-14sn
1978 Ludwig Stainless 22-22-18-16-14-13-12 c/w 6-8-10-12-13-14-15-16-18-20-22-24 concert toms
1975 Sonor Phonic Centennials Metallic Pewter 22-16-13-12-14sn (D506)
1971 Ludwig Classic Bowling Ball OBP 22-16-14-13
1960's Stewart Peacock Pearl 20-16-12-14sn
1980`s Ludwig Coliseum Piano Black 8x14 snare
1973 Rogers Superten 5x14 & 6.5x14 COS snares
1970`s John Grey Capri Aquamarine Sparkle 5x14 snare
1941 Ludwig & Ludwig Super 8x14 snare
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