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Old 04-18-2018, 05:31 PM
idrum4fun idrum4fun is online now
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Default R.O.C. Drums - Remember them?!!

If you're of a certain age (OK, I'm dating myself!) you may remember these drums from the mid-80's and offered for sale out of San Francisco. I've posted the J-11 and J-13 kits before, but just stumbled onto another J-13 in my MD magazine from April, 1985. Wow, 33 years ago! It's set up differently from the first J-13. I thought I'd scan it and post it here for all to see with fond memories. Enjoy!

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Old 04-18-2018, 06:43 PM
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I remember the ads in MD as well...

Was never tempted and never saw a kit of them in person.
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:57 AM
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I don't recall those adds specifically, but do remember large sets in that era. I still don't know how anyone can get around sets that large. You must need to be 6'-6" or taller. It's either that or you have to keep jumping up to reach them.
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:50 AM
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I don't recall those adds specifically, but do remember large sets in that era. I still don't know how anyone can get around sets that large. You must need to be 6'-6" or taller. It's either that or you have to keep jumping up to reach them.
Think of it as a workout program.
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Old 04-19-2018, 02:45 PM
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I'm 5'8". Maybe I could hit that double row of toms without getting off the throne, but definitely not the cymbals.

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Old 04-19-2018, 07:37 PM
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I do remember these ads! I thought ROC stood for "Republic Of China."
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Old 04-19-2018, 07:41 PM
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It did/does...
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:53 PM
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Wow, just what we need for those small space bar gigs! I wouldn't know what to do with all that stuff.
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Old 04-19-2018, 09:32 PM
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Here's more cool info from a past VDF thread... http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=3452

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