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Old 03-31-2019, 02:58 PM
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Default Is this normal for a Dynasonic?

Hi all. I just got a very old Rogers Dynasonic. It's the 7 line COB, 5x14. Just wanted to know if it all checks out.
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I'm wondering why the badge has no grommet and also no serial number. There's a serial number printed inside the shell which I've never seen before on a Dynasonic. Also please notice the small round knob muffler. It doesn't look like any Rogers muffler I'm familiar with. It looks more like an early Ludwig or something. There's also a number embossed on the snare bridge and what I found most interesting are the Philips head screws for the lugs. The strainer takes a flathead. It's also the later version of the clock-face strainer.
What do you guys think? Any Rogers Dynasonic owners out there?
Thank you for any comments on this.
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Old 03-31-2019, 03:01 PM
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The rest of the photos....
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Old 03-31-2019, 03:15 PM
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You have an English built Dynasonic. Excellent drum. The beavertail versions will usually have tall hoops (like yours), a first generation football shaped oval badge with no serial number or grommet, and usually a first generation Dyna snare frame. They also have that different muffler (Ajax?). The script badges are held on by pins, which were prone to breaking. Script badges are usually MIA.

I was told that some of the parts were sent over from the US and some were made in Englad. Can’t remember which.
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Old 03-31-2019, 03:29 PM
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You have an English built Dynasonic. Excellent drum. The beavertail versions will usually have tall hoops (like yours), a first generation football shaped oval badge with no serial number or grommet, and usually a first generation Dyna snare frame. They also have that different muffler (Ajax?). The script badges are held on by pins, which were prone to breaking. Script badges are usually MIA.

I was told that some of the parts were sent over from the US and some were made in Englad. Canít remember which.
You just blew my mind! I had a lacquered brass English Rogers which had beaver tail lugs and now that you mention it it did have the same strainer as this Dynasonic, but the shell was different. This Dynasonic has a very robust shell unlike the Ajax 8 lug lacquered brass and that had two holes for the script badge (script badge was missing. It was the script badge with the underline. It's weird because there's one of those pins rattling around inside the Dynasonic, but appears to have a US version script badge glued on. It doesn't have bread and butter lugs like on the UK Rogers. It has the beaver tail ones. Anyway. It's in remarkable condition. I was thinking this thing was a reissue then I found out they only reissued the wood dynas. I tell you what, I really like this snare. It sounds perfect! It's a weird one though. It's built like the US Dynasonics. I've had 4 of these over the years and this one is not much different in terms of hardware. It's just that round knob muffler that had me scratching my head. It's a nice little muffler by the way. I like it.
Thanks so much for the info. You reckon the fact that it's a UK one makes it more collectable?
Cheers.
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Old 03-31-2019, 04:17 PM
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No way! There a big D on the strainer! I just noticed that! Aw man, that's hip! I love this drum.
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Old 03-31-2019, 04:30 PM
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It is not unusual that UK dynas have beavertail lugs. Just like here, earlier ones had B&B lugs. The shell is different than US 7 liner Rogers. Maybe heavier?

I have one that I got in 1968 (that’s another story), and I think it plays better than any US built 7 liner I have owned. More body, character, and beefier.

I don’t know that the English Dynas are more collectable. Perhaps to the right person. I don’t really have a handle on what they go for when one comes up. A nice one like yours is certainly unique. Perhaps an under appreciated drum due to low numbers of them around.

Very nice acquisition!

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Old 03-31-2019, 04:59 PM
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It really does sound different to the Dynasonics I've owned in the past. It's just so nice to play and the wires dial in nicely. I'm not hearing any buzzing or rattling and the reso side is in no way choked by the frame. It's on there loose and no buzzing snares. I think the drum is maybe a bit more focused, warmer sounding than the US shell with a seriously beefy rim shot. I'd say it's more than just for rudimentary Buddy style snare drumming. I have the wires backed off a bit and it's a nice sound for straight forward back beat type grooves. It plays great over the entire surface of the head. I really like it. I can't see that weld line like the Dynasonic has, and yes! It's heavy! Perhaps a bit more than the 5 line US one, but it's heard to know. I think there's more metal on the UK one with those hoops and that shell is a thick gauge.
I'm really digging this drum. Thanks for the info, Powertone!
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Old 03-31-2019, 05:05 PM
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It is not unusual that UK dynas have beavertail lugs. Just like here, earlier ones had B&B lugs. The shell is different than US 7 liner Rogers. Maybe heavier?

I have one that I got in 1968 (thatís another story), and I think it plays better than any US built 7 liner I have owned. More body, character, and beefier.

I donít know that the English Dynas are more collectable. Perhaps to the right person. I donít really have a handle on what they go for when one comes up. A nice one like yours is certainly unique. Perhaps an under appreciated drum due to low numbers of them around.

Very nice acquisition!
I can't comment on the US 7 liners as I've never owned one, but I heard they had a thinner shell than the later 5 liner. When I knew I was buying a 7 liner I was expecting a thinner shell. Not the case with the UK 7 liners. This thing is built like a tank.
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Old 03-31-2019, 05:36 PM
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Here's a better look at the shell.
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