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Old 06-10-2019, 11:48 PM
wayne wayne is offline
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Default 14" Rogers floor tom value

Rare...true, but worth 900-1100 bucks?..would you pay that because you need to complete your kit, or because it sounds like no other floor tom?
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:53 AM
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Default Re: 14" Rogers floor tom value

Maybe,,,,It could happen
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:34 AM
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Rare...true, but worth 900-1100 bucks?..would you pay that because you need to complete your kit, or because it sounds like no other floor tom?
Hi Wayne!

Not too many years ago, Rogers 14" floor toms, or even those from all the other US companies, were easily selling for the price you mentioned. Condition and color had a lot to do with pricing. I've seen prices going down year after year. It wasn't long ago where a Rogers 14x14, in blue sparkle, sold for only $435. I really wanted to add it to my Headliner kit, but kept hesitating and lost out on the auction. I ended up spending much more than that to convert a 12x15 Rogers tenor drum to a floor tom. Of course, the newer blue glass glitter isn't the same as the Rogers wrap! As to sound, I really prefer 15" floor toms to 14". I even added a Slingerland 14x14 to my 1967 kit, but wasn't crazy about the sound. Ended up selling it! If I was more into higher jazz tuning, I'm sure I'd be happy with a 14" floor tom!

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Old 06-11-2019, 09:38 AM
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Default Re: 14" Rogers floor tom value

A thousand bucks for a floor tom? Do the sellers think that DW is not the only brand that can get away with that? (sarcasm mode fully in effect)
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:43 AM
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Default Re: 14" Rogers floor tom value

For that money, it would have to be extremely rare wrap in perfect condition. Even then, only to the right buyer needing a one off kind to complete his set.

Check SOLD listing on ebay and see any listing for reference to real world pricing.
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Old 06-11-2019, 11:49 PM
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Default Re: 14" Rogers floor tom value

If you’re referencing the black 14” floor tom I have listed on this site, my asking price of $900 is just to break even with what I paid for it. Being from 1960, with the Jasper-made shell and rounded bearing edges gives the drum more value than a mid 60’s 14” floor tom. It’s an expensive drum.

The prices for the beaver tail ones from the mid 60’s have varied quite a bit, depending on wrap and condition. They’re all over the place.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:59 AM
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Just because you paid ridiculous money for a single drum does not mean that that there will be people lined up to take it off your hands for equally ridiculous money. Don't get me wrong. I love Rogers drums from the 1960s. My first professional-quality gigging drum set was a 1961 Holiday outfit that I ordered from Foster's Music in Hammond, Indiana. I chose each of the four drums and designated the locations on the 14x20 bass drum for each of the Swivomatic fixtures for the 8x12 tom, the disappearing cymbal arm, AND the matching 5x14 Holiday snare drum. But, if I still owned this wonderful Black Diamond Pearl Rogers set, and if I wanted to add a 14x14 floor tom next to the existing 16x16 floor tom, I would never consider paying over $500 for that drum. It can be done. If one cannot be found, there are beaters out there that can be rewrapped and otherwise spiffed up to be that desired drum.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:44 PM
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Just because you paid ridiculous money for a single drum does not mean that that there will be people lined up to take it off your hands for equally ridiculous money. Don't get me wrong. I love Rogers drums from the 1960s. My first professional-quality gigging drum set was a 1961 Holiday outfit that I ordered from Foster's Music in Hammond, Indiana. I chose each of the four drums and designated the locations on the 14x20 bass drum for each of the Swivomatic fixtures for the 8x12 tom, the disappearing cymbal arm, AND the matching 5x14 Holiday snare drum. But, if I still owned this wonderful Black Diamond Pearl Rogers set, and if I wanted to add a 14x14 floor tom next to the existing 16x16 floor tom, I would never consider paying over $500 for that drum. It can be done. If one cannot be found, there are beaters out there that can be rewrapped and otherwise spiffed up to be that desired drum.
I never claimed there will be people lined up to pay "ridiculous money" for my drum. I never said that. I said I'm selling it at that price to break even. That's it. Just because you think I'm asking a lot does not mean someone else thinks I'm asking a lot. People have their own prices attached to whatever drum they would like to purchase. I personally valued this drum highly, which is why I paid what I paid for it.

You're correct. There are beater drums that you can find for much less that can be altered to fit what you're looking for. You are exactly right. Many people do that. Many others drop more on an original. There is no wrong answer to this, my friend.

What I've learned here is that you think I'm asking too much. Cool. I also learned you would not spend over $500 on a 14" floor tom. Cool. I won't sell my drum to you.

Have a nice day
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Old 06-13-2019, 01:36 AM
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Default Re: 14" Rogers floor tom value

The price is the owner's to decide. If you don't think it is worth that, do not buy it. I personally find it easier to sell something for less than the asking price as opposed to asking more than the asking price later. It is worth what someone will pay for it.
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Old 06-13-2019, 06:37 AM
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Wow! Way to go guys. Nice of you to help a fellow drum brother sell a drum. Ha! This whole price discussion thing gets very boring. Sellers can ask whatever they want. No need to step all over someone’s sales efforts.

Ploughman said it best. “Maybe,,,it could happen.”

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