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Old 11-04-2018, 10:58 AM
idrum4fun idrum4fun is online now
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I just became aware of this very unusual and rare Rogers kit being offered for sale on eBay. After reading the entire ad, they seem legitimate to me!

Thoughts?

Here's the link... https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rogers-1964-seven-piece-double-bass-set-in-Black-Diamond-Pearl/192711538355?hash=item2cde80b6b3:g:uncAAOSwDYxbtZZ J:rk:62f:0

-Mark

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Old 11-04-2018, 11:25 AM
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Been listed for a while. Probs a negative on the custom bass size and the toms are 13's rather than 12's - 16" + 20" FT's not ideal. Snare's where it's at, IMO.
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Old 11-04-2018, 12:35 PM
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Been listed for a while. Probs a negative on the custom bass size and the toms are 13's rather than 12's - 16" + 20" FT's not ideal. Snare's where it's at, IMO.
Hobbs!

I wasn't aware this had been previously listed. Yes, dual 13" toms definitely not as popular as dual 12" toms. Still, there's no denying that those custom bass drums would have been way ahead of their time. The original owner seems to have been a fairly progressive drummer!

-Mark
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Old 11-04-2018, 03:53 PM
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Default Re: Calling all Rogers Experts!

the owner of this belongs to a Rogers group I belong to
I'll hit him up

he told the story behind it there but I don't remember
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Old 11-04-2018, 06:20 PM
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It is a nice piece of historic Rogers work. It's particularly interesting from the point of view of the overall custom set-up and the bass drums, in particular. It seems as if the owner might have been influenced by early Louis Bellson setups that had power from deep bass drums and also used double 13" toms. Of course, that center floor tom Bellson used is even more radical.
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Old 11-04-2018, 11:19 PM
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Dan!

Excellent picture! And, yes, I also have a feeling that LB played an influence in this kit!

-Mark
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:17 AM
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any time a sale ad relies on a 1,000 word essay, it raises flags

for me, anyway

"they're the amazing-est!! but i want them gone!!

ok, then
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Old 11-05-2018, 09:49 AM
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Just curious.
Wouldn't the bass drums be easily converted from 18x20 floor?

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Old 11-05-2018, 11:52 AM
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Just curious.
Wouldn't the bass drums be easily converted from 18x20 floor?

Wayne
Hi Wayne!

Technically, yes, they could be converted. Still, I think what we have here is a custom ordered kit where the bass drum shells were originally used for floor toms. The shells were custom drilled to turn them into bass drums. I have no doubt that quite a bit of custom work went on at the Covington factory!

-Mark
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:20 PM
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Hi Wayne!

Technically, yes, they could be converted. Still, I think what we have here is a custom ordered kit where the bass drum shells were originally used for floor toms. The shells were custom drilled to turn them into bass drums. I have no doubt that quite a bit of custom work went on at the Covington factory!

-Mark
Yeah, I don't know about that. Seems to me to be a straight up custom order on the bass drums - nothing converted. Been wrong before. The 20" DEPTH is definitely very odd as most BD's are 14" or 16". At 20" those are some well hung bass drums!
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