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Old 04-01-2018, 06:36 PM
bfulton bfulton is offline
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Default "Car in a barn'! Rogers Swivomatic pedal

A while back I was custodian of a Slingerland Buddy Rich kit. BIG honkin' drum set!!
So I got involved with Rogers Swivomatic pedals and hi-hats. I restored some, built some, acquired 'orphan' parts from eBay -- my usual compulsive self when it comes to drum stuff. (you feel me, right??)
Rummaging around in the basement, I found a box of parts, and believe it or not, rustled up enough pieces to build a Swivomatic one-piece pedal--the 'longboard'!
I didn't do any cosmetic stuff, 'cuz I just wanted to see if it could be done. What a hoot! What a unique feel!
Speed King? Yellowjacket? Rogers?
An embarrassment of riches.


p.s. Last week I finished the first Speed King restoration since the doors reopened. Pics are at
http://s645.photobucket.com/user/waf...?sort=3&page=1
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Old 04-01-2018, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: "Car in a barn'! Rogers Swivomatic pedal

Ben, I'm playing a straight board Yellowjacket right now and I love the pedal. Do you know what years Slingerland made those?

Embarrassment of riches is right!

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Old 04-01-2018, 07:21 PM
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John-- I didn't know there was such a thing as the Yellowjacket longboard! I'll bet that's a blast to play. They really are smooth..
I'm not sure of the dates --70's? Were the yellow paint ones the first edition? Mine's black and silver .... I'll nose around in the catalogue section
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Old 04-01-2018, 07:31 PM
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Default Re: "Car in a barn'! Rogers Swivomatic pedal

Checked out the catalogue link. The Yellowjacket first appeared in 1979. By 1990, they were gone. The ones in the 1990 catalogue look, um, awkward.

To add: the design and construction of the Swivomatic is amazing. High quality chrome on good steel, needle bearings, solid hardware. If they were made today, the price would be crazy. Man. It was a different world.
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Old 04-01-2018, 08:03 PM
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John-- I didn't know there was such a thing as the Yellowjacket longboard! I'll bet that's a blast to play. They really are smooth..
I'm not sure of the dates --70's? Were the yellow paint ones the first edition? Mine's black and silver .... I'll nose around in the catalogue section
Bill
Mine is black and silver too. The pedal came with -two- interchangeable footboards. The straight board and a regular pedal with a heel plate. It's a silky, smooth pedal with great balance. I just tap it and she goes.

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