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mchair303 02-17-2022 05:24 PM

1975 Rogers Fullerton Double Bass
 
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Last May, I posted my 5-piece WMP Fullerton double bass kit here, and thought it would be nice to now share my 1975 8-piece, double bass Fullerton kit. I'm the original owner. All the drums have their original Rogers reso heads, and one bass still has its original batter head (never gigged with the second bass). I special ordered this set-up from Manny's in NY in 1975. These late 9/72 series Fullertons are the last of the script swivo-era Rogers just before the transition to the Big R's. Twin 22" basses with 12, 13, 14, and 15" mounted toms, 16" FT, and a 6½" chrome Dyna. Note the script Dyna already has the Big R style snare gates.

I found the matching 8 & 10" concert toms online about ten years ago and figured all I was missing was an 18" FT to give me the full Rogers tom range. Through C.L., I found a 5-piece Rogers set in black listed as: 24"bass, 13 & 14" toms and an 18" FT. Drove to Long Island, NY to pick it up and was surprised that the FT was actually the rare 20"! That 20" is thunderous! Hope you enjoy the pic.

O-Lugs 02-23-2022 01:34 PM

Re: 1975 Rogers Fullerton Double Bass
 
Good Lord! THAT'S the kit I would have killed for in 1974-5. Wow! I am floored! What a great kit, man! Just beautiful!!!

amosguy 02-23-2022 01:56 PM

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Now that is a drummers dream.



And a Roadie's nightmare!

grantro 02-23-2022 06:41 PM

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Double thumbs up!!

Cheers

idrum4fun 02-23-2022 09:09 PM

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All I can is... WOW!! So, does the search continue for the 18" floor tom?!!

-Mark

mchair303 02-24-2022 08:01 PM

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Thanks for the nice comments guys. In '75 when my hair was down the middle of my back, this was my dream set. It brings back a lot of great memories of my band covering all the big hits of the great bands of that era (Deep Purple, Doobie Bros, Zeppelin, Grand Funk Railroad, Edgar Winter, ELP, etc). But alas, the era of the monster sets has past, and because my wife and I moving to Florida and down-sizing, I'm forced to part this baby out (I know I could never sell this as a complete set).

It was nice to set it up in my basement one final time for this photo (I really wish Florida homes had basements). If anyone is looking for a particular piece to complete a kit, send me a PM. I think I'll sit behind it one last time and play Karn Evil 9 before breaking it down.

Mike

kdg 02-25-2022 10:13 AM

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Just Wow! Surely you have played the "Hawaii 5-0" theme on them? I bought my four piece New England White Rogers kit in 1975, and I still have it too.

The highest point in Florida is 345 ft above sea level (and soon to be less than that) and the coastal soil is basically sand, so basements are very rare here.
When you do relocate to Florida make sure you are well away from any flood zones as defined by FEMA. The flood insurance is brutal if you house is not high enough.

kevins 02-26-2022 09:29 AM

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Amazing, thanks for posting .. !!

O-Lugs 02-27-2022 02:45 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mchair303 (Post 471866)
I think I'll sit behind it one last time and play Karn Evil 9 before breaking it down.

Mike

THIS^^^^^ ALL DAY LONG!!!! I swear, this was my fantasy kit and ELP was my favorite band of that same era and....and....and....just.....YES!

rillow64 03-16-2022 06:50 PM

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Wow...what a kit!

Cam

Tony Trout 07-03-2022 01:57 PM

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Absolutely beautiful drum kit!


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