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Old 11-12-2011, 07:34 PM
fatty fatty is offline
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Default Rogers 9/72?

Rogers guys, I keep seeing ALOT of drums that have 9/72 stamped on the lables, at first I thought it meant made in Sept 1972 but now I'm beginning to wonder!? Was 9/72 just a really prolific month at the Rogers factory or does it mean something else?
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:58 PM
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Default Re: Rogers 9/72?

The same label was used for several years from the Fullerton era. Does not stand for any meaningful date.
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:00 PM
mchair303 mchair303 is offline
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Default Re: Rogers 9/72?

Roger's Fullerton 9/72 series was in production 1972 through 1975, and was the last of the Swivo era Rogers (The Big R's started in 1976). Drum historian Rob Cook dates the 9/72 series by their serial numbers as follows:

1972 - Serial number underlined with no prefix letter
1973 - Prefix letter "A" followed by serial number
1974 - Prefix letter "B" followed by serial number
1975 - Serial number not underlined with no prefix letter

Rogers tags are not an exact science and don't definitively date your particular drum, but this is a good guideline. I ordered an 8-piece double bass set in July, 1975, and when they finally arrived in September, they all had the 1974 "B" serial numbers (either leftover tags from 1974 or I just received older stock).
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