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  1. Rogers Drums Rule!

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    Thumbs up My Rogers "Big R" Kit


    I've been looking for an old Rogers kit since I picked up the sticks again in 2007. On Superbowl Sunday I bought these beauties for a steal on EBAY. It's hard to believe they're 35 years old. I've picked up two additional drums since the original purchase and my dream kit is officially done. Enjoy!









    Last edited by Jazzycat1; 03-26-2012 at 07:34 AM.

  2. I <3 Ludwigs.

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    Awesome! I love old 5 ply Rogers! I've still got a few, though I sold my 22-13-16 kit a while back. Gonna have to pick up some more soon!
    Yours look to be in way better shape than mine were.

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    Looks to be in excellent condition!

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    What are the rack toms and bass drum sizes?

  5. I <3 Ludwigs.

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    My bet is 12x8, 13x9, 14x10, 16x16, 18x16 and 22x14.
    Could be a 24x14 bass, but I think it's a 22.
    I'm certain on the tom sizes as I've had the same ones myself, except the 18.

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    Hi,

    I really like the front bass drum head and the use of the inverted splash cymbals on your kit.

    MM
    2019 Masterworks / Matte Black

    18x20 KD, 14x16 FT, 12x14 FT, 8x10 TT, 5x13 SD

    2017 Masterworks Cocktail Kit / ES Comet Sparkle

    16x16 KD (verticle), 4x10 SD, 6x8 TT, 5x12 TT

  7. Rogers Drums Rule!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12metalworX4 View Post
    What are the rack toms and bass drum sizes?
    The toms are 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16. The bass drum is 14x22 and the snare is a 5x14 chrome over brass dynasonic.

  8. Rogers Drums Rule!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MusicMan View Post
    Hi,

    I really like the front bass drum head and the use of the inverted splash cymbals on your kit.

    MM
    The head is by drumart.com - they do great work! Those are actually recycled cymbal bells cut and grinded from old broken Zildjians. They are great for effects.

  9. I <3 Ludwigs.

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    Is the 15" tom a 15x12 rack mounted tom? Never seen a 15" floor of that vintage.
    Still love the black Big R Rogers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by erwinner View Post
    Is the 15" tom a 15x12 rack mounted tom? Never seen a 15" floor of that vintage.
    Still love the black Big R Rogers!
    Yes the 15" is mounted to the side rack. It's actually a slightly newer Rogers XP8 drum. When I restored it I spatter painted the interior just like the older rogers drums so you have to look very hard to see the difference. It sounds great! I actually have a 10" XP8 shell that I'm working on now. When it's finished everything will move over to the right and the 16" will sit on the left next to the hi hat. I'm pretty sure that will be it though because I will have run out of room!

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    Pssshhhh... You'll just need the 18x16 I thought you had already.
    Last edited by erwinner; 03-28-2012 at 01:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzycat1 View Post
    The toms are 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16. The bass drum is 14x22 and the snare is a 5x14 chrome over brass dynasonic.
    Love that KIT!!!

    I had an orange Big R kit 10 piece kit with concert toms (I broke my first drumming world record on the Rogers kit) Roy Burns even did a clinic on my set (back when he was the only salesman)

    You are missing the Big R pedals!! - I like those pedals so much (the toe stop IS MASSIVE) I have at least 6 of them in various conditions.
    Clifford Marshall Van Buren

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