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Rogers early holiday kit with powertone 14x6.5 snare

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mikebodrums

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I got my first professional quality drum set in 1961. I selected the drums for the set from the Rogers catalog at Foster Music in Hammond, Indiana. I had no trouble deciding on the sizes of the Holiday model drums that were pictured most often in the book for four piece Rogers drum sets--8x12, 16x16, 14x20, and a matching 5x14 Holiday snare drum. I also had no trouble in knowing that I wanted Swivomatic receivers on the bass drum for the small tom and the snare drum to my left, a ride cymbal to my right, and the bass drum spurs. I also knew that I wanted the one piece foot board Swivomatic bass drum pedal. What took me the most time to select was the color of the drums. I wanted to have a different color than what most other drummers I saw playing. I finally decided on Black Diamond Pearl. The drums were in like new condition when I traded them in on a new drum set a few years later. In retrospect, I wish that I would have kept them over all these years. But, I didn't know anyone who had more than one drum set. The new Avedis Zildjian cymbals I bought between 1958, and while I owned the Rogers set have remained with me since I bought them. Here they are on stage with The Exports in 1963 at Madura's Danceland. This was a Big Band era ballroom in Hammond, indiana where Hammond and Chicago, Illinois meet on the southern shore of Lake Michigan.

Wow cool pictures and wonderful story I love stores like this.... I have a buddy here in town that got his double round badge gretsch brand new from a catalogue and still plays them today.
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Does anyone know of another holiday b&b kit with a snare like this? I’ve looked in galleries done google image searches and have had no luck finding anything like this kit.
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First off great score.  Second there are way less Jasper 6.5s that have surfaced so far.  I've had the following for many years.  Fancy sparkling pearl ginger-aled:  

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That is gorgeous I’m guessing mine is a jasper shell having the big flat bearing edge.
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