Posted 20 January 2010 - 04:39 PM
I'm Maslo from Poland. I'm new here so I want to say "hello" to everybody I'm actually using Tama Rockstar DX but I prefer more vintage sound
When I was looking for "new" drums I found that http://www.drumshop....-1979-jazz.html Honestly I don't know a lot about old Rogers series.I found that Londoner was the highest Rogers series in 70', but could you tell me something more about this kit? First of all, is it real Londoner series? How much is this kit worth in US/UK?
Oh, sorry for my English but I wasn't using for ages
Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:10 PM
The link is no working. First you need to check that any 70'S Big R foil badges say USA on them. Rogers name was put on Yamaha shells at times for entry level sets (R-360, R-380 badges). Also some were made from Taiwan shells in early 80's with same looking hardware, but the badge did not say USA on them - JUNK.
Londoner refers to a model configuration, not quality of the drums themselves. Real USA Rogers drums had the same shells usually. You could pick up a decent set (without hardware) in US for $500-800 depending on number of drums and model of snare.
Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:35 PM
Also, it has a 20" bassdrum, pretty rare in Memriloc/Big R drums.
How much is it in US dollars?
Edited by DanC, 21 January 2010 - 02:12 AM.
Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:54 PM
Posted 20 January 2010 - 07:04 PM
Posted 20 January 2010 - 07:28 PM
As Amosguy pointed out the name Londoner just refers to the set configuration...the drums were all the same quality.
Posted 20 January 2010 - 09:42 PM
Edited by Rogersoholic, 20 January 2010 - 09:48 PM.
Posted 21 January 2010 - 01:37 AM
And the Headliner was indeed a kit with only one tom on top. In the 60's and into the 70's, before the intro of Memriloc hardware, there was also the Celebrity, Constellation, Swingtime, Citation, Starlighter, all with one tom on the bass. Each of these varied in the location of the tom mount and the number and placement of cymbal mounts on the bass. They varied also in the size of the bass and the toms, but in truth, you could order them in whatever sizes you wanted and retain the layout on the bass as pictured.
Most of these were associated with a particular endorser.
There were some others along the way, but starting in the '67 catalog the models began being reduced.
Edited by DanC, 21 January 2010 - 02:13 AM.
Posted 22 January 2010 - 12:25 AM
The Londoner 7 of the era had 2 sets of double toms mounted on separate stands, floor tom, bass, snare and a cymbal stand mounted on the bass where the tom support would be on the Londoner 5.
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