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    Rogers Help...

    About to put my fully restored 1969 early,early Fullerton kit... Londoner (13, 13, 16, 22, COB 5.5x14 Powertone) on Reverb. Black Strata Pearl...
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    Vintage kits with two toms identical in size

    Slingerland Frankenkit in Red Glitter Glass. All Slingerland shells but all from different sources. Kick started life as a 20x14 concert tom. 12 inch tom was wrapped in black and 15 floor tom started life as a marching snare. Both toms wrapped in red glitter glass from Precision drum. Lots...
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    Vintage kits with two toms identical in size

    I bought and restored a 1969 Rogers Londoner kit which was originally delivered with two 9x13 mounted toms. They can be tuned separately without affecting playability. That said, I don't play them out but if I did I would play it as a 4-piece.
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    Will rewrapping a vintage kit kill its Mojo?

    This is wide open question. As a general rule, I'd say never for acoustic instruments, especially if truly vintage. We have a family heirloom violin from 1667. My dad had it valued by one of the major international auction houses.... They said that after more thorough evaluation it could be...
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    OT actors in movies that could never be played by anyone else

    I'm lost... couldn't find any of these guys like Yul Brynner playing drums. What have I missed? Polo
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    1969 Rogers Londoner (Black Strata Pearl) looking for good home

    The kit is a 1969 Londoner (same as played by Dave Clark)... 13, 13, 16, 22 with a 5.5x14 Powertone COB snare. From what I can tell it is a "transition" kit from when Rogers moved production from OH to Fullerton, CA. It has all original black strata pearl wrap. It comes with all original...
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    What Caused Drummers to Start to Seek Vintage Drums?

    Very interesting thread. Older guy here. My two cents follow... Your mileage may vary. Bottom Line Up Front: Older thin shells with reinforcing rings have a distinctive sound. Additionally, vintage wraps and hardware are not matched by the mass-market shells from China. I bought a 3-piece...
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    1969 Rogers Londoner in Black Strata Pearl

    I bought a 1969-era five piece Londoner kit (13, 13, 16, 22 with 14 chrome snare) a couple of years ago from the original owner. From the labels it looks like it was a "transition" kit during the time production was moved from OH to CA. I did a lot of research and all the shells appear to be...
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    Rogers Cocktail Kit

    OK, I'm not a Rogers expert by any means. That said, I bought and restored a 1969 Rogers Londoner kit in black strata pearl from the original owner a number of years ago. I did a lot of research on the construction, hardware, finish/wrap, labels, etc. Based on what I have and what I learned...
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    Gigging Vintage Ludwig Sets

    Opinions are like other things in life... everyone has one and the other's usually stinks... but here's mine... 1. I played loud rock in HS and broke some sticks and cymbals by my banging. 2. Today, 40 years later, I play mostly jazz, big band, standards, etc. in casual and intimate...
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    Help Dating Ludwig Kit

    Newbie here, Looking at a Ludwig kit seller claims is from 70s. Picture is not too good but badge looks like black and silver parallelogram with rounded corners. Can't tell if serial number is on badge or not but if it is, there is no box around it. Seller provided these serial numbers...