What Bongo said. I think it ranged from all maple, to all birch, or a mix of both. I don't think poplar was ever mentioned, but I can't remember what I had for lunch, so.....What were the original Rogers shells made out of? I have a mixed set of holidays and powertones.. I know that they're some mix of maple.
Couldn’t have said it any better!!!$6000?
Why would anyone ever buy those drums over these?
Silver interior. Wrap shows relatively light scratches or scuffs. No noticeable fading. Tom mounts, spurs, mufflers, and leg bracket are all 100% functioning! There is a cymbal arm bracket on bass drum which also works great.www.ebay.com
I don't mean to start this whole debate up again in this thread, but I just don't get what you accomplish with a purchase of these kits?
If you want vintage tone, looks and vibe, buy a vintage Rogers at 1/3 the price.
If you want modern, new drums spend 1/3 of the price and buy a modern drum set with all of the technological advances of the last 60 years?
What am I missing?
Are you saying that you want to sell that kit??I’ve got an Ohio made collection of Rogers drums 12,13,14,16,20 with matching bongos, Powertone and Dynasonic wood snares that I may have trouble getting market value for. This is just suicide for the new Rogers company IMHO.
After seeing the prices of the new versions, I'm ready to assemble a frankenstein kit of Rogers, if I have to go that route, and rewrap them to match: 12TT/14FT/16FT/20BD and maybe a new DynasonicThe guys behind the revival are Rogers-since-day-one boomers. They've been promoting heavily on the FB Rogers group (there are a couple of groups, theirs being the one that calls itself the "official home" of Rogers); it seems they base their marketing on feedback from group members, a large chunk of which are also boomers. I know that feedback is welcomed there but dissenting posts have been removed. To date, posts about vintage sets far outnumber info on the new line. There has been very little if any discussion about the pricing. The way it seems to be heading is a niche market for relatively few buyers, hence the steep pricing. That might last for a while but it won't last long.
If they can't tap into a younger demographic, they're in a losing battle with the bed-rock-established leading manufacturers. It's going to require more innovations than simply relying on the nostalgic lure of the "Swivo" and/or "Dynasonic" era, and it's going to require national/international endorsees. Old Rogers users like myself aren't going to spend a ton on a copy of the original. Convincing younger players to pull the trigger isn't going to be easier.
Awesome set man! In regards to the dyna, I think money is tight for everyone right now. I'm sure you'll get a fair deal.