- May 22, 2016
- Reaction score
- Englewood, Colorado
UPDATE: I found a late 60's R-380 bass drum and then proceeded rest of this thread to repair, restore, and re-wrap these drums. This is a thread of that process. I not seeking to buy anymore R-380 drums at this time
ORIGINAL POST: I seek late 1960's Rogers R380 bass drum any wrap color incomplete or missing parts considered to complete set of drums to gig out with. I have rack tom and floor tom already in original midnight blue marine pearl. I'm experienced in re-wrapping old drums so I hope to acquire bass drum and re-wrap to match the toms.
There's a R380 bass drum (black wrap with wallpaper on inside of shell) on ebay currently as of June 2022 for $100 + $100shipping ($200 total) that is missing reso bass drum hoop and spurs but otherwise seems complete...but rack tom mount, lugs and t-rods seem rusty and t-rods look somewhat bent. I'm concerned the shell might be warped badly as seller says it was found in basement after sitting 20+ years and in my experience old drums missing front reso hoop for many decades the shells warp badly...for $200 I just don't want to roll the dice....I'd take a chance buying that partial late 1960's R380 bass drum for $100 maybe even $125 total but $200 just is too much especially in that poor condition...the previous owner applied wallpaper on inside of shell on the ebay one could also tear off all the gray paint if removed
Anyhow, anyone here sitting on an old R380 bass drum? I'd consider R360 bass drum same era same lugs also would consider partial R380/360 bass drums without original metal hoops or rack tom mount. I'm patient so if a year or two goes by by the time you're reading this I might still be looking. I actually really love these late 1960's Yamaha shell Rogers R360/380 drums along with the70's and 80's USA BigR and XPK heavy maple shell drums. I have no interest in the 80's R series Taiwan drums though.
hello from Colorado by the way