This is so gorgeous!My Parklane is pretty well done except for the Upbeat. I have 1/2 of one--the yoke and the strap and spring and 1/2 the bracket. I don't have the pedal side! I used Tommykat's method of fixing the lugs. She's a respectable player.
That FT is dressed for battle we Knight thee ‘ Thor the Thunder Tom’View attachment 386841 Love the discussion on the Rogers cocktail kits. Here's mine and I bought my "upbeat" pedal about 1 1/2 years ago for $350, completely original including the strap....Still looking for one of the accessory wheels. All the lugs have been strengthened with JB Weld with no problems.
I see you also live in the Dayton area....My Parklane, which came out of Oxford, OH will be on display at the Rogers Homecoming day in Covington on April 7th.You guys are killing me! An Astoria or Parklayne are pretty much the only thing missing from my Rogers collection. Beautiful examples posted by all.
The UpBeat pedal is hard to describe and photograph without some kind of 3-D viewer. I have tried various setups like you mention, but the short answer is, it can only be put on that one floor tom leg to be used effectively. However the pedalboard itself can be swiveled to some extent. I play my setups both standing and sitting, and there's really only one way to do it.Having never owned a Rogers cocktail kit ... I've always been curious ... why do most play the cocktail "bass" pedal on the far outside of the floor? I get the idea of playing it standing up ... but from a seated position ...
It appears that it would be a tighter and more ergonomic setup if the pedal were mounted to the inside area of the floor ... i.e. the left side instead of the right.
That would place the hi-hat and bass pedal angled in the "v" that we seek and place the snare between the legs ... the wing tom and floor would be in the usual positions.
I’m trying to prove or disprove a theory that all the Rogers PDP drums were produced at the same time. My four piece sets serial numbers are within 17 of each other. Would you mind checking your cocktail kit and sending me the sizes of the drums with their corresponding serial numbers and badge or lettering type. Once I’m done I’ll publish my results. Thanks, Dave