Funny you should say that I feel like I wanted to grow up in the 1950s. We are getting "experienced" from your efforts Kevin with the lab test results! Your results will not be necessarily stoned...but beautiful.kdsdwc said:Gary , you were born in the wrong era ! LOL ! And I can relate , with my cabinet making , I make things to last decades not years .
Just an educated guess, but I think what we're seeing here is a general use of 3 ply, then 5 ply shells through the Dayton era, just as the company was sold to CBS. It is likely that the Rogers procurers in Covington/Cleveland/Dayton expected quality control from Jasper, and then Keller. Harry Cangany says Maple and birch were used, but we only assume that it was alternating plies with maple on the outer and inner plies. There's no documentation of this that I know of, unless GrandpaCleve has something he found in his research over time.rhythmace said:Here is a thought. Did Rogers actually advertise a certain wood makeup, back in the day? If someone at Keller or Rogers got it wrong, that may have been the origins of Maple in 3 of the plies. It does make sense that wood Dynas would have an upgraded shell make up. Ace
Ace, In the Covington era of Rogers there was no other mention of shell construction as a selling point other than "Perma Built shell." Just the abveviation of the word "permanent," lasting forever, shells were advertised as a selling point in that Grossman Music owned era.rhythmace said:Here is a thought. Did Rogers actually advertise a certain wood makeup, back in the day? If someone at Keller or Rogers got it wrong, that may have been the origins of Maple in 3 of the plies. It does make sense that wood Dynas would have an upgraded shell make up. Ace
Next you're going to tell us you can break dance too.GrandpaCleve said:Kevin, First I thank you for the kind words. I also see that re reing as a chunk and not plied. It is 0 degrees outside today and with snow tomorrow I will not take that caliber of a drum outside right now. I will wait a few days for more pics outside on a sunny day when the snow is melting. No problem to be certain about this difference in re ring on deeper dynas. More to follow in a few days on this. I will follow through...we need to know this detail.
And I can ride a unicycle as well. Did so with the H.S. marching band once through the down town streets of Freehold (close to Farmingdale) while playing on the "ands" funking up all those songs that day with cowbell in one hand and stick in the other. I can also play a mean kazoo due to the 1940s kazoo inventions from Mr. Thompson:
LMFAO !!!GrandpaCleve said:Shhhhh Rich! The last thing I need is meeting Kevin at a drum show and having to show my rusty skills. You know me too well from being in a small office working for you for 7 yrs. Don't let all my tricks out of the bag. Had to break dance to get by(fit in and stay alive) in Staten Island middle school and perform in the school yard breaks. Needed to fit in to survive. I was the minority there...my black zippered parachute pants are long gone. But always tempted when I see a large piece of cardboard on the ground.