As mentioned, I've never played a steel Superten, so I can't speak of their sound. I have only experience with wood Supertens. I have heard the COS version is outstanding. And, I might add, I've been close to pulling the trigger on eBay a couple of times!With respect to tommykat1's statements, I loved my SuperTen! I had the oval-badge version, around 1973-74. All original, except for heads and snare wires, which I purchased from Al Drew. Expertly formed bearing edges and snare beds, producing everything from good sensitivity with brushes to loud cracking back beats for rock! Here are some pictures of the drum, which I sold in January, 2016.
Thanks, PT. Yep, the 8 luggers--and even the 6 lug Luxor--are my favorites. I'm currently gigging a Duco Luxor with original wires. Great, articulate drum for brushes and quiet sticking!TK, we share similar taste in our love for 8 lug drums vs 10 lug. I am also only interested in Covington built Rogers, so the whole Super 10 thing is lost on me.
That being said, those are some beautiful drums, especially that 6.5”!
Hi Tommykat1. Ill buy one of your Super ten if you are willing to sell.Thanks, PT. Yep, the 8 luggers--and even the 6 lug Luxor--are my favorites. I'm currently gigging a Duco Luxor with original wires. Great, articulate drum for brushes and quiet sticking!
Speaking of XP10 models, the 5" is arguably the most rare of the Rogers snares, other than one-offs. They only made a dozen or so, and maybe another dozen 5" XP10 Dynas. This, according to John Cermenaro, the last Rogers employee, who shut the lights for the last time in July, 1984.