*WILL SEPARATE* Rogers Blue Strata Dayton/Fullerton Transition 12 16 20 $1500

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Posted these on FB the other day, so I figured I should post here on DFO as well.

Completely original Blue Strata Dayton/Fullerton transition kit, dating to 1969/70. No modifications, completely detailed. Chrome and h/w in excellent condition, some of the cleanest I've seen on a Rogers kit. Shells and bearing edges are pristine factory examples. The only issues on this kit are the same found on all Strata kits - the wrap has several micro- cracks in line with the strata pattern, however all the wrap is completely adhered to the shell. The bass wrap has one crack about 6-8" long below the knobby where the glue on the maple outer ply can be seen. Easy to hide, but I personally like to keep things original when at all possible. The bass wrap also has some blue color loss, but this is indeed a matching blue strata 14x20. Not as noticeable inside.

These drums sound incredible, and tune up easily. Includes the swivo tom arm as shown. I've just been blessed with some great new additions and should move a few kits along to spread the Rogers experience.

$1500 pl/sh.
 

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poco rit.

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This is a good one right here.

I cant buy it but was curious, is the bass drum wrap sort of reddening a bit? Almost like a dark salmon. Or are my eyes deceiving me? Interesting how the inlays still look like blue strata tho. Ive never seen that on just the one drum. It still looks way cool and makes the kit unique.
 

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Hi Poco, no, your eyes are not deceiving you. The bass has lost some of the darker blue streaks to what some folks have called 'outgassing', where the color simply starts vanishing for some reason, leaving the wrap somewhat clear in spots. The light blue, silver, and white streaks are still there, but much of the darker blue has simply cleared out and left town. Thus you are seeing the reddish hide glue on the outer maple ply.

This happens on all the strata wraps, esp. the blue and pink, and is likely wrap-batch specific; here the bass is Dayton and the toms are Fullerton, so that may explain two different batches. It's most pronounced in bright sunlight, which of course we vintage nuts are always trying to avoid, right?

Here are a couple of inside shots for comparison.
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Funny how my brain works. Tells me that THIS is the answer to the recent thread asking what jazz kit one should buy for a thousand dollars. Yes, I know it's not a thousand dollars. Yes, I know it's not a traditional bop-kit. But still...

Beautiful, affordable, and versatile drums that will probably never be worth less.
 

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So are the 12/16 matching (lighter) and the FT is darker? Can you stack all 3 for comparison? Thanks.
 

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JDG, I think you've described the three drums correctly. Another way would be to say, the FT is the most vibrant, or the FT is closest to how it left the factory. It really all depends on the lighting and the angle. One of the mesmerizing things about Strata, there's so much going on.

Here are two shots I found in my files. The first is acquisition, pre-cleanup, and the second is stacked near a BDP Kent, and another Rogers kit.

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Bump.

I really hate to do this, but I need the room. I will separate this kit. If you are looking for a Blue Strata floor tom, this one is $700 p/s.

Questions? Ask.
 


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