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Old 07-14-2019, 08:26 AM
JimmySticks JimmySticks is offline
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Default Re: Drums Louie Bellson is Playing

Originally Posted by leedybdp View Post
The trial balloon for the PTS drums was launched by Rogers when I was a district sales manager in the organization. They were known as the R 340 drums. I think that we took back as many sets of these drums as we sold. They just would not hold together. The flimsy latches that took the place of lugs would self-destruct. Some of the acousticon shells caved in. The R 340 series was a short-lived disaster while the 80's versions of the R 360 and R 380 were very successful. Remo took over marketing their acousticon drums for themselves. Some of their later upscale drums were pretty good.

I can't find a picture of the brochure for those ill-fated R 340 drums. But, I did run across one picture of a set.
Honestly, these drums were pretty bland looking to, and I'm not sure who would have been attracted to them asthetically. Especially if they were shown next to a Ludwig or some of the other competition. Heck, even some of the MIJ kits have more flair.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:13 AM
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Moms and dads who didn't know any better would buy these for junior. Or junior saved up his paper route earnings to buy a drum set, and these things were in his modest budget. There were a lot of disappointed kids.
No matter how far you push the envelope, it is still stationery.
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