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Old 02-03-2019, 12:52 PM
jccabinets jccabinets is offline
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Default Rogers Fullerton, good or not?

I have been looking at purchasing some Fullerton era Rogers drums. I have heard good things and bad. Should I go with them or not, got to say the price is really low. Its a 22,13,16 set up. Need to locate some 16" hoops and ft legs plus a tom arm, so I need to consider that expense. The wrap is toast so I will either wrap with era correct drum wrap or a very cool veneer. So some opinion on the Fullertons would help.
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:28 PM
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Thanks Mark, I have been reading your post on Rogers drums and you had told me that your red kit was Fullerton, good to know a working drummer like you loves them. Thats why am thinking on pulling the trigger, really cant go wrong with the price so low.
I read some where that the Fullerton hardware was made from cheep pot metal. Good to hear you have had no issues, thanks again.
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Old 02-03-2019, 01:42 PM
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I've owned Cleveland, Dayton and Fullerton era kits with the 5ply shells and re-rings. I'm currently gigging with a mixture of Dayton and Fullerton, probably all made in Fullerton, but the 16,20 have Dayton tags. I know some may disagree, but I don't hear any difference in sound from Cleveland to Fullerton. The build quality is pretty much the same, although I know some of the hardware had changed as far as how it was made, but I've never had any issues. You can't go wrong with any era Rogers drums.
Here's some pictures from a gig we did last Friday at Trinity University, one of my band mates is a teacher there. They were celebrating there 150th anniversary, the mayor of San Antonio made a speech and they had a tremendous fireworks show after our performance.
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Old 02-03-2019, 02:20 PM
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Hi Jeff!

My first professional drum kit was a 1972 Rogers Celebrity. All shells had the first 9/72 labels inside. I had that kit for 10 years and never had any issues. Not even any cracking of the cast collet noses!

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Old 02-03-2019, 02:47 PM
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Funny how post 2 and 3 got flipped around!
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Old 02-03-2019, 02:48 PM
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Hi Jeff!

My first professional drum kit was a 1972 Rogers Celebrity. All shells had the first 9/72 labels inside. I had that kit for 10 years and never had any issues. Not even any cracking of the cast collet noses!

-Mark
Good to know. Thank you Mark!
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Old 02-03-2019, 02:56 PM
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Funny how post 2 and 3 got flipped around!
That was my fault, I accidentally deleted it after you posted your response. I re-posted so people didn't think you were going loopy.
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Old 02-03-2019, 03:54 PM
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Maybe they thought I could predict the future.
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Old 02-03-2019, 05:34 PM
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That was my fault, I accidentally deleted it after you posted your response. I re-posted so people didn't think you were going loopy.
I wondered what was going on!

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Old 02-03-2019, 09:23 PM
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Collet tensioners are crap. Cast and crack. On that Londoner V you will have six. David Drew at Drews Music, Woonsocket RI... has machined replacements. Original machined also fit
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