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Old 08-21-2019, 02:18 PM
Catherine Catherine is offline
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Talking Suddenly Inherited Rodgers Kit From Brother

My brother has just passed away in June and he left his Rodgers drum kit. He was a great drummer with the Muliigans that played in LA and Long Beach area for many years.
So it is up to me to see to it that this drum kit goes to a person who will love it and use it. His children are not interested so as his only sister, I have to take care that it is properly sold.
Does anyone here have advice to how to accomplish this? What should I do first and where do go to advertise it?
Thank so much for any tips!
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Old 08-21-2019, 02:44 PM
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Very sorry for your loss...

I'm a newbie here and not an expert, but I would say the guys in the know here will want to see pictures of the set to identify things like condition, age, desirability, model etc. Without pictures it would be very hard to help you. Also do you know when he bought them and were they new when he got them and so forth. Any information you have would help.

Good luck, I know how hard this can be....
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Old 08-21-2019, 02:56 PM
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Wow, tough way to need information about some drums. So sorry you have to deal with this.

As stated, pictures are best way to give us information. It can be a bit of a challenge to post them here. If you need help, you can drop me an email and I will try to help.

Guessing you also have the hardware and cymbals. Selling as a full set or dividing them up is also part of the decision.

Perhaps one of the members closer to you can check them in person. Without posting a full address, maybe mention a nearby location to meet and go back to your location for an in person check. I am in the Seattle area (bit too far...), and a big Rogers fan and restorer, as are others here on the forum.

I do not recommend you have anything to do with Guitar Center or Sam Ash at this point. Perhaps give a call to Professional Drums Shop in the LA area for their recommendations on how to proceed as well.

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Old 08-21-2019, 03:16 PM
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Catherine, Sorry to hear about your brother. I can second the recommendation about the Professional Drum Shop in Los Angeles. I have dealt with them since the 1980's as I visit my family in California. If its possible, the best thing to do is put the drums in your car and show them to Stan and the folks in person. They will be able to tell you exactly what you have, how much they are worth, and make recommendations. I don't know whether they do consignment or not but you won't find a nicer or more honest staff. They are very highly regarded in the drum community. Good luck.
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Old 08-21-2019, 06:43 PM
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My brother has just passed away in June and he left his Rodgers drum kit. He was a great drummer with the Muliigans that played in LA and Long Beach area for many years.
So it is up to me to see to it that this drum kit goes to a person who will love it and use it. His children are not interested so as his only sister, I have to take care that it is properly sold.
Does anyone here have advice to how to accomplish this? What should I do first and where do go to advertise it?
Thank so much for any tips!
Hi Catherine...and to the forum!

First, my condolences on the passing of your brother. I hope the two of you were close and that you are left with wonderful memories of him.

Next, I see that you are in Alhambra. I'm very close by in Covina and would like to offer my time to check out your kit. I could take lots of pictures and we can come up with how you can sell them. I'm going to send you a PM (Private Message) with my phone number. Just check back in and look for a notice on the upper right showing you have a message.

-Mark
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:28 PM
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Oh my gosh
How great the advice has been!!!!!!!!!
And so fast!!!!! I will take lots of pics. Thank you Mark! I have some work to do. I have to admit it was not stored well, but Rick was a great drummer.
Thank you so much!
Warmly,
Catherine
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:39 PM
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I do not know when he bought them, but they all have numbers on them. They are white though. But thank you for your advice.!!!!!!!
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Old 08-21-2019, 09:47 PM
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Catherine hello and it's Rogers without the 'd' Best to you

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Old 08-21-2019, 09:52 PM
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I wish you condolences on your loss. This is a good bunch of drummers on this board who are always willing to offer advice. There's also a LOT of vintage drum knowledge here. Probably the most knowledge you can find on the 'Net.

It's all abut condition, to be honest. If your brother kept the drums original and in good condition, that's very important. Extra drill holes and other modifications always devalue a set of vintage drums, although lots of us regularly gig "player's sets," that have been changed, but still look and play just fine. In all honesty, it's hard to find a vintage drumset that hasn't been altered in some way, or one that hasn't been used hard over the years.
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Old 08-22-2019, 07:35 AM
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My sincere condolences for your loss and the drum world our prayers are with you
Gary
Also as they say a pic is worth a thousand words we all will help you get the best money and also to a appreciative player
Again sorry to hear this I’m in Chicago area if that helps.
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