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Old 01-27-2010, 09:39 PM
pilot916 pilot916 is offline
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I have just started to refinish a royce set and the shells appear to be maple or birch i was under the impression that cheap japanese sets such as royce were philipine mahogany thanks
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:45 PM
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Default Re: royce drums

Usually, yes. But occasionally...rarely...a stencil pops up in really nice wood. I had a DelRay snare once which was a birch shell...it was kick#ss !

That's pretty cool...do post some pics !
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:55 PM
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We once sold new Royce drums. One kit was kept in one of the drum studios because it sounded so good.
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:23 PM
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Are you sure the Royce set is from Japan? I dont think I've seen a Royce badge that says Made in Japan. I believe most Royce drums out there are Taiwanese. The badges looks similar to a MIJ badges, they are oval, but all the MIJ badges do say either 'Japan' or 'Made in Japan.'

Post a few pics of your drums, if you can.
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:31 PM
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My Royce set is PROBABLY around '78,and is MIT with almost all hardware bootleg very early 70's Pearl.Despite all the negative press,I really like it.Lauan shells,which I sealed with a grey primer similar to actual Pearl drums of that period.I use an early Pearl Export bass for gigs-convenient 7/8"pipe mounts.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:12 PM
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Hello. I am new to this site. I am building a white double bass drum set. How are Royce drum sets? Are they made out of mahogany and popler shells? - Drummer 57
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:23 PM
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Also, I might be looking for a bass tom mount arm for a Royce drum set. Does a pearl one fit? Please does anyone know? - Drummer 57
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:05 PM
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yeah man I just picked up a 5 piece Royce (snare was newer percussion plus chrome) and the shells appear to be birch or a coarser grain maple as opposed to the usual Lauann wood (called Phillipine mahogany) found on such so-called stencil kits. it sounds great with Remo emperor heads on it as do many stencil kits of this era. I really think that as the wood dries out they sound better and better. I don't remember my 1st Majestic kit from the early '70s sounding so good, but same kind of kits I found in later years sounded great. maybe I never put good heads on it or maybe it's the aged, dried out wood, not sure but I know they sound as good as my '70s Ludwigs. maybe better...
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