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Old 01-28-2009, 03:24 PM
cnw20 cnw20 is offline
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Default Rogers R 360 10 lug COS snare

Is this snare worth anything? Seems cheaply made with no mention of Rogers anywhere except on the sticker - not even a badge. I found this pix at the Rogers Owners site but I have the same one.

One just like it recently sold on EBAY for the "BUY IT NOW" price of $175. Thanks.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:23 PM
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Default Re: Rogers R 360 10 lug COS snare

R-360's and R-380's were made in Japan...they lasted about 2 years, I think. One of the absolute worst decisions Rogers ever made.

They are not good drums. They are basically mid-70's budget Pearls. That snare drum, unbadged....would be exactly that.

Rogers afficionados don't even consider them to be Rogers.

I wouldn't pay $175 for it. It's worth maybe $75....I bet you it's not a good sounding drum.

You gotta be careful with the name Rogers. There were the 360's and 380's...and now there are new cheapies produced by Yamaha...equally below-mediocre.

The good stuff is the Big R badge and even more so, the script or eagle badge drums.....

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Old 01-28-2009, 07:19 PM
Gregg the G Gregg the G is offline
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Default Re: Rogers R 360 10 lug COS snare

360's are the even cheaper version of the 380, i have a 380...it's really not a bad sounding drum (FWIW) has some nice features, what has been stated above IS correct---if the 380 is the "yugo" of drums , what could you call the 360?
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Old 01-28-2009, 07:51 PM
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Default Re: Rogers R 360 10 lug COS snare

For 175 you could get a pretty decent Dynasonic in this economy. Chances are..... whomever paid 175 on ebay, doesnt know Rogers, and will be sadly disappointed.
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Old 01-28-2009, 09:11 PM
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Default Re: Rogers R 360 10 lug COS snare

That's true...you can land an absolutely cherry-perfect chrome Powertone for that $$$$$...and THAT would be a worthy investment....
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Old 01-29-2009, 10:51 AM
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Default Re: Rogers R 360 10 lug COS snare

Thank you all for the great info. I will be posting pix of my 70s? Rogers Butcher Blocks soon for your commentary. I'm assuming the serial #s inside the drums are most important to post?
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:46 PM
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Default Re: Rogers R 360 10 lug COS snare

I had a 380 kit. It was your typical entry-level kit from that era. The 380 snare, I have to say, had quite a diverse palate of sounds you could get from it. Cranked up, it actually sounded like a middle-of-the-line steel snare. It never had the crack, but it sure had a lot of body coming from that thin steel shell.

The R-360 uses the same shell. I'll bet if you cranked it up, it might sound okaaaayyyy.....I wouldn't recommend it, though, unless you found one for less than $50, and you weren't intending it on being your main snare.
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Old 01-30-2009, 04:45 PM
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Default Re: Rogers R 360 10 lug COS snare

BTW-These drums were made in the early to mid 80"s
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:38 PM
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Default Re: Rogers R 360 10 lug COS snare

Sorry to bring up an old post.

The R-360 Snare is definitely not really worth $175, but I suppose it depends the buyer and what era it came from. I would consider an R-360 a "lighter" version of the R-380.

However, what I find most interesting is the lack of information on these drums. There are some different variations; the older kits made by Yamaha in the late '60s and the Tawain models made in the '80s. The circular badges are the older kits, and the square are the newer. You can also tell by the lugs, the sets are like apples and oranges.

The R-3XXs made by Yamaha were really not that bad of drums, I own 2 older style R-380s made by Yamaha that are in really good shape. I am not too partial to the drums produced in the '80s, they are junk. I am not sure why a lot of people are really quick to trash talk the older style drums, probably the bad rep from the '80s models. The '80s models do seem to be a lot more common.

Pete

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Old 07-28-2009, 02:02 AM
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Default Re: Rogers R 360 10 lug COS snare

Yes, there's a lot of mis-information out there. The R380s built in 1968 were made by Yamaha (the oval badge and funky lugs) and were good quality shells. They could definitely pass for intermediate level drums or higher and are head and shoulders above that Pearl kit mentioned above - I remember those Pearls and they were mediocre drums at best.

The r360/380 made in early 1980 were made in Taiwan (square badge, cheap construction) were not at all the same drums.. these got a bad rap - and a lot of 'drum experts' get these mixed up! The 68 version does not compare to the 80's version period!

The R380's make a fine practice kit or for light gigging esp. if you want to save your priceless top of the line kit from road work.
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