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Old 05-18-2021, 10:55 PM
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Default Rogers Fullerton Era Bop Kit.........Questions for the Gallery

Greetings,

As stated in another thread, I was proud to be a first time exhibitor at the Chicago Drum Show this year. While I was there, I traded a Rogers Skyline kit to Po from Po's Percussion (THE Rogers guy, basically) for a Fullerton Era Bop Kit, that's kind of a "Frankenkit". I am not all that knowledgeable about Rogers, so I have some questions for you (more pictures in the reply down below).

The kit is a re-wrap and the only original member of the kit is the 8" x 12" rack tom. Pics of the interior are below. It is missing the internal tone control, and the holes were wrapped over without being filled in (see photo 4).

The 12" x 15" floor tom is a converted marcher. It has a Dayton "Powertone" tag that is not matched to the rack tom or bass drum. I don't see any internal tone control holes. Did the marchers come with them? Is it even worth bothering trying to replace the tone control on the 12" since the 15" doesn't have one? Also, are those the correct leg brackets for a Dayton tag or Fullerton shell? It seems to me they would have been the key operated brackets that accepted the hex head legs, but maybe I'm wrong?

The 14" x 18" bass drum is converted floor tom. It was a 16" x 18" floor tom that was cut down by 2". Po said he meticulously remade the re-ring and did everything like the factory would have. The drums look fantastic!


In addition to my questions above:

What approximate year would these drums be from?
If I wanted a snare to match these shells, what would I look for? A "Powertone" Model? I would like it to match the interiors, sticker and shell composition of the rack and bass drums.

Thanks for your help with these, as I am fairly late to the Rogers game.

V
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Old 05-18-2021, 10:56 PM
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Default Re: Rogers Fullerton Era Bop Kit.........Questions for the Gallery

Floor tom (Photos 1 & 2) and and bass drum (Photo 3) interiors.
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Old 05-19-2021, 12:46 AM
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Default Re: Rogers Fullerton Era Bop Kit.........Questions for the Gallery

Regarding the floor tom legs, they are a version that was used earlier in the Cleveland and Dayton eras as a less expensive alternative to the Swivomatic setup. If you use the link to the Vintage Drum Guide, you may find some hardware photos. The name was Sta-tite. Beyond that, the drums are what they are. Set up to use on a tight stage or a low volume jazz gig. If they sound good, then you have the utility you need. They certainly look nice. You may find you need a cymbal arm on the other side of the bass. As it sits, the bass may be a bit unstable because the tom mounting arrangement is so far to one side. A ride mounted on the bass might tend to balance it a bit better.
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Old 05-21-2021, 06:11 PM
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Default Re: Rogers Fullerton Era Bop Kit.........Questions for the Gallery

Frankenkit, Orphan kit, whatever you call it kit, it's a durn good looking Bop kit. I like it....a lot!
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Old 05-22-2021, 07:57 AM
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A cymbal mounted to the drummer's right side will perfectly balance out that little drum set. It will also cut down on the amount of hardware you have to take with you when moving your drums to a gig or practice.
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Old 05-25-2021, 12:33 AM
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Thanks for the replies!

If I wanted to find a snare shell to match this kit, what kind of shell would I look for? Powertone? Holiday?
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Old 05-25-2021, 11:04 AM
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I'm a fool for a Luxor snare drum.
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Old 05-25-2021, 02:12 PM
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I'm a fool for a Luxor snare drum.
Thanks. Would that be "period correct" for my Fullerton era kit?
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Old 05-25-2021, 07:36 PM
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Because this is more of a pieced-together kit from different eras, you shouldn't worry about a "period correct" snare drum. Anything from a wood-shell Powertone/Tower/Luxor to a COB Powertone, Dynasonic...or even a COS SuperTen...would be a good choice!

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Old 05-26-2021, 07:52 AM
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Because this is more of a pieced-together kit from different eras, you shouldn't worry about a "period correct" snare drum. Anything from a wood-shell Powertone/Tower/Luxor to a COB Powertone, Dynasonic...or even a COS SuperTen...would be a good choice!

-Mark
This is exactly what I was going to post. But, my good forum friend beat me to it. I think that the Luxor model was phased out before the move to Fullerton.
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