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Old 01-23-2022, 11:47 AM
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Default Rogers Drums Are Sturdy and HEAVY

THESE DRUMS HAVE BEEN SOLDWe downsized our lives in retirement when we sold our large house to move into a much smaller cottage. Part of that downsizing included thinning the herd of my vintage drum collection. I had thirteen vintage American-made full drum sets plus a few hundred pounds of drum hardware and a couple dozen vintage A Zildjian cymbals. I sold or traded away eight of the drum sets with a little bit of the hardware. But, I have kept five drum sets and every cymbal. I have reached the point that I am ready to sell two of my five drum sets. While doing some reorganizing of my drum collection, I was reminded of how effing heavy mid-1960's Rogers drums are compared with other American-made drums of the same vintage. The Rogers drums of the Swivomatic era are some of the sturdiest drums ever made. The weight corresponds with the sturdiness. I'm a retired guy in moderately good health with a back that feels older than the rest of me. I feel the need for a roadie every time I move my Rogers Top Hat five-piece outfit from one place to another place. This is the main reason that this drum set is being offered for sale. If your back is stronger than mine and/or you have someone to assist you in moving your drums, please contact me to buy this drum set. It is in very good player's condition for $1500. It is listed in the 'for sale' section. Feel free to contact me at fentex5@aol.com
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Old 01-23-2022, 12:08 PM
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I'd bet that my Arbiter AT kit is heavier than any other drum set in existence....except for maybe the Carl Palmer stainless steel kit!
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Old 01-23-2022, 03:55 PM
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I would not have thought that about the lugless Arbiters. What adds the weight? The rims?
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Old 01-23-2022, 04:52 PM
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The rims and the fact that they are TWELVE-PLY maple!
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Old 01-24-2022, 10:49 AM
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Now dat you 'splained it to me, dat makes sense.
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Old 01-24-2022, 11:42 PM
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Hey Howie...I sent you a PM a while back and never got an answer.
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Old 01-25-2022, 08:05 AM
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Congrats on completing the sale and the ongoing downsizing!
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Old 01-26-2022, 08:03 AM
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THESE DRUMS HAVE BEEN SOLDWe downsized our lives in retirement when we sold our large house to move into a much smaller cottage. Part of that downsizing included thinning the herd of my vintage drum collection. I had thirteen vintage American-made full drum sets plus a few hundred pounds of drum hardware and a couple dozen vintage A Zildjian cymbals. I sold or traded away eight of the drum sets with a little bit of the hardware. But, I have kept five drum sets and every cymbal. I have reached the point that I am ready to sell two of my five drum sets. While doing some reorganizing of my drum collection, I was reminded of how effing heavy mid-1960's Rogers drums are compared with other American-made drums of the same vintage. The Rogers drums of the Swivomatic era are some of the sturdiest drums ever made. The weight corresponds with the sturdiness. I'm a retired guy in moderately good health with a back that feels older than the rest of me. I feel the need for a roadie every time I move my Rogers Top Hat five-piece outfit from one place to another place. This is the main reason that this drum set is being offered for sale. If your back is stronger than mine and/or you have someone to assist you in moving your drums, please contact me to buy this drum set. It is in very good player's condition for $1500. It is listed in the 'for sale' section. Feel free to contact me at fentex5@aol.com
I see you did downsize after all (at least for a moment). The lavender flames seem a fitting replacement.
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