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Old 07-12-2021, 01:53 PM
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Looks like it would be an absolute BLAST to play that!
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Old 07-13-2021, 04:13 PM
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Cool Re: Rogers Big R XP8’s

Beautiful set!! Thanks for posting!!

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Old 09-08-2021, 01:35 AM
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Default Re: Rogers BigR XP8 Swivo era mix

Euge! I trust you are very tall. I'd have to stand up to reach all of those drums. I do like the turquoise. I've seen it used on rewrap a couple of times before. Accenting with the silver sparkle is nice too. Next time you do a setup and teardown, use a stopwatch and let us know roughly what you find for effort. My guess is 45 minutes each way.

Can't beat the location. The Hudson River Valley is beautiful.
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Old 09-08-2021, 09:19 AM
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Default Re: Rogers BigR XP8 Swivo era mix

Dan, I'm about 5'7", its a bit like Simon Phillips arrangement with the cymbals high, it really is somewhat compact. Once a year when our church has a service overlooking the Hudson River which then really gives me the space to set it up. I am very particular in my handling of them so it takes up to two hours to breakdown. My wood cases contain multiple levels and compartmentized so that each stand has its own space and will not bang against another stand. As if each stand having its own individual space, all of the stand's sections are color coded (small pieces of colored tubing placed over threaded screws or rods) as an extra measure to ensure the stand sections and their accessory arms are assembled together. Then at the gig site, its of course setup, breakdown then another set up when back home, its a full day from 7 am till around 5 pm.
I had a hard time deciding on the color and I finally chose the turquoise for the 'center' of the kit, I wanted red glitter but the turquoise glitter is more reactive (or sparkle) to light(s) probably due to the lighter top layer. When I was at Precision I put the wraps side by side as a comparison. I went with the silver on the 3 small toms then later on decided to add the silver FT (which retains its factory applied silver glass) such that the tom run starts as silver and then ends in silver, kind'a like 'bookends'.

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Old 09-08-2021, 09:35 AM
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Default Re: Rogers BigR XP8 Swivo era mix

Nice combination of colors. Great choices.
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Old 09-08-2021, 12:55 PM
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Default Re: Rogers BigR XP8 Swivo era mix

Thanks for the compliments. I did the prep and the wrapping on the three small silver toms and all the turquoise drums, but I had Precision make the four BD hoops in turquoise since there is more involved in wrapping the hoops (the hoops have a full covering, not the narrow inlay strips). I bought a full sheet of turquoise as back up in case I add more drums, which I might be doing sometime soon on a snare drum. It's very convenient to have Precision a short hop away.
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Old 09-08-2021, 01:28 PM
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Default Re: Rogers BigR XP8 Swivo era mix

Here's the kit from a different vantage point. Though appearance may indicate to be an almost impossible reach to get to everything, it really is not difficult with the advantage of keeping me 'on my toes' to plan my moves. Also causes me to concurrently work on my stretching exercises ?
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Old 09-26-2021, 08:48 AM
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Last week I purchased two 9X13 Rogers Dayton toms in their original silver broken glass. I am thinking of placing them between the two bass drums and in front of the 8X12 & 9X13 turquoise toms in this set up tuned up high. Another thought is to leave the bottom heads off them, place on a separate floor stand, and tune them up high to be somewhat like a pair of timbales somewhere towards the rear of the kit. I got a few more ideas to try too.
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