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Old 01-24-2017, 02:05 PM
jkconnolly jkconnolly is offline
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Default What's My Rogers?

Hi all,

I inherited an old Rogers Big R kit about ten years ago which I've since restored. I'd like to know if it's the old 5-ply shell or the XP-8 shell.

The serial number is D-74xxxx. The wrap is Sunburst Tobacco. It's in really nice condition and came with an older snare - also in great condition. The snare is a Dyno-sonic with 7 lines. I believe the snare is mid 60's era.

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James
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:45 PM
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Hello jkconnolly...and to the forum! The one picture of the tom, showing the reinforcing hoop, is the key here. The XP-8 shells had no re-rings. So, you have the 5-ply shells with 5-ply rings. All-in-all, nice drums! Some of our other members, with even more Rogers knowledge, should join in soon.

-Mark
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Old 01-24-2017, 04:11 PM
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Thanks Mark - and thanks for the warm welcome!

Yes, I'm trying to work out if it's a Londoner 5 kit or not. I think it may be dated around 1978 but the fact that it's in the Tobacco Sunburst finish is throwing me a little. I thought that only came into use in 1980. I await further comment
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:16 PM
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Mark is correct - 5plys. The drums aren't wrapped, they have a lacquer finish. Those drums didn't get the speckled grey interior of the wrapped shells.
If they all look like the one shown, they are in great condition.
That's a rare finish on the XP-8's (because it was labor intensive) and I think even more rare on the 5plys.
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:33 PM
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Thanks Mark - and thanks for the warm welcome!

Yes, I'm trying to work out if it's a Londoner 5 kit or not. I think it may be dated around 1978 but the fact that it's in the Tobacco Sunburst finish is throwing me a little. I thought that only came into use in 1980. I await further comment
The Londoner kit during this time period consisted of: 14x22, 8x12, 9x13, 16x6 and a 5x14 COB Dynasonic. Are these your sizes?

-Mark

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Old 01-24-2017, 05:57 PM
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Yes, those are the exact sizes although as I mentioned, the snare I think is an older Dyna-sonic with the 7 lines. All the drums are in the same great condition as the one shown.

James
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:40 PM
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Yes, those are the exact sizes although as I mentioned, the snare I think is an older Dyna-sonic with the 7 lines. All the drums are in the same great condition as the one shown.

James
Hi James!

Not sure how you got the 7-line Dynasonic, but they're great. I've got one, too. Regardless of the snare drum, you do have a Londoner kit. Post pictures of the entire kit when you get a chance. I'm sure we'd all love to see them!

-Mark
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Old 01-24-2017, 06:46 PM
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1978-79, as I answered your PM.

Beautiful. Five Ply with rings. These are fantastic.

Tobacco Sunburst came out before XP8, as did all of the lacquer finishes. but within a year of that change.
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Old 01-24-2017, 07:03 PM
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Thanks guys - it's very exciting engaging with you all regarding my drums. The kit was bought for me as a surprise by my grandad off an old drummer here in Coventry, UK, in 2006. It was in a sad state before I bought it back to life. It's in great condition now. I'll post pics of it all soon
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Old 01-24-2017, 11:58 PM
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Nice looking kit...
Best of luck with them.
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