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Old 03-28-2021, 03:19 AM
Dan Boucher Dan Boucher is offline
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For you Rogers fans, an interesting detail.

When we look over our sets and singles, we are often taking note of the parts used to make the assembly and then assuming dating on that basis.

Take at look at this Steve Maxwell video on a very unusual Rogers set.

Twin 14x18 bass drums
Twin 8x12 toms
14x14 floor tom
Dynasonic
Complete set of stands.

Note that Steve describes this as a purchase from the original owner who bought them in 1969. Provenance should be pretty good.

As Steve explains the kit (starting around 14 min 15 sec into the video), he eventually mentions the correct knobby unit to allow the hi-hat to be conveniently hung from the bass drum.

Remember, this is a 1969 kit. Look at the very cool cast knobby in the attached picture. Custom casting to fit right up tight to one of the lugs with only a 3-hole layout. This is a few years before the cast knobby units are generally in circulation on Rogers drums.

A rather neat detail given that the collets are all still machined and the floor tom leg mounts are still the two-piece units with a spline that were pressed together to join them.

Also notice the Rogers script logos on the toms is not in the usual location and the tom arms are the redesigned version with the very definite 90 degree upper section and somewhat modified bottom section of the swivel enclosure.
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Old 03-28-2021, 08:44 AM
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Hi Dan!

Did you forget to include the video link?

As to the cast Knobby, I'm pretty sure they didn't arrive on the scene until around 71-72.

-Mark
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Old 03-28-2021, 08:45 AM
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Default Re: Rogers Details

Dan...Please post a link to that video? I'd love to see it.
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Old 03-28-2021, 10:05 AM
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Default Re: Rogers Details

Interesting. Never seen a 3 hole mount. Wonder if someone cut and rechromed a mount?
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Old 03-28-2021, 11:21 PM
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Interesting. Never seen a 3 hole mount. Wonder if someone cut and rechromed a mount?
Since this Fullerton mount is cast, it would be easy to grind it to a different shape, which is what was done to it! Bottom line is that mount is NOT original to the bass drum!

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Old 03-29-2021, 05:16 AM
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Hi Dan!

Did you forget to include the video link?

As to the cast Knobby, I'm pretty sure they didn't arrive on the scene until around 71-72.

-Mark
Yes, forgot the link:

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Old 03-29-2021, 05:20 AM
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Interesting comments. There is no reason to exclude the idea the mount was made by grinding off a portion and installed subsequent to taking delivery of the kit and during the time the cast knobby units had become available.
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