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Old 07-12-2021, 01:24 PM
Dudley Dudley is offline
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Default Rogers BigR XP8 Swivo era mix

This kit is a combination/mix of Dayton & Fullerton Swivomatic with some XP8 included. The photo is blurry until clicked on twice to bring it to full size as the comment instructs under the picture.

This is my Rogers kit I use for practice and once in a while use for the praise band at our church's outdoor service overlooking the Hudson River NY (the white area along the top of the photo is the river in the distance, but hazy in the distance on a Sunday) where this picture was taken. Even with memory lock equipment, it takes time to breakdown and setup.

Since I wanted to use a non-Rogers broken glass color (turquoise broken glass), I used orphan Rogers drums (Dayton and Fullerton shells) which had their pearl covering cracked, split or damaged. The silver glass FT is all original Rogers. With this setup I use a wood DW snare in ginger broken glass. Stands are a combination of Rogers supreme cymbal & snare & hi-hat stands plus five DW 9000 series 9799 stands for the cymbals & the 8X12 & 9X13 toms. There are also two Slingerland 80's magnum boom stands on the hi-hat side, the counter weights have the Slingerland name on them. All cymbals are Zildjians which I rotate from my stock of cymbals. Two pair of wind chimes (rock and jazz), depending on the type of music and desired projection. LP Cowbells, triangle, tambourines, and finger cymbals (attached to a piece of wood above the hi-hat & ching ring) nestled here and there on stands with accessory clamps. Maracas, brushes, extra sticks, more tambourines and shaker eggs within reach on my wood cases behind. BD pedals either Rogers swivomatic or DW 5000 turbo.

To the left of the hi-hat I call this the Latin section with bongos and four Rogers double headed drums (8X8, 8x10, 10X14 & 12X15) from my Rogers 9 pc butcher block kit to coordinate with the natural finish of the bongos. There is a striking tonal difference between the 6 drums due to their sizes and head selection. These four Rogers drums (8X8, 8x10, 10X14 & 12X15) were special built for me in 1983 during the big R XP8 era to match my BB Rogers Londoner V (swivomatic Fullerton) which I ordered/bought in 1974. Since they no longer offered butcher block in 1983, I called Rogers to discover they still had the some BB wrap in stock and that they would build the four drums for me in the BB wrap, so what it's worth, these four drums may be the only XP8 shells made in that color.
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Last edited by Dudley; 10-03-2021 at 09:12 AM.
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