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The gold set is way overpriced. I see sets similar to this going for much less. Like, well under a grand. I wouldn't buy this set based upon the horrendous grammar and punctuation mistakes by the seller. He sounds illiterate.

I have a Rogers set very similar to the 60's set; Red Onyx, with 12," 13," a 16" floor tom, and a 24" bass drum. It looks like a Londoner, but it was actually a very large set that was broken down to two sets. I got them for a song several months ago, from a guy In South Jersey.

Naturally, I'd go for the 60s set, and change out parts where needed. I'm not a fan of those mid-70's Rogers finishes. I was cleaning out a section of the basement last night and came across a mid-70s Rogers catalog that was all bent up, in bad condition. I tossed it in the trash. You can't keep everything.

'23 DW Collector's, Black Galaxy: 13/16/18/22/14 sn.
'01 DW Collector's, Oyster White: 8/10/12/14/16/22.
'23 PDP Concept Maple, Seafoam: 10,12,14,20.
'72 Slingerland Red Tiger Pearl: 12/13/16/16/22.
'69 Rogers Holiday, Red Onyx: 12/13/16/24
'67 Ludwig Burgundy Sparkle: 12/13/16/22.
'70-ish Ludwig Std, Burgundy Oyster: 13/16/22.
'69-ish MIJ Drum Mate: Peacock Pearl: 13/16/22.
Too many snares to list!
Posted on 1 year ago
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Hey, thanks Josh. Appreciate the perspective on the HW. Some folks seem to prefer Swivomatic, but it does seem that Memri-loc present fewer problems overall.

Posted on 1 year ago
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Hey Bob

Thanks for the perspective. re: pricing on the Big R kit, do you think a bit of a premium might be justified on the basis of the the rarer finish and bass drum size?

re: grammar, etc, I noted that as well, but guess it might just be English as a second language.

Thanks!

Posted on 1 year ago
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amosguy;476167

The collet is just the nose part, with 2 handles in place. The picture is of the cast type. The machine type have more distinct flat (not rounded) ends.

The collet is the fingered chuck that accepts the hex rod.

The collet nose is the threaded thumb screw top piece.

Posted on 1 year ago
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The set labeled "vintage 60s" is most likely early 70s.

Everything I see points in that direction.

possibly 70/71 ... if those noses are original then probably 72

I would ask for interior tag pics ... they will tell the story.

replacing every collet nose on that set will cost you about $300 ... so pack that on top of the price because those cast noses are useless.

this set could be from the transition where "Holiday" shells became "Power Tone"

Posted on 1 year ago
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Great catch GV! Thanks, I'll ask for tag pics.

Thanks also for the clarification on the "collets". It does seem that sometimes when people say "collet", the mean the nose -- right?

Posted on 1 year ago
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fustercluck;476182

Great catch GV! Thanks, I'll ask for tag pics.

Thanks also for the clarification on the "collets". It does seem that sometimes when people say "collet", the mean the nose -- right?

all the time

Posted on 1 year ago
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fustercluck;476182

Great catch GV! Thanks, I'll ask for tag pics.

Thanks also for the clarification on the "collets". It does seem that sometimes when people say "collet", the mean the nose -- right?

In the 69 Rogers parts catalog it is identified as a "COLLET NOSE"

Hmmmm

Posted on 1 year ago
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amosguy;476184

In the 69 Rogers parts catalog it is identified as a "COLLET NOSE"

Hmmmm

a collet nose closes a collet

Posted on 1 year ago
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Got it. Thanks again GV and Amos!

Posted on 1 year ago
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