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Rogers Red Onyx Drum Kit

Description:
- 14 X 20, 16 X 16, 8 X 12 (2 TOMS) 5 X 14 Wood Powertone Snare Drum
- Mid 60's
- Red Onyx Wrap
Comments:

The Top Hat outfit was originally offered in this configuration, but you could substitute different size toms and bass drums.


You could also, if you so desired, substitute a wood or metal Dynasonic in place of the Powertone Snare drum.


There were 3 Onyx wraps offered--Blue Onyx, Black Onyx, and this finish, Red Onyx.

 

$2,500.00 (free shipping in the USA)
International customers, please contact for shipping rates.

 

 

Rogers Top Hat Drum Kit

 
Description:
- 14 X 20, 16 X 16, 14 X 14, 8 X 12, and 5 X 14 Wood Dynasonic
- Augmented Top Hat kit
- Bread and butter lug--- bass drum, bearvertail lug--- toms and Dynasonic
Comments:

This kit started out as the standard Top Hat kit. A previous owner replaced the original bass drum with an earlier drum with Bread and Butter lugs.

A 14 x 14 floor tom was also added.


The kit came standard with a Powertone Snare Drum, but the Dynasonic could be ordered as a replacement.

$3,500.00 (free shipping in the USA)
International customers, please contact for shipping rates.

 

 

Rogers Holiday Drum Kit

 
Description:
- 20 X 14, 16 X 16, 8 X 12, 5 1/2 X 14 (bass drum   cymbal holder not included)
- Wood shell Powertone snare drum
- Blue sparkle / Grey speckled interiors
- Mid 60s's
 
Comments:

The configuration on this kit closely matches the discription of the Swingtime outfit that was offered in 1964. That kit had bread and butter lugs. This kit has beavertail lugs which is why I described it as a Holiday outfit.

Nevertheless, it does have the collett cymbal holder that was a Swingtime feature instead of a knobby for the bass drum cymbal stand. The sparkle finish is in good shape considering its age

 

Rogers Red Wine Ripple Drum Set

Description:
- Rogers Drum Set - Beaver Tail Lug
- Late 60's
- 4-Piece Drum Kit
- 5x14 Rogers Powertone Snare Drum, 9x13, 16x16, &   14x22
- Rogers Swivomatic Hardware
 
Comments:

Red Wine Ripple is a rare finish. I've seen only one drummer play a kit in this finish in all my years.

 

Rogers New England White Drum Set

Description:
- Rogers Drum Set - Beaver Tail Lug
- 3-Piece Drum Set
- 9x13, 16x16, 14x22
Comments:

In 1966, CBS bought Rogers. At first, the company continued to manufacture drums in Ohio, but within a year they moved their whole operation to Fullerton, Callifornia.

Some collectors look down on the "Fullerton" drums, but they are fine instruments that have, for the most part, stood the test of time.

This set is from the early '70's and the wrap is called New England White.

$1,000.00 (free shipping in the USA)
International customers, please contact for shipping rates.

 

Rogers New England White 2-Tom Kit

Description:
- Rogers Drum Set - Beaver Tail Lug
- 4-Piece Drum Kit
- 8x12, 9x13, 16x16, 14x22
 
Comments:

Yet another example of a Fullerton kit in New England White, this time with two hanging toms.

The Rogers swivomatic hardware was considered state of the art for its time.

 

$1,500.00 (free shipping in the USA)
International customers, please contact for shipping rates.

 

Rogers Top Hat Model Drum Set

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Description:
- Pink Champagne Wrap
- 14 X 20, 16 X 16, (2) 8 X 12, 5 ½ x 14 Powertone Snare
 
Comments:

Rogers, like most of the drum companies at the time, offered various sparkle wraps. But the Rogers Sparkles, and to a lesser extent, the Gretsch Sparkles had more of a glitter to them, a “crushed glass” effect if you will.

The most popular wraps were blue, red, and silver, but over the years, the gold, champagne, and green finishes have grown in popularity.

This champagne sparkle kit comes with a matching Powertone snare drum. Some sparkle wraps tend to fade with time. This particular kit has very little fading.

$2,500.00 (free shipping in the USA)
International customers, please contact for shipping rates.

 

Rogers Black Onyx Double Bass Set

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Description:
- 5-Piece Drum Kit
- (2)20 X 14, 16 X 16, 8 X 12, 5 ½ X 14 Powertone Snare    Drum
 
Comments:

The Rogers Drum Company offered 3 different Onyx finishes. Blue Onyx was perhaps the most popular. My favorite, Black Onyx, is the rarest of the finishes.

This kit has two bass drums, a concept favored by the great Louie Bellson, drummer with Duke Ellington. There is also a matching wood Powertone that comes with the kit.

$3,500.00 (free shipping in the USA)
International customers, please contact for shipping rates.

 

Rogers Pink Champagne Pearl Kit

Description:
- 3 piece drum kit
- Mid 60's-Beaver tail lug
- 9 x 13, 16 x 16, 14 x 20
 
Comments:

The Rogers Company offered 6 different sparkle finishes.
This wrap was known as Pink Champagne. All of the finishes really stood out on stage.

Drummers at the time used to comment about the "glittery" appearance of these drums when they were under stage lighting.

 

Rogers Black Diamond Pearl Set

Description:
- Rogers Drum Set - Beaver Tail Lug
- 4-Piece Drum Kit
- 5x14 Rogers Powertone snare drum, 8x12, 16x16,   14x22
- Black Diamond Pearl Wrap
 
Comments:

This kit is a combination of drums made in Ohio and California. Unfortuntately, the snare and small tom are both re-wraps.

The original black diamond finish was cracked and peeling. It needed to be replaced. It still is a good sounding snare drum, but the re-wrap lessens the value and unique vintage feel.

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