The Ploughman's Collection Major Vintage Porn

dutch1

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so nice, what heads do you use on them? i heard someone with the same rogers as mine useing fiberskns and they sounded pretty good, mine (holidays) came with random heads and are really lifeless sounding
 

ThePloughman

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The 1964 three ply set, Red Ripple, I have Remo Coated Ambassadors on top, Clear on bottom. EQ4 batter and Fiberskyn reso on BD
The 1966 Five ply set, Blue Sparkle, I have Aquarian Satin Textured on top, Clear ambassadors on bottom, SK1 and Fiberskyn reso on BD
The two Mid 70s sets, Silver Metallic, have Coated Ambassadors on top, and clears on bottom. On the Twenty, I have a PS3 Fiberskyn Batter, and an Aquarian SK1 Reso with 3:00 port. On the Twenty Four, I have PS3 Clear Batter, and Fiberskyn2 Medium Reso.(In one of the pics above the 24-13-16-18 set shows White Dot CS Rogers Logo Heads on top, it was just for a pic).
The XP8 Green Glitter set has coated ambassadors on top, clear diplomats on bottom. SK1 Batter, Fiberskyn 3 Reso on BD.

No additonal muffling on anything.

The Ayotte Custom set has Coated Ambassadors over Clears, with an EQ3 clear batter, and Fiberskyn3 Ambassador Reso.
 

Alan_

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the lugs on ayotte drums are a thing of beauty. no more lugs all over the floor every time you change a head.
 

ThePloughman

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I was so lucky when I got the Ayotte set. I was on the way to buy a new set of drums, and found those in a pawn shop. I bought them for the cases. I figured to Ebay the drums. Well, I never got the "New" set of drums. I cannot overstate the quality of the build in the Ayotte Custom line. The edges are level and perfect. The interiors are perfect, the finish is deep laquer, and the hardware is absolutely wonderful to work with. I have changed out the early block style generic mount and RIMs setup with the Ayotte mounts that came out a couple years after these drums were built. Currently I have DW floor tom mounts on the 16, but the Ayotte mounts have the exact same pattern. Parts are rather difficult to come by, but eventually, I will get those changed out as well. I like the Ayotte versions better.

I am very happy with them.
 

dutch1

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hey, thanks so much for the advice on my drums! i never intended to play them out more than once or twice but with the new heads they beg to be played nightly!
 

ThePloughman

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Doing my part to resurrect the forum.......



And a few additons .......
Formerly owned by Doug Clifford of CCR.




This is a Rogers Dynasonic naked brass from 1982




Gina Shock of the Go-Go's owned this one.




Rogers Tower
 

ThePloughman

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There are no Rogers drums after 1984, only Asian firewood. Right at the time Rogers was producing probably the best drums available in the USA. CBS closed Rogers in late 84, because ...... well because. They farmed out the name to Island Music Imports, that lasted till the early 90s, when the brand was killed off, the name sold, and it lay dormant till Brooks Mays bought it. They were just beginning to produce real quality drums when the bankruptsy happened. Yamaha got it, and now.... well, if you have seen the kits, then you know.

The drums I have posted pictures of, represent some of the best american drummaking that existed at that time.
 

Brother_Bong

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ThePloughman":364b6wgs said:
There are no Rogers drums after 1984, only Asian firewood. Right at the time Rogers was producing probably the best drums available in the USA. CBS closed Rogers in late 84, because ...... well because. They farmed out the name to Island Music Imports, that lasted till the early 90s, when the brand was killed off, the name sold, and it lay dormant till Brooks Mays bought it. They were just beginning to produce real quality drums when the bankruptsy happened. Yamaha got it, and now.... well, if you have seen the kits, then you know.

The drums I have posted pictures of, represent some of the best american drummaking that existed at that time.
Thanks for the reply, I didn't know the history. That's a pisser, sad when something of quality goes south, or ahhh...actually east.
 
I love coming back periodically to check out your collection...it's awesome. I was hoping you could help me find what seems to be a very rare bass drum spur for my Rogers Big R. I acquired this kit about 10 years ago and one of the spurs was missing, but it's not the traditional memory lock style that I see everywhere online. I have attached a few pictures in hopes that u will know where I can find an original direct fit spur or set of spurs. The one that is missing is the right side if you are sitting at the kit. Thanks in advance! -Tim.
 

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