Dating rogers drums
When we think of legendary American actresses that Hollywood was built on, Virginia Katherine Mc Math (AKA Ginger Rogers) was certainly one of the finest.
When we think of legendary American drums that the golden era of popular music was built on, one of the finest drum sets ever produced was this here ginger Rogers.
Many thanks to all those who are (like me) passionate about cymbals and trying to piece together the history of these alluring metal disks.
The information really comes from all the people who have contributed to discussions over the years.
Dunnett R-Class snare butt end, also known as a butt plate, in chrome plating.
Used to secure snare drum snare wires to the side of the snare drum opposite the strainer/throw-off. Drum lugs available for snare drums, tom tom drums and bass drums.
Although this drum set started life in the catalogues and in the drum stores as a silver glass glitter wrap, time has matured it.
Now, less silver glitter and more a sort of pewter, this drum set has taken on a lovely aged ‘Ginger Ale’ appearance.
Listeners will notice a certain compact dryness to the drums on early recordings, which many producers since then has tried to achieve.A good way to start, rather than trying to emulate the past using modern digital drum software, is to actually acquire a drum set from those golden days.Whether, for recording or nostalgia’s sake, a musician will want older vintage drums. In this book, author Rob Cook gives the complete history of the Rogers Drum Company, whose drums, in the words of Not-So-Modern Drummer editor John Aldridge, were "the Cadillac of the 1960s...(whose) innovations in hardware design have been copied by almost every drum manufacturer in existence." The Rogers Book covers the company's east coast beginnings, the Covington, OH era, English Rogers, the CBS era, and much more.It includes a list of Rogers endorsees, a comprehensive guide for dating equipment, a color section showing old catalogs and drum colors, the parts listings from all Rogers catalogs, a list of current resources, and lots of photographs throughout.