Dating rogers dynasonic snare drum
In most cases the best way to estimate the date of a drum is its physical characteristics.Fortunately drum companies since the 40's were good at printing catalogs.The ever important serial number which some companies keep detailed records of unfortunately does not exist in the history of drums.We also have to state that much of the record keeping was archaic at best and in some cases history was destroyed in plant fires or just tossed in the garbage! With that said many drum companies never even used serial numbers early on. Your efforts on behalf of the legendary company, as well as your generosity in sharing your knowledge with the legion of fans is incalculable. it has the colors offered in print and models offered as a ref guide. You are without doubt the most knowledgeable Rogers historian alive. I have been working on a signifigant dates(years found in print) list for the History of Rogers Drum Co.These catalogs although re-printed in some cases from year to year with limited changes do provide a timeline of when finishes were added and when hardware was used and or changed on drums.Unfortunately still there is no exact science or way to pinpoint an exact date of a drums manufacture.
There are a variety of pages dedicated to Rogers drums and if you can't find the information you require then you can visit the Vintage Drum Forum and contact our resident Rogers Expert Tommy P. and others could refer to it, after entering in their infro and was avail online, so all could use it to record infromation, as well for drums selling elsewhere. 1972 No prefix letter, number underlined 1973 Prefix Letter "A" followed by numbers 1974 Prefix Letter "B" followed by numbers 1975 No prefix letter, number not underlined. Too bad we dont have a software program where everyone could enter in the construction, serial number ect. Sorting out the Fullerton 9/72's: According to Roob Cook (w/ assistance from Dan Colluccio and Bobby Chiasson) they went as follows: All tags are marked "60-5322 9/72" in the lower left corner. The Rogers drum badge and Rogers finish pages are also very helpful when dating Rogers Drums.Fellow Rogers fans, I just spent a couple of hours making some changes to the old Rogers dating guide.