Back to owner John, who also mentions that the original cymbal stands were stolen and replaced with Memri-Loc stands. Rogers made these from 1976 onwards and they feature the original Rogers memory lock joint housings.
Rogers was the first company to do this and of course every company has copied and refined the concept since. These originals take some beating, though, for simple elegance. What a brilliant idea.
“The kit has been a fabulous investment,” says John. “It now only comes out on special occasions… But it was played constantly for many years, the only problem I’ve had being fine hairline cracks to the ends of two of the ‘bread and butter’ lugs on one of the bass drums.
“Lou Dias at Supreme Drums kindly sent me replacements. The chrome work on all the fittings has been absolutely superb and the DynaSonic is out of this world.”
Vintage Gear continues each month in Rhythm Magazine.