ROGERS WILDWOOD DRUM SETS ??

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  1. rhythmace

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    Do we know what type of tree was used? Ace
     
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    Just flat amazing. Gorgeous drum set in every way. A true unicorn, priceless. So glad you chimed in DrumJoey. Thanks so much for sharing. You appear to be an excellent caretaker of such a rare beast. Good on ya!
     
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    Beech.
     
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    Did Wildwood come in 3 or 5 ply shells, or both? Ace
     
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    empire drum Very well Known Member

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    They were only made during 67, so they are all 5 ply.
     
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    So Wildwood might be Beech/Birch/Maple/Birch/Maple? Not to start a thing. Ace
     
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    Whoa! Great question! I wonder if beech would have been a sixth "wrap," as simply replacing the plastic wrap on a similar drum. So beech/maple/birch/maple/birch/maple? Or did beech replace the outer maple ply?

    My guess is that Rogers used a standard 5 ply shell supplied by Keller to their spec, and added the beech as a wrap.
     
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    I know that the inner ply of my kit is maple because all of the drums are finished like the inside of a wood-shelled dynasonic.
     
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    Would you take a close up pic of a bering edge? Ace
     
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    Unfortunately, it won't show anything, as the interior paint goes right up to the first couple of plies of that 45 degree bearing edge. So... one of us would have to slice one of our Wildwood specimens to show a cross section... And who in their right mind would do THAT???!!! :)

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    Didn't really care for WW too much when I started this thread, but feeling converted. So...i take it drumjoey's kit's kinda special?.........marko
     
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    That outer ply looks thick. Ace
     
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    Just a 20/12/14 with matching wood snare is cool enough, but add in WW with mostly green as the dominant color? Blows my mind. Ace
     
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    Your kit just gets more and more interesting. Rogers drums did not finish the insides of their drums unless they were made special ordered for a big-name person, like an endorser. There are only a select few Rogers drum endorser kits with the fruitwood stained interiors.

    If you got this kit from someone who worked at Covington, they may have built this kit for themselves, and preferred to stain the interior than paint it the Zolotone grey. Absolutely one-of-a-kind kit you have. Incredible!
     
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    I have seen a few kits sourced from employees that had clear lacquer interiors. Those interiors were beautiful and often showed the grain pattern. Here’s a shot from an endorser’s kit 13” tom. Makes you kind of wish the clear lacquer was the standard interior finish.
     

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    The Mardri Gras kit I got locally here in central Ohio but he is a form member Nad I believe with 3 floor toms and beaver
     
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    Had natural interiors. Sorry
     
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    Now to find that bvtl Mardi Gras Powertone with a natural interior!
     
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    ^ yep tall order
     

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