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1982 - Rod Morgenstein Prototype (2)


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1982 - Rod Morgenstein Prototype (2)


Looking at the floor toms, you can see that experimental bearing edge I talked about in one of the other posts to this Forum.

I'm sure that's the only Red Wine 8x14 snare drum we ever made.

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I did see a red wine on ebay about 3 years ago. No one believed it was real. I should have bought it.
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John C, in case you didn't know, Ploughman is the "Keeper of the XP10 Dynas and Supertens!" emoticon
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In the "Prototypes" thread I wrote this...
  "The flying bass drum had spacers under the lugs so we could put a 22" head on a 20" shell. Supposed to have a timpani effect. I don't think it made it any further off the drawing board than what you see here."

Here's a follow up. I was at the 2012 NAMM show and stumbled upon a guy who was making spacers EXACTLY like you see in this picture. His inventive mind arrived at the same idea we tried in 1982. I gave his drums a few taps. The outcome was the same as it was in 1982. Not good (though I guess it depends on what sound you're after). I don't know if he had a booth at the 2013 show.
 
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Hi John. Thank you for sharing your experiences with the forum. Glad you posted. With regards to Rod's prototype kit, I saw him with that kit in Long Island back in August of 1982. I asked him about the kit. He told me that it was a prototype. He said it had different shells, which i guess was the bearing edge you had been testing, but also he said that the hi hat was a prototype design as well. It was a Supreme without any legs, because of the double bass drum set up. But was there any thing else if you can possibly recall?
 Oh about that flying bass drum, when he hit it, it was loud. He used mallets on that in the couple of songs he used it.
Thanks again
Kevin
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You can create a sculpture of just about anything if you have enough Rogers parts. There's evidence of that in both of these photos.
You can see the rig that supported his hi hat stand. Those were all off-the-shelf parts.
The RotoTom rig was pretty slick. You just cut the carriage bolt head off the shaft and it slips right into a Rogers Accessory Clamp.
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Yes the second I saw that roto tom set up I said that was cool. I went to the store the next day and purchased the holders and did the same thing, Still have it. It was genius. That set is my all time favorite set. I have now a replica of that kit, that I use all the time. They sounded great when Rod played them. I hope people say the same thing that I play them.
Thanks for answering my question.
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Hey John,
Glad to hear from you again....

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