Fullerton restoration #1
I once owned a Rogers drum kit. I bought it in Brisbane and sold it when I came to Sydney. I always wanted it back. I never found it; however my long wait for a Rogers kit finally paid off. Here in Australia, they don’t come up too often. But eventually, this one did.
This kit came from Surfers Paradise, Queensland. I was attracted by the 8 & 10″ toms. I paid too much and shipping was a bomb. And they were orange, with the obligatory Pearl surgery.
Forget about the dreaded Pearl fittings; think instead about those lovely thin maple shells.
There was lots of work to do. I filled all the incorrectly drilled lug mounting holes with dowel. The 10″ was obviously a “Big R” and needed a lot of work. For these larger holes, I made plugs from maple. This involved slicing a piece off the maple, thinning it down with a belt sander, then using a Dremel to make the fit perfect.