Fullerton restoration #1
I once owned a Rogers drum kit. I purchased it in Brisbane and only sold it when I received my Pearl endorsement in Sydney. It was a somewhat regretful sale. I decided to keep a lookout for another one; eventually I was rewarded.
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 extra holes; think instead about those lovely thin maple and birch 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.