This of course made them slightly inferior to their machined brethren, but still good hardware none the less.*Special Note: Many people overtightened the collet nose which is why people had problems with the Swivo hardware.
It is also been reported that the mounting holes are slightly different between the different eras.
When it comes to hardware Rogers has some of the most devout followers.Not just any Rogers hardware, but the Swivo hardware from the 60's.The designs, fittings and hardware were from a vision and time way ahead of their years, and to this day there’s arguably not a manufacturer standing that can match the genius and quality of the Rogers Swiv-O-Matic system of drum mounts and hardware.The first thing Ringo did when he brought those Ludwig’s back from the USA? Mitch Mitchell and Bonham also swapped their flimsy-by-comparison Ludwig mounts for Rogers.Generally, those drum sets tend to have seen better days all round, but for the mint drum sets, like this Rogers, it’s just age and time gracing the drums with a mellowed colour in both appearance and sound.
Affectionately nicknamed the ‘Cadillac’ of drums, these Rogers are up there with some of drum history’s finest.This made it almost indestructible if treated correctly.Some time in the late 60's (Most experts say around 1969) the parts were changed to a cast version.Rogers Drums, was an American drum company created in 1849 and based in Covington, Ohio.Their drums were embraced by musicians from the dixieland movement to the classic rockers of the 1960s and 1970s.However, the manufacturer was most closely associated with the "big band" and swing drummers of the 1940s and 1950s.