INTRODUCING: SUPERTEN SNARE DRUMS

In the tradition of innovation and sound that belongs to the Rogers’ family of drums, the long celebrated SuperTen returns to the roster of legendary Rogers snare drums. This extraordinary drum’s roots can be traced to the Dyna-Sonic bloodline of the Rogers family tree.

What is a SuperTen?

The SuperTen snare drum features Rogers’ top tier snare drum components and preeminent shell design. Built with a precision ten-lug profile for optimum tuning range and focus of sound, the SuperTen delivers a powerful backbeat with unlimited dynamics in volume and tone.

 

Wood models feature our own proprietary design of a 3-ply shell of 2mm thick plies of maple and poplar, along with 2-ply reinforcement rings. Each shell interior is hand finished in our exclusive Fruitwood stain. This USA hand built shell delivers warmth and tone that projects in any musical setting, and has a dynamic range that works from the softest of brush patterns to the heaviest of back beats.

 

Wood shell models are available in 5”x14” (ST36) and 6.5”x14” (ST37) offered in the classic colors White Marine Pearl, Black Pearl, Red Onyx, Blue Onyx, Blue Sparkle Lacquer (Limited quantities) and Red Sparkle Lacquer (Limited quantities).

Brass shell models feature a 1.2mm gauge shell in a striking natural brass finish that looks stunning with any set up. Brass shells deliver volume, warmth, and tone that offer enhanced clarity in snare sensitivity, and volume to be heard over the band.

 

Brass shell models are available in 5”x14” (ST36-BN), 6.5”x14” (ST37-BN) and 8”x14” (ST38-BN).

Clock Face Throw-Off

The Rogers Clock Face Throw Off offers a simple yet exacting way to dial in the right amount of snare wire sensitivity with the simple turn of a thumbscrew. From “loose and fuzzy” to “crisp and focused” this strainer offers simplicity of function, as well as precision and confidence in your desired adjustment. The user-friendly throw off arm is conveniently located just behind the thumbscrew for easy on-off adjustment.

Hoops and Lugs

2.3mm chrome plated hoops are featured on all SuperTen models. These bring a modern focus in tone, accurate tuning, cutting rim shots and woody cross stick tones.

 

Rogers’ Beavertail lugs are featured on all SuperTen models in a ten-lug design for accurate tuning, focus in tone and classic Rogers style.

Tone Control

For a quick change in tone and resonance, the internal tone control can be brought in or out at the turn of a dial. Drummers can make easy changes in resonance and tone without adding or removing gels or muffle rings from the batter side of the drumhead.

SuperTen

SuperTen snare drums are the ally of today’s versatile drummer. These USA hand built wood and brass models offer versatility and superior tone in a variety of sizes that will fit any musical situation. Your imagination is the only limitation with where the SuperTen Snare drums will take you. This all- around USA hand built snare drum is cast from Rogers’ own blueprint from the Golden Age of snare drum design, and will satisfy Rogers hardcore vintage enthusiasts and introduce today’s generation of drummers to the true Rogers experience.

Explore the Range

SuperTen Wood /
Red Onyx

SuperTen Wood /
White Pearl

SuperTen Wood /
Black Pearl

SuperTen Brass /
Natural Brass

POWERTONE: THE DRUMMER’S VOICE

The snare drum is often called the drummer’s “voice “. Which drum we choose, and how we play, tune and blend it’s voice with the rest of our kit reveals who we are as musicians. Throughout our own musical journey, we seek an instrument that can nurture our ultimate expression as a player- in versatility, dynamic sense and in-the-pocket reliability.

What is a PowerTone?

Rogers’ PowerTone snare drums are the drummer’s ally. These snare drums deliver all the wide open tone and rich warmth a drummer could want, along with cutting rim shots and big cross stick tones from both steel and wood shell profiles.

 

Steel PowerTone snare drums feature a 1.0mm chrome plated shell for a classic look and sound. Dynamically this shell can go from a whisper to a scream and still deliver all the ghost notes with clarity and ease. The steel shell PowerTone is a great choice of snare drum to cover any style of music.

Wood PowerTone models feature a maple/poplar shell construction consisting of a 5 ply main shell with 2 ply reinforcement rings that results in a pure, rich wide open woody tone that’s at home with any style of music you introduce it to.

 

Both Steel and Wood snare drums are available in 5”x14”, 6.5”x14” and 8”x14 “sizes, making the PowerTone line of drums a viable choice for any kind of drummer.

Clock Face Throw-Off

The Rogers Clock Face Throw Off offers a simple yet exacting way to dial in the right amount of snare wire sensitivity with the simple turn of a thumbscrew. The user-friendly throw off arm is conveniently located just behind the thumbscrew for easy on-off adjusting.  Drum key screws make securing your snare wires a breeze, and instill confidence that once you set the tension, there will be no loosening of the wires.

Hoops and Lugs

2.3 mm Chrome plated hoops offer dependable tuning, cutting rim shots and a woody side stick sound. Drummers will appreciate the heavier gauge of the hoops that stand up to today’s louder volumes and deliver a versatile tuning range from lo-fi, to high and cutting.

 

Rogers’ Classic Beavertail lugs are featured on the PowerTone snares in an 8 lug design where form meets function. The 8 lug configuration results in a shell that opens up because of less hardware on the shell, offering more tonality, yet can be tuned accurately and will hold its tuning under any playing situation.

Styling

As a nod to the original PowerTone drums, the original Rogers script logo makes its return as well as the new PowerTone  logo badge on the breather hole.

Steel shell PowerTones come in chrome plating. Wood models are available in Satin Natural or Piano Black finishes.

PowerTone

In the legendary tradition of innovation and sound that belongs to the Rogers family of drums, the PowerTone series is an incredibly versatile line of drums that sound and play great in any musical situation. A true all-around workhorse for every player or style.

Explore the Range

PowerTone Wood /
Piano Black

PowerTone Wood /
Satin Natural

PowerTone Steel
SHELL

ROGERS DYNA-SONIC: DISCOVERY OF A LEGEND

As drummers, we’re constantly observing and evaluating sound. We make choices in our gear that help us deliver the sound that’s in our hearts and minds. From our choices in tuning, to the sticks we use, and how we play, we are all individuals. Among the many snare drum choices available, there are particular pieces that stand out from the crowd and are spoken about in a way that’s almost mythical. So rare are these instruments, very few people ever experience the magic of what made them legendary. But sometimes, legends make a comeback to reclaim their place in our hearts and minds and give us the inspiration to pick up the sticks and play our hearts out.

Drum inspiration

What inspires us to pick one drum over another? Sound, projection, beauty or emotional response are all valid answers, but ultimately how we choose a drum is about something more. It could be about tradition or feel or even a latent need. Our sense of belonging to a great tradition of drums and drumming. Whether or not we collect snare drums just for a hobby, how many times have you had to hear a drum before you realized you needed it in your collection?

What is a Dyna-Sonic?

The Dyna-Sonic snare drum was released in 1962 to solve a common problem of the snare wires choking the resonant head. Traditional snare throw-off systems pull the snare wires up against the resonant head and have a tendency to restrict vibrations across the surface, choking the tone.

The Dyna-Sonic floating snare rail

The patented Dyna-Sonic snare rail system allows the snare wires to be tensioned independently from the Clock Face throw off.

The snare wires are held at tension by the rail and are simply lifted by the throw off lever to make contact with the resonant head. This enables both the shell and the heads to resonate to their full potential and offers you a uniquely versatile drum.

The Dyna-Sonic wood shell

The Dyna-Sonic drum shell is another very important component to the sound. The hand built wood shell is a proprietary blend of 2mm thick plies of maple and poplar built into a 5 ply shell with reinforcement rings. The shell is modelled on the 60s classic and pays tribute to the legendary sound of the Rogers original.

Each interior is finished in a Fruitwood stain. These drums are available in two sizes: 14” x 5” and 14″ x 6.5”.

The Dyna-Sonic brass shell

The Dyna-Sonic snare drum range extends to a B7 brass model featuring a 1.2mm natural brass shell and the original 7 line Dyna-Sonic styling on the exterior.

The drums are available in 14” x 5”, 14” x 6.5” and 14” x 8” sizes.

Meeting the Legend

We assembled a group of drummers from different musical backgrounds at Sawhorse Studios in St. Louis, Mo. to experience the Dyna-Sonic line of snare drums. The drummers had the opportunity to play all of the snare drums in an isolation booth, then took their favorite drum to the live room to try out with one of two Covington drum kits. The players put the snare drums through their paces and had a chance to reflect on their experience with the various models.

Let’s Jam

Musicians love to jam when given a chance, so we paired up the guys with keyboardist Rocky Mantia and jammed. Each drummer brought their unique style to the room and the music. It was a fantastic way to hear each Dyna-Sonic snare drum and how the voice of the drum sat in the music. To say we had some inspired performances would be inadequate.