Rogers Drums Adds New Colors and Configurations

7/4/2008 [Drums]

Large and small size configurations introduced.

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Yamaha Drums, which earlier this year resurrected the venerable Rogers Drums brand name, is adding new size configurations and finishes to the Trailblazer (RD2007) and Prospector (RD507) drum kits. Both sets come with heavier duty hardware and competitive specifications at their respective price points.

Rogers Prospector Denim Blue Kit
RD518 Prospector in Denim Blue
The first new Trailblazer Drum Set will be available with a 20-in. bass drum, 10-in. and 12-in. toms, a 14-in. floor tom and a matching 14-in. wood snare drum. The second Trailblazer set will come with a 24-in. bass drum, a 12-in tom, a 16-in. floor tom and a 14-in. x 6.5-in. 10-lug steel snare drum. The new Prospector configuration includes an 18-in. bass drum, 12-in tom, 14-in floor tom and a 14-in. matching wood snare drum.

Along with these new sizes, Rogers will offer three new eye-catching finishes: Brushed Copper will be added to the Trailblazer Series, Denim Blue and Brushed Silver to the Prospector.

Rogers Trailblazer Brushed Copper Kit
Trailblazer BCP in Brushed Copper
"The new finishes and drum sizes give customers more options in the ever-growing Rogers lineup," said David Jewell, marketing manager, Rogers Drums. "The 18-inch bass drum is perfect for younger, smaller players and will also suit jazz drummers looking for an affordable second kit, while the Trailblazer kit with the 24-inch bass drum will appeal to young rock drummers looking for something durable, yet affordable. It's also perfect for gigging drummers who like the extra bottom end of a 24-inch kick."

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Yamaha Drums, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail; or visit

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