Drums - Others

According to the catalogues:  

1961

Drum sizes: Bass drums          20”x14”, 22”x14”
                     Mounted toms      12”x8”, 13”x9”
                      Floor toms            16”x16”, 16”x18”

1965

Drum sizes: Bass drums                  20”x14”, 22”x14”
                      Mounted toms             12”x8”, 13”x9”
                      Floor toms                   16”x16”, 14”x14”

1964

The drums were available in the same sizes as the first catalogue.

 

 

1967

The word “Holiday” is no longer used.

Drum sizes:  Bass drums                  18”x12”, 20”x14”, 22”x14”                        Mounted toms             12”x8”, 13”x9”
                       Floor toms                   16”x16”, 14”x14”

As usual the catalogues do not tell the whole story.

Bass Drums

In the early years of production a standard set was a "Constellation" with a 20" bass and 12" and 16" toms. I don't remember ever seeing a 22" bass fitted with B&B lugs. When the drums started to be fitted with beavertail lugs in early 1965 larger sizes became more common.

The 18" bass drum is VERY rare.

English Rogers bop kit with both 18" bass and 14"x14" floor tom

Toms

12"x8" - quite common with either B&B or Beavertail lugs.

 

13"x9" - uncommon with B&B lugs, more common with Beavertail lugs, but still less so than the 12"x8".

 

14"x14" - VERY rare with either B&B or Beavertail lugs, I have only seen a handful, see opposite. The catalogue gives the impression that they weren't produced during the time that the drums came with B&B lugs, but this is not borne out by what turns up.

 

16"x16" - quite common with either B&B or Beavertail lugs.

 

16"x18" - never seen one, however there are some photos where Dave Clark appear to be using an 18" diameter floor tom at the front of the stage.

Bongos

The photos in the catalogues show American Rogers bongos but B&H did produce their own.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grey Ripple kit with bongos