What year are my remo roto toms?

by doug
(mass)

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How can i tell the year of these remo roto's? I think early to mid 80's any info would be nice. Thank you.


ANSWER

Hi, Doug--

One good way to determine the year of manufacture is to look at the way the toms are mounted on the rail. There are 3 basic configurations:

1. Up to about 1978, there was no arm to release the toms from the rail

2. From the late 70's to the early 80's there were carriage bolts with a built in tightening lever.

3. From early to late 80's was the 2nd generation arm which looked like a large bolt with a lever on which a large "REMO" appeared in raised letters.

Lynne

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by: Anonymous

thank u i think ur describing the leavers that i have on the carrige bolts they have a raised REMO on them,

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