These drums were promoted as "the best Rogers drums ever made" and the XP-8 models lived up to that claim. This innovation was co-developed by Dave Donoho and Roy Burns.
It was the first of the super-stable hardware systems and was subsequently copied by most major drum manufacturers in one form or another.
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.
Dyna-Sonics were made from about 1961 until the mid-80's.Most modern drum hardware evolved from the Rogers Memrilock concept.For the growing European market, Rogers drums were made in the UK by Ajax under licence from Rogers USA.In 1953, Joseph Rogers' grandson, Cleveland, who had no heirs, sold the Rogers drum company to Henry Grossman.Grossman moved the company to Covington, Ohio, and under his leadership Rogers was propelled to the forefront of American drum making for the next decade and a half.