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Old 08-17-2013, 01:04 AM
AGiampa AGiampa is offline
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Orange County CA
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Default Re: Let's see your Gretsch kits

This is my late 50's/early 60's Gretsch kit (from what I remember, I based this on the t's and claws). Got it as shells + lugs + parts kit in early 2005, and finished it with what I could use (Ludwig bass hoops, flanged hoops on the toms). 8x12, 16x16, 14x22. Matching blue sparkle Ludwig Jazzfest in there. Ironically my Gretsch snare is champagne, which in turn matches my Ludwig kit. =)

Also just the other day I went up into my drum storage attic and pulled out this guy:

Which is a custom 6.5x13 snare. I happened to take this pic the other day (I should have cleaned it off a bit). It's a 60's or 70's Gretsch shell (silver inside, no tag, and I forget my Gretsch history), Nickelworks throw, Tama StarCast top hoop. Always loved burgundy sparkle, but no one was making it at the time, so I had gotten my hands on some burgundy sparkle wrap someone had taken from floor tom or bass drum, and used it here. I built it probably around the same time as the shot of the kit above.
A. Giampa

Last edited by AGiampa; 09-19-2013 at 01:04 AM.
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