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Old 11-11-2010, 05:05 AM
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Default Re: Let's see your Gretsch kits (saved the best for last!)

Originally Posted by pearlygates View Post
Now THAT is sweet! Verry nice! Jasper shells?
I don't really know what shells they are. The kit was originally a seven piece with four concert toms. I added reso heads to the toms a few years ago.
I like the 9x13 rack tom the best so I play it as a 4 piece.
This kit was made right before Wurlitzer bought Gretsch so the serial numbers are blacked out. Wurlitzer didn't want to warranty any drums that were in stock when they bought Gretsch so they blacked out the numbers on the tags inside the shells.
The shells are silver sealed inside with no re-rings. The bearing edges are rounded.
The outer shell is Rosewood finish. The color has darkened over the years.
When I drilled the shells for the reso lugs the wood was dark. I assume that it is mahogany.

I bought the kit new. We didn't think about things like Jasper shells and wood type back then.
I kind of like old drums:)
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