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Old 06-03-2012, 10:19 PM
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mid-1980s Square Badge #2. 14x22/8x12/9x13/16x16
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gutenberg those are exceptionally beautiful drums! Flat out Gretsch treasures. Nice!

If they're after 84 then they would be right after Fred Gretsch bought the company back from Baldwin.
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:06 PM
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mid-1980s Square Badge #2. 14x22/8x12/9x13/16x16
These are beautiful and I bet sound every bit as good.
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:50 PM
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Here's my Gretsch kit: Early 80's, 13, 16, 24. Sounded great on that session.
gorgeous kit

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mid-1980s Square Badge #2. 14x22/8x12/9x13/16x16
gorgeous kit


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Old 06-04-2012, 07:43 PM
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3-ply Progressive Jazz set with calf top and bottom on all drums.
After the photos were taken, the original 3-ply 4" snare was sold. A 6-ply 5.5" now completes the set.

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Old 06-04-2012, 08:09 PM
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3-ply Progressive Jazz set with calf top and bottom on all drums.
After the photos were taken, the original 3-ply 4" snare was sold. A 6-ply 5.5" now completes the set.

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my goodness!!!!!

early 60s?

that kit is remarkable
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:39 PM
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Exceptional kit Ron! I would love to hear sound files. Better yet, I would live to play those drums!

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p.s. Is that a Yallemeh rug? Their prices are rising faster than Round Badges!
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GRETSCH USA CUSTOM






















CYMBALES



























Drums :


Finish : Satin Walnut with Gold Hardware

Bass Drum :
22"x18"
18"x16"

Tom :
10"x7"
12"x8"
14"x14"
16"x16"

Snare Drum :
125th Anniversary 14"x6,5"
Ash Satin Ebony 10"x6"






Hardware :

DW :
Bass Drum Double Pedal : DW9002 (x2)
Bass Drum Single Pedal : DW9000
Hi Hat Stand : DW9500TB

Gibraltar :
Cymbal Stand : 9609-BT (x6)
Snare Stand : 9606
Toms Stand : 9813DP (x2)
Toms Mounting : LBL (x2)
Cymbal Mounting : SC-SBBT
Bass Drum Platform : BDPM
Bass Drum Hoop Guard : BDHG
Cowbell Bass Drum Pedal Mount : CBPM
Clamp : GIB4425G
Drum Throne : 9608

Gretsch :
Tom Mounting : GT-STCL






Zildjian Cymbales :

Rides :
K Constantinople Medium 22"
K Custom High Definition 22"

Crashes :
A Custom EFX 20"
A Custom 18"
K Custom Dark 17"

Splashes :
Oriental Trash 9"
A Custom 6"

Hi Hat :
K Custom Dark 13"

China :
Oriental Trash 22"






Remo DrumHeads :

Bass Drum (Batter Head) :
Power Stroke 3 Coated 22"
Emperor Coated 18"

Bass Drum (Resonant Head) :
Gretsch Fiberskyn 22"
Gretsch Fiberskyn 18"

Tom (Batter Head) :
Diplomat Coated 10"
Diplomat Coated 12"
Ambassador Coated 14"
Ambassador Coated 16"

Tom (Resonant Head) :
Diplomat Coated 10"
Diplomat Coated 12"
Diplomat Coated 14"
Diplomat Coated 16"

Snare Drum (Batter Head) :
Ambassador Coated 14"
Ambassador Coated 10"






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Old 06-04-2012, 11:34 PM
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gutenberg those are exceptionally beautiful drums! Flat out Gretsch treasures. Nice!

If they're after 84 then they would be right after Fred Gretsch bought the company back from Baldwin.
I've been trying to get a more accurate date than "the 1980s". Silver labels inside the drums, and serial #s range from 136XXX to 140XXX. I've heard they reset serial numbers end of 1983 back to 5 digits -- if true, then these are 1982/1983. Even Steve Maxwell couldn't give me a year.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:53 PM
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my goodness!!!!!

early 60s?

that kit is remarkable
circa '57-'58; Gretsch went to 6-ply Jasper shells around '59.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:20 AM
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Ron, Royal that kit is supreme. Just takes me back many years. and the cymbals look great as well. I'm not sure what they are but they make me want to strip the ink off of mine. Well done.
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Old 06-05-2012, 12:51 AM
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circa '57-'58; Gretsch went to 6-ply Jasper shells around '59.

didnt see that you said they were 3 ply

some gems you have right there

I am green with envy
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:44 AM
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didnt see that you said they were 3 ply

some gems you have right there

I am green with envy
No need to be "Green with envy".
These drums are special to me because they are identical to a set that was stolen from me in 1963 in Rome. Which is not to say they aren't superb performers, but my circa 1979 Sonor 12/14/18 Phonics are on a par quality-wise.
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:10 AM
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No need to be "Green with envy".
These drums are special to me because they are identical to a set that was stolen from me in 1963 in Rome. Which is not to say they aren't superb performers, but my circa 1979 Sonor 12/14/18 Phonics are on a par quality-wise.
Im envious because I absolutely LOVE classic Gretsch kits

actually in the process of buying one myself
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:56 AM
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Here are some other pictures of my Gretsch Catalina Club Jazz kit. I changed the hardware and cymbals since the last picture. The snare is a Mapex 14x5.5 Saturn. The cymbals are all Sabian:
20" AAX Dry Ride
18" AA El Sabor (cleaned today by the local drum shop)
16" AA Sound Control Crash (bought today)
14" XS20 Medium Hats

I cut a towel in half, folded it, and taped it down on the inside of the shell to help the miced sound.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:28 PM
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Wow! some nice kits Archie, Drumolator and of course Ron = I always love to see your drums. I've seen them elsewhere and I never can get enough of them. I too am a huge fan of the 50's Gretsch kits....early 60's too.

My late 50's Gretsch kit is all three ply EXCEPT the 14 floor tom. I would love to find a 14" 3ply FT - been looking but man...are they scarce! I think if I eventually do find one it may cost me more than what I paid for my complete kit including cymbals.

A very detailed catalog of your drums, cymbals and hardware Drumolator - nice.

Great thread.
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My latest kit set up, with rebuilt 18" floor tom
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Old 06-21-2012, 05:10 PM
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My brand new Gretsch Renown Maple in Silver Oyster Pearl.

I've saved up to get this one, and its a dream. Unboxing it was as pleasurable as losing your virginity to Megan Fox. Also made complete with a mapex black panther machete snare
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:32 AM
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My brand new Gretsch Renown Maple in Silver Oyster Pearl.

I've saved up to get this one, and its a dream. Unboxing it was as pleasurable as losing your virginity to Megan Fox. Also made complete with a mapex black panther machete snare
Sometimes it takes a while to save up for something you really want, but in the long run it's very well worth it. It looks similar in finish to Ludwig's "sky blue pearl".

Enjoy it and now I gotta go and look up that Megan Fox chick, lol.

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Old 06-22-2012, 12:56 PM
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My brand new Gretsch Renown Maple in Silver Oyster Pearl.

I've saved up to get this one, and its a dream. Unboxing it was as pleasurable as losing your virginity to Megan Fox. Also made complete with a mapex black panther machete snare
Saving up is the best part of owning it. You obviously appreciate what you have and it's indeed a tremendous set that can last you a lifetime.

Congratulations on saving and now owning a great set of drums. May they give you a lifetime of fulfillment.
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Old 06-23-2012, 10:03 AM
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I found a 14" 50's 3ply Gretsch tom!!

UP-DATE -
The drum is NOT A 3PLY
I went across the boarder to Blaine and picked it up yesterday. I was pretty disappointed to see that it is a 6ply not...as I thought...a 3ply. It was my own mistake - I guessed that it was a three ply....wishful thinking. Further..I should have asked the question BEFORE bidding. It's the second time in a few months that I bought a Gretsch shell thinking it was a 3ply. You'd think I'd learn!





I scored this unhappy Gretsch cocktail drum on eBay a week or so ago. The finish is not repairable as you can see. The drum has a lot of parts missing including the badge.
My idea is to cut it down to a 14" and maybe even salvage a nice snare shell as well.

Usually I would not think of cutting a vintage drum down. But, with the wrap and parts issue the real 'vintage' value is gone. In another scenerio I might have decided to rewrap it and find the missing parts. But this may be my one chance to have the 3ply 14" 50's Gretsch ft that I've been searching for.........without paying well over $1000. This cocktail drum was $200. Also I need a 6.5x14 3ply Gretsch snare shell..........they are almost as hard to find as the 14 FT.......

I will qualify this by saying this drum is not my "saved the best for last!"....................

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Old 06-23-2012, 02:40 PM
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Saving up is the best part of owning it. You obviously appreciate what you have and it's indeed a tremendous set that can last you a lifetime.

Congratulations on saving and now owning a great set of drums. May they give you a lifetime of fulfillment.
Thank you very much, its a very fulfilling experience, and i love the thing as well. i had my starter drum kit for ten years before getting the gretsch so the step up is just mind blowing.
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Sometimes it takes a while to save up for something you really want, but in the long run it's very well worth it. It looks similar in finish to Ludwig's "sky blue pearl".

Enjoy it and now I gotta go and look up that Megan Fox chick, lol.

Dennis
Yeah, it was a difficult choice getting this over a luddy but i know i made the right one now. i love the finish which is just as well as the range only came with three, white, black and this one. enjoy your megan fox searching
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I got my new Catalina Maple set 3 weeks ago. I've probably logged about 50+ hours on her already!!





Yeah, I know... change the heads!!!

I'm going to go: Toms- G2's over G1's, Snare- ST or HD Dry, and Bass- EMAD2... but for now, I got them tuned really well and my rig sounds good!!

i'm just going to wear these out first!

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If you like the sound save yourself some money and play them for a while. Congrats on the Cats.
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:46 PM
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Just got the 8" & 13" toms to add to my 5 piece Renown Maple fusion kit in Autumn Burst. Kit now consists of 8, 10, 12,13 toms with a 14" floor tom. I have a 16" floor tom still on order.

Nothing.... absolutely nothing, beats that Great Gretsch Sound!
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:11 PM
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Just got the 8" & 13" toms to add to my 5 piece Renown Maple fusion kit in Autumn Burst. Kit now consists of 8, 10, 12,13 toms with a 14" floor tom. I have a 16" floor tom still on order.

Nothing.... absolutely nothing, beats that Great Gretsch Sound!
nice kit

and great room!!!

nothing even comes close to the Gretsch sound in my opinion
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Flareless - nice setup! Love the Renowns. A sweet sounding comforting drum in my opinion. thanks.
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Thanks for the kind words guys! I truly love playing this kit. The sound is incredible!

The room was just a bonus! My wife and I moved to the country about a year ago and this huge recreation room works out as a perfect jam space. I'm allowed to have my stuff in half the room but we can spread out all over when people come to jam. The wall of windows looks out over a valley and across to the mountains beyond.
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It's been a while since I played my Gretsch Renowns, so tonight I tore them down, wiped them off and re-tuned all the heads. I really enjoyed playing them tonight, in fact I think they sounded a bit better to me than my Ludwig Classic Maple kit.

Gretsch Renown drums are an incredible value for what they cost.

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Hello all, I bought this Gretsch Renown (8 piece) Purewood kit on Ebay about 6 years ago from a guy who had it for an unknown length of time. I am more than curious to learn what type of wood these shells are made from. I tried contacting Gretsch at the time and did quite a bit of research but could not discover any difinitive information on the kit, its wood, or history. "Mistress Gretschen" is quite a woman. She likes to be beaten and never complains. My exotic beauty is from a mysterious place and I yearn to learn more about her origins. If anyone knows anything please let me know.

The best match for grain and color was Macacuba or Macawood I think but this may not be correct. Thanks



8"/10"/12"/14"/14"snare/16"/18"/22"



heavy heavy duty brushen nickle hardware stamped with Gretsch



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Old 08-10-2012, 06:36 PM
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here it is! catalina club of some kind..
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Hello all, I bought this Gretsch Renown (8 piece) Purewood kit on Ebay about 6 years ago from a guy who had it for an unknown length of time. I am more than curious to learn what type of wood these shells are made from. I tried contacting Gretsch at the time and did quite a bit of research but could not discover any difinitive information on the kit, its wood, or history. "Mistress Gretschen" is quite a woman. She likes to be beaten and never complains. My exotic beauty is from a mysterious place and I yearn to learn more about her origins. If anyone knows anything please let me know.

The best match for grain and color was Macacuba or Macawood I think but this may not be correct. Thanks



8"/10"/12"/14"/14"snare/16"/18"/22"






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Afterim they look fantastic. Usually the Purewood kits are 6 piece. It could be interesting to hear more about the history of this set. The brushed nickel looks good too.
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I did some research and from what I can find so far. Gretsch has done Bubinga, Hickory, Maple, Oak in the Purewood series. I think maybe Walnut too. And Wenge

In fact found this
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I did some research and from what I can find so far. Gretsch has done Bubinga, Hickory, Maple, Oak in the Purewood series. I think maybe Walnut too. And Wenge

In fact found this
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Hello all, I bought this Gretsch Renown (8 piece) Purewood kit on Ebay about 6 years ago from a guy who had it for an unknown length of time. I am more than curious to learn what type of wood these shells are made from. I tried contacting Gretsch at the time and did quite a bit of research but could not discover any difinitive information on the kit, its wood, or history. "Mistress Gretschen" is quite a woman. She likes to be beaten and never complains. My exotic beauty is from a mysterious place and I yearn to learn more about her origins. If anyone knows anything please let me know.

The best match for grain and color was Macacuba or Macawood I think but this may not be correct. Thanks

8"/10"/12"/14"/14"snare/16"/18"/22"

heavy heavy duty brushen nickle hardware stamped with Gretsch

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Hell Yeah...those are some beauties! Nice score.


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Hello all, I bought this Gretsch Renown (8 piece) Purewood kit on Ebay about 6 years ago from a guy who had it for an unknown length of time. I am more than curious to learn what type of wood these shells are made from. I tried contacting Gretsch at the time and did quite a bit of research but could not discover any difinitive information on the kit, its wood, or history. "Mistress Gretschen" is quite a woman. She likes to be beaten and never complains. My exotic beauty is from a mysterious place and I yearn to learn more about her origins. If anyone knows anything please let me know.

The best match for grain and color was Macacuba or Macawood I think but this may not be correct. Thanks



8"/10"/12"/14"/14"snare/16"/18"/22"



heavy heavy duty brushen nickle hardware stamped with Gretsch



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Old 08-12-2012, 04:04 PM
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I think this may have been a test run, using whatever wood these are made from, and for whatever reason decided not to continue production. Its single kick, 8 piece configuration is definately uncommon if not unique in a purewood series. The 18" floor tom is a monster. A low end boomer for sure. The drums are downright musical. A blast to play. Thanks for looking...
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Hello all, I bought this Gretsch Renown (8 piece) Purewood kit on Ebay about 6 years ago from a guy who had it for an unknown length of time. I am more than curious to learn what type of wood these shells are made from. I tried contacting Gretsch at the time and did quite a bit of research but could not discover any difinitive information on the kit, its wood, or history. "Mistress Gretschen" is quite a woman. She likes to be beaten and never complains. My exotic beauty is from a mysterious place and I yearn to learn more about her origins. If anyone knows anything please let me know.

The best match for grain and color was Macacuba or Macawood I think but this may not be correct. Thanks



8"/10"/12"/14"/14"snare/16"/18"/22"



heavy heavy duty brushen nickle hardware stamped with Gretsch



Thanks
Wow, What a great looking kit. And Gretsch to boot.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:03 PM
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Default Re: Let's see your Gretsch kits (saved the best for last!)

Gretsch Catalina Rock.. second hand and pretty beat up haha

18x24
16x18
16x16
9x13

Occasionally using a 12x15 Gretsch marching snare as a rack tom

With an 80s steel Tama Rockstar Snare

All Tama Hardware

LP Red Jamblock and LP Rock Ridge Cowbell

20" Zildjian A Custom Medium Crash
24" Zildjian A Medium Ride
15" Zildjian New Beats

Temporary 22" Paiste Rock Ride used as a crash, it sounds awful but I need something to hit!
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