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Old 03-24-2010, 01:43 PM
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Wrong post...it''s doubled...

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Old 03-24-2010, 02:00 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch expert needed...

If it has a USA badge on the inside with a serial number it should be original. That is about all I can think of to be sure.
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:31 PM
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Just another curiosity...
Why Gretsch has changed the shape of the (I don't knoow how exactly call them...) screws used to tune the bass drums?

Cos My othe bass drum you can tune it using youur fingers, in this model you need the drum key...

It's a design choosing or there is a particular metter about it?
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:32 PM
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If you can post images of the internal shell label and exterior Gretsch badge, that would be helpful. Unfortunately, Gretsch drums have tried (unsuccessfully) to be copied by impostors over the years.
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:38 PM
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Just another curiosity...
Why Gretsch has changed the shape of the (I don't knoow how exactly call them...) screws used to tune the bass drums?

Cos My othe bass drum you can tune it using youur fingers, in this model you need the drum key...

It's a design choosing or there is a particular metter about it?
The tension rods that tune bass drums are commonly known at key rods (tuned with a drum key) or T-Rods (tuned using finger/thumb). The tuning for each functions the same, so it's mostly a matter of personal preference. However, many drummers like to use key rods on the bottom of the BD so they can make small tuning adjustments. The T-rod shape can prevent exact tuning because the T part needs to sit parallel (or close to parallel) to the floor.
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Old 03-24-2010, 03:30 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch expert needed...

On the 24 I have the key rods...on the other one (22) I've the T-rods...
I've downloaded come gretsh catalogue from the official site...and I noticed that the key rods were mounted only in the early '80 and the square badge and the tom holder match with the ones of my bass drum...

I try to catch some shoot with my phone to post...

THANX!!! ;)
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:21 AM
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Default Re: Gretsch expert needed...new shoots, please check!

Here some new pick of the 24 bass drum...
If some one can tell me something about iit I will appreciate... ;)
I've also put a picture of the serial number, but I dont' know if it''s possible to check if it's match with the drum...

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You can fing a lot of Gretsch info. here. http://www.gretschdrums.com/?fa=historybadges
As far a T-rod/key rods....a lot of gigging drummers switch out T-rods. They get caught (and catch) all sorts of stuff, during on stage/off stage movement. Clothing, curtains, mic and guitar cords, etc. Vintage cats almost always go the T-rod look. It is the "classic" look.
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