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Old 06-15-2018, 10:44 PM
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Default Gretsch badge question

Does Gretsch only put one badge on all their USA Toms?

I ask because I have a custom bop kit and noticed there’s only 1 badge on the 12 inch Tom that sits to my left (from the throne), a traditional 4 piece set up.

My question is if I buy a 5 piece kit with the G1 style mounts, that are connected to the lug casings, and I want to have the option of sometimes playing it as a 4 piece with only the 12 on the left, and the drum only has one badge....
Would that mean switching the 12 from the right (5 piece configuration) to the left (traditional 4 piece) then the drum would be turned around with the badge (if thre’s Only 1)facing the throne and the seam (wraps)facing out????

See what I mean?
Otherwise I would have to move the mounts which means moving lug casings. That would be a pain. I realize the GTS are easily moved since the just connect to lugs, not casings.

Or does Gretsch put two badges on 5 piece configuration 12 inch Toms?
So they can be played on either side.

I notice my Yamaha’s have two badges on every drum.
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Old 06-16-2018, 06:11 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch badge question

They will, if you specify you want it that way. My USA Custom has two badges on each rack tom. Most likely, you can send in your 12" tom and have them add another badge, if you wanted. It's usually necessary to go through a shop who is a Gretsch dealer for these types of requests.
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Old 06-16-2018, 06:16 PM
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If you have a big GRETSCH on your bass drum, I think folks will know what you are playing... My Renown have two badges.
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:29 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch badge question

My Gretsch Catalina kit had the word Gretsch on it 40+ times from the factory. I decided to debadge the kit and it looked much cleaner:

So, I wouldn't worry about not having the badge facing out.
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:55 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch badge question

Well, I can see your point and why it would annoy you but why bother?
If you're gigging, the audience wouldn't notice the (absence of a) small tom badge anyway. Like GruntersDad said, a larger logo on the bass drum will suffice.
And people will probably won't notice that either...

And apart from the audience, you already know what brand drums you're playing, right?
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