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Old 03-15-2007, 03:38 AM
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Default My "New" Early 70's Vintage Gretsch

http://media.putfile.com/My-Vintage-Gretsch-Drums
AUDIO^^

Ok. Let's Begin.
10" x 6.5" hi-tom
12" x 8" low-tom
15" x 12" floor-tom
20" x 16" bass drum
14" x 5.5" Remo Gold Crown snare
Iron Cobra Smooth-Glide single pedal

Cymbals:
20" K Custom Dry Ride
13" K Custom Special Dry Hats
16" Paiste 502 Crash (Due for replacement very soon)
12" Paiste Alpha Splash (Also about to go out the door)

The kit itself is a Sam Bacco refurbished kit. For those who don't know, Sam Bacco is Nashville-based and is one of the world's only certified Gretsch refurbisher. This kit sounds and plays amazing.




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Old 03-15-2007, 03:47 AM
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Very nice. I love that ride. How do the special dry hats sound?

And HOLY SMOKES, THOSE DRUMS SOUND NICE!!
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Old 03-15-2007, 05:20 AM
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Old 03-15-2007, 12:57 PM
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Wow, just wow.

Those things look and sound beautiful.
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:28 PM
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Wow...that's really sweet looking.....got any pics from further out??

Also.....20x16 bass...in the 70's ????? hmmmmmmm.....didn't think 16" deep bass drums started till the 80's or so, yes? Maybe not...but still,....sweet kit!! :)

Early 70's ??? Nope......your kit is from the 80's ...see the description of the 1981 Octagon badge...

http://www.vintagesnaredrums.com/gre..._timeline.html

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BADGE #2 1972 to 1979 (Nope,...not this badge)

The next badge design for Gretsch was an octagon shaped badge. This brass badge had the GRETSCH logo written in block type with an elongated letter “T “in the middle of the Gretsch name. One the right side of the brass grommet the word DRUMS appears in block letters. To the left the initials U.S.A. appear in block letters. The bottom section of the badge reads “THAT GREAT GRETSCH SOUND”. Final production of Gretsch Drums with this badge was in mid 1979. This is the only badge to carry the infamous “Great Gretsch Sound” tag line.

BADGE # 3 1979 to 1980 (getting closer)

The second version of the octagon badge went into production in late 1979. This badge is very similar to the previous badge but the tag line on the bottom was changed back to “DRUM MAKERS SINCE 1883” in block letters.

BADGE # 5 Early 1981 (this looks like the one! :) )

A short return to the octagon badge.

This time the brass badge was redesigned with the GRETSCH logo in the drop “G” font above the grommet. U.S.A. appeared to the right of the grommet and DRUM MAKERS SINCE 1883 was at the bottom of this badge in block letters.


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Old 03-15-2007, 05:57 PM
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Yep, now I know what`s the matter with "that great Gretsch sound". They looks delicious and so do they sound. The toms sound definitly vintage, very clear, glassy with a warm character. oh yeah, and the Bass drum has a very solid "boom", sounds very very versatile!

Would really like to play it...

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Old 03-15-2007, 06:41 PM
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^^^well, Come on by and I'll let you hit 'em a few times :)
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:14 PM
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Wow, very nice. I like alot. I'm a huge Gretsch fan .How were the drums mic'd?
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:22 PM
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you're killing me man, you know it? :P

i think you've got enough of those vintage gretsches, and i'm guessing you wanna give one for free to have more space in your drumming shack. that's where Kacper comes for the rescue! fear no more, i'll take them... hell, even for free. really. you may not have such offer again. think about it. ;)
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:51 PM
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Wow, very nice. I like alot. I'm a huge Gretsch fan .How were the drums mic'd?
Two overhead Shure PG81
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One PG52 on the Bass

Also, some farther out pics.

and Driver Seat
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Old 03-15-2007, 08:55 PM
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Default Re: My "New" Early 70's Vintage Gretsch

Well since your kickin the 12" Alpha splash out the door, Slap some postage on it and send it my way. I'll give it a good home.
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Old 03-21-2007, 04:02 AM
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Default Re: My "New" Early 70's Vintage Gretsch

This is a Sam Bacco refurbished kit, though.

The shells are from the 70's, as he specified. The lugs are obviously not old, and some of the other parts are not entirely original.
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Old 03-21-2007, 12:57 PM
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This is a Sam Bacco refurbished kit, though.

The shells are from the 70's, as he specified. The lugs are obviously not old, and some of the other parts are not entirely original.

Those aren't 70's badges though......
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:25 PM
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Very nice but just one favor for a Gretsch lover and one day owner, Get a Gretsch Head for that Bass drum....please, pretty please.
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Old 03-22-2007, 04:33 AM
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oh, I shall. That's the next thing on my list... my drum teacher said the exact same thing.
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Old 03-22-2007, 05:42 AM
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Default Re: My "New" Early 70's Vintage Gretsch

I love Gretsch's USA made drums. They are close to flawless in both sound and aestetics.
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:03 PM
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sweeeet! sounds great and looks great! vintage gretsches= beautiful
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Old 03-23-2007, 08:59 AM
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Default Re: My "New" Early 70's Vintage Gretsch

Your drums look and sound great. And I really like your sizes.

Your snare looks interesting - both the shell and the lugs. What is the shell material? And is that the actual shell or some kind of applied finish?
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Old 03-24-2007, 03:42 AM
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it's the Remo Acousticon material. A fiber-board of some sort that they specially manufactured... and then it's covered with a thin layer of brass/silver/ or gold, depending on the model.
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