I remember my late husband being a left-handed drummer and he had it set up pretty much like yours. There was also a drum kit in the church that he played at.
Gretsch Renown 8 lug from 1965 Round Badge.Is that a white pearl snare drum if so what's the name of it?
I own a Gretch renown kit myself but I am very drawn to white pearl. In April I bought a mapex black panther in white pearl but just recently I was looking at the white pearl Gretsch kits I think they're beautiful. Nice looking snare. I'm glad you were able to snag that one!Gretsch Renown 8 lug from 1965 Round Badge.
So everything there is USA Gretsch.
The Toms and bass are 2004 ish Broadkaster. 6 ply gum/maple/ Gunmetal cast hoop.
The snare a Round Badge 6 ply gum/maple New York Gretsch. 4103. 8 Lug. From 1965.
Has what was called a Renown strainer.
I found it at a Pa Drum Show almost 20 years ago)
4103 - pearl finish (8L cast hoop)
The Vintage Drum Guide is devoted to The History of Vintage Drums, Slingerland Drum History, Ludwig Drum History, Rogers Drum History, vintage drum badges,vintage snare drums and all drumming and vintage drum related historyvintagedrumguide.com
View attachment 126895
View attachment 126896
1965 8L Snare (New York)
2003 or so Drums (South Carolina)
all USA 6P g/m Gretsch
Broadkasters 6 ply gunmetal series last with USA in the badge;
I think the hoops and metal were the last of US source before Taiwan sourced
why the USA in the badge/maybe.
Anyway I bought them NOS from a Gretsch dealer and they shipped straight from the Gretsch warehouse; they were NOS in 2010 when I bought them. Actually New Discontinued stock. NDS
Interesting story - the Dealer- a Big Gretsch guitar (and drum but mostly guitar) dealer visited Gretsch warehouse (vinyard) in SC. - bought all the unsold discontinued stock they wanted ; took pictures. Flew back to Wisconsin. Advertised them on Ebay as what they were : NOS singles. (NDS)
I chose the four in the same finish -two toms/bass/floor/. out of what was there.
I had to think fast as if another bought one of the drums I'd be out..
I picked the 9x10 12x14 and 14x18 but lost the 10x12.
I called the dealer and by miracle the dealer said the 10x12 person backed out. I said... Send it I want it!
that was close..
Gretsch boxed and shipped them to me.
By 2010 they were discontinued but the still remaining stock was on the shelf at Gretsch.
they are like Stradivarius to me and built as well.
Ps. There's a better catalog picture of that snare (same finish) in the 1966 Gretsch catalog here:
and mondobizarro ly.. if you could look in every cupboard closet and Shelf at Gretsch... they still offer -direct some leftover items--->
that's different than what I did but.GretschGear features Gretsch®, Sho-Bud® & Leedy® apparel, headwear, gifts, collectibles & more. The online retail merch company is operated by the fourth & fifth generations of the Gretsch family, whose world-renowned musical instruments brand has been dedicated to hand-craftsmanship, quality &...www.gretschgear.com
Leedy some items left over too. at this their corporate site
That's one Beauty for sure!You'd have to have a USA drum, the Renown was a model in the60s maybe 50s below the top Name Band microsensitive strainer snare drum
when Gretsch around 05 +/- branched into Import series they resurrected that Renown name)
gretsch model 4103 wmp 8 lug all new heads hoops and hardware on this 50 yr old that still sings loud and sweet.....label in tact ...original throw and butt beautiful collectors piece "that great gretsch sound" guaranteed or money back just keep the box free ship lower 48 only Thanks!reverb.com
Awesome, thank you! I noticed they have what appears to be an early version of the atlas system but mounted directly to the shell and not under a lug like I'm used to seeing. These drums, a ddrum wood snare, and a set of Zildjian K's we're just 'given to the studio by a guy who doesn't really use them anymore.'Ludwig Signet. Cool kit and my favorite finish they offered on that line.
Give that guy my number please.'given to the studio by a guy who doesn't really use them anymore.'
I'll be back there Tuesday of next week so if I remember I'll snap some more pics of the whole kit. I've not always been a fan of ludwig drums but I always played budget lines or very old mishandled drums, these sounded and felt great. The toms had clear hydraulics and the bass drum had an emad with a huge reso port. They were super punchy and fat but we're not dead by any means and had a wonderful cutting sound.Give that guy my number please.
@bermuda may still have his modded-for-the-betterment-of-society kit.
Here is a long thread about them.
There's already been a lot of speculation and opinion and misinformation about these, based entirely on a cursory press-release, and the handful of kits that GC has displayed over the last few weeks. Hopefully I can help clarify what these drums are - and aren't - with more complete info, and my...www.drummerworld.com