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  1. #2951

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    [QUOTE=DanielS;692680]Here´s my new 70s Stop sign badge kit. Still missing some hardware and a crash. This kit has been gigged a lot and the tom holder is updated to a Yamaha one. I will be keep on gigging with it



    Dude! I love this little kit.
    Is that 12x8, 14x12, 20x14? Just my guess.
    Snare looks like a nice instrument, too.
    Proudly playing:
    Sonor Force 3007
    A bunch of snares
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    I think I love to play the drums simply because you get to hit 'em!!!

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    Thanks! Me too :-)
    It's a 12x8" Stop sign badge, a 15x12" or 15x13" (not sure which, haven't measured), Drop G badge. And a 20x14" or 20x16". Have to measure the depth on the floor tom and bass drum😀
    The snare drum is a Tama Starphonic Steel 14x6".
    Best regards/Daniel


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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielS View Post
    Here´s my new 70s Stop sign badge kit. Still missing some hardware and a crash. This kit has been gigged a lot and the tom holder is updated to a Yamaha one. I will be keep on gigging with it



    Dude! I love this little kit.
    Is that 12x8, 14x12, 20x14? Just my guess.
    Snare looks like a nice instrument, too.
    *Tama Starclassic Birch/Bubinga Hyperdrive 8", 10", 12", 16", 22"
    *Sonor Benny Greb Signature Snare Drum
    *Yamaha Birch Custom 14"x4" snare drum
    *Tama Artwood Maple 14"x6,5" Snare Drum
    *Sabian cymbals

  3. #2953

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanielS View Post
    Thanks! Me too :-)
    It's a 12x8" Stop sign badge, a 15x12" or 15x13" (not sure which, haven't measured), Drop G badge. And a 20x14" or 20x16".
    First Stop-Sign Badge (SSB) shells were 1972 - 1979 Jasper maple.
    It is my understanding that all 15 inch toms had a depth of 12 inches and all the bass drum shells offered at the time had a depth of 14 inches.

    The measurements are with hoops removed.
    Gretsch USA & Zildjian
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo View Post
    First Stop-Sign Badge (SSB) shells were 1972 - 1979 Jasper maple.
    It is my understanding that all 15 inch toms had a depth of 12 inches and all the bass drum shells offered at the time had a depth of 14 inches.

    The measurements are with hoops removed.
    Cool. Thanks for the info👍🏻
    Best regards/Daniel
    *Tama Starclassic Birch/Bubinga Hyperdrive 8", 10", 12", 16", 22"
    *Sonor Benny Greb Signature Snare Drum
    *Yamaha Birch Custom 14"x4" snare drum
    *Tama Artwood Maple 14"x6,5" Snare Drum
    *Sabian cymbals

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    I've owned these about two weeks now, I'm still getting them dialed in just right. They are super responsive. 1960s Gretsch Round Badge.

    -Mike


    "We don't stop playing because we grow old.
    We grow old because we stop playing."

    "I wish that my playing reminded people of Steve Gadd. But they seem to confuse me with his little known cousin... E."

    "Cymbals happen."

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer5359 View Post
    I've owned these about two weeks now, I'm still getting them dialed in just right. They are super responsive. 1960s Gretsch Round Badge.

    Beautiful. Enjoy.

    Acoustic & Electronic:
    Tama Superstar Hyper-Drive (Birch)
    Premier Artist Maple (with Birch Snare) - yellow/fusion.
    Ludwig Acrolite (1976)
    Roland TD-1KV

    Paiste Signature:
    10" Splash
    14" Dark Crisp Hi-Hats
    14" Sound Edge Hi-Hats
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    Paiste Formula 602:
    22" Formula 602 Modern Essentials Ride

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    Paiste Twenty:
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer5359 View Post
    I've owned these about two weeks now, I'm still getting them dialed in just right. They are super responsive. 1960s Gretsch Round Badge.

    Gorgeous........love the old Champagne Sparkle

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    That really is pretty.
    Kevin
    DW Performance series - Gun Metal Metalic Lacquer
    24/12/16 6.5x14
    Sabian AA/AAX hi-hats & crashes
    Sabian HHX Evolution ride

    Drummers can be very tempomental.....

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    Very nice. How/where did you find it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer5359 View Post
    I've owned these about two weeks now, I'm still getting them dialed in just right. They are super responsive. 1960s Gretsch Round Badge.

    Those are fantastic. The flat bases are perfect with that kit! I just bought a pair of DW flat base stands and love them.
    -Brian

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    Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!

    "I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham

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    Now that's the real deal!! Drum heaven!!

    all the best...

  12. #2962

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    Very nice Mike!! Really!!

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    Sold my Gretsch today...
    Kevin
    DW Performance series - Gun Metal Metalic Lacquer
    24/12/16 6.5x14
    Sabian AA/AAX hi-hats & crashes
    Sabian HHX Evolution ride

    Drummers can be very tempomental.....

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    Anyone here that owns a 4000 series Gretsch snare drum.................what are you using to connect your snare wires ?
    Cord ? Nylon ? Steel wire ?
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  15. #2965

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    My Renown Maple Kit dressed up in red...
    Drums... That's how I roll!

    http://facebook.com/davewilson831

    The Gretsch Drums Woodshed

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    My Catalina Club: One of a kind. . . . .

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    I sold my Gretsch 5X14 COB 4000 series snare last week (see three posts above)...............some guy in Brooklyn (home of Gretsch) got a great deal.
    I ordered the BRONZE version on June 15th and I am waiting for assembly and delivery from SC.
    Gretsch #4169B is the 6.5X14 reflected below; this one has the micro throw with the 42-strand snares, 20 lugs, and, of course, cast hoops.

    G4169B[1].jpg
    Gretsch USA & Zildjian
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    Nice! Why did you ditch the first one? Wasn't what you expected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by late8 View Post
    Nice! Why did you ditch the first one? Wasn't what you expected?
    Back in the late 80s, I had purchased a 1954 3-ply Gretsch USA snare (you might recall the WMP) for significantly less than it was worth.
    Completely unexpectedly, I met the guy that sold it to me many years later.
    He remembered me buying that snare drum -- and I told him that it just might be the best snare I've ever owned.
    A few months ago he called and asked if he could buy it back -- he had found a matching Gretsch RB kit 20/13/16.
    I know the guy has about 30 good snare drums and he asked me if I would come look at what he has and maybe we could make a trade.
    I told him he was the only person I would ever do that for because he had sold me the drum and because he had found the matching shells.
    (And........during this process I had also discovered that I got the drum for a great price because he was -- at that time -- broke and hungry.........which did not make me feel good.)
    The COB 4160 pictured above is the trade we made................we both figured a USA is a good swap for a USA.

    However, I have always wanted one of the 6.5X14 Gretsch 20-lug USA snare drums and I decided to go with the bronze version (4169B) because I think it will be the most versatile.
    Just like you would expect from Gretsch, you have to order it to get it built..................I ordered the drum on June 15th..................my original ship-date was July 12th...............they have changed that date 7 times and the current ship-date is August 24th...............maybe I'll have it before September.
    The COB was 10 years old and absolutely flawless...............I sold it to a collector in NYC for a good price................maybe more than I could have received from the WMP............the collector was looking for a 4000 series COB with a drop-G SSB and that is exactly the snare I had.
    I got a decent deal on the bronze drum............with points and discounts I saved about $100.............to get one of those for less than $400, I had to go for it.
    Gretsch USA & Zildjian
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    Not that I needed another drumset..... but I bought my first Gretsch drumset this week.
    Nothing fancy an older Gretsch Energy which I learned is an intro kit.
    But it's a virgin bass drum with short depth toms which I love.
    Antique white in color.
    Mint condition, guy bought it 7 years ago and never played it never moved it... just sat collecting dust.
    I gave it a good cleaning and put some EC2 heads on it and it just sings!
    I'm pretty impressed to be honest.
    19pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 8pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 5pc Gretsch Energy | 41 Snare drums and growing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    Not that I needed another drumset..... but I bought my first Gretsch drumset this week.
    Nothing fancy an older Gretsch Energy which I learned is an intro kit.
    But it's a virgin bass drum with short depth toms which I love.
    Antique white in color.
    Mint condition, guy bought it 7 years ago and never played it never moved it... just sat collecting dust.
    I gave it a good cleaning and put some EC2 heads on it and it just sings!
    I'm pretty impressed to be honest.
    Cool.
    Certainly not the "classic" Great Gretsch Sound but with your knowledge of shells and heads, I'm sure it will be fine.
    Have fun and glad you got in the inexpensive way.

    [BTW -- the snare pictured above is SUPPOSEDLY to be built soon and shipped on 9/13.................I say supposedly because Gretsch has moved the date 9 times.]
    Gretsch USA & Zildjian
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpazApproved View Post
    Not that I needed another drumset..... but I bought my first Gretsch drumset this week.
    Nothing fancy an older Gretsch Energy which I learned is an intro kit.
    But it's a virgin bass drum with short depth toms which I love.
    Antique white in color.
    Mint condition, guy bought it 7 years ago and never played it never moved it... just sat collecting dust.
    I gave it a good cleaning and put some EC2 heads on it and it just sings!
    I'm pretty impressed to be honest.
    Pictures or it didn't happen. You know the routine.
    Signature here

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    Hey Spaz, so you got a Gretsch Energy kit eh? That's cool man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bish View Post
    Pictures or it didn't happen. You know the routine.
    Now that photobucket isn't allowing 3rd party I'm not sure how!?
    The website won't allow me to upload directly. Not sure why.
    Who should I host through?

    Quote Originally Posted by late8 View Post
    Hey Spaz, so you got a Gretsch Energy kit eh? That's cool man!
    I did.. I'm playing a show this weekend to cover for some friends and all of my kits have become a little ridiculous to travel with.
    So I just decided to look online for a kit I like at a price I can't say no to.
    19pc Yamaha Maple Custom Vintage | 12pc PDP X7 | 9pc Ludwig Jr. | 8pc Pork Pie ZebraWood | 6pc Sonor | 5pc Orbitone |4pc Sonor Martini | 5pc Gretsch Energy | 41 Snare drums and growing!

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    Back on the Gretsch kit at home:


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