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Purdie Shuffle 08-16-2012 01:10 PM

Late 50's Gretsch Round Badge Restoration
 
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Hi All,

I figured it's time to add my Gretsch kit to the Gallery!

This is a late 50's Round Badge kit in the new burgundy sparkle called; Merlot. Sizes are: 13", 16", 20", w/5.5"x14" snare

The kit sounds very warm/FAT and I'm so pleased with how the restoration turned out. Another Classic vintage kit saved from the trash heap! Good to go for another 100,000 miles!!!

Here is a link to the restoration thread: http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=29917

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/...Shuffle/k4.jpg

John

Super B 08-16-2012 01:53 PM

Re: Late 50's Gretsch Round Badge Restoration
 
That's a beautiful drum set. The Merlot finish is very vibrant.

Purdie Shuffle 08-16-2012 03:24 PM

Re: Late 50's Gretsch Round Badge Restoration
 
Thank you. Yes, the finish continues to grow on me. I'm liking it more and more each day. Beautiful, rich looking wrap.

John

gwm 08-16-2012 03:37 PM

Re: Late 50's Gretsch Round Badge Restoration
 
Purdie Shuffle,

Been traveling and am just getting caught up on your project. All I can say is, "WOW!". These are absolutely stunning. Once again it makes the argument for rescuing quality drums with a quality and period-correct rewrap. The end result is something very special. Let me be the 10 billionth person to congratulate you on an excellent job. Enjoy playing them!

gwm

idrum4fun 08-16-2012 06:00 PM

Re: Late 50's Gretsch Round Badge Restoration
 
I love Burgundy Sparkle! To many of these original wraps have turned to Root Beer!

Purdie Shuffle 08-17-2012 02:15 PM

Re: Late 50's Gretsch Round Badge Restoration
 
Funny you should mention the color root beer... the new verison (called, Merlot) is slightly different than the vintage original color. I think the difference is, the new version has just a tinge of reddish brown to it and when I saw it, I thought to myself, it looks a little root beer-ish. As you can see from the photos it's a vibrant color, just slightly browner than the original. I'm really liking it.

Thanks for all the kind words, guys. Great kit, deserved saving. I plan to play the hell out of them!

John


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