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infiniteninjas 07-27-2014 01:08 AM

Finished! Round Badge Gretsch Double Bass Satin Flame Kit
 
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Well it was a good goose chase, and several hundred dollars later I'm as finished with these drums as I can get, I think, unless someone has some real Aqua Satin Flame inlay strips laying around (the darker ones in these pictures are Turquoise Satin Flame from Precision).

All vintage Gretsch everything except for a pair of spurs that I made myself and the afore-mentioned inlay strips. Not a single extra hole in any drum, factory bearing edges, and with one very small exception none of them needed any work.

This was a really great project but I'm not entirely sure the sound is for me. I'll play a few gigs with them and make sure about that and then I'll most likely sell them.

Thanks for all the help on this one, VDF! Enjoy some pictures of this very rare kit.

vintagemore2000 07-27-2014 01:15 AM

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Superb !!! Well done.

DownTownFarmer 07-27-2014 01:31 AM

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Wow that is stunning. That wrap photographs like nothing else. Don't know the general consensus but the fact you didn't touch up the BD hoops is a huge plus in my view. Those ones have just the right amount of wear.

Will you play the shows 4-piece or the whole double-deal?

Just starting to fool with some Gretsch toms I recently got. It's tricky if you're used to a more open Ludwig type sound.............thinner heads?

Gorgeous kit.

Mitch

Wayne Brown 07-27-2014 01:47 AM

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Wonderful work you have done on this very rare complete double kit.Not many of these beauties around and i hope in time...and with some tweaking, you`ll be able to adjust the tone to your liking.Most kits of this size have been split up or parted out.That finish is absolutely killer.Again... great job on keeping them original.

Wayne

troutstudio 07-27-2014 09:40 AM

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Mojo!!! Great kit.

randy73 07-27-2014 09:45 AM

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That is a cool kit. I bet it will look great up on stage. Great job!

FFR428 07-27-2014 10:33 AM

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Really nice job on these. Hope you can get them dialed in to your liking. I don't think I could part with them if they were mine.

Gerald Sterken 07-27-2014 11:02 AM

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Very nice drum set. You did a very good job.

tnsquint 07-27-2014 11:19 AM

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Very nice and the inlays appear to be a pretty great match. If they really bug you I would suggest chrome inlays as that works with just about anything.

Great job on this kit. One thing I have noticed is that people seem to either really love that Great Gretsch Sound or it is just not their thing. I am going to have to get a Gretsch kit and figure that out for myself.

jccabinets 07-27-2014 01:05 PM

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Cool man! Double bass kits are cool anyway.


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