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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-06-2014, 04:19 PM
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Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Using NOVUS for the 1st time: nervous as hell!

Hey Hobbs, I recently completed restoration of a mid 60's Gretsch set. I initially considered replacing the wraps but decided otherwise. I used the Novus 1,2,3 on the wraps for the first time and was...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-04-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,902
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

Wow, Retrosonic- thanks for the reply, I greatly appreciate it.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-03-2014, 10:25 AM
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Views: 3,902
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

Thanks for all the comments. I think they turned out very nice. I am glad I did not replace the wraps. I have shown them to my father since the clean up, he was quite impressed at how well 50 years...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-02-2014, 06:38 AM
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Views: 3,902
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

Thanks guys, they did turn out better than I expected. Initially I thought I'd need to replace the wraps because of how old and worn they looked.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-01-2014, 03:37 PM
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Posted By GretschJazzMan
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-01-2014, 03:36 PM
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Views: 3,902
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

Finally got everything finished. The last step was repainting the bass hoops and reattaching the wrap inlay on the hoops.

All in from start to finish:

Heads-
Fiberskyn3 on batter side for all...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-29-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,031
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Re-Wrapping My Gretsch

Hey man those look great, I am nearing completion of a restore of a set of Gretsch as well (waiting for the damn sun to come out and take some pics outside). I was able to clean an keep original...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-16-2014, 06:23 PM
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Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

Finishing up the bass hoops tonight, should be back together soon.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-08-2014, 03:46 PM
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Views: 3,902
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

I am getting down to the end now, I was able to peel the aqua satin wrap off the one bass hoop, and am looking to replace the wrap on the one missing it. The hoops need a light sanding and a fresh...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-03-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Another Wat to Clean Tension Rods

Good call on the cleaning- I have been restoring an old Gretsch set, needed to clean everything and was really dreading having to clean all the rods. I did not soak in dawn, I applied Bon Ami and...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-03-2014, 09:10 PM
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Views: 3,902
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

No problem hardbat. I just finished cleaning up the wrap on the bass drum tonight. I started the novus by hand, and after about 5 minutes knew it was going to take forever. I switched gears and got...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 04-01-2014, 02:54 PM
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Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

mcdrummer- no the bass looks the same, the toms and snare have been cleaned, i have not had a chance to do the wrap cleaning on the bass- they all looked the same before i cleaned the other drums....
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-31-2014, 12:38 PM
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Views: 3,902
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

Wow that is a shame, I cant believe someone painted over top the wraps like that.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-31-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,902
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

Thanks for all the kind words guys. They have come a long way, and I am excited to get them all completed. Good call orangemi on the hoop wrap, I can probably make that work.

As far as the novus...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-30-2014, 09:35 PM
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Views: 3,902
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

Here are some progress updates, snare and tom are complete, hardware is cleaned/ polished, 3 stage novus on wraps, new heads installed. There is also a pic of the floor tom before cleaning. The last...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-30-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,902
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

I am moving on to the bass drum now, the front hoop is missing the wrap insert. Any ideas what to do with this? It is painted black, I was thinking about a light sanding and repaint black. The beater...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-30-2014, 08:58 AM
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Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

It has worked great so far. It is amazing how it has brought them back to life.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-29-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,902
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

Bon Ami claims not to scratch- even stated so on the can. It has worked great on the hardware, they look brand new. I have yet to try the scrubbing bubbles. I ordered the Novus 3,2,1 kit and have...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-25-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,902
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

Oh thats a good idea, did you water it down, spray right on the drum, what worked best for you?
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-24-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,902
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

Finished cleaning up the high tom hardware tonight, looks fantastic. Ordered the replacement tone control for the floor tom and bass claws and tension rods from ebay today, and a few pieces to refurb...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-23-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,902
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

Here is the difference in the tone control knob and the rims.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-23-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,902
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

Here are a few more, the throw off and rear strainer.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-23-2014, 07:39 PM
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Views: 3,902
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Update Pictures

Took all the snare hardware off for a recondition, turned out pretty well.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-23-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,902
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Re: Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

Thanks for the info, I'll check out the Novus. I don't really want to replace the wrap, not too concerned about value as I plan to keep, but I know what you mean. I like the look of the aqua satin as...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 03-23-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,902
Posted By GretschJazzMan
Project: Gretsch Mid 60's Round Badge

Hello all, new member to the site, long time lurker.

I have been playing drums for quite a few years now, my everyday set is a Gretsch Renown '57 Bop Kit in Motor City Red, but that is a whole...
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