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Forum: Vintage Drums 04-30-2013, 12:36 AM
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Posted By vwfreak
Re: My "New" Old Drums: '67 Acro and 60's Slingys

Just sold my one remaining acro.... Kinda hard to do, but I didn't need it. It was a late '69 KB and had it been a 67 (birth year) or a birthdate drum Ida kept it! Now I am almost out of...
Forum: Vintage Drums 12-02-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,705
Posted By vwfreak
Re: Show us your workhorse snare

Still this one, now without the lug gaskets:

http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii289/thebeebe5/NOS%20Slingerland%20Bronze/IMG_5060.jpg
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-28-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,715
Posted By vwfreak
Re: gretsch color?

+1 on the Emerald Green pearl
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-28-2012, 11:10 AM
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Views: 28,975
Posted By vwfreak
Re: This is the Display Your Marching Snare Thread

I thought about posting until I saw CTPro's stash. Man, those is nice drums!!

I'll leave mine off because it just doesn't measure up here....
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-28-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By vwfreak
Re: Gretsch roundbadge snare vintage...to be or not to be

I currently have 4 Progressive Jazz snares and I sold one of my collection to a fellow forumite a while back. I have been very happy with the sound of all of them. They are responsive, woody and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-28-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By vwfreak
Re: My near mind '67 Supraphonic!

Daaaaaaang!!!


Sweet drum!! Way to spot a diamond in the rough!!! Bowing
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-22-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By vwfreak
Re: Finally Got A 60's Acro

Nice drum, but what you need is THIS one with your name already scratched into it!!! See? The panel to the right of the Throw off! I bet it's even a vintage engraving!!

I'll trade ya!!
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Forum: Vintage Drums 05-16-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By vwfreak
Re: Gretsch snare ...

Gary,

I've seen rerings in Gretsch snares for sure, just not ones that look like Keller shell cut offs.... These don't look right to me at all. Of course I could be wrong.... Hard to tell...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-15-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By vwfreak
Re: Gretsch snare ...

Could very well be a Gretsch shell.... As mentioned throw off is wrong (duh), as are the hoops. T rods might actually be original Gretsch..... hard to say with the provided photos. Grommet for the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-14-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 938
Posted By vwfreak
Re: Gretsch BroadKaster for sale

Too bad it wasn't all listed together.... The snare is too high $$ IMO.....

Probably a superb sounding set!!!
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-14-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,835
Posted By vwfreak
Re: Is a 6 lug snare worth considering?

This combination is a fantastic drum. Open, woody sound. Great snare response. Just fantastic. Have one myself. I also have 4 Gretsch Dixieland snares all with 6 lugs and two 1920's Ludwig NOB...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-14-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,599
Posted By vwfreak
Re: They're GRRRRETSCH!

Those are FANTASTIC!!!

Wow!!!

More pictures please!!! That's a dream set for me...!
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-12-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By vwfreak
Re: Gotta love the 1920s Universal

They definitely don't have to sound raw or trashy!! That drum will tune up tight and right!! I have a 4 x 15 and a 5 x 15 and it's a cannon set up with the right heads and tension. Try a few...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-11-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,340
Posted By vwfreak
Re: I finally found a Gretsch Max Roach Model!!

Thanks marko.

Here's a better pic I took this morning. Didn't have time or good lighting when I opened the box yesterday evening:
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-11-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,340
Posted By vwfreak
Re: I finally found a Gretsch Max Roach Model!!

Thanks John!! I guess I could have always bought one from p00der, but just didn't want to go that route. Wanted to find "one on my own" if that makes sense!!
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-10-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,340
Posted By vwfreak
Re: I finally found a Gretsch Max Roach Model!!

I see.... It simply moves side to side. Doesn't fall below the level of the top hoop...!
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-10-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,419
Posted By vwfreak
Re: Gretsch Round badge

Sweet John!!! I have a kit in the works myself.... 12/14/20 with snare. Was a total basket case but the shells are cherry!!! I have collected almost all the hardware I need to reassemble and have...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-10-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,340
Posted By vwfreak
Re: I finally found a Gretsch Max Roach Model!!

OddBall

The "pipe clamp" is simply a guard that covers the mechanism of the Renown strainer. It was short lived. I have several drums dated 1951-1953 and none of them sport this guard. This...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-10-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,340
Posted By vwfreak
Re: I finally found a Gretsch Max Roach Model!!

Don't mind at all. That's what the forum is for!

I believe they are quite rare although I don't have production numbers fo course.... I will need to consult someone wiser (read a lot older )...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-10-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,340
Posted By vwfreak
Re: I finally found a Gretsch Max Roach Model!!

I am pretty wound up hardbopman. Seriously happy to have it here.

Now I need to decide how to clean it up. Can't wait to hear it either, but it will be a little while...
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-10-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,340
Posted By vwfreak
Re: I finally found a Gretsch Max Roach Model!!

I would imagine so kevins.... In fact, in honor I think I will do the same tonight!!
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-09-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,340
Posted By vwfreak
I finally found a Gretsch Max Roach Model!!

I have been searching for this drum for over a decade, and this past weekend I had the opportunity to get one!!! It's not in the best of shape but I couldn't be happier!!!
...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-07-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 32,144
Posted By vwfreak
Re: Really Sensitive Super Sensitive

John,

I learn something every time I read one of your posts....

Thank you!

JIM
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-06-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By vwfreak
Re: Help IDing a Gretsch, please

They frequently finish in the $50-$80 range depending on completeness. Sad because the parts are worth more. Badge alone regularly sells for $80.... I think they are cool drums....!
Forum: Snare Drum Gallery 05-06-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,138
Posted By vwfreak
Re: Max Roach Peacock Snare

I look forward to receiving this drum phil. It will be well cared for!!!

JIM
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