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Forum: Vintage Drums 11-21-2010, 09:53 AM
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Posted By AZBill
Re: Gretsch ID help needed

Wow!! They cleaned up very nice, F22! Question: Your BD t-rods and legs are very different than the two kits I have. Were those changed somewhere along the line? (Rick, are those OE?)

Thanks,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-16-2010, 10:44 AM
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Posted By AZBill
Re: Gretsch ID help needed

Sure, Rick. I'll put together the info from both of my kits and forward via e-mail. The 2 mounted toms I just received have consecutive SN's. I was very surprised. Glad to help your project out.
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Forum: Vintage Drums 10-15-2010, 06:00 PM
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Posted By AZBill
Re: Gretsch ID help needed

Just wanted to ad that I just picked up another 70's walnut kit (22/14/14/16/18) with a matching 5x14, 10-lug snare. Sadly, the BD has no interior tag. All tags are in the 23K & 24K serial number...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-13-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By AZBill
Re: Gretsch ID help needed

Holy crap, Rick! You've been busy and I appreciate all the info you're sharing here. With all the intel you offered, our estimate on mfg date is consistent with your estimate (earlier SN's). I...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-12-2010, 09:50 PM
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Posted By AZBill
Re: Gretsch ID help needed

Insane? No, just passionate.

As for heads, I've been using Evans clear hydro's on my tom batter-sides and G1 clears on the reso's. I'm in the midst of changing over to G2 Coated for the batters,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-11-2010, 08:09 PM
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Posted By AZBill
Re: Gretsch ID help needed

Hey F22;

Your one mounted tom (45466) is earlier than mine, by 166 units; the other one is quite a few ****her up the road. Your BD is later than mine, by 31,861 units. Not knowing yearly...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-10-2010, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,859
Posted By AZBill
Re: Gretsch ID help needed

Bon Jour, French22;

I own similar vintage Gretsch drums that I bought used, in 1978. At the time, I was told they were 2 to 3 years old. I also have the "Monster" double-tom holder on my kick...
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