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Forum: Vintage Drums 11-21-2010, 02:53 PM
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Posted By french22
Re: Gretsch ID help needed

Thanks AZBill

Yes you're right, they are indeed different:
- T-Rods and claws are all Rogers. Don't ask me why :confused:
Finding 20 Gretsch T-Rod / claws here in France will be a pain in the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-21-2010, 09:10 AM
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Posted By french22
Finished cleaning

Today was the first day without rain since a long time (and no, I'm not living in SEA) so I took the old lady out for a few pictures.

She was reunited with a younger 1981 6.5" snare for the photo...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-14-2010, 04:40 PM
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Posted By french22
Pictures after cleaning

Here it is: I finished the cleaning today. Lots of scratches but I was able somehow to attenuate them a bit (just a little bit)

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/6755/p1020448z.th.jpg...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-14-2010, 03:42 PM
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Posted By french22
The insane gentlemen league

In my country we would say "OMFG!!"

Rick, that's a master piece of analysis you provided to me. Merci beaucoup!

It's definitely really nice from you to have shared your knowledge in such a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-12-2010, 12:32 AM
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Posted By french22
Re: Gretsch ID help needed

Thanks a lot Bill, it sure helps. Got a better picture of this kit age.

We are really insane: we're talking about numbers on paper tags inside a wood shell covered by a sort of plastic film on...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-11-2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By french22
Re: Gretsch ID help needed

Bonjour Messieurs

Thanks a lot for your help. Now I have a better knowledge of this kit dating: you're better than Carbon14 method ;)

Once the clean-up will be completed, I'll post some...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-09-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,859
Posted By french22
Gretsch ID help needed

Hi,

I have bought recently this Gretsch kit. From the #1 Stop Sign type it's dated 1972-1979.

Do you think that it can be dated more accurately from these paper tag pictures and some details of...
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