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Forum: Vintage Drums 11-09-2020, 05:38 PM
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Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: New price points

Hello? About what are we talking? 35K what?
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-06-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 535
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Would you buy it?

We need pictures of the Gretsch kit. Did you get the one being sold at Badges Drum Shop?
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-18-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,574
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Why do I trust Ebay sellers?

And the saga continues. Ebay will not step in. they tell me I can return the drum for a full refund or stop complaining. A partial refund has to be worked out with the seller, who is telling me to do...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-10-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,574
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Why do I trust Ebay sellers?

The one negative rating was mine, so technically, he was at 100% positive before that although he only had one rating.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-10-2020, 04:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,574
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Why do I trust Ebay sellers?

I agree, he's going to have a difficult time defending his statements once eBay looks at the pictures.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-10-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,574
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Why do I trust Ebay sellers?

Luckily the pictures from the eBay ad are high resolution and it is easy to zoom in on the legs and see that they are in good shape, no rust, replacement rubber tips, and clearly Gretsch RB-era legs....
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-10-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,574
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Why do I trust Ebay sellers?

Latest communication included:

Seller: Yes. yes. please leave detailed feedback - exhaust yourself so that others may be spared the joy of life you seem not to be getting onto fast enough! - And...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-09-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,574
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Why do I trust Ebay sellers?

Just checked and a set of three legs is up for $99 plus $13 shipping on reverb, so that may be the way to go. Ask for a $115 refund or there abouts.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-09-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,574
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Why do I trust Ebay sellers?

If he doesn't sent the legs, that is what I will do. Partial refund would be satisfactory.
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-09-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,574
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Why do I trust Ebay sellers?

I will let you know who it is once I find out if he is going to send the legs, which I highly doubt. I just sent him a pic of the floor tom head and told him, in so may words, that he lied when he...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-09-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,574
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Why do I trust Ebay sellers?

Good advice. He wrote that the drum in the photo with the legs is a different drum. Well, here is a photo I just took, and the heads are the same, so he is lying about that, too. BasTa$d
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-09-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,574
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Why do I trust Ebay sellers?

My most recent response:

My plan has always been to order a sheet of Gretsch burgundy sparkle from Drum Maker and then ship the drum to Jack Lawton to rewrap it to match my existing set, as I...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-09-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By Bill the Drummer
Why do I trust Ebay sellers?

So I just received a used Gretsch RB 16" floor tom and the pictures implied it came with legs. The drum arrived and no legs. I write to the seller, pointing out that the legs were shown in the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-11-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,282
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Maybe Covington Will Come Back

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Hohner-Custom-Chromatic-Harmonica-16-Built-By-Frank-Huang-at-Hohner-Factory/264637314612?hash=item3d9d9cf634:g:z6EAAOSwYUpeQFu1
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-06-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,282
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Maybe Covington Will Come Back

Plus $799 for a matching snare Total=$5399, but shipping is free!
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-21-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Gretsch RB pawn shop find

I've been to literally dozens of pawn shops over the years and this is the only time I've found decent drums for a good price. Once ran across a Ludwig Hollywood set from the early 1970s and they...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-21-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Gretsch RB pawn shop find

Thank you. The pawn shop owner thought it was champagne sparkle.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-21-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,686
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Rogers 2

Are you going to refinish the BD hoops?
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-21-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: I Just Bought a Powertone

Beautiful. the finish seems to be in excellent shape!
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-16-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Gretsch RB pawn shop find

Two more "before" photos.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-16-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Gretsch RB pawn shop find

Thank you so much!
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-15-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Gretsch RB pawn shop find

I surmise from your handle that you like burgundy sparkle.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-15-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Gretsch RB pawn shop find

I cant get the "before" photos to load, but does anyone have an idea about the date of these drums? From the tags, I've been told late 1960s, but i don't know for sure.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-15-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Gretsch RB pawn shop find

Thanks, but probably not. The wrap on the hoops was trashed and I first replaced it with merlot sparkle, but it doesn't quite match so I replaced it with the silver sparkle and I'm pretty happy with...
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-15-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By Bill the Drummer
Re: Gretsch RB pawn shop find

Couldn't upload all my photos. Will try later.
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