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Old 11-06-2017, 12:27 PM
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Default Date of gretsch bass drum

Serial Number is 15182, can anyone help?
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Old 11-06-2017, 01:51 PM
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Default Re: Date of gretsch bass drum

That serial number should have appeared twice, as Gretsch reused numbers. It is either from the 1963 +/- time frame or the 1972-73 +/- time frame. Which badge is on your drum? If the badge is missing, what size is the vent hole?
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Old 11-06-2017, 02:32 PM
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I'm betting on the 72-73 time frame as it had the four bolt tom rail mount. Thanks!
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Old 11-06-2017, 04:05 PM
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Small vent hole for Stop Sign Badge?
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Old 11-06-2017, 06:07 PM
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Hard to know...
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:04 PM
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Does it have the Orange and White label with the lifetime guaranty language?
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:53 PM
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... yes it does.
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