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Old 05-13-2018, 01:06 PM
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Default Gretsch Floating Action hinge

Okay. I'm working on couple of Gretsch FA pedals. One footboard has a hinge with a smaller diameter, the other has a larger pin. Does anyone know the year (or decade) when that change was made?
I've checked the catalogues and can't quite see. On ebay I see both sizes.
I'm also bidding on an early DW with the same basic design, and that has the larger size.
Oh boy. A nice obscure detail question? It's what we do best!
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Old 05-13-2018, 02:09 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch Floating Action hinge

I found this with a quick search:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rog...EAAOSwjyhaPrj~

IF the descriptions are accurate, it looks like the larger hinge is from the 60's, and the smaller from the 50's.
Any other input --?
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Old 05-13-2018, 04:40 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch Floating Action hinge

Doh! Never ind. it was a simple google search with images.
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:21 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch Floating Action hinge

I'm not sure but I have used brand new DW hinges on more than one old FA pedal and they fit right on, matching the same mounting hole pattern.
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:34 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch Floating Action hinge

Thanks K. O. The smaller hinges are impossible to find unless a 'for parts' FA comes around.
The smaller hinges and large mount exactly the same, too, as you said.
I found some ball-bearing hinges that fit, but it's necessary to fabricate a piece to hold the mounting rod in place.
If anyone knows a source for the small pin hinges....
Thanks again for th info on the DW,
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