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Old 11-03-2010, 06:33 PM
pjn1375 pjn1375 is offline
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Default Destroying Round Badge Gretsch

Only Louie Bellson could make "That Great Gretsch Hardware Failure" look so cool! (see video at 2:23) I wonder if this is what made him switch to Rogers!

What do you say, Gretsch addicts? 13-13-16-16-24-24 in White Marine Pearl? Looks to me like two identical kits sammitched together. Either way, what a brilliant drummer and innovator. And chops from hell! I'm surprised not more people on this forum talk about Louie.
Old 11-03-2010, 06:58 PM
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Louie is one of my all time favs, he's class!! and a gentleman! the kit was of course custom made but you could look at it as essentially two kits assembled together!
Old 11-03-2010, 07:07 PM
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very cool vid.

thanks for sharing!

Old 11-03-2010, 10:07 PM
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Speaking about Louie...

Later in the 70s right before he changed to Pearl, he used a Slingerland "Explosion" kit from 1979, which included a 12 lug, chrome/wood Spitfire snare. This kit had earlier been used by Buddy Rich.

Thanks for posting.


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Old 11-04-2010, 11:01 AM
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Default Re: Destroying Round Badge Gretsch

I am always amazed at how much showmanship those guys had to compliment the chops. More amazing was that they all did it in a suit and tie!
Old 11-04-2010, 06:42 PM
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That was terrific!

thank you

Old 11-28-2010, 12:00 AM
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Fantastic, thanks!

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