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Old 11-16-2019, 03:53 PM
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Default The Gretscherland

It's part Gretsch and part Slingerland, may I present, the Gretscherland!
I was somewhat concerned that someone had put Gretsch hardware on a non-Gretsch shell because the interior is painted white. But, after trying to get the heads off, I can safely say, it's a Gretsch, I practically had to use dynamite.
Anyway, did Gretsch ever offer a shell with the interior painted white?
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Old 11-16-2019, 11:18 PM
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Default Re: The Gretscherland

Looks great! Never seen a Gretsch with factory painted interior. I’d just leave it alone. Stripping it would be a huge mess. Wouldn’t want to risk messing up the wrap.
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Old 11-17-2019, 12:37 AM
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Thanks, I have no intention of messing with the interior, just curious if it's factory.
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Old 11-17-2019, 02:12 AM
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Yeah, I'd leave the interior alone. Who cares, right? I once added a Gretsch floor tom to a Slingerland set. The lugs are similar, and nobody knew the difference.
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Old 11-17-2019, 08:04 AM
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Default Re: The Gretscherland

Reminds me of the kind of crazy hodge-podge mix of shells/parts on Walberg & Auge drums!
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Old 11-17-2019, 10:13 AM
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My experiences with Walberg & Auge drums are consistent. The lugs on all of the drums within a drum set have all been of the same brand. My two current W&A sets have either all Rogers lugs or all Gretsch lugs. The same holds true for the hoops being of the same brand/type within each drum set. The throw-offs and snare butts for both of my drum sets are Rogers mechanisms with a W&A proprietary cover plate. I speculate that perhaps W&A made those strainers for Rogers. Every W&A set I've had the pleasure to own, play, or just look at has metal parts and/or shells from two or three or more major brands incorporated into the finished product. They also have some metal parts that are proprietary to them alone.
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Old 11-17-2019, 10:43 AM
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May I suggest you start a new thread on your love affair with W&A drums.
Btw, the 12,16 are Slingerland, the 22 is Gretsch.
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Old 11-17-2019, 10:59 AM
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I have started threads about Walberg and Auge drums and also contributed to threads about W&A drums that were started by other enthusiasts of the brand. The drums are consistently very well constructed and good sounding.
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Old 11-17-2019, 11:02 AM
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Default Re: The Gretscherland

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Anyway, did Gretsch ever offer a shell with the interior painted white?
hmm nah. what have you there; a Gretsch set with entirely Slingerland lugs? (on) Bass, small tom (13) and (16) floor?
a million years ago I remember a friend used Slingerland lugs on a gretsch tomtom shell: the Sling lug dropped right in the Gretsch holes
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Old 11-17-2019, 12:25 PM
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I have started threads about Walberg and Auge drums and also contributed to threads about W&A drums that were started by other enthusiasts of the brand. The drums are consistently very well constructed and good sounding.

That's fine, but this thread is not about W&A drums.
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