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Old 09-12-2017, 10:17 AM
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Default Gretsch Dixieland with Die Cast Hoops

I posted a few days ago about this student kit I bought on eBay for $135 including shipping. It came with a sturdy cardboard case, stand, sticks and a drum key. I took off the rims and clips that came with and put on a pair of die casts and it sounds pretty cool.

Anyone know what that "683" signifies stamped on the shell under the butt plate?

Thanks again as always...
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:42 AM
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Default Re: Gretsch Dixieland with Die Cast Hoops

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Anyone know what that "683" signifies stamped on the shell under the butt plate?
My guess would be an inventory number for a school district or other such entity. Not something Gretsch would have done at the factory.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:32 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch Dixieland with Die Cast Hoops

I have recorded a few drums with similar markings. I do not have an explanation for them, but here are two others with numbers 581 below the butt and 708 above the butt.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:09 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch Dixieland with Die Cast Hoops

Thanks, the one on the right is the same as mine.
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