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Old 10-22-2015, 08:04 AM
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Default Re: Gretsch Orphan 60's Progressive Jazz Green Sparkle

Nice work and nice drums... now finish it off with a nice period correct Gretsch bass drum head.
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:11 AM
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Nice work and nice drums... now finish it off with a nice period correct Gretsch bass drum head.
I've thought about getting one, but ultimately I don't like the way single ply bass drum heads sound. The front head is an Aquarian Regulator. I really wish they made these in white, glossy or coated. If so, I'd just buy a Gretsch logo sticker to complete the look.

If I can one day find a 20" Gretsch calf head from the 60's with a good hole cut in it for a decent price, I'll try that. Otherwise I'm after sound, not looks with the heads.
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Old 10-22-2015, 08:13 AM
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Default Re: Gretsch Orphan 60's Progressive Jazz Green Sparkle

Paint the front head and stick a sticker on it!

This is an awesome little kit!
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:43 AM
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Default Re: Gretsch Orphan 60's Progressive Jazz Green Sparkle

Great restro job, they look very sweet !!!
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:09 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch Orphan 60's Progressive Jazz Green Sparkle

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I've thought about getting one, but ultimately I don't like the way single ply bass drum heads sound. The front head is an Aquarian Regulator. I really wish they made these in white, glossy or coated. If so, I'd just buy a Gretsch logo sticker to complete the look.

If I can one day find a 20" Gretsch calf head from the 60's with a good hole cut in it for a decent price, I'll try that. Otherwise I'm after sound, not looks with the heads.
Dang that's a great color on that kit! It looks very lively. How does it do under the lights?

And I too love the Super Kick/Regulator combo and wish they had a coated white Regulator. Really don't like the extra large logo they have gone with now either.

Nice job!
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Old 10-22-2015, 12:59 PM
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Dang that's a great color on that kit! It looks very lively. How does it do under the lights?

And I too love the Super Kick/Regulator combo and wish they had a coated white Regulator. Really don't like the extra large logo they have gone with now either.

Nice job!
Yeah, you can see I took off the front head's logo with some Goof-Off. I don't want newbs thinking I play an Aquarian drum set.

The green sparkle is way brighter in person actually, it always came out darker through a camera lens for some reason.
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Old 10-23-2015, 02:10 AM
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Default Re: Gretsch Orphan 60's Progressive Jazz Green Sparkle

About painting a head (a drumhead I mean), I've had very good results with a high quality oil-paint. Good oil paint has a very high grade of pigments, so you won't have to use a thick layer (affecting the sound too much). You have to thin the paint with white spirit. Apply with a brush and than use a sponge and tab it, to make a nice even looking coat.
Take titanium-white, NOT zinc-white. You could use a tip of brown to mix it a little creamy.
These bass heads are all done like that:
http://vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=52163
http://vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=50393
http://vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=48248
http://vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=48266
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