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Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-13-2015, 10:40 AM
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Posted By Frankenkit
Re: Looks Like a Gretsch....but it's not!

Amen to that. And don't forget the added satisfaction of having a kit that is truly one of kind. No way you walk into Guitar Center or show up at a gig and see the same set of drums as yours.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-13-2015, 07:30 AM
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Posted By Frankenkit
Re: Looks Like a Gretsch....but it's not!

Those Radio Kings are pretty beat up but they sound good. The rack mounts are probably just as rusty as yours! I think the floor tom was once a rack tom since it has a rack tom mount on the side as...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-12-2015, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Frankenkit
Re: Looks Like a Gretsch....but it's not!

What a nice collection! That psychedelic lava pearl finish is awesome. Love that tiger-eye wrap, too. Those old 60's MIJ kits may have not been the best made but they sure had the coolest looks....
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 10-08-2015, 10:45 AM
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Posted By Frankenkit
Re: Looks Like a Gretsch....but it's not!

Thank you so much for your post, Kenwood. I believe I've looked online at every brand of MIJ snares EXCEPT Hoshino.

I think you nailed it. ...
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-30-2015, 05:52 AM
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Posted By Frankenkit
Re: Looks Like a Gretsch....but it's not!

Thanks! There seems to be a good amount of residue around the air vent so it might have been a stencil with a larger badge like Maestro but there's no way to tell.
Forum: Vintage Non-USA drums 09-29-2015, 08:16 PM
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Posted By Frankenkit
Looks Like a Gretsch....but it's not!

Picked up this old snare on CL recently and I've been trying to figure out what it is. No badges, but I suspect it's a 1960's era MIJ. Any help in determining the brand or year would be greatly...
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