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Old 07-14-2020, 11:16 PM
Bill the Drummer Bill the Drummer is offline
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Default Gretsch RB pawn shop find

So I found this progressive jazz set in a pawn shop in Alamogordo, NM a couple of years ago. It was in poor shape, but it cleaned up real nice. I still need to fill a couple of blemishes on the edges, but they are slight. The seams are lifting and Id like to correct that; then the set will be like new. Tomorrow Ill post pics of what it looked like when I got it.
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Old 07-14-2020, 11:37 PM
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Default Re: Gretsch RB pawn shop find

Beautiful set wow
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Old 07-14-2020, 11:56 PM
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Beautiful set wow
Thanks. It was a lucky find.
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Old 07-15-2020, 03:59 AM
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lovely kit!
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Old 07-15-2020, 07:50 AM
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hello Bill, i have a 20" gretsch hoop, with burgundy sparkle inlay if any interest to you?
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Old 07-15-2020, 09:16 AM
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Default Re: Gretsch RB pawn shop find

Did the pawn shop have any idea of the real value of the drum set? I hope for you that they were clueless.
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Old 07-15-2020, 12:22 PM
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Did the pawn shop have any idea of the real value of the drum set? I hope for you that they were clueless.
They were clueless. I visited the pawn shop and saw the snare on the shelf and after a few visits, the owner final told me he had the rest of the set in the back. Wow. That was the moment I knew I had something good going on . I've attached some photos from the pawn shop and when I finally got them home. I have about $1500 plus heads into it, including the purchase price.
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Old 07-15-2020, 12:27 PM
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They were clueless. I visited the pawn shop and saw the snare on the shelf and after a few visits, the owner final told me he had the rest of the set in the back. Wow. That was the moment I knew I had something good going on . I've attached some photos from the pawn shop and when I finally got them home. I have about $1500 plus heads into it, including the purchase price.
Couldn't upload all my photos. Will try later.
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Old 07-15-2020, 01:27 PM
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hello Bill, i have a 20" gretsch hoop, with burgundy sparkle inlay if any interest to you?
Thanks, but probably not. The wrap on the hoops was trashed and I first replaced it with merlot sparkle, but it doesn't quite match so I replaced it with the silver sparkle and I'm pretty happy with the look.
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Old 07-15-2020, 01:33 PM
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I cant get the "before" photos to load, but does anyone have an idea about the date of these drums? From the tags, I've been told late 1960s, but i don't know for sure.
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