Old 04-16-2020, 02:24 PM
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Rotarded Rotarded is offline
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Default 1960'S Gretsch Name Band
Just picked this up as the latest project wrapped in Champagne Sparkle. It's in pretty good shape with little fade, wrap seams lifting, and just a few things missing (reso side Hoop inlay and Ts and Claws, and bottom tone control for 13" tom).

Now let the resto begin with removing 50 years of dust/grime. Tips would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-16-2020, 02:33 PM
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Congrats. Looks like a great project.

I suggest a Dawn/water bath for chrome parts and Novus 2 for the wrap. Add some patience.

I have T-rods, claws lugs if you are interested. I do not have the hoop inlay or a tone control.

Is it 3 ply or 6 ply? I saw the bolt through cymbal arm holder, which tends to be on older drums. I also saw the other style on the floor tom leg mounts. Any paper labels with serial numbers to help estimate the age?
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Old 04-16-2020, 02:46 PM
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Congrats. Looks like a great project.

I suggest a Dawn/water bath for chrome parts and Novus 2 for the wrap. Add some patience.

I have T-rods, claws lugs if you are interested. I do not have the hoop inlay or a tone control.

Is it 3 ply or 6 ply? I saw the bolt through cymbal arm holder, which tends to be on older drums. I also saw the other style on the floor tom leg mounts. Any paper labels with serial numbers to help estimate the age?
6ply. only paper label was in the floor. (pictured) I also don't know about the hole by the cymbal mount on the bass drum.(pictured). Floor seems to be a little less vibrant in color. Later add on??



I know nothing about Gretsch drums (Ludwig is my forte) so your input is welcomed.
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Old 04-16-2020, 03:18 PM
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I think that i have the hoop inlay. PM me if interested.
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Old 04-16-2020, 05:29 PM
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Extra hole should be for the badge. Is it at the 12 o'clock position - on the top of the drum?
Serial number points to 1964ish as a date for the floor tom.
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