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Forum: For Sale 03-27-2019, 08:15 PM
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Posted By Kona
Re: Gretsch 1940s drums

Sorry folks.....too used to facebook these days.
I'm in West Kelowna, B.C. CANADA
Forum: For Sale 03-27-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By Kona
Gretsch 1940s drums

No longer available
Forum: Trade 03-20-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 870
Posted By Kona
Re: TRADE GRETSCH ROUND BADGES FOR SSBs

I've got the badges from a fellow Forumite - thanks for looking

Gary
Forum: Trade 03-19-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 870
Posted By Kona
TRADE GRETSCH ROUND BADGES FOR SSBs

I'm looking for some Gretsch SropSign badges.
I need 70's era badges - a bass drum badge, a tom and snare badge.
Did Gretsch use the same SSBs for tom, snare and bass drums?

I have four old...
Forum: Trade 03-18-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 744
Posted By Kona
Sunset Satin Flame player's drums

I'm looking for:
Three 1970s or so StopSign badged drums.

A 20bd, 14floor tom and a wood snare.

They do not have to be of the same kit but they must include original badges and paper tags,...
Forum: Trade 03-18-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 973
Posted By Kona
Re: GRETSCH 1940s drums for Gretsch StopSing badge drums

I'm considering trading some ssf drums
Forum: Trade 03-11-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 973
Posted By Kona
Re: GRETSCH 1940s drums for Gretsch StopSing badge drums

I might even throw in a 9x13 factory original 1947 Gretsch 9x13 tom as an extra with my drums.
Forum: Trade 02-28-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 973
Posted By Kona
GRETSCH 1940s drums OR SSF SHELLPACK for Gretsch StopSing badge drums

TRADE
My FOUR 1940's orphaned drums

24bd 13 and 16 toms
6.5x14 Super Structure snare
No extra holes
Original hardware except for a few era-correct replacements
My drums are excellent...
Forum: Trade 02-15-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 710
Posted By Kona
Gretsch 9x13 Playboy tom shell

Gretsch single tensioned (Playboy) 9x13 tom - Model 4425


It came to me with damaged wmp wrap in 2012.

No extra holes......so far. I'm thinking of drilling it for a Diamond Plate tom...
Forum: Trade 02-14-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 893
Posted By Kona
Re: Ssb gretsch for 40s gretsch shellpack

Thanks for looking - and I want to thank those who have contacted me to chat about my drums and their drums - it's all good in the world of vintage drums.
Appreciate it.

I've decided to take the...
Forum: Trade 02-11-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 893
Posted By Kona
Re: Ssb gretsch for 40s gretsch shellpack

Email me at
kona198435@gmail.com for more photos
Photos showing warts and all
Yes, the drums are not perfect there is some flaws in the outer ply or the floor tom and rack tom but nothing major...
Forum: Trade 02-09-2019, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 893
Posted By Kona
Ssb gretsch for 40s gretsch shellpack

Thanks for looking - but I've decided to take the drums off the market for now
Forum: Wanted to Buy 02-09-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By Kona
Re: Gretsch SSB for bass drum

I would be willing to trade my 4pc 40s Gretsch orphaned shellpack for the following Gretsch drums:
A 20 inch ssb bass drum, a ssb 14 floor tom and a ssb snare drum. The finish does not matter....can...
Forum: Wanted to Buy 02-09-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By Kona
Gretsch SSB for bass drum

I'm looking for a StopSign badge for a gretsch bass drum.
The one pictured is for the tom of course and I don't know if the bd badge would be different?

I'm also willing to trade for a tom Round...
Forum: For Sale 02-09-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 474
Posted By Kona
My Elvin Jones items

I will post photos from my pc later. I have no photos on my phone.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/vintagedrummers/permalink/2078568052229754/?sale_post_id=2078568052229754
Forum: General Drum Questions 02-08-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Kona
Re: What bonding material is used to wrap?

Thanks Mark.
I want to remove the beautiful 2011 Champagne Sparkle wrap undamaged. I won't even start to remove it unless I'm sure I can do it without damaging the wood AND the wrap
:)
Forum: General Drum Questions 02-06-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Kona
Re: What bonding material is used to wrap?

My drums were wrapped with the awesome Champagne Sparkle at the Gretsch factory iin 2012 - it was a Custom USA order with Vintage buildout. 18bd and 12 and 14 toms. Bass drum without a tom mount.
...
Forum: General Drum Questions 02-05-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Kona
Re: What bonding material is used to wrap?

Been trying to do that. I did just now send Jess at the NY store a message asking what glue Gretsch uses.
Forum: General Drum Questions 02-05-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By Kona
What bonding material is used to wrap?

I'm trying to find out what Gretsch uses now to bond their wraps to their shells at the factory in Ridgeland SC.

I'm looking at refinishing a 3pc shellpack .....2012 DropG badged with 18bd, 12 &...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-03-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By Kona
GRETSCH SSB #1 812 TOM Value?

I may want to sell the drum at some point but for now I'm using it with my late 50's Gold Sparkle Gretsch kit.

8x12 Stop Sign badge #1 - S/N putting it at late 69.
Sounds right because in the...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-01-2019, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By Kona
Re: Refinishing late 50s Gretsch drums - maybe

I've decided they are way too nice to alter. I did have them for sale for a few days but have decided not to sell at this time. I'm having way too much fun playing them.

I'm trying NOT to buy...
Forum: For Sale 01-31-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Kona
Re: Gretsch late 50s Gold Sparkle

I've decided not to sell them.

As of today January 31st..
.I'm keeping them.
Forum: For Sale 01-26-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Kona
Re: Gretsch late 50s Gold Sparkle

When I bought the drums September 26th 2009 I took them to Ray Ayotte to have him check the edges. He tweaked them making sure to keep to the original intensions. I also repainted the Silver Sealer...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-26-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 727
Posted By Kona
Forum: For Sale 01-26-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Kona
Re: Gretsch late 50s Gold Sparkle

Yes. I will post more from my pc later. On phone now....only have a few here
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