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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-16-2013, 05:17 PM
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Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-14-2013, 05:44 PM
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Re: Gretsch Rosewood Lacquer 1971 Stop Sign

UPDATE:
After a great deal of hard work stripping the 14" Tom Tom, it became obvious that it wouldn't be possible to restore the drums to anything like the original walnut finish, as the factory...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-13-2013, 12:17 PM
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Posted By robbiemurray
Re: Gretsch Rosewood Lacquer 1971 Stop Sign

Yep, that's the one!

Robbie
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-12-2013, 01:22 PM
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Posted By robbiemurray
Re: Gretsch Rosewood Lacquer 1971 Stop Sign

I certainly do have the legs, and they are as you describe - almost straight.

The ride cymbal arm is indeed Ludwig, and the other is unbranded - I added that later for a splash.

I'm being...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-12-2013, 10:49 AM
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Posted By robbiemurray
Re: Gretsch Rosewood Lacquer 1971 Stop Sign

An interesting question - I've owned it since new, and nothing has been changed. I grew up in Scotland loving jazz from a very young age, and wanted nothing other than to be a drummer with a...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-11-2013, 07:18 AM
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Posted By robbiemurray
Re: Gretsch Rosewood Lacquer 1971 Stop Sign

I've just posted 3 new pictures of the 14" after stripping the lacquer -
the first is exactly the same view as the one before (see badge hole); the second shows a small area which has had the stain...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-09-2013, 06:25 PM
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Posted By robbiemurray
Re: Gretsch Rosewood Lacquer 1971 Stop Sign

Blu-Tack is wonderful product - probably best described as a sort of stretchy putty which is sold primarily for sticking posters on the wall without making a mess - a bit like plasticine, but much...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-09-2013, 03:26 AM
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Posted By robbiemurray
Re: Gretsch Rosewood Lacquer 1971 Stop Sign

I'm not stripping the interiors - that's the last thing I want to do! Maybe I've misled, but what I was meaning is that havng removed all hardware (and the badge), I've plugged every hole in the...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 06-08-2013, 05:29 PM
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Posted By robbiemurray
Re: Gretsch Rosewood Lacquer 1971 Stop Sign

Thanks for the comments and suggestions. Sorry to disappoint, but I'm hanging on to all three of these!. After much heart searching, I decided to take the plunge and have a crack at getting them...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-27-2013, 06:54 AM
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Posted By robbiemurray
Re: Gretsch Rosewood Lacquer 1971 Stop Sign

Correction - after comparing with others on the web, it looks like what I've always called Rosewood is actually Walnut! ....not that I suspect it makes a lot of difference ......

Just shows how...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 05-26-2013, 03:49 PM
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Posted By robbiemurray
Gretsch Walnut Lacquer 1971 Stop Sign

I have a 20" Bass drum; 12" and 14" TomToms, much used in the 70's & 80's, but stored since. I've been persuaded by friends to show them daylight again and bring them back to life. Unfortunately,...
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