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Old 10-16-2020, 03:39 PM
Tom Killian Tom Killian is offline
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Default What Color is my snare?

Hi.
So I just got the stop sign badge snare in this video yesterday.

I cannot figure out what color it is.

Is it Antique Maple or Walnut?

In the gretsch book the color from the 70-80s seems to be Antique Maple.

The modern antique maple is WAY darker.

The d rum could also be walnut?

The Tag says 4158W... Wonder if the W means Walnut?

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Old 10-17-2020, 01:48 PM
O-Lugs O-Lugs is offline
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Default Re: What Color is my snare?

could mean wood, too...????
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Old 10-17-2020, 08:42 PM
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Default Re: What Color is my snare?

The finish looks too light to be Walnut. A Google search of 4158W turns up some sites noting that the W is Walnut. Still, every example of Gretsch's Walnut is much darker, so I'm a bit confused with the "W" after the 4158.

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Old 10-18-2020, 01:21 AM
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Default Re: What Color is my snare?

W indicates Wood shell (B is for brass) at that time (that's straight from a pricelist)..
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Old 10-18-2020, 01:23 AM
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Default Re: What Color is my snare?

Antique Maple code is AM
Walnut is WW
Maple (natural) is WM

I think that's a Natural snare that has aged.
WM (wood maple)
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Old 10-18-2020, 11:49 AM
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Default Re: What Color is my snare?

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W indicates Wood shell (B is for brass) at that time (that's straight from a pricelist)..
jda! That's what I figured!

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Old 11-09-2020, 11:20 AM
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I would remove a lug. The original color should be visable under there. Cool looking drum!
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Old 11-25-2020, 10:30 PM
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I would remove a lug. The original color should be visable under there. Cool looking drum!
Exactly, well said
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