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Forum: Vintage Drums 03-05-2021, 09:28 AM
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: 1959 Gretsch Gold Sparkle

I don't perceive any snark from Kona. I see a man posting about his drum set with facts about the drum set's provenance. Thanks for standing your ground, Kona. I have enjoyed reading your posts about...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-04-2021, 01:28 PM
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: 1959 Gretsch Gold Sparkle

" Must have been lots of one-offs from the named sets in the catalogue that were shipped and sold as a complete package".

I shopped for my drums at many Chicago area music stores including Frank's...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-04-2021, 11:21 AM
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: 1959 Gretsch Gold Sparkle

Now, if anyone has any available vintage 1943 drums--catalog-correct or not--please let me know about them.
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-04-2021, 09:59 AM
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: 1959 Gretsch Gold Sparkle

Those of us being sarcastic and "snarky" are being good-natured about it. O-Lugs and I have been happily jousting back and forth about the catalog-correct issue for quite a while. I admit that I have...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-21-2021, 08:56 AM
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: 1959 Gretsch Gold Sparkle

Delorso, I like your interpretation of our differing opinions on this matter.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-20-2021, 09:57 AM
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: 1959 Gretsch Gold Sparkle

O-Lugs is correct. There are no hard feelings between us. We just have a different perspective on catalog-correct drum sets vs. drum sets ordered by music stores or individuals that do not appear in...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-19-2021, 08:50 PM
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: 1959 Gretsch Gold Sparkle

I'm not going to argue with you. But, let's say that I have that Gold Sparkle Gretsch set that is not pictured in the catalog. Nor, is there anything in the catalog for that year stating that some...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-19-2021, 02:18 PM
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: 1959 Gretsch Gold Sparkle

Thank goodness for the catalog-correct people because they ignore the drum sets not pictured in the catalogs. Consequently, there are some bargains to to be found for those of us who don't obsess...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-19-2021, 11:54 AM
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: 1959 Gretsch Gold Sparkle

Some of the very large drum sets pictured in catalogs were pieced together by the marketing people from drums that were in the warehouse just to show the possibilities of what someone could order.
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-19-2021, 09:59 AM
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Posted By leedybdp
Re: 1959 Gretsch Gold Sparkle

Oh my God! Yet another music store ordered a group of drums that were not shown together in a catalog and given an outfit name. This should be at least a misdemeanor offense if not a felony. The...
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