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Forum: Vintage Drums 03-04-2021, 11:32 PM
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Posted By Kona
Re: 1959 Gretsch Gold Sparkle

Hmm. Me? "Snarky" haha... I don't think so. Or am I missing something or misinterpreting?
My long replies are only intended to be thorough regarding this thread. I'm appreciating the replies and...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-04-2021, 05:48 AM
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Posted By Kona
Re: 1959 Gretsch Gold Sparkle

Some more points I'd like clear up:
My floor tom has the diamond plate leg supports. Biught new in 1960... if they had been sitting in the store for two or 3 years the floor tom would likely have...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-04-2021, 02:53 AM
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Posted By Kona
Re: 1959 Gretsch Gold Sparkle

Jda
Not difficult to pin down about the 3 and 6ply mix in regards to this set. Gary Pearse bought them new. His daughter sold them to me after he died. It wasn't uncomon during the time of Gretsch...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-20-2021, 01:42 AM
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Posted By Kona
Re: 1959 Gretsch Gold Sparkle

I'm not concerned right now with 'value' of my drums. I posted this thread mainly to see if folks here had more knowledge about how these Gretsch drums were sold back in the day. And I'm happy with...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-19-2021, 11:57 PM
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Posted By Kona
Re: 1959 Gretsch Gold Sparkle

Yes... my drums are the Progressive Jazz outfit with an optional snare. The set is 1959 bought in early 1960 here in Canada. The wrap... 62years old is like new other than a few rubs on the rack tom...
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-19-2021, 03:45 AM
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Posted By Kona
1959 Gretsch Gold Sparkle

I bought these locally in 2009. I'm second owner. Ist owner bought them in a local music store... long since closed down. They're right at that transition time of 3ply to 6ply shells. This set came...
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