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Late 50's Gretsch Round Badge Restoration

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Hi All,

I figured it's time to add my Gretsch kit to the Gallery!

This is a late 50's Round Badge kit in the new burgundy sparkle called; Merlot. Sizes are: 13", 16", 20", w/5.5"x14" snare

The kit sounds very warm/FAT and I'm so pleased with how the restoration turned out. Another Classic vintage kit saved from the trash heap! Good to go for another 100,000 miles!!!

Here is a link to the restoration thread: http://www.vintagedrumforum.com/showthread.php?t=29917

[IMG]http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n632/PurdieShuffle/k4.jpg[/IMG]

John

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Too many great drums to list here!

http://www.walbergandauge.com/VintageVenue.htm
Posted on 11 years ago
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That's a beautiful drum set. The Merlot finish is very vibrant.

Rogers early Fullerton Blue Strata 22,13,16 w/brass Dynasonic
My first kit, 1983 Ludwig Rocker? (it has the classic lugs and 4ply maple shell) 22,12,13,16 ..now in black oyster pearl. I still have it
Stop Sign USA Gretsch (80's), black nitron jasper shell 22,12,13,16
1995 Fibes Austin,Texas Badge (original owner) 22,10,12,16,18 in natural wood
USA 2007 Rosewood Gretsch 22,13,16 w/12inch 70's Rosewood Gretsch tom
Posted on 11 years ago
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Thank you. Yes, the finish continues to grow on me. I'm liking it more and more each day. Beautiful, rich looking wrap.

John

Too many great drums to list here!

http://www.walbergandauge.com/VintageVenue.htm
Posted on 11 years ago
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Purdie Shuffle,

Been traveling and am just getting caught up on your project. All I can say is, "WOW!". These are absolutely stunning. Once again it makes the argument for rescuing quality drums with a quality and period-correct rewrap. The end result is something very special. Let me be the 10 billionth person to congratulate you on an excellent job. Enjoy playing them!

gwm

60's Gretsch Round Badge 22/13/16
'71 Ludwig B/O Badge 20/12/13/14/16
'72 Ludwig B/O Badge Jazzette 18/12/14
'65 Rogers Holiday 20/12/16
Posted on 11 years ago
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I love Burgundy Sparkle! To many of these original wraps have turned to Root Beer!

Posted on 11 years ago
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Funny you should mention the color root beer... the new verison (called, Merlot) is slightly different than the vintage original color. I think the difference is, the new version has just a tinge of reddish brown to it and when I saw it, I thought to myself, it looks a little root beer-ish. As you can see from the photos it's a vibrant color, just slightly browner than the original. I'm really liking it.

Thanks for all the kind words, guys. Great kit, deserved saving. I plan to play the hell out of them!

John

Too many great drums to list here!

http://www.walbergandauge.com/VintageVenue.htm
Posted on 11 years ago
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