Gretsch Round Badge drums refinished in natural maple lacquer. All 60’s 6-ply Jasper maple and gum shells. 16×16: Was painted red at some point, a few flecks of red are still visible on the edges and inside. Bearing edges have been sanded and have a few small repairs but are not rerouted and have the original reverse roundover contour. Original legs, complete with no extra holes. Interior has been touched up in silver paint in a couple areas. 8×12: Had a Pearl mount installed at one point but fortunately it was totally under the original diamond plate. Holes were plugged and are invisible. Touched up silver interior, repro badge and paper tag. Bearing edges have a couple tiny touch ups and are original and excellent with reverse roundover contour. 14×20: Precision 12-ply hoops finished in varnish. Complete with Pratt muffler, repro badge and repro rail mount that works perfectly. A few lugs have chrome wear but I made sure those were installed on the bottom. Non-factory spurs, the brackets are original. Bearing edges are excellent, interior 30-degree, nice and sharp. All claws, backing screws, wing bolts, rims and tension rods are era-correct Gretsch. The shells have 8 coats of lacquer and varnish (not polyurethane). I did the finish myself so it’s not as glossy as a factory or auto body job, but they look great nonetheless. And they sound fantastic like any Round Badge drums. Because these were originally wrapped drums, they fit modern heads with no problem whatsoever. Videos: The kit can be heard here. More photos of the build process are available on request. Note: heads shown on drums are the ones included in this listing. Snare stand is not included. The item “GRETSCH Round Badge Blonde Natural 3 pc Maple Drum Set 12 16 20 Tom Bass 60s Vtg” is in sale since Friday, July 28, 2017. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Percussion\Drums\Sets & Kits”. The seller is “biggerspeck4tao” and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Drum Type: Acoustic Drum Kits
- Brand: Gretsch
- Material: Maple
- MPN: Does Not Apply
Tags: badge, bass, blonde, drum, gretsch, maple, natural