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1. Gretsch 50s Copper Mist 12 14 20

See my video for this set HERE.

This is an amazing set in so many ways. First, this set is rare copper mist from the Gretsch Round Badge era and is a 3 ply set from the 50s. Copper mist was only in the color line for about 4 years. Next, the set is ultra rare 8x12, 14x14, 14x20. Perhaps not so rare for the 60s era, but in the 3 ply days in the 50s most sets were still 13/16/22 or 13/16/24. As a result, 3 ply 12/14/20 sets are rarely seen, and alsmot never in rare copper mist. Third; This set was owned and used by a very prominent jazz drummer who played with everyone from Bill Evans to Kenton, Ella, Dizzy, and so many more. My client wishes to not disclose the former owner's name in our promotion for the set, but that will be disclosed to the purchaser, as well as a link to a video showing this set being used by the original owner.

Details:

8x12, 14x14, 14x20

3 ply shells

Copper mist finish

The orignal calf heads are on all the drums.

The original owner was tall, so he removed the two-hole Gretsch rail mount in favor of the Ludwig 4 hole variety, which is sturdier and mounted higher. The two holes from the Gretsch rail have bolts as shown. The other two top bolts are for the cymbal L arm bracket which he removed in favor of using a floor cymbal stand. Also, when he added the Ludwig rail he added a Ludwig bracket to the 12" tom. He used one of the holes for the original diamond bracket and then drilled one more hole for the Ludwig bracket. We put the original diamond plate back on, so the extra hole is hidden behind the bracket. Lastly, he swapped the 2-post 50s era floor tom leg brackets for the later, sturdier diamond brackets, which resulted in small extra holes behind the brackets. There is a bit of snare rub on the 12 as shown. I have more hi res photos. Contact Steve at vintagedrums@aol.com for more information and pricing. 

 


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