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Gretsch 20/13/16/5.5x14" Drum Set - 50s Louie Bellson WMP
This set is in our Chicagoland store in Naperville, Illinois. This is the only set I have ever seen in this configuration. Louie Bellson had Gretsch build him his first double bass drum sets and the very earliest of these utilized two 20x20 bass drums, with a 24x16 cocktail size tom in the middle, with smaller toms to the left and right. See the two photos of Louie's kits here and you will see what we are talking about. The kit we have here was likely made as a special one-off for a Bellson fan. This set has a 9x13, the floor tom is 16" diameter but 24 inches deep, and the bass drum is a 20x20, with a 5.5x14 snare. We've never seen this before and we'll likely not see it again. Truly rare. Has a few marks and nicks from years of playing time. 3 ply kit. Clear interiors on the toms and bass drum but silver paint on the snare. Truly incredible.