1960 GRETSCH DRUMSET 22 13 16 BLUE SPARKLE
Round badge era Gretsch set in good condition, no modifications.
This could be a born together set, I don't know the history of this set. But this blue sparkle Gretsch drumset has 'That Great Gretsch Sound'. Not a mint collectors set, but very nice and ready to rock!
The former owner never noticed, but I'm here to point this out. The bassdrum is older than the toms. With a magnifier you can see the shape of the glitters in the blue finish, differ from the toms. The color matches great with the toms but they are different finishes, see pictures! Bass has 'bow-tie' T-rods and heads fit real nice. I changed the Powerstroke3 batter bassdrum head (in the pics) for an Aquarian Modern Vintage, slightly dampened with the original internal Pratt muffler for a big open bassdrum sound. The toms are complete with the double mufflers and die-cast hoops with some wear on the chrome but very presentable for a kit this age. Finish is nice with few little scratches.
Some collectors prefer matching serial numbers, not with this set. The bassdrum has the silver sealant without the sticker, so pre serial, the tomtoms have the sticker inside with serial nrs 8x.xxx. Some sources date this to mid-sixties. Overall a very cool clean vintage Gretsch set in larger sizes that has the sound they are famous for and this one is ready to rock.
No cymbal arm included.
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