Vintage drums – What’s different about their sound? For expert info about vintage drums, check out the Vintage Drum Guide site. When I was a kid in the ‘s, I found it easy to get a decent drum sound. Then, starting in the mid ‘s, I found myself sitting on stage all the time, with a drum key in my hand, always tweaking something but never being really thrilled with the sound. Since this change happened gradually, it took me a while to realize that it was the drums, and not my approach, that was changing. I had always played “new” drums, and to my knowledge, there was no such thing as a “vintage” market in those days. The oldest drum sets on the planet were only 50 years old.

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Vintage Drum Guide Search our web sites! I get emails all of the time with a basic drum description and a serial number from visitors in hopes I can unlock the history of their drum. I think in general serial numbers do play an important role in the commercial market especially electronics and other high end items.

In the 60’s Insurance companies made it mandatory that serial numbers be put on items so they can be documented. Unfortunately drum companies never really prescribed to any code of documenting a drum based on that serial number. In fact I once heard that they started using serial numbers not for their own use per say but so schools and institutions could keep track of instruments in inventory.

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It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year. So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections. Change It wasn’t trendy , funny, nor was it coined on Twitter , but we thought change told a real story about how our users defined Unlike in , change was no longer a campaign slogan. But, the term still held a lot of weight. Here’s an excerpt from our Word of the Year announcement in The national debate can arguably be summarized by the question: In the past two years, has there been enough change?

Has there been too much? Meanwhile, many Americans continue to face change in their homes, bank accounts and jobs. Only time will tell if the latest wave of change Americans voted for in the midterm elections will result in a negative or positive outcome. Tergiversate This rare word was chosen to represent because it described so much of the world around us. Tergiversate means “to change repeatedly one’s attitude or opinions with respect to a cause, subject, etc.

And so, we named tergiversate the Word of the Year.

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Sie werden auf den Trommelkessel mittels Spannreifen aufgespannt, die meist aus Metall gefertigt sind. Des Weiteren wird zwischen einlagigen und mehrlagigen meist zweilagig Fellen unterschieden. Maple bezeichnet , das einen warmen und ausgewogenen Klang mit relativ starken Tiefen bietet. Auch Holzgemische kommen vor. Bei billigen Schlagzeugen findet man unter anderem auch Pappkessel, die verklebt und gepresst sind.

Gretsch’s ready-to-play Energy drum set now has more signature Gretsch features, Gretsch Renown RNS-CB Cherry Burst 5×14 Snare Drum Gretsch Renown RNS-GN Gloss Natural 5×14 Snare Drum.

History[ edit ] A Slingerland drum kit. Slingerland had won a correspondence school of music in a card game aboard one of the gaming boats that once cruised Lake Michigan. The company started out importing ukuleles from Germany, but set up its own production because it could not meet demand. Soon, they produced their own banjos and ukuleles and eventually, also guitars including electric guitars from or earlier.

The first Slingerland drum kits came out in A resourceful and energetic businessman, H. The company’s manufacturing plant was later moved from Chicago proper to the outer suburbs. The guitar’s pickup includes individual string magnets as well as a large horseshoe magnet.

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See More Back Dating back to , Taylor acoustic guitars have been making headlines in guitar magazines for more than 40 years. But they didn’t always go by the name ‘Taylor’ – if you’re a veteran of the ’70s music scene, you might remember their introduction as the Westland Music Company. No matter what they’ve been called over the years, some things haven’t changed: In this lineup of Taylor acoustic guitars, you’ll see that they continue to live up to their excellent reputation.

The simple secret to Taylor’s success is that they’ve always had a clear focus on the artist.

Not only do I sell whole drums & stands, I also sell drum & hardware, parts & pieces! However, I don’t always feature them on the site. If you need small hardware parts.

Gretsch was sold to Baldwin Piano Co in Gretsch drums are popular among country and rock artists alike and have been played by performers ranging from Phil Collins to Eddie Fisher of OneRepublic and Debbi Peterson of the Bangles. Dating a set of Gretsch drums accurately is a challenge that relies heavily on comparing the physical characteristics of your drums to those found in vintage drum catalogs. Locate the badge on your Gretsch drums. The badge is a metal piece affixed to every drum, usually located in front of the drum.

This is the best way to narrow down the possible date of your vintage Gretsch drums. The badge has changed drastically over the years. The first Gretsch badge, introduced in the s and in use until the s, was a round brass over nickel badge nailed to the drum with upholstery tacks. The badge featured the Gretsch logo. There have been 10 badges in Gretsch history, all of which can be found on the Gretsch website to help you identify the general time period of your Gretsch see Resources.

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Who else is better qualified than a fellow drummer with hands-on experience and decades of tech expertise? This is what you can expect from us. When you call or email, Vintage Drum Center founder and owner, Ned Ingberman, will personally help you.

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Shares Our Verdict These are both fine tributes to Gretsch’s great heritage and they perform well, but the fact is that these drums are more than likely to end up as collectors’ items. Pros Fitted with Gretsch’s vintage and beautiful Lightning strainer. Cons They take time to set-up and tune. Image 1 of 2 The unique Silver Mist lacquer marks this out as a true collectors’ drum Gretsch snares The antique curly maple finish is classy and not tacky – it could even be gigged Gretsch snares The Gretsch company dates back to , which made its th anniversary year.

To mark the occasion, the company sent us a brace of snare drums, each bearing a th anniversary silk-screened decal. They also have the famous round badge, the distinguishing label of Gretsch drums from the ’30s to the end of the ’60s. Gretsch undoubtedly holds a special reverence in drum-lore. Gretsch drums – the kicks and toms at least – were top of the pile for a long time when it came to recording.

Gretsch snares, however, never quite garnered the love of other classic Americans. Even Charlie Watts, who’s played the same Gretsch kit on stage for decades, doesn’t normally couple it with a Gretsch snare.


Hidehitters – Lots of vintage drums, my personal collection, info etc. Historic Percussion – A research page on historic percussion. Jedistar – Vintage drum identification and dating information. King Louie Music – Vintage drums; has pictures! Sunday, November 13, RL’s Vintage Percussion – Vintage drums for sale, also services including recovering,custom painting, interior refinishing, shell,bearing edge and extra hole repair.

Shrek the Third. Elton John. Gretsch has been making drums since with the round badge series being made up until These snare drums have been in production since and the Supra-phonic is still being manufactured today. drum is made of a solid 1-ply maple shell. 12″.The second kit is a Ludwig Hollywood from including.

Gretsch Catalina Birch Drums Reviewed! The line includes birch, maple, and ash varieties, as well as mahogany kits known as Club Rock and Club Jazz. Other than shell material, the Catalina birch kit has more features in common with the Club Rock and Club Jazz kits than it does with the Catalina maple and ash kits. My kit featured the White Pearl wrap. The finish on the review model was professionally applied without any bubbles or gaps that can dampen tone. The bass drum hoops were black with an inlay of the same White Pearl wrap material.

I thought the drums looked very nice. Unlike the maple and ash Catalina drums, which have 45 degree bearing edges, the birch as well as the Club Rock and Club Jazz have more Gretsch-like 30 degree edges which should dampen unnecessary sustain while bringing out more shell tone. While assembling the drums, I ran my hands over the edges and all the drums felt even and pretty smooth. Unfortunately, where the maple and ash versions feature 2. However, the birch uses the five-lugs-per-head design Gretsch is known for, while the maple and ash use the industry standard six lugs.

All the kits use thin gaskets between the hardware and the shells to minimize metal-on-wood contact.

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However, most of the problems with the snare drum can be remedied, and are generally caused by incorrect tuning and inability to achieve a correct balance between the two heads and the snare wires. Much has been written on tuning techniques and it has generally been accepted that heads should be tensioned evenly. The pitch emitted from the head in front of each tension rod should be uniform.

Table of Contents foreward by Lee Ruff foreward by Fred W. Gretsch foreward by John Sheridan preface Where Gretsch Was and Is; a timeline chart illustrating Gretsch facilities

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You also get Gretsch Permatone drumheads, strand snare wire, a Lightning throw off and butt plate, and a snap-in drum key holder. The drummers at Sweetwater agree – the full, warm-sounding Brooklyn Series snare drum yields a modern vibe that remains true to the classic Gretsch sound. If you are not satisfied with your product, you may return it for a refund of the purchase price within 30 days.

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Gretsch Brooklyn Drum Set Tested!

This information is provided by Gretch drums when you email them about badges. Thanks for your interest in dating your Gretsch drums. Here is some basic information on the manufacturing dates of Gretsch Drums.

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The Swamp Dawg is a new addition to the Gretsch line of gold series drums. Features on this drum include a 6-Ply mahogany shell with degree bearing edges – slightly rounder than your standard degree. This particular drum has a Remo Coated Emperor fitted and the kicker is the massive strand snare wires underneath. And of course, you get eight inches depth. Did I mention this already? The Mahogany shell is wonderfully simple in its appearance with a natural dark wood grain look complemented by the slim tube style lugs and a great, inoffensive, gold Gretsch badge.

Tuned lower – as is realistically intended – the Swamp Dawg gets down and dirty. You can get a real thud out of it but the 8-lug set up does mean you need to be a little careful with the tuning as one lug makes a big difference. Having said this, the drum responds really well across the whole tuning range providing a good blend of depth and cut at mid-range tunings and more of crack when up high.

Crucially though, the presence of depth is always there. As mentioned, I just had to be mindful of the tuning to get the best out of it and whilst a tight resonant head is the go, going slightly looser was often good too. Another noticeable feature is the level of sensitivity from this snare. You could also experiment with levels of dampening, but wide open with some degree of overtones is still a great sound and it yields more volume this way so less dampening is probably a good thing.

Gretsch Catalina Maple 4-Piece Drum Set – Walnut Glaze