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  1. JOE COOL

    Happy Birthday Ringo Starr (July 7, 1940)

    peace and love
  2. JOE COOL

    Gretsch bass drum L-arm cymbal holders - old and new

    not sure how long this has been out, but i just came across it. part number g 4805 and i think this is 10.3 mm t handle screws at 3 connections , but for some reason no t handle nut to top it off. those t handle screws and nuts are 8mm. the 2 other models gretsch made a couple of years back...
  3. JOE COOL

    Precision Drum

    yea, that jim perry is a character... precision , has a good rep for a reason.
  4. JOE COOL

    The Best One-Hit Wonders of the 70s

    the top 5 billboard 100 spots were never held before or after by any
  5. JOE COOL

    The Best One-Hit Wonders of the 70s

    for the longest time i was listening to 50s and 60s music on sirius radio in my car, and slacker radio on my pc. i really like the deep dive 1950s rock n roll from its infancy by the rock n roll founding fathers. but the first half of the 50s music was patti page, perry como, doris day etc...
  6. JOE COOL

    I lost another friend today...

    sorry for your loss
  7. JOE COOL

    carlock brass snare

    2 possible future finishes for gretsch kits. the stripped shell finish, and the silver sealant finish. i also created this engineering challenge to compliment the snap in key holder we can make a deal on this fred. reach out if interested.
  8. JOE COOL

    carlock brass snare

    this was another gretsch goodie...silver sealant drum
  9. JOE COOL

    carlock brass snare

    looks a bit like a stripped shell
  10. JOE COOL

    Elvis Drummer on playing & touring in the 50s.

    good vid..... "if it felt good leave it alone guys, dont touch it." " elvis knew just enough about playing instruments to be dangerous, you never knew what he was gonna come up with."
  11. JOE COOL

    Gretsch Floor tom Gladstone mounts an FT legs reproduction parts now pre-ordering at Maxwells

    this photo slows the interior of a gretsch 1953 fl tom. ...2 holes, screws, and a plate for the brackets
  12. JOE COOL

    18 y/o Karen Carpenter

    always a big fan. a very special voice, and her being a drummer was just an added plus.
  13. JOE COOL

    Vintage Gretsch? What have I brought home?

    and im guessing that u. s. stamp was once u. s. n. for navy.
  14. JOE COOL

    Vintage Gretsch? What have I brought home?

    1953 gretsch bass drum, smaller muffler knob....1953 could have started small knobs and ended larger
  15. JOE COOL

    Vintage Gretsch? What have I brought home?

    what catches my eye is the round knob on the bass muffler. almost all if not all 53 bass drums i have seen and i havent seen that many have had a smaller hex shaped knob. this must have been one of the earliest during the transition, but i dont know the year the changeover occured. also the...
  16. JOE COOL

    Gretsch Floor tom Gladstone mounts an FT legs reproduction parts now pre-ordering at Maxwells

    https://reverb.com/item/5920834-maxwell-reproduction-gretsch-double-post-floor-tom-leg-brackets what did the inside of a 50s fl tom look like when drilled out for a nodal? did it have 1 or two holes and inside screws, and did it also have an inside plate like the repro. i have only saw these...
  17. JOE COOL

    57 years ago tonight

    57 years ago tonight much of america met the beatles. a very special night for those who witnessed it.
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