Trying to get a sense of current value for my Gretsch USA Bop kit.
I bought them in 1996 from the widow of a well-to-do hobbyist player who said they never left their living room. He passed and she was unsure when he purchased them (had a ton of gear) but they’re from the mid 80’s...
The five I wore out were:
1. AC/DC - Back in Black
2. Sting - Ten Summoners Tales
3. Bill Withers - Still Bill
4. Ahmad Jamal Trio - Live at the Pershing & Spotlight Club
5. Bill Evans Trio - Explorations
Currently own a Gretsch USA Bronze 5x14. Love it. Darker than the brass and not quite as dry as aluminum. The Die-Cast really focus the overtones. Owned a Mapex Phosphor Bronze back in the day that was incredible as well for the same reasons. It was 1/2” deeper and had triple flanged hoops. I...
The mindset that goes along with “cg/pr” bothers me more than the phrases themselves. With the shortage of opportunities to reach folks via live music, I wish those who weren’t planning on trying to really make music, regardless of the skill level of members in the band they are playing with...
When I lived out in Los Angeles years ago, I spoke to them about this and they actually made me AV size heads with TC film. It was a game changer for me. They can be special ordered this way through dealers.