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  1. VintageUSA

    Why do gretsch late 70’s SSB kits sound so good?

    I'm not certain what the answer is. I'm fortunate to have a set. While I was in music school in Dallas, I custom-ordered my SSB shells from Arnold and Morgan music company out on Garland Road. They arrived on August 26, 1977.........exactly 10 days after the death of Elvis. I still gig with...
  2. VintageUSA

    How do you promote your band ?

    We also use fb and direct email, as well as keep a webpage. I agree with Yikes -- I'm interested to learn from others. But, I have the feeling Gurtu is right................
  3. VintageUSA

    Ludwig Mid 70's Psychedelic Red Bass Drum - 24 by 14

    Very nice..............14X24 is my favorite BD size.
  4. VintageUSA

    Most Overrated Bands in Classic Rock

    WOW. I can actually agree with some of those. However............I would not include Genesis. I might replace them with The Who..........25% of their music is good stuff.
  5. VintageUSA

    So, this sucks but yeah...

    I just ignore any of that political sheeet.........and most anything else that has nothing to do with drums. I agree with Skinsmannn above -- and like my Mother taught me: THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE IS NOT HATE -- IT IS INDIFFERENCE.
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    Hip photo of my drums

    I like those.........especially the marimba.
  7. VintageUSA

    ARE LIVE GIGS COMING BACK IN YOUR AREA?

    My band missed a huge gig that was scheduled for yesterday. We had a contract to play in the infield at the Arkansas Derby at the Oaklawn race track. That Saturday event can attract 60,000 fans (easily). And.........it would have been a good pay-day. I watched the final three races on...
  8. VintageUSA

    Help me decide on Coated heads for my kit!

    I love Aquarian coated heads.............their coating lasts longer than any other brand.
  9. VintageUSA

    12 hour road trip for a drum

    Sounds like a worthwhile trip K.O. I have a '77 Gretsch kit with a 14X24..........best bass drum ever.
  10. VintageUSA

    RIP John Prine

    Very sad, indeed. JP had more than his share of health setbacks.
  11. VintageUSA

    Favorite 24" Head Combo!

    Aquarian SK10 batter and Aquarian reso from DrumArt.
  12. VintageUSA

    26” square badge

    I have a 1977 (SSB) Gretsch catalog. That year Gretsch offered custom-made professional bass drums in diameters of: 18/20/22/24/26/28............all at 14" depths.
  13. VintageUSA

    Ludwig Maple/Birch Shell Packs

    Expertly boxed and ready to ship.........
  14. VintageUSA

    Forks Drum Shop Nashville TN.

    Nacci.............. Thank you for posting so many great photos; Fork's is a special place. Last time I was in there, Chad Wackerman was upstairs setting up for a clinic he would do later that afternoon................on an ekit !
  15. VintageUSA

    Vintage Gretsch Snare Drum Family Photo

    I absolutely love the look of the Gretsch USA 6.5 20-lugger. Here are unboxing photos from a couple of years ago...................
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    Vintage Gretsch Snare Drum Family Photo

    Save of the Year is right...........and it is a 20-lugger............awesome.
  17. VintageUSA

    Vintage Gretsch Snare Drum Family Photo

    WOW -- nice group Johnny D. I've had two USA snares previously: 1958 WMP and 4160 COB with Drop G badge. Both are now with collectors. My current favorite is the 4169B.........6.5X14, bronze, new micro throw, 42-wires.........awesome !
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    OT -- Breaking News

    Attention: April Fools Day is cancelled this year because no prank can measure up to the crazy shyte happening in the World right now.
  19. VintageUSA

    Need hex bolts for Gretsch 13 Tom

    Fork's Drum Closet for original Gretsch parts............
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