1. codydee12

    Talk me off the ledge - have a Ludwig. thinking Gretsch Broadkaster...what is the difference to you.

    Alright, fellow drummer here chasing a sound in his head - I have a beautiful Classic Maple with all roundover edges. It is a killer kit. No complaints....but I have really be enthralled by Gretsch as of late. My first real kit was a Gretsch Renown. I got complements on its sound almost...
  2. codydee12

    Does anyone have a Gretsch Broadkaster in North or South Carolina?

    I have a pretty funny request (not a “wtb” post…yet). I have been on the hunt to try the Gretsch Broadkaster series out. I haven’t been able to find a kit in the eastern Carolina (north or south) area so I figured I would reach out to the community. I do feel funny asking but does anyone have a...
  3. J

    Help! Broken lightning throw on ~1970 Gretsch Snare

    I have been happily using a Gretsch snare model 4157 for some years, but the other day, when I was adjusting the snare strainer, I think part of the lightning throw-off broke. Gigs approaching, and I don't want to drill new holes into this thing and retrofit a different strainer, so I was...
  4. J

    **SOLD** Tama Star Walnut Mint Green Mist 5 piece relist

    Hi all - I'm relisting my Tama Star Walnut Mint Green Mist kit. I was having issues with my prior email so had to get a new account. Anyway, I've really priced it to move, the only problem is it is local pickup in Northern Virginia. Here is the kit. I'm the original owner, I bought it new so...
  5. codydee12

    Gretsch 4157 14x5.5" 8-Lug Snare Drum with SOLD! Round Badge 1958 - 1971 White Pearl

    An amazing snare with that great Gretsch sound! I bought this a few weeks back to just experiment with. I am new to Gretsch snares and man, was I blown away by how good this snare sounded! This snare is a 6 ply (I believe a combination of maple and gum). The Diecast hoops have two areas that...
  6. G

    Die Cast Hoops on both sides?

    I have two snare drums: A 6.5"x14" hammered Ludwig black beauty with triple flanged hoops, and a 5.5"x14" Gretsch Brooklyn maple/poplar snare with 302 hoops. Both have 10 lugs. I recently decided to order myself a single Ludwig die cast batter side hoop, and will be receiving it soon. This...
  7. 7

    Always amazed on how many people decide not to buy catalinas, they sound amazing

    I was a little skeptical at first too, but man they sound amazing, its crazy when you balance sound with price, i would think the pdp concept is a dw equivalent, thinking of getting some, cheers, here is the sound of my kit, sorry for phone quality, but i think they translate good enough
  8. stewy

    1973 - 1975 Ludwig Blue/Olive Badge Serial Numbers - Dating Guide?

    Hi all, I never really thought twice about this, and just a quick search I didn't see this covered anywhere. On the Ludwig site - It shows: 1969 765XXX – 834XXX 1970 (Out of sequence, unnumbered) 1971 835XXX – 895XXX 1972 896XXX –...
  9. 2and4

    SOLD Gretsch Square Badge 8 x 12

    Hey y'all, I have a (guessing) late '80's early '90's 8 x 12 Gretsch tom I'm looking to pass on. I got it under the impression that it was Red Rosewood when I bought it, and when I received it I found that it wasn't. I'm not sure what color category it falls under, but I'm thinking it is a...
  10. digovii

    New to me - 70's Gretsch

    I picked up this lovely 70's Gretsch 13/16/22 kit the other week and have not stopped playing it since. These shells sound excellent! It has some really cool fade to it that I think adds to the character.
  11. bconrad

    Gretsch Drums G3 Hardware Pack, 2 cymbals stands, hi hat and snare

    Good setup here. In great condition, hardly used. I slop-chopped the hihat stand's top tube to lower it by about an inch, but it's still plenty tall. Asking $199 plus shipping.
  12. H

    Recently got my hands on an early/mid 1980's Gretsch kit.

    A couple months ago, I acquired an older Gretsch kit from a mutual friend who needed to downsize. I was the beneficiary of that need and was able to make an arrangement with said friend to take the kit off his hands for a deep discount. It had spent about 15 years in cases and when we started...
  13. digovii

    New Gretsch Brooklyn's - Wow!

    Picked up a set of Brooklyn's from Maxwell's in IL this weekend and wow. I am have always been a die-hard Ludwig guy but these sound incredible! I threw some Vintage Ambassadors on the batters and these drums have such a great body and warmth to them while also maintaining great projection. A...
  14. S

    WTB Gretsch round badge bass drum badge and grommet

    On the hunt for a gretsch round badge bass drum grommet and badge. Please reach out if you have one for sale.
  15. bconrad


    Asking 200 shipped in the lower-48. Will consider trades for Yamaha hardware, other snares, Sabian cymbals.
  16. cgrutledge

    22x14 or 24x14 shell for Gretsch kit

    I have a 24x16, 13x9, 16x16 gretsch renown maple red glass glitter kit i have loved. But I’m ready to switch things up and get into my favorite bass drum sizing and possibly rewrap. If you have anything i may be interested in please let me know!
  17. B

    Lots of Vintage Drum Parts, Drums and Cymbals for Sale.

    Hey guys, Just letting you know I am selling my vintage drum collection. I have several awesome kits and tons of parts for sell. I have created a YouTube channel to help me sell these items. I will be uploading new videos every week that feature lots of hard to find vintage drum parts as well as...
  18. G

    Gretsch Renown 5 pc 12/13/16/22/14 Rosewood Lacquer

    $950 - Motivated seller Sizes: 22x18 virgin bass, 12x8 tom, 13x9 tom, 16x16 flr tom, 14x5.5 matching snare. Pewter square badges are rare, and although hard to identify, everything about this kit indicates it was an early limited series for a Renown line out of Taiwan, approx yr. 2000...
  19. F

    Professional snares and cymbals

    Some great snares and cymbals I am parting with listed on Reverb.
  20. inaglasscage

    Gretsch Rosewood Kit 80's

    New user here trying to find out more info on a kit I just purchased. This is a USA Custom Rosewood kit from the eighties I scored last month but I have yet to receive any information as to the exact year. Sizes are 10, 12, 14, 16, 20. I've included a photo of the serial number and model number...