1970 Burgundy Sparkle Big Beat

Iwan

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Hello to you all!

After a search topic on the DFO after Blue/Olive Burgundy drums here the result after a lot of restauration and TLC!
All drums july and august 1970, almost unbelevable when you think these were all orphan drums :) :


391940

391941

391943

391945

Thanks to all my (DFO) friends for all the help and making this possible here in Holland :):):)

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GeeDeeEmm

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Finding orphans with matching wrap and such close manufacturing dates - almost impossible. So, congrats on bringing this kit to life. They are beautiful and full of character. I love 'em!

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Anyone know if the wrap Precision sells as merlot sparkle is close to this color? I may have a Ludwig project in the works.
 

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As others have already stated, to find orphan drums with such close dates and matching finish is near impossible! You did a great job in bringing this "Big Beat" kit back to life!

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Iwan

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There is a current thread in this forum about new burgundy vs. classic (Grestch) - here is the link - you can see the new is much more plumb color versus that browny look. I have a new Jazz Fest clone in burgundy and looks great but I have no kit to match and doesn't look like either vintage Gretsch or Ludwigs.

https://www.drumforum.org/threads/burgundy-merlot-sparkle-a-question-of-aesthetics-opinions-wanted.161950/#post-1787416
I like the old Burgundy a lot more than the new version!
 
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