Adding modern spurs to a vintage Gretsch bass drum

supraphonic

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I’ve got this beautiful Stop sign badge bass drum which has a great sound but I wish it had modern spurs fitted.

Would it devalue the drum terribly if I added modern Gretsch spurs?

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It would certainly make it more useable to me but I hate drilling holes in drums.
 

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use clip on Hoop spurs. Drilling will torpedo the value of the drum.
 

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Hmm had thought about the clip on spurs. The Dw ones look pretty stable
 

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I'd almost replace the crow feet 70 spur with plain 60s spike spurs- with the tom weight can't see it sliding
 

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Contact Steve Maxwell to see what they suggest. I think they may have an up-to-date spur that they worked on with Gretsch that may fit the old hole pattern.
 

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That drum is to nice to drill, use the dw hoop mount spurs.
I have three bass drums without spurs and use the dw on all of them, from 20” to 24”, they work great!
 

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Ironically, I'm selling a vintage round badge shell that someone put modern Gibraltar legs on. Not that it's a bad thing, but it's also been rewrapped so I don't know how much value was lost with the new legs alone....
 

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Are you doing this before you sell it? Or are you keeping it?
if you're going to use it and move it around a lot or gig it, you should consider the Inde mounts. They're designed so well and incredibly made. Really nice stuff. No holes necessary. Plus you can always keep the original hardware and put it back on before you sell.
 
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