Gretsch drum key

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Searching for a Gretsch drum key in good shape
Like this one
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Yes l have done some home work... I'm from lsrael. its on Amazon too but currently doesn't ship to lsrael... And cascio do but its a long process to make it happen ; )
 

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Shipping a drum key from US to Israel would cost $35, not including the price of the key. You might want to piggy back one if you have a larger order from the US.

I just noticed you might ne able to get one shipped first class international for $14 postage.
 

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I know....Amazon ships it for abou 7 but they stopped shipping it to lsrael...
 

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Yeah... saw it but decided to check if someone wants to sell 2nd hand... might go with that. thank you!
 

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Sure. Even if I wanted to give you mine, I think the cheapest I could ship from the US to you would be around $15. I don't know how people on ebay ship things so cheap - I regularly buy small parts and adapters from China with a total cost (including shipping!) of two or three dollars.

Still, you may find someone more local.
 

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Right.

They can ship for cheap when its a business that ships huge amounts.
Alternatively Amazon is changing where they ship to all the time and "punishing" users that are not prime.... A month ago it was available for Israel...now its not. And maybe for prime it is...
No rush ; ]
Something will come up
 

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I have 3 vintage Gretsch brass snares and the key fits in the drum in a slot in the shell... Gretsch key is the only one that fits as far as I know.
 

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Try England, France etc. You know they'll ship right?
Yes there's no other I've ever read that will work in the Key Holder thingy. Going to have to find a supply Closer!
Shouldn't be impossible; Netherlands? etc.. Portugal? Italy? : )
+ no active drummer I know is going to give one up..
Going to have to find a dealer seller in Europe etc.
 

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JazzDrumGuy said:
I understand your frustration, but regular t-drum keys should fit.
Not frustrated ; ]
Will try it... thanks !
 

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no they need the bevel; and the entrance diameter; and the ability to get it back out !
you'd have to find a design with the long skirt a Gretsch key has and I've never seen one.
Most keys don't have enough outer diameter; none I have; to work

certainly the dealer(s) on here could sell&send you some. Point him to the dealers here
 

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...l also suspect that key is designed to work with the drum and NOT every key will work with it.... but will check
 

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You can always get a basic T-key and try to sand/grind down the edge to make it cone shaped like a Gretsch. I suppose a lot of in and out may damage the internal mechanism of the holder, too.

Didn't I recently see a video of you playing drums in a drum shop in Israel? Are they a G. dealer? I am sure they can get some. Or if you have relatives outside your country who regularly send you packages, get them to buy a bunch and mail them to you!
 

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