Gretsch no line COB round badge snares.

steambent

DFO Master
Platinum Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2006
Messages
4,253
Reaction score
658
Location
Ohio
Anyone know approximately what years the above were made vs the ones with the marks in the middle of the shells ? Thanks
 

another_drummer

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 10, 2016
Messages
68
Reaction score
98
Location
Europe
Think the ones with the mark were mid-60s, mine without the line has the serial number 20994.

51EE364D-A8F0-4945-9330-17E027B81D6B.jpeg
 

retrosonic

DFO Master
Joined
Mar 23, 2011
Messages
4,008
Reaction score
815
Location
NYC
I had one. Used it for years in the clubs. It cut thru the guitarists amps nicely .
 

steambent

DFO Master
Platinum Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2006
Messages
4,253
Reaction score
658
Location
Ohio
I said no line and I meant no etching. Gretsch never had lines ( like Rogers) but usually had etching in the middle but for a short time in the early 60s their COB shells had no etching.
 

another_drummer

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 10, 2016
Messages
68
Reaction score
98
Location
Europe
I said no line and I meant no etching. Gretsch never had lines ( like Rogers) but usually had etching in the middle but for a short time in the early 60s their COB shells had no etching.
Yes, I got you. They started with a smooth shell without the etched stripe in 1960/1961 and added the etching mid 60s, maybe a little earlier. I have seen one with the etching with a low 30000 serial number. Mine has the smooth shell.
 

steambent

DFO Master
Platinum Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2006
Messages
4,253
Reaction score
658
Location
Ohio
Yes, I got you. They started with a smooth shell without the etched stripe in 1960/1961 and added the etching mid 60s, maybe a little earlier. I have seen one with the etching with a low 30000 serial number. Mine has the smooth shell.

That’s what I kinda thought. Thanks!
 

steambent

DFO Master
Platinum Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2006
Messages
4,253
Reaction score
658
Location
Ohio
Based upon the information that I have been gathering, the center decorative markings were introduced in the 56000-58000 serial number range. This corresponds with the 1965-1966 time period.

Thanks
 

jptrickster

DFO Star
Joined
Mar 8, 2006
Messages
12,141
Reaction score
7,551
Location
Fairfield County
Never had one but had a 61 Rogers Dyna with a flat panel Gretsch shell as it were these were the first brass Dynas. Rogers and Gretsch were good buds. Fine sounding dynas best ever made imho
Sold it cause somebody offered me ludicrous sums of cash
 

steambent

DFO Master
Platinum Supporting Member
Joined
Jan 28, 2006
Messages
4,253
Reaction score
658
Location
Ohio
Were you guys at the Shields Classic 2-3 weeks ago?
 


Top