Gretsch RB 12x20 bass - correct size?

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I just bought a(nother!) Gretsch RB kit but the sizes were advertised 8x12, 14x14 and a 12x20 bass? Can this be true? Granted, sellers make measuring errors all the time but still, I've never heard of a RB bass that size.......has anyone? Thanks.....
 

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What color and year are they..soon as you get the serial off the tag we can investigate further.
Round head screws /Hex head etc.
 

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I have done more research and this was cut down from a 14x20.....dang! Thanks everyone......
Yes, that kit.....
 
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..pretty famous set looks like the one that was in Pittsburgh ;)
At Hawthorne's..Guitar Center? (lol that's a helluva walk..
 

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must a been indirectly that's ok Pittsburgh to California-one heck of a Trip.
I'm 40 miles from Chris's place - still can't find it ; ) (lol)
Only GPS can ( .
That set looked -the Best color- he may've ever had
 

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That kit is way cool!
Yeah man, I bet that bass drum will sound fantastic.
I have a WFL 12x20 and it just kills!
A while back I posted about someway getting a pic of a Gretsch drum in copper lacquer so I could get a color match for a snare I want to paint, would you send me a good closeup pic when you get them??
Are they three ply?
 

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I picked up the kit today from UPS. One huge box. Looks like the 14 is in the bass. The 12" was by itself on the side. I had no stick or key to mess with it but here are a few close up shots for Pedro N. I will set it up later (hopefully tonite!) and update. But I know there are more holes and issues than the seller disclosed, of course! My understanding is all shells are 6 ply.

Does anyone know where I can get copper mist drum wrap, btw??? I didn't see any at Precision.

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Those look cool . Copper Mist was paint like Cadillac Green not a wrap . It is my understanding that some were painted over wrap .
 

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