Gretsch RB 14” value?

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Came across a tough one locally. 14 x 14 round badge floor Tom. Rough condition, but pretty savable. And a really rare drum. What do you think it’s worth?
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I see ones with original wrap/finish, in decent shape, going for 600-1000 depending on color. Heck I bet if you rewrapped it in Bermuda Sand you could get 500 for it.
 
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I bought an immaculate Black Nitron 14x14 RB a few years back for $700 shipped from a friend on the West Coast.
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You'd be doing well if you paid $400-$500 but as soon as you restore it, the value will be all the money you invested in it and likely won't see a return when you sell.
Just my 2 cents.
 

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And correct me if I'm wrong but I detect the original finish is Starlight Sparkle. If so, pay whatever the seller wants and carefully strip the drum of the yellow paint. You'd be surprised how much one of those will garner on the open market.
 

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$100?!!!! WTH ARE YOU ASKING FOR THEN?!!!!! BUY IT, FLIP IT, TAKE YOUR WIFE TO DINNER!
Pretty much what I’m thinking. It’s an hour away, but I’m off work convalescing from a neck fusion. I drive a Prius. It’ll cost me nothing go out and get it And I’m bored after sitting at home immobile!
 

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Is it just me, or do the diamond plate leg mounts look too high?
 

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Kinda thought that. Must be the angle.

Are you sure that the pic showing the diamond plates does not have the drum upside-down?

Man, those plies look pretty rasty to me ..... like that poor RB sat in a puddle for awhile .........

Breaks my heart every time I see a fine, rare drum abused/neglected like this!

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The rims alone are 100. The badge is 50+ and probably 300 for all parts. I bought a bare unwrapped shell for $600! No brainer here!
 

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