Gretsch RB 14” value?

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And isn't there a range of diamond mount heights on Gretcsh FT's?
 

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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.
Not to bust your chops, spongebob, but I can't see the Starlight Sparkle there. Where are you looking?

I agree, though - if that's there, uncovering it would be the way to go.
 

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Not to bust your chops, spongebob, but I can't see the Starlight Sparkle there. Where are you looking?

I agree, though - if that's there, uncovering it would be the way to go.
Not busting my chops. I zoomed in on the one picture that shows the missing tone control knob and the finish looked grey to me.
 

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So all thru this thread no one posted the craiglist listing (link) far out!
We have to go to San Luis CL ourselves lol







yeah ok I got time.
 
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Cheaper to cut this; into two drums....

Best Offer.





I've read/heard/ people do that...

Fricker is clean..

 

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Ok, then. Picked it up. Left the Super Sensitive and Slingerland.
I’ll complete, double muffler set up. Only thing missing our legs and he had a new Gibraltar see it in the bag with it. Some kind of sparkle beneath the paint. Be interesting once I get some more of the paint off to see what it really is. Did buy a Toca jingle snare also. Nice guy, we play with a lot of the same people ‘
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ah looks like possible peacock sparkle lol
that'll get the twitterati excited
I seen better edges on river rocks
 
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Looks interesting! Please keep us posted on what you find.

I guess I'd have done the same thing ...... bought this doggy, I mean! Hell, I know I would - hope springs eternal! But those separated plies look ominous ..... and I would have to suppress the gag reflex every time I looked at that yellow "rattle-can job". You know, trying to picture some guy thinking he could become Tony just by painting the drum over, badge and all. I don't get it ....... !

What are you planning to use to remove paint from a plastic wrap?

Mike
 

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Cheaper to cut this; into two drums....

Best Offer.





I've read/heard/ people do that...

Fricker is clean..

Separating would leave you with (2) 14" x 11.5" shells (after truing the cut edge). Doesn't really work or look well with a set. Maybe as a left-side tom. If one were to cut this thing down, it'd be best to consider snare drum shell depths instead.
 

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Looks interesting! Please keep us posted on what you find.

I guess I'd have done the same thing ...... bought this doggy, I mean! Hell, I know I would - hope springs eternal! But those separated plies look ominous ...
Mike
I think you’re over reacting. Fixed many worse drums.
No ply separation. Just loose seam on wrap.
Citrusstrip to begin with. Going slow.
 

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With the paper tag evident, highly unlikely it's peacock sparkle. More likely it's Champagne or Starlight.
Thinking champagne from what I see now.
Edges look fine. Little paint overspray, but they will clean up. No water damage. If I can get that yellow paint off the thing, it will be a good drum. Even the seam will be really easy to re-glue. It’s not bent out of shape or anything and wants to lay flat.
 
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Separating would leave you with (2) 14" x 11.5" shells (after truing the cut edge). Doesn't really work or look well with a set. Maybe as a left-side tom. If one were to cut this thing down, it'd be best to consider snare drum shell depths instead.
...or a 14x14 and a nicely deep snare drum!
 

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I once bought a spray painted RB 14x14. It was also champagne. It was a major score at $48! Lacquer thinner removed the spray paint quickly and harmlessly. Repaired the seam and flipped it. I wanted to keep it to make a set around, but couldn’t afford to keep it at the time.
 

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