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Gretsch Starlight ??

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Picked up a couple round badge 3 ply orphans recently, and while removing the recovering job, stumbled upon a real beauty underneath… I think.

Is this not starlight?

If so, please advise how to remove the remaining glue without melting the old wrap.

Also might consider selling to someone who needs it. In that case, is it better to leave ‘as is’ for the new owner to deal with? There are a few extra holes that have been filled.

Thanks!!!

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It’s a 20” bass drum. The other ones didn’t have it.
 

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I would try gentle heat - as in a hair dryer as opposed to a heat gun.
 

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I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a replica of this wrap.

It goes from a gun metal gray to a lavender depending on the lighting!!
 

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Delmar used to (maybe still does?) have a bunch of sparkle over black wraps and IIRC, one of them was for Gretsch as a repro for this or Anniversary sparkle. I can't see the Delmar product catalogue anymore, something on their site's gone screwy.
 

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This?

 

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This?

Don't think so, just looked at that trying to find the Delmar wraps. I think that was one of them but they had multiple color offerings of the sparkle over the black base, including two different rainbow versions.
 

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This shell is now in the swap section, if anyones’s interested.

https://www.drumforum.org/threads/gretsch-3-ply-starlight-sparkle-20”.199701/
 


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