Double Platinum Supporting Member
- Mar 9, 2006
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See pics later in thread.
Badge is 71-79 but plies look odd. Should be 6 thin plies but doesn't look like it to me. It will 45 degree inwards vs. the classic round over, but not sure when that transition occurred - I am guessing post '70 (RB era).
As for the extra holes, the 2 in the body look like a butt plate? Makes no sense. The larger one behind the FT leg - ???. The badge was doctored at some point and that finish looks too new to be 70's.....are you sure it's legit? Paint inside looks right but mount screws look new, too.
As for the 12, I only saw square badge. I didn't see which one it was, but it could be '80. I have a kit from that badge - fantastic, underrated drums! Need to see the badge again.......ply pics of both would help me and I could dig up the Book......
Joe, the serial numbers were restarted at 20000 in 1984. The kit I had with serials 3013x was perhaps from 85 or so (it had original RIMS mounts with stickers saying that they were patented in 1985 IIRC). Do you know how far these serials went before the nicely printed numbers were changed to the 'matrix printer' version?1:41 8X12 small tom
135830 serial number /square badge grey/white label
from R. Gier Gretsch Book)