It's Got Rings But...

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I wouldn't trade my WFL for it. But I do wonder what these "old Gretsch" 6.5 with Rings feel and sound like.
Another just popped on ebay (not nice shape and too much$ no best offer)
Pic looks good of the insides..



wonder what it sounds like and how it bounces... and rolls.....rimshots.. tone...weight compared with a Wiffle.

 

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I have my Rob Cook Gretsch Book in front of me and this appears to be a 1939-41 Broadkaster or Renown , but judging by the strainer holes, I'd say a Broadkaster , which was available in two-tone duco finish .

Page 160 The Gretsch Book .
 

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My original broadkaster snare (and set) does not have rings. That's interesting.
 

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There's been many old Gretsch on ebay with Rings; mostly snares sometimes Floor toms and I remember some Bass drums (one I saw in person 18")
 

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I believe back then Gretsch bought a lot of their parts from other manufacturers. The strainer is clearly a three point Slingerland. I think they sourced their shells from someone else. We all know they used Jasper later on but I think they were buying their shells from another drum company early on. I think the rocket lugs were their design but I do know that they sold the lugs to Rogers when they were first getting started.
 

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Shells in these early days were done in-house. Not to say why or who or what the reason for rings in some not in others. But pretty big wood shop- guitars also page 60 The Gretsch Book.

They had rings they could have knocked into a few shells (evidently so

(as far as the other parts-metal- yea came from mass. W&A elsewhere -NJ lugs etc) But wood
 

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Going to go out on a limb and say 'probably doesn't have rings'....


correct..


lol.
 

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Continuing with the old odd Gretsch the coronacat drug in theme......
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Wasn't someone asking for one of these awhile back or asking, if they were ever made...


 
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Bass drum 22" has reinforcement rings.


 

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Shell/rings look thinner than Ludwig, and the edges look sharper, might be a good balance of thud and projection.
 
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fresh hit on ebay...




"extremely light drum" the auction says.
now that's what I remember the one time I lifted off the floor a 6.5 Rocket lug similar drum . I was expecting heft and it was featherlight...



what a happy-looking drum : )
seller has the matching bass drum and small tom found in closet sat for 25 years check his others)
 
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