Time for some RB porn?

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yes: )~
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mine are still just shells needing paint.
 

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Mine are still under construction! Here are the before pics! The after pics I hope will be sometime in the next couple of months. Picture new round badges and super tangerine sparkle. It's a 20/13/16 kit.

 

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Dolfan: Good luck with those. They should be a great drumset when you are done. Definitely want to see the finished restoration. :icon_smile:
 

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Dolfan: Good luck with those. They should be a great drumset when you are done. Definitely want to see the finished restoration. :icon_smile:
Thanks Tommy. You might get a kick out of this. They were the house kit at The Record Plant in Sausalito, CA. Owned by recording engineer Tom Flye who got them new in 1959. Originally they were tangerine sparkle but he didn't like the WAY the finish looked under lights so he stripped them back in the early 70's. They can be heard on Sly & The Family Stone's Fresh album played by Andy Newmark and Rick James Fire It Up, Street Songs & Throw Down to name a few. I plan on getting the kit back as close to the WAY they originally looked when they were new in 1959. When the project is done they will be put on display at the Museum Of Making Music in San Diego, California for anyone interested in seeing the kit. Also look for an article by Garry Williams on the kit in Classic Drummer magazine around the end of the year. Garry Williams of San Francisco Drum Company is doing my restoration for me.
 

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Dolfan: Good luck with those. They should be a great drumset when you are done. Definitely want to see the finished restoration. :icon_smile:
Thanks Tommy. You might get a kick out of this. They were the house kit at The Record Plant in Sausalito, CA. Owned by recording engineer Tom Flye who got them new in 1959. Originally they were tangerine sparkle but he didn't like the WAY the finish looked under lights so he stripped them back in the early 70's. They can be heard on Sly & The Family Stone's Fresh album played by Andy Newmark and Rick James Fire It Up, Street Songs & Throw Down to name a few. I plan on getting the kit back as close to the WAY they originally looked when they were new in 1959. When the project is done they will be put on display at the Museum Of Making Music in San Diego, California for anyone interested in seeing the kit. Also look for an article by Garry Williams on the kit in Classic Drummer magazine around the end of the year. Garry Williams of San Francisco Drum Company is doing my restoration for me.
I wondered how you were coming along with that bit of historical preservation. Nice to know it's still going to happen!
 

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Gretsch Playboy with old K's all around and Lunar SD..


 

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Now I have been waiting for a thread like this to join in! This is a late 1950's Gretsch Progressive Jazz Outfit 20-12-14 & 4X14 in Copper Mist Nitron. The bass & the 12" tom are 3 ply while the snare & the floor tom are 6 ply. All drums were together as an original set.
:notworthy: :occasion5: Now don't leave us hanging, where are the greens?
 

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Here is my 20,12,14,14sn RB kit. Found the kit in the local newspaper advertised by the original owner. Also included with the deal was the original hardware and K Istanbul cymbals. This was my first vintage drum restoration back in 2004 and the obsession began.
 

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I use this 6 ply RB kit on some jazz dates and it's a timeless little gem of a players kit.

I'm in the process of restoring a RB COB snare to go with it. They don't get much better than this!
 

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I'm sure you've seen these before...oh well any excuse'll do.


 


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