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Gretsch 1950s Round Badge 13/16/22 w/ 5.5x14 Snare and 1950s Zildjian Cymbals Cases and Hardware

This is a rare find: a 1950s Gretsch "round badge" drum kit, plus a set of 1950s Zildjian cymbals (ride, crash, and hi hat pair), available together. This set was well cared for by its previous owner, and sounds fantastic. Time has taken its toll on the wrap, and exhibits substantial cracking on the mounted tom, and several other blemishes on the other drums.

The original hardware is included in this listing. The floor tom legs are fully functional and have no issues. However the rest of it either does not function or has issues:

  • One of the bass drum spurs has a hole in the rubber foot
  • The cymbal mount, tom mount, & other mounting hardware is non-functional; it's just for show, you should not plan to rely on it
  • The snare drum stand basket is missing some of the rubber and may scratch the finish if you try to use it

The cases are also not functional: the leather straps that keep them shut have decayed. They are just for show.

Cymbal Weights (grams)
  • Ride: 2188 (1950s hollow logo)
  •  Hi Hats: Top 665, Bottom 760
  • Crash: 1076
Drum Sizes (inches)
  • 22 x 14
  • 16 x 16
  • 13 x 9
  • 14 x 5.5

This has that vintage look and sound in spades. Mufflers are in-tact and functioning. Snare drum is an absolute vintage beast, with lots of focus, and a controlled bite. This is an incredible studio kit just waiting for it's next owner.

*Note: Yamaha snare stand not included