the pressed end of the rivet on both are stretched. you can see in my picture of the strainer the screws at the bottom that grab the snare cord. soaked lugs screws, tension rods, springs, and rod receivers in goof-off and water.
He has always felt that the Aristocrat stencils are essentially early Aristocrats without snaps and Nortons (as stated in the description).
If you're interested in the horn, I would question him about the exact nature of the sound differences he noted between the Gretsch and Aristocrat and how heavy the metal is in the Gretsch.
And also a great way to start a nice snare collection. is there a retrofit kit for this snare with any high-end modern strainer. where can i search serial numbers to find info about this snares origin? i promise) the screws caught the hoop when the throw was on its way to the dropped position. ill use some snare cord instead of a plastic strap. isnt there a guy on here who makes a plate that converts the hole patterns on these old snares? i went and got some nevr dull and goof-off did the deed. i put foam under the lugs to muffle any squeaks or rattles. it was too beautiful to not go ahead and shoot the snare is immaculate. here are the pics Hello, I have a question about COB Gretsch snare drum. This is 4160 model from 1979/80, missing the internal damper, but everything is working.
If you do it from the of the tension rods will spread it as they screw in.
How naive would it be to assume that, since it was made by the Buescher people, it might be closely comparable to Aristocrats of that same period?
So far, all of the Buescher stencils I've seen are more akin to the student model Elkhart.
The serial is 176796 and the engraving on the bell reads: The GREAT GRETSCH AMERICAN. However, Buescher, Conn, and Holton all seem to have made horns for the company at one time or another, as well.
Yes, the Gretsch on e Bay is clearly a Martin -- and a very pretty one at that! mwaller, Post a picture or two of your Gretsch here -- or go to my profile and send it privately and I will see if I can help further.
i went into gc today and came across a 70s gretsch 14x5 chrome over brass snare (#4160 maybe? it was in pretty good condition with only a little pitting and the batter hoop has a spot where the chrome is gone. it has the high crack i want with actual thick body instead of just overtones! there is a lot of white powder where the lugs were. alright i got the snare and am liking how it sounds. what is the best way to remove the tarnish and pitting from the chrome? This will eliminate the possibility of rattling or buzzing.