1960s Gretsch Round Badge Drum Set

Here is a vintage early-1960’s Gretsch Round Badge 4-piece (13″, 14″, 16″, 22″) drum set including the matching 8-lug micro-sensitive 14″ x 5″ snare drum in charming Champagne Sparkle. Famous for being the best jazz drum kits of their era, the Gretsch Round Badge is appropriately associated with superior drum sound. This particular example is in good original condition, and would make a fantastic addition to any collection or studio.

Recently set up with an entire set (8 total) of fresh Remo heads, this drum set is ready to go. The 22″ bass/kick drum is punchy and pronounced: certainly one of the best I’ve heard. The original tom rack mount is clean and remains installed on the kick. The 14″ snare sounds great and retains the original mechanism. The 16″ floor tom has one problematic lug receptacle, and I wasn’t able to thread the lug. It also has one of the two dampeners, the other of which is missing. The 13″ rack tom has the original bracket All of the hardware is quite clean, all of which is original. A vintage Gretsch kick drum head is included (pictured).