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Details about  Vintage Gretsch COB CHROME OVER BRASS 5X14 Snare Drum

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Vintage Gretsch COB CHROME OVER BRASS 5X14 Snare Drum
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10 Jun, 2012 18:29:44 BST
US $399.99
Approximately £255.27(including postage)
US $89.00 (approx. £56.80) USPS Priority Mail Express International | See details
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About 30 years ago... Los Angeles, United States


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Item specifics

Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
Brand: Gretsch
Drum Type: Snare Model: COB

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I have a bevy of beautiful snares and cymbals for sale so be sure to check out MY STORE and ALL of my listings here:

Yes, I ship internationally. I have a TON of great gear for sale.

And because I love you, you can hear this snare before you buy it!!!

Here's an AMAZING sounding VINTAGE GRETSCH...

Posted for your immense pleasure is this Vintage Gretsch Stop Sign Badge COB Chrome Over Brass 5" X 14" Snare with the Original Diecast Hoops.  Check out the pictures! 

As you can see the badge is a Stop Sign Badge-I believe that it's an earlier one from the 70s. Although I have snorted a few Gretsches before, I am not a hardcore junky so I don't have the exact year. I believe it's the "Drop G" Stop Sign Badge though. Please write if you have more info.

Below is a soundfile of the EXACT snare for sale:

Click to hear this exact snare

Here are the splendiferous specs:

And this drum is HEAVY! BRASS!!

Vintage Gretsch Stop Sign Badge COB 5" X 14" Snare, outfitted with the Original Heavy Duty Diecast Hoops, Supersmooth Gretsch Lightening Throwoff and Dual adjuster mechanism work perfectly  (that IS an ingenious design,) 10 Classic Gretsch Lugs,  Original muffler works smoothly, some wear on the shell--only cosmetic.  Grey "That Great Gretsch Sound" paper tag inside the shell with Model # 4165 and serial number. Incredible TONE!

If you're viewing this snare than you most likely are familiar with its illustrious history and sonic beauty. It's a great Gretsch COB that has a dry, fairly focused Vintage Brass tone compliments of the Diecast Hoops.

COB Gretsch snares have been used on every kind of music imaginable. They're part of the legacy. And this snare is no exception.

So do yourself a favor and grab this killer sounding Vintage Gretsch 5" X 14" COB Snare with the Lightening Throwoff and Original Diecast Hoops!

And hang onto it!!

Check out my store and my other auctions for more great snares, sets and cymbals.


I dream of shipping overseas. Most International is $89, Australia is $104. Canada is $79.

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