Gretsch drums serial dating
; As Told To Larry Gara Catalog #KS 5.5x8.5 .00 The autobiography of the famous New Orleans drummer that has inspired drummers from Gene Krupa to Steve Smith.This book was out of print until Rebeats republished it in 2003. Jerry Shirley's recently published Memoir, edited by Tim and Jon Cohan.He explains how sessions were conducted by iconic engineers like Glyn Johns and Eddie Kramer, describes his session work with Syd Barrett and George Harrison and tells amusing tales like drum shopping with the Who's Keith Moon.
8.5"x11" paperback, 177 pages Catalog #CW .00 Compiled by Rob Cook. A brief biography of George Way, followed by a reproduction of his vendor directory; personal notes from George to himself about where he got brass, felt, etc.
Among Gier's well-documented conclusions: -Gretsch serial numbers through the era studied consist of three sequences.
(The guide explains how to determine which sequence your drum is from.) -It is possible to quite accurately project how many total serial numbered round-badge drums were produced by Gretsch.
The Great Jazz Drummers is an excellent reference for any drummer or jazz enthusiast. This printing represents the 3rd edition, with over 6,000 drums now having been analyzed.
It features biographies and photos of 62 influential drummers, as well as a CD featuring 16 artists to demonstrate the gradual progression of jazz drumming through seven decades. The conclusions presented here are well documented and presented.
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