(Gretsch) Anniversary Sparkle
3pc Set; 9x13" Tom, 14x20"
Bass Drum, 5.5x14" Snare Drum
Circa 1960 "Revere"
made by "Kent Drum Co."
5.5x14" 3ply Maple shell,
NOTE; replacement (upgrade)
snare strainer. One extra (original) hole for the original strainer.
NOTE; the 'over kill' snare
Missing a tone control (Ludwig
type), NOTE; two vacant mounting holes.
14x20" Bass Drum, Maple
NOTE; rear bass hoop (Gretsch)
, both legs and, tension rods are all replacements.
The front still has the "E.W.
Kent" logo head intact.
The bass drum shell has only one mount atop front
center. NOTE; no type of tom tom mount installed. Also, the Revere
badge is mounted on the side of the shell.
9x13" Tom Tom, center lug style, Maple ply shell.
NOTE; the 'diamond' plate tom tom holder. Apparently
this drum set must have been issued with a bass hoop tom mounting
The upper/top area of the tom
tom has a slight bubble. Most likely from the original 'calf'
heads which were probably issued with this drum set at the time.
This tom tom does accommodate most modern heads.
Left photo; Revere Sparkle (exact
Right photo; Gretsch Anniversary
Sparkle. Issues exclusively (supposedly) by Gretsch Drum Co. from
1958 through 1962, celebrating their 75th anniversary.
Historical Note; The existence
of this Revere drum set supports the liaison between the Gretsch
and Kent drum companies. The producer of this particular sparkle
finish was contracted to supply only Gretsch Co. with this product.
Overall condition; Very Good
to Excellent Plus:
See also; Snare Drums, Gretsch.