0 would be a steal, anything up to 0 would probably be a deal. I'm just guessing but if you can't see the ouline of the badge that was once there, then it must have been missing for a long time. While at a friends the other night, he was polishing and rust pit removing on an old 16" Slingerland floor tom that was given to him.The drum was white except under the rims where it was white marine pearl.
On that drum you couldn't miss where anything was attached to the drum, badges, lugs, heads and the leg mounts.
The outline of everything was permanantly worn into the wrap.
I came across a vintage Gretsch bass drum in a pawn shop yesterday.
Owner said it was a USA Custom (and thus the hefty list price of $500!
Pre-mid 90s all Gretsch kits were made in the USA, they were not called USA Customs until production started heading overseas and the new USA line was started.
All drum shells were identical, with exception of the blackhawk line in the 80s, and models were named for size configurations or hardware layout.Though the hardware, tom mount in particular, would tell us if it was 60s or 70s.If the drum is in good shape and not missing any parts or has extra holes, I would definitely try to pick it up.Very true, a badge imprint is usually left on the wrap, no imprint and a lack of badge could be an indication of a re-wrap.I was recently working on a 1930s Slingerland Radio King project, or so I thought.It has a hole in top for a tom mount (modern USA' customs don't) ...many older USA customs do .