View Full Version : Snare identification Ludwig?
01-31-2006, 06:29 AM
I'm not sure if it's a Ludwig..maybe somebody can tell us which model.
01-31-2006, 08:29 AM
I will just jump in to get the ball rolling on this one and say Not a Ludwig.
Most Ludwigs of this era had a badge and or hoop or shell stamp.
The lugs do look like Ludwig as well as the shell, but the rest of the drum does not.
With that said I have seen this drum before, but can't pinpoint who made it. My guess is a European made drum.
I'm sure others will have an opinion and I don't mind being proven wrong!
01-31-2006, 09:29 AM
Well, the lugs, and possibly even the shell look like Ludwig...the strainer system looks like a copy of a '30s Leedy parallel (which was made at the same factory as the Ludwigs of this era). The hoops, slotted rods and clips, look European. A lot of the European drums of this time were knock-offs of Leedys, so, my guess is that's an imported drum from the late '30s...
01-31-2006, 11:05 AM
Yep...That would be my guess, too. The center bead on that shell is squared. Ludwigs were rounded. The throwoff is somewhat remniscent of the Super Sensitive.
02-08-2006, 01:06 PM
How much does it weigh? I could be a 1936-7 Ludwig Silver Anniversary shell. They did come with a square or hex bead. Different hoops though...
02-08-2006, 03:01 PM
The Ludwig Silver anniversary drums had that squared off bead and cut out imperial lugs, but that throw off isn't a Ludwig...
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