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Forum: Vintage Drums 02-29-2020, 05:35 AM
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Re: Ludwig snare 15x6,5 serial number: 7463 - Identification

Yes, it's a legitimate Auditorium. Basically a 6.5" Jazz Festival. Have never looked into value, as I don't have any plans to sell my '59 version.
Forum: General Drum Questions 02-13-2020, 09:16 AM
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Re: How Do You Play? Matched or Traditional Grip?

I play both. Usually it is whatever feels more comfortable playing the song. My band plays a very eclectic mix of music, which varies greatly from song to song within the set lists.
I seem to get a...
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-26-2020, 08:33 PM
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Re: Am I right in thinking this is a Ludwig Auditorium?

Yes it is an Auditorium model. Here is mine:
Forum: Vintage Drums 01-23-2020, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Rotarded
Re: Just Some Old Drums

Show off!

I jest. That's quite a collection, even if they were a rotation and not all at once...
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-04-2019, 07:39 PM
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Re: 1967 Ludwig Super Sensitive Restoration

I spend a lot of time trying to buff it to mirror shine, and it looked great....until it was next to a chrome Supra.....
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 12-02-2019, 11:28 PM
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Posted By Rotarded
1967 Ludwig Super Sensitive Restoration

This drum came to me after 52 years of playing, years of pitting, and subsequently being abused by a wire wheel. I got it very very cheaply.

I had it stripped by a chrome shop, Then hand sanded...
Forum: Vintage Drums 10-01-2019, 09:05 PM
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A little help with a possible unicorn snare

Anyone have any input? I believe the tube lugs would not be original!
Forum: Vintage Drums 08-18-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
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Re: Supra Phonic 1965

I have two 1964s. One that has no pitting, and one that is pitted badly.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-07-2019, 09:35 AM
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Re: Ludwig floor tom correct legs

If they are 9.5mm, they will work.
Forum: Vintage Drums 07-07-2019, 09:31 AM
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Re: Is my Acrolite really 1964?

Yes it is. COB hoops and all!
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-08-2019, 10:19 AM
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Re: What Kind of a Yamaha Snare is this

That is a concert snare. Birch shell, "super sensative" mechanism. I doubt you can put any other snares on it because of the throw mechanism. Bet it sounds great.
Forum: Vintage Drums 05-04-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
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Re: Ludwig COB hoops history

The COB to COS started in late 64/early 65. In 1965, and even into 1966, it was not uncommon to find a snare with 1 COB and 1 COS.By early 1966 the changeover would have been mostly complete,...
Forum: Vintage Drums 03-24-2019, 09:55 PM
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Re: This is the Display Your Ludwig Drum Thread

1984 factory engraved Bronze Supraphonic (75th Anniversary Shell)
Forum: Vintage Drums 02-24-2019, 08:37 PM
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Re: Acrolite?

I think Mlayton can show you some.....
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-25-2018, 11:51 PM
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Re: Dating This Ludwig Kit

Based upon hardware (except tom post) and clear interiors, my guess would be right about 1967-68. The tom post is 80's/90's Rockers.
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-25-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Help with identification!!!

Looks to be a pieced together kit as far as I can tell from the pictures. The serial #s on the black/white badges cannot be used to date it as there were no records kept by Ludwig. They were...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-23-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Identifying a yard sale find

I was playing the odds.🤓
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-23-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Identifying a yard sale find

70's Avedis Zildjian New Beats.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 11-17-2018, 01:54 PM
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Views: 846
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Forum: General Drum Questions 11-05-2018, 08:20 PM
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Posted By Rotarded
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-03-2018, 04:26 PM
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Views: 1,228
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Acrophonic? Supralite?

This is absolutely correct.
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-03-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Acrophonic? Supralite?

Ludwig was notorious for this type of thing. Different badges, different lugs, etc. When they ran out of bowties, they'd use imperials. Shells were the same way as there are 10 lug Acrolites and 8...
Forum: Vintage Drums 11-03-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By Rotarded
Re: Acrophonic? Supralite?

Mike Layton will have your answer.
Forum: Restoring Vintage Drums 10-20-2018, 04:03 PM
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Views: 730
Posted By Rotarded
1947 Ludwig & Ludwig color test

Doing a little color testing using various colors of paper. Liking the antiqued white. The drum was originally lacquered white, and some idiot stripped it. My thoughts were returning it to a bright...
Forum: Vintage Drums 09-13-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By Rotarded
Re: 1941 Ludwig and Ludwig

Thanks to several knowledgeable, and well respected, collectors this drum has been identified as a 1946-48 Deluxe Standard model originally finished in White Lacquer, and outfitted with Art Gold...
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