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Old 07-25-2019, 03:49 PM
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Any ideas on the manufacturer?
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Old 07-25-2019, 04:40 PM
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could have been a Complete WFL at one time.
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Old 07-25-2019, 04:48 PM
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could have been a Complete WFL at one time.
I thought, JDA, WFL or 1959 Ludwig Downbeat since it's 14x14" and has the white re-rings.

Wonder, however, about the upper placement of the grommet hole ... as in, shouldn't it be @ the center of the shell?

Could this be a 50's Slingerland shell???
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Old 07-25-2019, 08:07 PM
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Yes that's more likely (matches the other drum in the other thread)
This look like it had Ludwig hardware (?) which probably maybe drops in Slingerland holes
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Old 07-25-2019, 09:13 PM
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Yes that's more likely (matches the other drum in the other thread)
This look like it had Ludwig hardware (?) which probably maybe drops in Slingerland holes
I yanked the black(re)wrap off + they muffler holes are different than the Slingerland tom.

I will take a few pics and post tomorrow.
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Old 07-26-2019, 12:04 AM
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I'm gonna call Tama power tom. Too nice inside to be luddy.
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Old 07-26-2019, 09:08 AM
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I'm gonna call Tama power tom. Too nice inside to be luddy.
Thank you Oddball.

Maybe the muffler holes will nail it ... it does look like a WFL/Ludwig drilling to me as it matches the 1959 DOWNBEAT catalog page. But : the badge hole isn't centered as it should be.

Note, however, that the only impressions in the shell are Ludwig. Hmmm ...
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Old 07-26-2019, 12:12 PM
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I think Slingerland can be ruled out because:
1) No vent hole used during Slingerland mahogany interior era
2) Lug impressions incorrect.
3) Muffler holes different.
4) Bearing edges appear too sharp.
5) Leg mounting impressions incorrect.
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Old 07-26-2019, 01:27 PM
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Thank you Oddball.

Maybe the muffler holes will nail it ... it does look like a WFL/Ludwig drilling to me as it matches the 1959 DOWNBEAT catalog page. But : the badge hole isn't centered as it should be.

Note, however, that the only impressions in the shell are Ludwig. Hmmm ...
59 Down Beat had a different footprint for the mount. I don't see that one til early 60's.
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Old 07-26-2019, 01:29 PM
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Is it also true that the wrap lapped into the shell ? Do you have that ?

Never mind, I see the luddy hump now........But no wrap inside.
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