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Old 02-08-2020, 03:08 PM
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Yeah no one said that black oyster is rare. The OP asked which is the most sought-after. And I answered that I think black oyster is the most sought after BECAUSE of Ringo. So there ya go.
The OP also asked what is the rarest. Look at his title.
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:10 PM
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Rarest of Ludwig pearls. I have seen, known of, and owned pink oyster Ludwigs. I have owned a ruby red pearl WFL tom (classic lugs) for a long time, thinking I would find another. Have not heard of one yet. Part of one off set maybe.
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Old 02-10-2020, 08:49 AM
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I think you mean oyster pearls, specifically?

Ludwig?....prrrrrrrobably the rarest is pink oyster....most sought after....for a drum set...probably the original black oyster because of the Ringo connection.

I'd guess there are probably some older Ludwig oysters that might be rarer.

Having said that...I'm not sure whether the psych red, citrus mod and mod orange are considered as oysters...they have the same general swirliness.

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Old 02-10-2020, 10:54 AM
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Before the Japanese drum maker hijacked the word "pearl" for their brand name, the word was synonymous with drum wraps made of various types of plastic. Back in the 1950s, when I started loving drums, all drum wraps were called pearls--even the sparkles. The drum catalogs even referred to pricing options for pearl finishes. Perhaps my main opposition to the Pearl brand of drums is that they co-opted (to divert to or use in a role different from the usual or original one) a perfectly good descriptive term.
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Old 02-10-2020, 01:16 PM
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IF citrus mod, psych red and mod orange are to be considered as an "oyster" pearl finish, then I'd put them right there with oyster pink...especially the citrus mod as being the rarest of the oyster style finishes. It's something I've never really thought about before, but....yeah, they should be considered as oyster finishes.
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Old 02-15-2020, 09:50 PM
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So on that subject how rare is a 65 pink oyster Hollywood missing a hang tom
I may be wrong but I think that oyster pink pearl was not produced in 1965 ; I think they were produced between either 1958-1963 or 1960-1963. So that set you saw sounds like transition badge set that someone has added a center post to.
Can anyone confirm this?
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Old 02-15-2020, 11:24 PM
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It’s looks to be a rewrap as I look at it more and more there’s no badge on bd and he said he’s owned it like this for 50 years plus so maybe a trans set but I doubt it not worth it’s salt with added center mount
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:35 AM
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Sea green on older drums is right up there.
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Old 02-16-2020, 09:40 AM
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Sea green on older drums is right up there.
Would that be one of the older wraps that were made from acetate?
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Old 02-16-2020, 11:04 AM
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I may be wrong but I think that oyster pink pearl was not produced in 1965 ; I think they were produced between either 1958-1963 or 1960-1963. So that set you saw sounds like transition badge set that someone has added a center post to.
Can anyone confirm this?
Oyster Pink Pearl is only listed in the color chart in the '60 catalog. I haven't seen any pics of the set in question. But Ludwig's early Hollywood kits with dual toms were being made during this frame.

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