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Old 01-26-2015, 08:45 AM
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Hi, I'm hoping somebody here can help me to identify this drum that I bought today. It was listed as Brass Snare Drum Unknown Make, or something along those lines. There were some photos, but the photos don't really show too much of the shell.
It's a 6 lug drum with beaded shell, Ludwig Imperial lugs (not early CG Conn design) P85 strainer and Ludwig snare-side head. That's all the info I've got and hoping somebody here can weigh in and help identify this snare. Seller also noted that extra holes have been drilled. I'm guessing for the strainer and or butt plate. Could this be an old brass Ludwig or Leedy shell? Anyone know who else made beaded, 6 lug, brass shells like this? Anyway, I think it looks nice with those imperial lugs.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 01-26-2015, 02:51 PM
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Default Re: Please help to ID this brass shell

Will be interested to see exactly what that is. I'm sure you will be too!

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Old 01-26-2015, 05:16 PM
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Will be interested to see exactly what that is. I'm sure you will be too!

Mike
Thanks Mike. Yes! Definitely interested in finding out exactly what this drum is. I'll put some more detailed photos up when it arrives.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:35 PM
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Nice find... Pls more pics!!
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:22 PM
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Default Re: Please help to ID this brass shell

I do not know exactly what you have, but the shell design, the hoops that seem to be Ludwig, the lugs, the strainer ,and the possibly original head(s), all point to Ludwig.
Is the batter head also an older Ludwig?
Yes, the extra holes may be a big clue as to whether the strainer or butt are original.
Regardless, it has a lot of Ludwig features.
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Old 01-27-2015, 01:16 AM
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Could be Ludwig, but 6 lug would point to something very early on..Standard model maybe ? Lugs may have been added and seeing as how they fit would make sense being a possible Ludwig shell.. Who knows? Good luck finding out..
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Old 01-27-2015, 04:23 AM
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Not an expert, but I do know that Sonor made some Ludwig look-a-likes:

http://www.drumforum.org/index.php?/...-look-similar/
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:43 PM
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Thanks guys for all your comments. The drum arrived today. It sounds great! I had a chance to have a better look at it and I'm still no closer to knowing what this snare is. It's definitely NOB and not COB which perhaps suggests it could be quite old. I removed the heads off and took some detailed photos of the shell. I'm hoping that somebody here will recognize this type of shell. It has some letters written inside the shell. I don't know what they could mean. Any help identifying this drum would be a great help. I'd like to restore it and I've no idea what strainer, hoops etc. should go with this drum.
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Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:49 PM
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Here is another photo of the snare beds
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:41 PM
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Any guesses? Seems like it originally had a 3 point strainer.
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