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Old 06-20-2021, 05:54 PM
khmerali khmerali is offline
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Default Any tips on adding a gentle curve to a badge?

I am re-wrapping an old wrap to a shell and want to re-apply the original badge.

When I removed the badge it flattened out - is there a good method to add a gentle curve on the badge so it can be re-applied snugly to the wrap?

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Old 06-21-2021, 06:00 AM
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Default Re: Any tips on adding a gentle curve to a badge?

Actually in Ludwig it’s bend
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Old 06-21-2021, 09:51 AM
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Actually in Ludwig itís bend
It isn't a ludwig badge - it's off a Nikkan (MIJ) snare.

Tips?
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Old 06-21-2021, 10:19 AM
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Default Re: Any tips on adding a gentle curve to a badge?

put it around a pop (full unopened) can and gently tap w/ a rubber hammer ; ) ?
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Old 06-22-2021, 02:33 AM
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If fitting with a grommet.. add a little more curvature than is required to shape... The grommet fitting will then pull it in for tighter fit..

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Old 06-22-2021, 09:13 AM
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Default Re: Any tips on adding a gentle curve to a badge?

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If fitting with a grommet.. add a little more curvature than is required to shape... The grommet fitting will then pull it in for tighter fit..

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+1 with this method! I recently restored a 60's Ludwig Pioneer snare drum with new Mod Orange wrap and a repro Ludwig badge. I took the badge and rolled it over a 13/16" socket, which gave it a bit more curvature, but made the badge almost perfect after installing the grommet! I need to get the pictures off my iPhone and resize them for this forum, which clearly show the new curve of the badge.

-Mark
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Old 06-22-2021, 10:43 AM
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Here are some pictures of the Ludwig badge after I put a gentle curve in it and then after installation. Hope this helps!

-Mark
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Old 06-23-2021, 05:22 AM
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Default Re: Any tips on adding a gentle curve to a badge?

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Here are some pictures of the Ludwig badge after I put a gentle curve in it and then after installation. Hope this helps!

-Mark
Nice work Mark. Factory finish!
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Old 06-23-2021, 06:02 PM
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Nice work Mark. Factory finish!
Thanks Dan! The badge came out great! I now have three Ludwig "tribute" snare drums... Mod Orange, Citrus Mod and Psychedelic Red. The CM and PR drums are Jazz-festival style. All three would be worth quite a bit if they were original!

-Mark
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