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A couple of acrolites… Last viewed: 17 minutes ago


Have a couple of acrolites and I’m not sure they have the correct p85 strainers.

Both are blue/olive with round edges.

So if my googling is correct ‘79 to ‘84

But can anyone help pin point a more exact year?




Thank you so much.


Posted on 1 year ago

~'82-'84 is most likely for those serials on a rounded corner B/O badge. Your badges would also be expected to have a thin black outline surrounding the serial numbers. A P-85 black face strainer with either 2 or 12 holes would be expected.

Posted on 1 year ago

Thank you for this. The earlier serial number has 12 hole strainer the later has a two hole - but the two holes are threaded and a sort of bar goes across the strainer to clamp cord/plastic within. Does that seem ok?

Posted on 1 year ago

If the second P-85 you describe (with clamping bar for tape/strap) is chrome without the black face then it is a replacement.

Posted on 1 year ago

Nope - it’s got the black face logo on the p85. But had the clamping bar! Which is why I’m slightly confused!

Posted on 1 year ago

Can you provide a picture of the two hole strainer? Does it look like it was originally like that or has it been modified?

Collecting information about the following for ongoing research projects:
Gretsch drums with serial numbers,
Ludwig Keystone and B/O badge drums with serial numbers and date stamps,
Ludwig Standards from 1968-73, and
Ludwigs with paper labels from 1971-72
Posted on 1 year ago