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Walberg and Auge & Ludwig

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Voted most compatible couple... this beautiful one of a kind original 5x14 vintage Walberg and Auge "Profection" snare drum is factory wrapped in late 1960s Ludwig version #1 Blue Bowling Ball wrap.

This 8-lug W&A snare drum is originally made-up of all W&A era correct Ludwig & Rogers parts. The date and the shell type used for this snare drum is unknown at this time.

The Keystone kit is a original 1969 Ludwig 18/12/14 Jazzette kit in version #1 Blue Bowling Ball wrap. Both drums are from the best of both worlds.

~ A true Gretsch & Camco fanatic ~
Posted on 6 years ago
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Absolutely gorgeous. That's the first bowling ball Ludwig I've seen that I really really like.

Posted on 6 years ago
#2
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Thanks! Some people would say that particular wrap takes a little while to get use too... I actually like it...

~ A true Gretsch & Camco fanatic ~
Posted on 6 years ago
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Osahead2;431539

Thanks! Some people would say that particular wrap takes a little while to get use too... I actually like it...

Beautiful ! My favorite finish from Ludwig of that era. I love both blue and black versions

of this oyster wrap. The W&A snare looks like it belonged to the kit originally, and is a dead

on match. Congrats on such a great kit !

cheers,

Rob

Posted on 6 years ago
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Gotta love them W&A drums man.

Great match & killer set.

Posted on 6 years ago
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Are those Rogers lugs on the snare?

Very Nice Looking Kit.

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Thanks to Mr. Jerry Jenkins
Posted on 6 years ago
#6
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green glass drum;431557

Are those Rogers lugs on the snare?

Very Nice Looking Kit.

Thanks.

Yes, now that I look at the lugs closer they are Rogers lugs...

By the 1960s & 70s W&A was still a very small East cost drum manufacture that produced some musical instruments for themselves and made metal drum parts for several major American drum companies such as Rogers, Ludwig & Gretsch. I once read that W&A would traded parts for parts or parts for shells and even parts for wraps... which created their "Profection" retail drum line.

So it wouldn't be too unusual to see some crazy drum combinations within their "Profection" line such as my mixed parts 5x14 snare drum.

~ A true Gretsch & Camco fanatic ~
Posted on 6 years ago
#7
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It's funny, I searched for years & years for that matching wooden Jazzfest and then this cool W&A pops up out of the blue.

I'm normally super anal over 100% matching drums but sometimes after about ten+ years of searching I tend to drop my guard and just give in.

The wrap is sooooooo close to my kit that I'm totally satisfied and I'm glad I took a chance.

~ A true Gretsch & Camco fanatic ~
Posted on 6 years ago
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Makes me want to have a White Russian. Abide.

Stop stringing and tuning your instrument, make music now.
-fortune cookie

Vintage Drums:
1970ish Ludwig Standard Avocado Strata downbeat
1970ish Star Acrylic 22,12,13,16
1950’s Gretsch tympani 26.5
19?? Sonor roto-tympani 13x12
70’s Ludwig Standard alum 14x5 snare
90’s Arbiter Adv. Tuning 12x5 snare
90’s Ludwig blackrolite 14x5 snare

Modern Drums:
Erie Drums 1-ply sycamore shell kit 18,10,13
Erie 1-ply maple 14x5 snare
Tama S.L.P. Acrylic 14x6.5 snare
Posted on 6 years ago
#9
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Congratulations! The snare matches so right with the entire set. I didn't know there were bowling ball finish with keystone badge. The bass drum looks like 18"x14" instead of 18"x12" typical of Jazzettes. Spectacular!!!

Posted on 6 years ago
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