'67 ludwig acrolite
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'67 ludwig acrolite

just did a rehab on this original1967 ludwig keystone badge acrolite. 5x14 8 lugs with original 20 strand 2517124 resin tip wires,p83 strainer. these really sound great. white felt muffler. serial number 517695 and date stamp of november 22 1967.
Excellent restoration job - looks brand new! I'll bet it sounds great as well.


Can't go wrong with an Acro - one of my absolute favorites!
 
thanks jim. it turned out pretty nice. this is my 5th or 6th acro i think. i found this recently and may sell one of my others that isnt quite as nice shell wise.

mike
 
Really Good restoration Mike...looks as good as the day it was made......here's a question for you, that I have been a pondering....Ludwig had lots of chrome peeling issues with their Supraphonic alloy drums........the chrome would not adhere to the alloy unless it firstly had a coating of brass or copper ....do you think it would be possible to re-chrome Acrolites....or would they just end with the exact same issues as the Supras........In other words was the finish on the Acrolite the same as the Supra before it was chromed.....Baz
 
[quote name='baz' date='03 January 2012 - 10:29 AM']
Really Good restoration Mike...looks as good as the day it was made......here's a question for you, that I have been a pondering....Ludwig had lots of chrome peeling issues with their Supraphonic alloy drums........the chrome would not adhere to the alloy unless it firstly had a coating of brass or copper ....do you think it would be possible to re-chrome Acrolites....or would they just end with the exact same issues as the Supras........In other words was the finish on the Acrolite the same as the Supra before it was chromed.....Baz
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baz

thanks for the comments. the acro shells and the supra shells are identical intitially. supras just got drilled for 10 lugs and plated for chrome. personally, i think these era acrolites are anodized. an acro could be chromed but it would be expensive usually.

mike
 
[quote name='mlayton' date='03 January 2012 - 05:06 PM']
[quote name='baz' date='03 January 2012 - 10:29 AM']
Really Good restoration Mike...looks as good as the day it was made......here's a question for you, that I have been a pondering....Ludwig had lots of chrome peeling issues with their Supraphonic alloy drums........the chrome would not adhere to the alloy unless it firstly had a coating of brass or copper ....do you think it would be possible to re-chrome Acrolites....or would they just end with the exact same issues as the Supras........In other words was the finish on the Acrolite the same as the Supra before it was chromed.....Baz
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baz

thanks for the comments. the acro shells and the supra shells are identical intitially. supras just got drilled for 10 lugs and plated for chrome. personally, i think these era acrolites are anodized. an acro could be chromed but it would be expensive usually.

mike
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I just thoughr with them being anodised...the chrome might adhere better....but like you say it would work out expensive...it's just that I have couple of real badly scratched Acro Shells and don't know how to restore them...unless you have any tips.....Baz
 
[quote name='baz' date='03 January 2012 - 12:55 PM']
[quote name='mlayton' date='03 January 2012 - 05:06 PM']
[quote name='baz' date='03 January 2012 - 10:29 AM']
Really Good restoration Mike...looks as good as the day it was made......here's a question for you, that I have been a pondering....Ludwig had lots of chrome peeling issues with their Supraphonic alloy drums........the chrome would not adhere to the alloy unless it firstly had a coating of brass or copper ....do you think it would be possible to re-chrome Acrolites....or would they just end with the exact same issues as the Supras........In other words was the finish on the Acrolite the same as the Supra before it was chromed.....Baz
[/quote]

baz

thanks for the comments. the acro shells and the supra shells are identical intitially. supras just got drilled for 10 lugs and plated for chrome. personally, i think these era acrolites are anodized. an acro could be chromed but it would be expensive usually.

mike
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I just thoughr with them being anodised...the chrome might adhere better....but like you say it would work out expensive...it's just that I have couple of real badly scratched Acro Shells and don't know how to restore them...unless you have any tips.....Baz
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some have them bead blasted for a new finish. some strip them and sand down and polish. they look good with the polish process but its a ton of work if done by hand.

mike
 
Looks GREAT! I have one almost identical to it. I had a couple of Supraphonics, but sold them. I don't think I'll ever sell my Acro.
 

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