I have a recent addition LM404, can't find a date stamp, no # on the Keystone badge. It has a paper tag on the interior with, I'm guessing a serial #, 3HE083762.
Previous owner says he bought it at GC in 2019??
Can any of you Ludwig gurus give some help dating this drum?
Drum has Remo heads...
1st choice, A MS bottom / K top
2nd choice, Z bottom / K top
3rd choice, A MS bottom / A MS top (these are the same as New Beat tops)
4th choice, A MS top as BOTTOM / K top (matched kinda' thang)
all 14" cymbals
I haven't gotten past my 1st choice in years, that's what I play.
If I were to add...
I seem to max out at about 5 years before a change, I have a few drum bits I've picked up along the way that are 20+ years. But no kits.
I like Pearl drums, but no recommendations, they've got a LOT of great stuff, and their tom arms are the best :laughing6:
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My first thoughts, stand knocked over, dropped, stepped on, or run over with car/truck/van/trailer. It happens.
In my experience, there is usually cracking/tearing involved with a poorly tensioned cymbal.
That's inverted. All of those holes have destroyed the tension, someone has stomped on the H-H and it collapsed.
Put the cup on your knee, hands on the edge and give it a quick tug, kinda' pop it. Should come right back.
Be gentle with it, or it will invert again.