sold off most of my metal snares - here's what i'm keeping.
6.5'' 70's b/o ludalloy
6.5'' 70's b/o brass
5'' 60's keystone ludalloy (birthday drum)
6.5'' 60's pre-serial brass
6.5'' 60's keystone ludalloy
i need 10 5'' ludwig chrome tension rods (will take less if you have some). please - just like the picture, not kinda, not sorta, not slingerland, not mismatched - please.
will pay cash or trade for other parts. what do you need?
i will want to see pictures. thanks for your time and stay safe.
between 1955 and 1975 was a golden age for ludwig/wfl 3-ply wooden snare drums. by the mid 70's metal snares became more common, and ludwig discontinued many wood snare sizes. at the peak, 14 different size 3-ply wood snares were produced. i now own 12 of these 14 drums and would love any help...
had the great pleasure of seeing the steve gadd band last night at jazz alley in seattle thanks to my friend donn bennett.
mr. gadd was of course playing black yamaha drums. looked like 20-10-12-14 with a green 16. i do not know if it was backline, but the cymbals were not - they sounded...
as bun e likes to say - it's the rarest of the rare.
every body always wishes they made an 8 lug supra - well, they did. found this on ebay a few years ago, and it is the real deal. some ludwig acne, but no flaking. the original lugs must have been a bad batch - they were completely pitted out...
late 50's WFL model #916 school festival snare. original mahogany finish. mahogany/poplar/mahogany shell w/maple re-rings. edges are nice, heads go on fine, no extra holes. all hardware is shiny nickel - lugs, hoops, tension rods, throw and butt.
+ p-83 throw off & p-32 butt
+ 12 strand ludwig...
30's ludwig pioneer brass snare. ALL parts are nickel. did i mention it's a beast?
drum is a player with a couple extra holes and some well earned bumps and bruises - but it is ready to go to work right out of the box.
includes modern p-85 throw bottom if you want to use tape instead of string...
this is the famous orange peel finish, weled seam ''prototype'' acrolite. legend has it that there were 200 of these made - who knows?
the soft hoops did not hold up and were often replaced with steel. this drum has the original aluminum hoops and they are in fine shape.
lugs are original...