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1959 Ludwig Transition Badge Pioneer

patrickwitherow

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I have my first Ludwig Pioneer on the way. I've heard some pretty good things about these snares and am looking forward to seeing how it plays. It has a Transition badge and a black ink date stamp of Sept. 4 1959 with a '14' chalk mark (no painted interior). It has a depth of 5.5" and has the 'Large' Pioneer P85 strainer with a WFL butt plate. Original snares. Nickel over brass hardware and a nice WMP wrap. It also came with a WFL snare stand. Looking forward to cleaning it up a little and adding it to the snare collection!
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Yup, I noticed it a few days ago! The transition badge, depth, nickel hardware, p85 strainer, WFL butt plate, date stamp, etc. It was hard to not make an offer on it!
Phew, you’re right! I was gonna give it a few more days and do the same..how does she sound?
 

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sound?
those you have to play... they're not much to look at.....but they perform /punch way above their weight. Just seem humble to look at (altho the Pearl finish spices that one up a bit.

hear ...the one Hit I managed here in It had to be you. 6 lug 1961 duco blk/gld pioneer.
still have it. Sounds better than it appears.


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That should be a good one. Congrats! I've had one Pioneer with that strainer. They are very neat.

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Found one almost exactly the same…Although mine was born September 11th! All cleaned up and ready for sale yet somehow I just can’t seem to sell it now haha too beautiful
 

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Nice drums. I've never been lucky enough to find one with that strainer.
Btw-Old time member, J.R.Frondelli swore by Pioneers and even went so far as to manufacture his own.
I don’t know so much about them, but gosh they’re gorgeous. It’s got a nice warm tone, good feeling to play on.
 


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