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1977 Ludwig Gold Sparkle Set

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987P is a SuperClassic kit (13,16) with a 20 inch bass drum.


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$1500 is a very fair price. It’s not the deal of the century nor are you over paying.

Offer $1200 and see if they will make a counter of
Is that a 10L snare maybe not...lookie 8

How many drums have you now?
The Cymbals Look of good quality too.
I had the estate check the snare drum - it is a 10 lug! I have not seen too many Ludwig wood snares with 10 lugs except the Collisuem which has 12.
 
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I had the estate check the snare drum - it is a 10 lug! I have not seen too many Ludwig wood snares with 10 lugs except the Collisuem which has 12.

The wooden 482 and 472 (Rock/Concert Snare) ran the 10 lug configuration. They were part of a couple of the packaged kits in the later 70s ... the Buddy Rich kit and the Octa-Plus kit in particular. Those usually came with the Classic Strainer, though.
 

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and they 472/482 were 6.5 and had the gut classic strain

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better hurry and buy before some one else does (lol
 

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and they 472/482 were 6.5 and had the gut classic strain

Not entirely correct.
The 472 was indeed 6.5.
But the 482 was a 5 incher.
There were other numbers to denote the strainer choice ... which the OPs snare seems to have.
Here's the breakdown in the late 70s catalog.



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you're correct; I misread; the 80 catalog) Good going.
 
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Just got the set home - thank everyone for your knowledge of this set! I got the set for $1400 which included a 20 &18 Zildjian thin stamp cymbal and 14 thin stamp hihats. The niece I bought the set from said her uncle had bought the set new in 1977 and it never left the house. Some pictures of the 10 lug snare.
 

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So to my surprise when I pulled the original head off the top of the tom. This is what I found. I was expecting a 6 ply shell with no reinforcements rings since they told me this was bought new in 1977. Instead, 3 ply shell with the rings. When did Ludwig change from the 3 ply to the 6 ply? Obviously, even if he did buy it in 1977, the set could have been sitting around in a shop for a few years.
 

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I think the changeover from 3 to 6 ply was somewhere around late 1977-78 although some folks state it was as early as 1975. There was likely some overlap where they were using both types but I toured the factory in late 1976 and they were still making 3 ply shells then.
 

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So whats the part number on that snare; that's No Rock Concert is it?..
 


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